Home design and décor trends are constantly evolving, and every year, we see new and different home trends pop up. And this year, the theme is “out with the old, in with the new!”
From pops of navy and floral wallpaper to canopy beds and greenery, these are the 2020 home decor trends that homeowners and designers alike are loving. If you want to freshen up your home this year with some fun new ideas, then try incorporating one or more of this year’s trends.
Color-Pop Cabinets If the all-white kitchen trend is a bit too bland for your unique style, opt for this new trend for cabinets that offers a bold pop of color. According to the experts at Modiani Kitchens, "The trend in 2020 is to choose one or several elements, like the kitchen island, kitchen wall cabinets, or base cabinets in daring colors, like dark red, bright yellow, green or navy blue."
After all, Classic Blue (a shade of navy) is the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year, which means you can expect to see a lot of the color in the new year. Fortunately, it's totally versatile and sophisticated.
"Navy blue provides the perfect amount of contrast for interiors and exteriors in both traditional and modern home styles," says interior designer Kerrie Kelly, founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab. "Whether a kitchen island gets a quick upgrade or a room gets a dramatic new look with contrasting white trim and woodwork, the shade provides a stately look without going completely black," she says.
So for a bit of fun and freshness, add a pop of color to cabinets in your kitchen, bathroom or even smaller rooms like your powder room, laundry room or mudroom.
Anything-But-White Kitchens For man years, all-white kitchens have been the trend. They’re versatile, beautiful, and timeless. But it seems that homeowners are now ready for change. According to Houzz, while white cabinets are still popular with remodelers (with 40 percent of renovating homeowners installing them), there's also more of an uptick in those searching for alternatives. Houzz points to soft hues, like light grays and blues, as on-the-rise replacements for the all-white kitchen. Pops of natural wood will make appearances throughout the kitchen, whether it be cabinets, islands, shelves, countertops, etc.
Plants always make any space feel complete and cheery. Whether you choose real or fake plants, depending on your needs and lifestyle, greenery is sure to brighter up any room. You can add them to pretty much any room in the house and can even move them around if you want to change it up every so often.
2019 was the year of the dramatic fiddle leaf fig, but 2020 is the year of the much subtler olive tree, says interior designer Bria Hammel, CEO of Bria Hammel Interiors. Instead of blooming bright green, these trees are a more subtle sage color. So, if you want to go for the trendiest plant on the block, try an olive tree! But there’s no reason why you can’t get a wide variety to place around your home.
2020 is the year for you to get that canopy bed of your dreams. Canopy beds are so popular this year mainly because they’ve recently been reinvented.
"Canopy beds no longer need to be draped in heavy fabrics and chunky headboards," says interior designer Abbe Fenimore, founder of Studio Ten 25. "Modern versions made with acrylic, metal, and sleek upholstered frames are making a comeback."
We are seeing a trend towards floral wallpaper this year. "Floral wallpaper has been around for years and you will continue to see the pretty pattern but with a much more modern update," says Fenimore. "Large scale, bold color, and even metallic versions are here to stay."
Fenimore says they're a particularly good choice in powder bathrooms and foyers. Plus, there are tons of stick-on options if you're not ready to fully commit.
Powder rooms seem to be going in a bolder direction. According to Houzz, wallpapers are still the stars of tiny powder rooms, with designers now opting to fully surround the small space with a single eye-catcher, be it a large-print pattern or textural grass cloth.
Expect to see more wooden cabinetry in the years to come. Designers are mixing painted cabinets with raw wood cabinets in kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms because the warmth of a wooden cabinet not only brings interest to a space, but it also helps add balance to it. Yes, we are finally saying goodbye to all-white spaces and hello to warm tones!
In the kitchen, these warm woods are showing up in some unconventional places, including over cooktops as decorative range hoods. Along with the ubiquitous farmhouse sink, warm wood accents are perfect accompaniments for classic farmhouse-style kitchens.
While neutrals are still very popular in general, Houzz is reporting that people are moving away from grays and are looking toward warmer colors, from coral in all shades to orange, brown and beyond. “Millennial Pink, so popular three or four years ago, is back, but the current incarnation is warmer — a very light coral,” designer Jennifer Ott says. “Another popular color trend is bringing together warm and cool colors in unexpected combinations, such as hot pink with pistachio green or soft coral with a bright mint.”
When deciding which new trends to incorporate into your home, think about what will make your home feel good for you and your family and what will make you happy when you see it every day. Think about your lifestyle and what makes sense for you! And, remember to make your new décor reflect your own unique style.
At Ryan A. Jones & Associates, we can integrate these 2020 home décor trends into your custom home remodel or new home build, giving you your perfect home. Contact us today to see how we can give you the home of your dreams.