Solid Granite Slabs
We’ve been going gaga for granite and stone countertops for a while now, so why not bring in more? We’ve been keeping an eye on this trend, trying to figure out if it’s hot…or not. Here’s what we’ve decided. We love this trend! From waterfall kitchen islands to sprawling marble in the bathroom, this trend is timeless and classy.
More often than not, trends are here today and gone tomorrow. So, we usually advise on not going all-in on trendy design unless it’s pretty non-committal. Even though pulling this trend off would be quite expensive, natural elements in design do tend to stay in favor even after decades.
Tortoise Shell Accents
Tortoise shell is a bit of a throwback, but nonetheless totally fabulous! From fashion to home decor, tortoise shell trinkets and trays can bring in a unique and rich look to your overall room aesthetic. The neutral warm tones in the pattern make it a great neutral texture to elevate your style!
This pattern matches well with creams and black, it can be used to tie together contrasting colors as sort of a neutral ground. If you’re a fan of leopard print, you can also use tortoise shell as a way to Segway into leopard! Don’t overuse this texture, a little goes a long way. Your friends and guests will think you’re a designer legend!
We’ve spent the better half of the last ten years tearing down wallpaper both verbally and physically, but guess what? It’s back, with texture! You can only do so much with paint, and some spaces need a base layer that incorporates a luxurious texture, setting the tone for the rest of the scheme.
Textured wallpaper lets you play with layers in design. A nice texture used as a base can really elevate a space to a whole other level. We would keep this trend limited to accent walls or hallways, leaving large living spaces open and airy. This look is perfect for a luxurious master bedroom and closet.
Excessively Large Mirrors
There’s something about a giant wall mirror that just makes a room feel spacious and bright. The reflection of light provides another light source that opens up your room. Also, using a tall vertical mirror can make low ceilings seem higher, drawing the eye up the wall to the ceiling.
If all else fails, throw a mirror up and you’ve at least got something. Picking wall art these days can be a challenge. You can never seem to find the right thing, but you can never go wrong with a mirror. In larger spaces, a reflective surface is a great way of adding some design without being overbearing.
It’s time to welcome back brass accents! This antique design trend has recently made a resurgence that we’ll see well into the next few years. Soft brass creates warmth, which is why so many people are choosing it over stainless steel and copper. If you’re looking for a way to add brass accents into your own home, replace faucets, fixtures, and photo frames with this alloy.
Don’t go all out with this shiny metal. Consider limiting it to one accent piece at a time. A perfect place we’re seeing brass used today is lamps. Lamps are focal points of a space, but they can easily be switched out when it’s time to shake things up. Brass works great as a pop of shine in black and white schemes.
Formal Dining Rooms
What may seem like an outdated design trend has finally made a return—the formal dining room. Over the last decade, many of us stopped caring about this room. But I’ve always adored it. Hosting dinner parties and holiday festivities requires a formal dining room!
In 2020, we’re restoring this room back to its original glory. The dining room is the perfect room to go all out in your décor. The dining room is the gathering place for your guests and family, so take the time to find the perfect elements to show what you’re all about. Make it comfortable, usable, but still fashionable.
This year must be feeling hot, hot, hot. Red was huge on the runway, and now, red is popping up in our homes. Intense red colors can be incorporated via an accent wall or just a few accessories here and there around a room.
Red is such a classic color. You can even get year-round use out of the color without anchoring your home’s décor to a specific season. There’s nothing worse than bright summer colors in the middle of winter. Red is classic and will always be daring. We’re happy to see it’s return, and excited to see how people run with it!
Entryway benches are getting popular for a couple of reasons. One, they give you the opportunity to reflect who you are via decor. Second, they provide a little place for someone to sit and remove shoes before tracking dirt and grime all over the home.
If you have kiddos, an entryway bench is the perfect place for them to put their backpacks when they come home! They’ll never forget them (hopefully) when they’re stashed right by the front door. If you’re a dog parent, they can also make the perfect storage space for leashes, toys, colors and go-bags.
We probably sound like a broken record, but texture is everything. Having options to choose from is also a must. For the past few years rattan, wicker, and cane have dominated wood textures. However, this year walnut is appealing to our sleek and rich design schemes.
This rich wood pars well with crisp creams and blacks, a pop of color every now and then will elevate the look. We love this with black and white color schemes because it really features the natural beauty of the wood and lets your furniture speak for itself. You can also bring in gold accents for an extra touch.
Go wild on that ceiling! No, really! Instead of a plain, old, boring ceiling (or god forbid a popcorn ceiling, ew), put up a design you love. While geometric is a great decision, some are using it as an accent wall by painting it a bright color or even a dark one.
