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2020 Home Design Trends

The start of a new year always brings on the feeling of change, or a fresh start. If you’re looking to update your home decor, here are some of the biggest things to look for in this first year of our new decade.

The Wallpaper Takeover

You may have noticed over the years that wallpaper has been slowly reclaiming it’s space. While most people cringe at the thought of installing and eventually removing wallpaper, don’t fret. There are new adhesive formulas and stick-and-peel fabrics that strip off walls without leaving residue. It is clear that this is a big reason why wallpaper is seeing a comeback. Another big reason is that people seem to enjoy the option to essentially install a large art piece as an accent wall.

What design experts are looking for in 2020 is for all four walls to gain coverage. That’s right. This trend is gaining traction and square footage so get ready to roll. Some experts even say that it will eventually make its way to the ceiling. So look out, or up, for that trend as well!


A Change in Go-to Neutrals for Wall Color

Many experts agree that prior safe bets like grey, or greige, are creeping their way out and leaving room for old friends like beige and browns. An emphasis on nature and warm colors is behind this move.

Looking for a new neutral? Try a navy blue. It allows for pops of jewel tones and metals for a more modern approach. In fact, the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue (a navy shade).

If you had your heart set on a perfect grey paint color though, don’t worry. Grey isn’t completely over, experts are just over it being completely everywhere. So if your entire house is one giant blob of grey, time to add some new colors!

Spa Bathrooms

Self care will continue to have its moment in 2020. Wellness has been a trend for a while but it is seen more and more in the developments of new homes and remodels. This means that taking a bigger footprint for your master bathroom is no longer a luxury, but an expected necessity. Soaking tubs, sitting areas, spa showers, these are all things that help to contribute to a more relaxed environment that we all need.


Emphasis on Outdoor Living

Another feature in the self-care movement is the emphasis on the outdoors. Nature is intrinsically good for the soul and homeowners are beginning to realize how much they desire to be outdoors. To accompany this desire, the outdoor living space is getting some serious attention in the new year.


When the weather cooperates, comfortable outdoor furniture can create a true family living space outside. When it’s not, a nice fire pit or outdoor fireplace can create a cozy night when you didn’t think you could go outside.


Another major trend is having a home-grown garden. Planter boxes are huge and encouraging more and more homeowners to grow their own food and thus, spend more time outside!

If you really don’t have much of an outdoor space, you can still take advantage of this trend by trying to bring the outside in. Indoor plants, herb gardens, and overall use of nature colors can help achieve this design trend.


Velvet and Soft Textures

Who doesn’t love a cozy texture? Thankfully, they will be everywhere in 2020, including in your home. Velvet has been an up-and-coming trend for a couple of years now and it’s really taking center stage this year. With good reason, too. Velvet is not only incredibly soft to touch, but it also adds a certain element of luxury to your home as well. So whether you want to go all out with a velvet couch or maybe just a throw pillow or blanket, don’t be afraid to crush on velvet.

Not a fan of velvet? You can look for shearling, soft-textured mohairs, and even some imperfect leathers.

End of Computer Rooms

If you currently have an office or computer room, you may notice you don’t quite use it as often as you used to. This is because we are a bit more mobile these days and aren’t stuck to the giant desktop anymore. We pay bills on our phone, work off a tablet, and hang out in the kitchen on our laptops.

A more modern approach to the computer room is a charging station with lots of outlets and chargers set up. This will be a more functional use of space and allow you to do more with your home office space. A simple desk is enough to hold your laptop or tablet is all you need for when you need to hide away for a bit to get some work done.


Wicker and Rattan Furniture

As you watched your parents or grandparents finally get rid of all of their old wicker furniture, you probably didn’t think it would ever make a comeback. But here we are. That’s right, rattan/wicker was a huge hit in the 70’s (one that lasted a decade), and!

You can’t even walk through the aisles of Target without spotting this trend, and previews of the spring 2020 lines at this year’s furniture shows indicate that there is much more to come. It makes a lot of sense since the use of natural materials is also trending.


Pretty much everything is coming in these materials now. From simple decorative baskets, to headboards andlight fixtures, and of course wicker chairs, you’ll have plenty of options to incorporate this look in. Design experts suggest pairing these materials with other natural textures such as natural woods, linen, cotton and wool.

Is there a design trend that you have noticed? Let us know in the comments below!

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