Home Design Trends for 2020

It’s a new year AND new decade! Could there be a better time to update your home’s interior? We don’t think so. Whether you’ve just moved into your new home or you want to refresh your home for sale, we’ve got some great ideas for you. Here’s a sneak peek at the home design trends you’ll be seeing lots more of in the coming year.

Colorful kitchens

All-white kitchens have been popular for many years, but 2020 may be the year they are finally outpaced by kitchens with more colorful hues. Look for a return of natural colors and materials, such as wood, and soft shades like grays and blues. If you have an all-white kitchen you can experiment with pops of color. Try swapping out towels and window treatments for more vibrant shades. Or choose dinnerware that features an interesting color or pattern. Design site Houzz just released their Kitchen Trends Study. It’s worth a look!

Cheerful laundry rooms

Until recently, laundry rooms have been dark and dingy caves located in the corner of your basement. They’ve been completely utilitarian, and aren’t especially warm or inviting. 2020 is the year that will change. More and more homeowners are looking for ways to incorporate cheerful design into their laundry rooms. Paint and wallpaper can perk up your space, as can colorful storage bins. You can even paint or buy decals to make your washer and dryer truly unique.

Formal dining rooms

Dinner parties are becoming more popular with homeowners. Instead of dining out, more people are choosing instead to entertain at home. It’s a great way to connect with those you love without spending a fortune. So look for a return of the formal dining room. These spaces will transform from rooms that you only use on special occasions to unique places to be used on a daily basis. This is a great room for visually impactful art, interesting patterns and textures, and soft, layered light.

Comfortable living spaces

Gone are the days of plastic-wrapped couches that your grandma didn’t want you to sit on. Instead, 2020 will usher in a decade of comfortable living spaces. Decorating will no longer be about displaying items that you can’t use and don’t touch. You’ll see far more homeowners incorporating everyday items into their décor, to be touched and used. This could include beautiful books and other items like musical instruments that you can interact with.

Secondhand pieces

Our culture is increasingly adopting the idea of sustainability, and it’s permeating into our homes. Look for more eco-conscious design, such as using reclaimed materials in new furniture. There will also be much more interest in secondhand items used in conjunction with newer pieces. Using a mix of pieces of various designs and from different periods will create a unique, curated look to your living spaces.

Fun powder rooms

Finally, we’ll see powder rooms that take exciting design risks. Powder rooms are perfect for experimenting, and you’re going to see more bold wallpaper, dramatic colors, and statement art pieces used. If you’re itching to have some fun but don’t want to overhaul a major space like the living room, then your powder room is the perfect place to start.

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