Contrast your wall color with your ceiling. So, if your walls are darker, have a lighter ceiling. If your walls light, paint the ceiling a dark color. Design is all about diversity in colors, textures and pattern. This is a great way to make a big statement in an area that is often left out! If your ceilings are low, we would advise sticking with a lighter color.
Don't you want a curvy...home? Well, it's a trend! There's no time for boxy furniture and decor. Curvy or round mirrors, picture frames, and even couches are becoming incredibly popular. Maybe it's due to the extra personality of the piece, but we say drag it out and curve it out!
Angular furniture and décor say… doctor’s office. A home should be comfortable, soft and relaxing! No wonder round is in. Nobody wants to be bombarded with scary sharp corners. We want smooth and soft corners that welcome us home instead of scaring us away. It’s surprising what subliminal effects home décor has on a space.
Nothing says luxury like a custom scent for your home. Guests and visitors will come in and ask where you got such a wonderful smelling candle or diffuser. And you can say, “It’s custom!” How nice, right? Ditch the big-box store candles that are full of who knows what chemicals and find a company you can trust.
If you didn’t know, candles are full of formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, limonene, alcohol and esters. Once burned, these chemicals become airborne and can severely affect air quality. Who wants to inhale the same chemicals used to embalm the dead? Not us! Find something better to smell.
Don't you always wish you had fresh herbs for your garden? Well, now those herbs can be useful and a decorative element. Try to grow herbs like basil, bay leaves, chives, cilantro, or dill. These are all easy to grow in your kitchen as long as you have a window.
This décor trend is a classic that’s coming back into favor. It’s not only aesthetically exciting, but it’s also useful! There’s nothing better than fresh herbs in a dish. Some herbs are even fragrant while growing. We’re happy to see people taking an interest in reviving this trend, it can be a lot of fun tending those little green plants.
Art Deco has been on the "out" side of decor for a while now, but it's waited long enough for a revival. Since geometric patterns are coming back, this one was bound to do the same at some point. This style uses geometric shapes and strong colors which will be the highlight of decor in the future.
If you’re going bold on your furniture choices, consider a few edits to this trend. Keep your décor simple and straight forward. Since furniture is such a heavy aspect of a rooms feel, having too many geometric pattens can feel a little cluttered. Try to limit this to a few scenes in your space, a little goes a long way.
Bar carts got a little boost a couple of years ago, but they didn't really get steam until recently. Nothing says "entertaining" and "hosting" more than a cart filled with delicious cocktails. Even if you aren't really a drinker, you can use it to store glassware. It could also be decoration for fancy-schmancy wine bottles.
Situate these in your living spaces to keep extra barware accessible and at arm’s reach. You never know when your friends are coming over for an impromptu party! Having a fully stocked bar is really impressive and shows that you’re ready for anything. It also really shows that you’re welcoming guests into your space.
Millennials are recycling glam, and expressing it their own unique way! From rich metals to bright pops of color on crushed velvet throw pillows and couches, they're throwing it back. Millennial glam is all about refreshing classic textures and design with a vibrant outlook. It’s time for something new and fun!
There’s nothing wrong with being a maximalist, and this look is a maximalist’s dream come true! Texture, color, and pattern all come together to push it to the max. This décor theme also makes room for a little bit of camp in your space. So, hit up those antique shops and find some oddball pieces to mix in here and there.
There seems to be a plant that totally takes over home decor from year to year. Last year was eucalyptus and this year it’s pampas grass! Placing these elegant long-stemmed plumes in a floor vase can make an empty corner an interesting feature in your space. Their neutral tones match with nearly everything!
Pampas grass comes in a few colors and texture variations, you can get cream, natural yellow tone, or a even a touch of pink! Cut the stems to best fit your vases. For floor vases, keep the stems long to show off! These beautiful grasses bring a little bit of nature inside. They work great with other natural fibers and textures, but can also be used to break up clean modern spaces.
Have you ever thought of giving your stairs a makeover? Probably not, but this trend is popping up on Pinterest. There are so many great options to express yourself. The amount of change depends on how much you want to do -- completely redo the stairs or just add a little carpeting.
There’s nothing more glamourous than walking down a grand staircase to greet your house guests. People are harkening back to a time when stairwells were statement pieces. Expensive flashy runners paired with dominating art pieces make this trend an elegant way to show that you enjoy the finer things in life.
Dark colors, warm tones, and moody hues have taken over our color pallets. Having the contrast of a dark and neutral backdrop against those rich pops of accent colors elevates interior design to new depths this year. We’re seeing dark colors in a whole new way.
