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  • Writer's pictureShelly Walker

Home Décor Trends for 2020

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

While it’s never easy to predict what will be popular for an entire year, there are some trends coming up which we believe will have a big impact on home decorating in 2020. Here is a rundown of what we’ve been noticing.

What’s most important to note is that, for the most part, we won’t have to decide on one style for an entire house. We will see different trends adapted to create unique and very personal spaces. Your home layout will determine if you can create multiple environments. The key will be balancing the interior design elements to create a space that is entirely your own.

Mixed textures. Your sofa, bedding, throw rugs can mix wools, cotton, leather and fringes. Toss in some cork, grass or wood to integrate in a more natural look. The mix of texture creates a chic and modern look even on furnishings that are not as current.

Open is still in. Open concept homes, kitchens without walls into the dining room, being able to see the back of the house from the front door, still rules.

Open closets. Less space means a greater challenge for closet space. Closets are not hiding behind closed doors. Open closets in apartments, condos and smaller homes are becoming part of the overall décor of the home itself.

Mixing patterns. Bathrooms and other tiled areas are no longer simple squares. Geometric patterns are part of the home decorating landscape. Floors and walls are no longer monotonous squares or rectangles, but we are seeing various patterns being used throughout a room to give it a modern (even futuristic) feel.

Black kitchens are back. Black cabinets and different finishes are being combined with hardwood floors or neutral tiles to create a sleek look. Add matte black appliances for an even bolder look.

Less is more. Minimalist influence of Japanese décor is coming in more ways than one. Warm tones, timeless elegance with durable materials create a winning combination. Combine that with the recycling revolution and you mix old with new to give greater meaning to your space. This is pushing the more Scandinavian designs of small details back a bit.

Mid Century modern design is not done. Simple finishes, with less detail are still winning the hearts and minds of interior designers. Strong horizontal designs where form and structure are viable is still a popular choice for homeowners.

Classic design elements like moldings, combining light walls and dark furniture is still in, but it has been modernized with the use of lighter fabrics and subtle patterns.

Overall the trend leans towards simpler, sleeker lines, less “stuff” filling the room and balance of new and old. While some looks will always be classic, even classic is being modernized with different fabrics, colors and layout.

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