Happy New Year Friends, the beginning of a new decade-How fun is that? So, what’s up with the upcoming home decor trends for 2020 and why is it important to know this?….Well new decade, new look, why not? It is helpful to know what you will be seeing in stores and how to incorporate items into your home. If you are building a new home or wanting to make some changes, selecting some of your favorite new trends can give you instant updates as well as save you money in the long run. No one wants to select items that are no longer “in”.So, let’s see what direction home decor is going for the “20’s”.
The past 5 years or more the trends have stayed pretty consistent but with the new decade, people are ready for a change. If you are building a home or just ready to make some changes, you can incorporate some of these ideas to give your home a newer update for the new decade.
Here are some of the top items that I see trending from my research, but first I want to mention something…. you don’t need to take these trends literally and go over kill. They are just suggestions based on what buyers have selected for stores and what direction the decor you see in stores will take. If you get carried away with a trend in every room, you will get bored and have an “overdone” space. Less is more when going with a trend. You definitely do not need to incorporate every trend into your home
I always say to be true to yourself and your style. After all, you are the one that has to live there. So, be yourself and do you!
I was involved in the fashion industry for several years, and we looked t0 the Pantone “color of the year” when starting with color trends. Many businesses and decorators look to those selections when deciding what direction to take decor. The Pantone color of the year is CLassic Blue. Moody hues and organic tones…. I’m seeing a big trend of more navy tones evolving into this year. This can be in the form of accents as well as wall colors.
Black is back and bigger than ever! Interior design firms predict that “black everything,” from cabinets to sinks, paint, and countertops will be one of the top trends in 2020. Black walls, finishes, and furniture can make your home look high end and on-trend.
The cool gray tones are starting to feel dated like tans walls were in 2000. But a warmer gray that borders on a taupe is the newest shift. If you have basic cool gray tones in your house, just incorporate with added warm neutrals such as camel, cognac and burnt orange.
Here is a list of colors mentioned to be popular:
HOME DECOR TRENDS FOR 2020
Warm accents in the kitchen (goodbye all white)
Bye, Bye all white kitchens and say hello to adding warm accents such as wood tones or a pop of color on an island or your cabinets. WHite cabinets and counters still remain popular, but all white is phasing out and welcoming some texture and warmth. Primitive tools such as bread bowls and breadboards are gaining huge popularity to the kitchen accents.Just by adding a warm stove hood, or island is enough. Or add a pop of dark navy or Green on your island. Wood range hoods are one of the top trends in kitchens for 2020.
Green makes a room feel so fresh, and the best way to do that is with plants. True green plants add the perfect pop of color to a neutral-colored room. The popularity of succulents is still trending however, you can get rubber plants, money plants, or snake plants to incorporate some rich greenery into your home. The best thing about these plants is that they’re not super high maintenance. If you want to get in tune with green, you can try leaf-patterned bedding, wallpaper, paintings, or even splashes of solid green decor throughout your home.
High Contrast Decor
Pops of dark gray , navy or black along with patterns and neutral backgrounds give that little bit of modern day drama.
Adding black or dark charcoal and navy accent pieces are on trend. One poplar choice is adding black or dark grey to walls. ANd speaking of walls, feature walls are fading out and going more with contrast color or texture. Also, dark painted cabinets and furniture can give you that pop of contrast. You can also give new life to an old piece of furniture with a dark paint such as this color by Sherwin Williams in Peppercorn.
“One of the emerging design trends is an appreciation of patina and age,” says interior designer Breeze Giannasio. In addition to more vintage furniture, expect to see this played out in color trends such as clay and terracotta, as well as decorative items such as earthenware and ceramics.
Gone are the days of everything all shiny and new. Add vintage items into your decor such as vintage cutting boards, antique wall art and organic pottery pieces but go easy emphasize on just a few statement pieces. More artisan style,handcrafted look pieces as accents are also on trend. I added these old vintage window to give some architectural texture to this vast space and then too keep with the vintage tone, layered these large vintage breadboards for warmth.
Yes, I said wallpaper. Especially in powder rooms and foyers. Adding fun but neutral prints to a powder room is trending strong. Or, instead of one wall, its suggested that more neutral patterns be used with a softer pattern. If you’re not ready to commit to wallpaper, you can always use a peel and stick paper that is easy to remove. That way if you are tired of it, you can easily remove it.
Apparently, Fiddle Fig leaf trees are out (well isn’t that just great since I’ve struggled to keep my fiddle fig alive all year !) This doesn’t mean throw out your old plants, maybe just add a small olive topiary. Instead of being a bright green, they are more of a sophisticated sage.
Also, plants and trees in large organic planters (the more artisan look)
Yes, I said brass but not the old shiny stuff. More of a toned down antique brass. However, mixed metals are also on trend, so don’t replace all your hardware yet. In this space we added the brass sconce lights and brass accented mirrors to bring in a little touch of brass to coordinate with our brass bed lamps. You can also buy an antique brass spray paint and give new life to an old piece such as a lamp base, or light fixture to bring in more of the updated look.
Fortunately for everyone who loves to cozy up with a good book comfy fabrics will be everywhere in the new year. Think imperfect leathers, shearling fur and soft textured mohairs.
So, there you go what my take on the new trends for 2020 are. I’m loving the new direction home decor is going and will implement many of these elements in my home as my style and decor evolves. Just remember you don’t need to make all the changes at once (or any at all) the point is to have a direction to make purchase selections for your home easier and on point with the new direction in home styling. Just changing up and adding a few of these design elements can really add a nice update to your home and you don’t have to spend a lot of money.
I’d love to know what your favorite new trend is and what you are thinking about changing in your home this year. Also, please share with me any ideas you you like to see me share here. Any special topics or project ideas are appreciated. I want to be sure I’m giving you the content you are looking for.