As we honor Earth’s revolution around the sun, we create new resolutions, set new goals, and seek out new trends to upgrade the look of our house. While our personal lives may need a bit of refreshing, our homes deserve the same kind of attention too. Here are some of the home trends that are predicted will be IN and OUT in 2020, from color palettes to furniture, even landscape design and beyond.
IN: BOLD MONOCHROMATIC
Monochromatic does not have to be pale. Colors like Cobalt Blue, Kelly Green, or even Aubergine can evoke monochromatic in a daring way that is full of personality and elegance.
IN: LAYERING OLD AND NEW
People are over the ‘one-stop-shop’ design resources and are taking the design of their homes to the next level by getting comfortable with mixing and matching old and new and even purchasing locally made souvenirs while on their travels to help tell the story of who they are.
IN: SINGLE PRINT DRAMA
What could be more simple, yet incite more drama and style, than a room covered in the same print from floor to ceiling? Inspired by some of the overtly glamorous and timelessly chic, today’s bolder design enthusiasts are turning “Why didn’t I think of that?” into “I want to do that!”.
IN: ANTIQUED LANDSCAPE TAPESTRIES
Tapestries are perfect as a focal point for a room. Their muted palette of greens blues and neutrals provide inspiration for the colors and textures of the entire room.
IN: FUN BATHROOM DESIGN
Bathrooms are a great place to experiment and have fun with color, materials, and/or wallpaper.” Do not be shy to make it bold and fun!
IN: MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SPACES
While workspaces become less formal and closets are becoming increasingly important spaces in the home, more and more people are opting to take back wasted space in their home offices! A closet can easily be combined with an office since both spaces can disappear behind doors when not in use. A flexible workspace and fashion-forward decor help to blend these two functions seamlessly into a space that is both inspiring and productive!
OUT: FAUX PLANTS
People can always spot a faux plant in a design. It may be great initially, but the character of a plant comes from how it organically grows. And faux plants will always remain the same and eventually get dusty.
OUT: FORMAL SEPARATION OF SPACES
In the same way that clients want to take back space from their offices, other formal areas of the home have also lost their luster. Do you really need your formal dining room or that extra guest room that’s used twice a year? As living spaces become more open and fluid, peoples are starting to realize they have unused spaces in their homes which have lead them to convert bedrooms, bathrooms, and even formal living rooms into new dressing spaces.
OUT: REAL MARBLE
Although real marble is the most beautiful to use in kitchens, most people would rather have a countertop that has zero upkeep. No one wants to worry about staining or etching which is inevitable. There are many fake marbles on the market that look so real that no one would ever know it’s a reproduction.
OUT: ALL-WHITE KITCHEN
Although we’re seeing less and less of the sterile white kitchen, I think the coming year will put the final nail in that coffin.
People are opting towards living with pieces that are worn and have patina and don’t mind small scratches on 100-year-old stone. It makes them feel more at ease with how they function in their own homes because nothing is too precious.
OUT: COOL TONES
Whether it’s in the textile choices, paint colors or natural materials, cool tones are out in favor of warmth and saturated color. Colors like gray can lend an institutional feeling and just don’t mix well with the desire to create a layered space with plenty of personalities.