Dark colors got a bad wrap several years ago. Back then, we were obsessed with builder grade homes. Now that we’ve grown tired of cookie cutter design, we’re exploring dark colors used on feature walls that have trim and accent pieces. Dark colors draw you in and invite you to stay. They’re great for rich living spaces.
Designers and architects are going all out these days and mixing materials in their builds. Mixing new with old has opened up opportunities in design we didn’t previously think about. Mixing these textures give a home more versatility, letting your home express itself in different ways. It's very exciting to see.
Diversity in texture is the name of the game these days. Designers and architects are learning to mix modern elements with natural traditional ones. We love to see this trend in refurbishes to really old buildings who’s bones still stand today. The modern materials bring some creature comforts, but the traditional ones keep the old charm.
Natural Wall Tiles
Younger generations are impacting decor, and that's why this is the year of sustainability. Using “green” materials will make your home eco-friendly and could give you a bit of a pep in your step. Use items made from things like bamboo, wood, and rock. Bonus points if some of the stuff is reclaimed materials.
Using sustainably sourced materials is the direction home décor is going. There’s no reason things can’t be broken down and re-used. It also forces things to be made out of better, quality materials that will last longer against day-to-day use. Sustainable materials in the home also bring in elements like stone, wood, and natural fibers.
Over are the days of matte paint. It’s time to give semi-gloss it’s time to shine. Matte has been huge these last few years, and people are getting bored of it. Now, semi-gloss is making a comeback. It's the halfway point between matte and gloss that people are craving. Regardless of color, give it a semi-gloss coat!
Semi-gloss paint is ultra-durable and holds it’s own against scuffs and grime. A simple damp paper towel will wipe off any unsightly smudges. Also, semi-gloss provides a subtle sheen as a base layer for your design. It reflects a bit of light ever so slightly making your home feel more alive and not so…dull.
Creative Bathroom Design
Does your bathroom need a remodel? If so, it’s time to get creative. The standard double vanity and bathtub and shower combo are getting tired. Instead, look for statement mirrors, tiled tubs, and bright and bold accessories to give your bathroom some much-needed TLC.
The bathroom is one of the most used places in a home. We spend a lot of time in there, so it’s time to make it interesting and comfortable. Depending on your aesthetic, you can make your bathroom a room full of glamour, or a relaxing room fit for the French countryside. The key to a great bathroom is counterspace and storage, so get creative!
Large Wall Art
The days of gallery walls and statement walls are over! Now it’s all about stellar artwork that spans the whole wall. Set off a whole room with a nice piece that pulls your design together. Having one large piece of art provides an anchor to your space that pulls focus. Consider keeping the rest of the room pretty neutral.
It’s important to remember that this piece of artwork should be tasteful and not overly bold for no reason. Consider a modern piece that uses a primary color, or you could keep it as a simple black and white. This is another opportunity to play with texture if you’re lucky enough to find a piece with some dimension.
The past was about making your home look cookie-cutter, and we're all bored with that. Don't hide your personality. It's your home, and you should show off exactly who you are. Book lovers can make shelving out of old hardbacks, while knitters can hang their own art. At the end of the day, it's your home, and you should be happy in it.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself and show off your talents! Many people say the key to a happy life is to not take yourself too seriously. We’re not saying to lose your inhibitions and go feral, but just loosen up a bit. Get a quirky picture, mix, and match colors and patterns. You don’t have to copy everything you see someone else do… be original!
Multifunctional, Compact Furniture
Anyone with a small apartment can rejoice for this trend. Multifunctional, compact furniture is all about having the ability to do more than one thing at once. Buying something new isn't always in the budget, but if you’re already picking some up, grab a chair that can be a table or a desk that folds up!
Lift-top coffee tables also make it easier to eat dinner in your living room, or work on your laptop from your couch. The inside can also double as storage! Many apartments and even houses are skipping formal dining rooms and instead choosing to embrace the fact that we all eat dinner while watching TV, so this trend is probably here to stay.
Lots of Lighting
Time to brighten up your home! While natural light is preferred, adding light fixtures and lamps is always an option. An easy way to add natural lighting is to hang sheer curtains in place of heavy dark ones. Lighting is one of the driving factors of a homes vibe.
Lighting is key, but you need a good mix too. Relying on overhead lighting sacrifices nighttime ambience. You need warm low light at night to embrace relaxation. For low-light settings, underlit cabinets, bookcases, and lamps are key for creating a relaxing setting. There are even color changing lights you can use too.