What’s Trending: 2020 Style

Looking at predicted design trends in 2020, it is a century throwback to the days of Art Deco. It will highlight modern craftsmanship, soft lines, curves and arches, rich textures, patterns, pops of color, and geometric patterns. However, there is also a push for individuality and uniqueness, so it’s really anything goes!

Furniture and décor will be made with natural materials and be imperfect. You’ll see more cane, jute, rattan, ceramic, stone, and metal. Natural ceramic mugs or vases will have imperfections and be (or at least look) handmade. Items will be round in nature and really feel soft, inviting, and grounding.

Colors will be a mix of natural earth tones and bold, dark, rich shades. Think midnight blue cabinets in the kitchen with a natural wood island. Or, to add a pop of brighter blue, think classic blue built-ins against a desert fortress or creamy mushroom wall.

You might be getting the feeling, but in case you missed it – naturals will be taking over. From earth tones to the materials of the products to green house plants. There is really a growing influence of organic feeling.

To help influence that, get ready for Countryside Chic. Farmhouse Chic has been all the rage, but think less shiplap and more British farmhouse, but not stuffy or dusty. It’s a mix of patterns, antiques, and new. Again, don’t forget to add in the botanicals to complete the look. It really feels like a nostalgic design trend.

To counter all the neutrals and handmade items, you’ll see more color on ceilings with paint or wallpaper. Bold, rich patterns of wallpaper will be popular. Pattern on pattern on pattern will be trending. The best place to try all the fun new peel and stick wallpaper patterns is in your powder room, not a bathroom with a shower of steam. However, the small powder room lets you go wild in a small space and the peek and stick wallpaper lets you easily change the décor when you are ready for something new.

Furniture will also start to look more art deco with bold colors and round design. Think dark green velvet mid-century modern couch with rounded seating and small, wood legs. Again, it seems that nostalgia is taking over design!

The design goal is for the home to feel lived-in and unique. Homes will stress the personality of the owner without abandon. I think most homes accomplish this every day. I can’t wait to see which predictions come true and if any trends take over our area!

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