Granite Countertops, Mirrored Furniture, Karate Chopped Pillows, Formal Separation of Spaces, Standard White Doors and Trim, and Accent Walls. Are you familiar with these interior trends? Guess what, in 2020 these trends are all out. I’m not an expert in Interior Designing, but at beginning of the year, I usually browse through predictions made by leading experts in the industry. Designers, decorators and architects all have different observations and takeaways about the interior design trends; however, a lot of them have agreed that these 10 following trends will be seen in the U.S. in 2020. This year is going to be all about getting back to nature, earthy tones, and incorporating human designs and organic elements by using green plants, metals, wood, and stone.
Are you thinking about the old red velvet upholstery? That kind of velvet is still out fortunately. The modern velvet that the industry is diving into is mostly for couches in vibrant colors such as blues, pinks, orange and taupe. Not everyone is big fans of velvet, but execute it right, you will have the wonderful blend of luxury and comfort.
2. BLACK AND WHITE
This dynamic timeless duo has conquered not only interior design, but also fashion industry forever. If you are one of those who want minimum work and still have a stylist home, stick with black and white.
In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi–sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. This trend is all about incorporating human design and organic materials, imperfection, and authenticity even if that means it is a little off-kilter. To achieve this look, think handcrafted pottery, pre-wrinkled linen sheets, and uneven wood grain. Imagine pieces with time worn looks, cracks, uneven finish, weathering and oxidization. Even though I love the idea behind this, I think this trend is going to be tricky because you want to achieve the imperfect look intentionally. It is easy to mess this one up and end up with a messy and sad rooms if ones don’t know what they are doing. I admire so much how designers get the Wabi-Sabi to perfection. Subjects to be used are all very worn out, very bare, very old and the results are something warm, real and very “human”. I guess that is why it is not the first year Wabi-Sabi trend is on top. This trend quickly gained its ground many years ago and is going to be one of the strongest interior design trends many more years to come.
4. EARTH TONES
Organic materials and traditional handcrafts will continue to gain momentum. Neutrals come in pretty classic and serene shades, and most importantly, they’re not super busy. Tones like grey, beige, and green are leaders for this trend.
5. GREEN ACCENTS
This trend once again emphasizes people’s desire to reconnect with nature and health-conscious lifestyle. This trend is not about a literal color trend, but rather the use of real plants in decorating. You can use both hanging plants and floor plants in your creation! Plants are affordable, pretty, and give the green look that is favored by almost all nature lovers. True green plants add the perfect pop of color to a neutral-colored room. You can bring it to the next level with leaf-patterned bedding, wallpaper, paintings, or even splashes of solid green decor throughout your home.
6. LAYERING OLD AND NEW
The perfection of matching furniture, paint colors and accent pieces of a particular theme is out this year. Mixing and matching old and new is the practical new trend that is so easy to love and adopt. It makes people feel more comfortable and at ease with how they function in their own homes because of the casual nature of this style
7. BOLD PAINTED DOORS
The standard white doors with white trim are out in 2020 as well. Painting an interior door in a rich color adds warmth and character to the space. This is my favorite trend. Pop of color from interior or exterior doors always get my attention wherever I go.
8. ONE PAINT COLOR ROOM
In contrast to Doors with Colors trend, the accent walls are out this year. We are going to see a lot more of Walls in a room covered in one paint color like canvas that highlight shelves, couches, plants, doors and other accent items. It makes sense for these two trends happen at the same time in order to achieve a balance in color tastefully.
9. FAUX MARBLE
All though real marble is beautiful to use in kitchens, most people would rather have a countertop that has less upkeep of a real stone. In 2020 we are going to see a big shift of people using faux marbles on their kitchen countertops. Quartz, porcelains and man-made materials are great alternative because of their durability and ease of maintenance. Getting the look at better price and less work, who would say no to this option? Definitely not me!
10. MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SPACES
If you’ve been living on Earth recently, you must notice that real estate has gone up in price every year. Its price is measured per square feet. This reality understandably brings us this last trend: multi-functional spaces. Designers and manufactures come up with more and more space saving furniture and household items. Consumers constantly look for solutions to take back wasted space in their homes. With this new trend, the traditional kitchen or dining room can also be used as a cozy living space or reading areas. We are going to see the traditional dining table and chairs are more likely to be replaced by comfortable upholstered chairs and lower tables; reading lamps added; dimmable chandeliers. While laundry room, closet and workspaces are very important spaces in the home, they can be informal and hidden behind doors when not in use. We are going to see more of this combination in home designs and staging in 2020.
This year we are heading to wiser and more practical approaches when it comes to house decorating. People’s desire to reconnect with nature reflect in most industries in 2020, including fashion, fabrics, culinary, transportation; interior design is not the exception. These 10 trends definitely respond to what we look for. Many more styles and color trends were mentioned by experts, but I find these 10 trends most talked about, the most interesting, and relatively achievable. You don’t need to get rid of your interior pieces and furniture to be on trend. Try to coordinate what you already have to achieve one of the looks or the combination of looks. Experiment and have fun! At the end, it’s your space and the most important critic is you!