Wednesday brings a new day, new year, and new decade. The roaring 20s are back, baby! I’m not a big believer in New Year’s resolutions, but I do think the calendar flip is a great reminder to reflect. Maybe January 1st is the perfect nudge to make progress on some of your goals. If some of those projects include home refreshes, then check out our predictions for the top design trends and movements in 2020.
While neutral has been a mainstay in many homes, we’ll start to see a resurgence of color and patterns in the new year. People are craving a shake up and influx of personality into their spaces. Do not get me wrong, I’m a neutral girl through and through, but I am excited to explore with some color. If you’re reluctant to bring too much energy to your space, then consider adding in subtle pops in textiles or art. I tend to shy away from too much color, but love a good pattern play. Check out my previous post for tips on how to mix patterns in your throw pillow arrangements > click here.
Biophilic design is the concept that humans have an innate need to connect with nature, and incorporating natural elements into interiors has significant benefits to our mental and physical wellness. While this may seem like a larger task, it can be as simple as incorporating more houseplants and organic materials like cane, raffia, rattan, or jute. In my opinion, this one shouldn’t even be considered a “trend” because of the physiological benefits. For example, I personally have found so much joy in maintaining my now 24 houseplants, and they filter the air in our home. I’ll never go back to faux for these reasons, and highly encourage everyone to add some little green friends! If you have a black thumb, try a snake plant, peace lily, or zz plant. I’ve had mine for well over a year now, and I used to kill everything.
This is one progression that is near and dear to my heart. Part of the reason I always feel torn with my love for design is it does cause me to always crave new things, whether it’s the latest sofa design or fresh throw pillows. I’ve tried to shift my approach in designing my own home to focus on the quality and source. As more and more of the world is pushing for ecologically-friendly goods, it’s causing the home industry to shift too. Fast design is on the way out, making way for higher quality items that are made to last. I recommend taking the “love or leave” approach. If you don’t love something, leave it. Your home should be a reflection of you, so why be surrounded by things you are lukewarm on?
Okay, if you really panicked on the first one, then have no fear! Neutrals are still going to be popular – I mean, how could neutrals ever be truly “out?” That being said, we’ll continue to see warmer tones getting pulled in, like rust, cognac, and putty. All white or gray trend is out, leading the way for added richness to help keep a space from feeling stark.
Last but certainly not least, vintage pieces will be making their way back into designs. Not only do vintage pieces have character, but they also are much more environmentally conscious. I personally love that people are looking to put more eco in their decor. Not only do vintage pieces tend to be higher quality, you just cannot beat a one-of-a-kind find!
There you have, folks! The top trends for 2020. Do you have one you’re especially psyched for? Let me know in the comments!