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Home Interior trends for 2020

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

A new decade heralds an opportunity to update! If you’ve had 10 years (or more) of the same old, same old, now is the time to brush on one of the top paint colours, refresh the heart of your home, or simply add a new piece of art to your wall.

if you want to do this with confidence, then try incorporating one of the hottest home decor trends of 2020. To learn which home ideas are about to be everywhere, we went to some interior design pros.

Navy Blue

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue (a navy shade), which means you can expect to see a lot of the colour in the new year. Fortunately, it's 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. "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".

Vintage Looks

What goes around comes around — especially when it comes to home decor trends. "One thing we're starting to see is more of a nod to vintage and traditional detailing — things like spooled legs, spindles, and other things we saw in furnishings from the 1800s and early 1900s," says interior designer Bria Hammel.

Floral Wallpaper

If the thought of floral wallpaper seems a bit ‘twee’, then 2020 might just be the year you change your tune. "Floral wallpaper has been around for years and you will continue to see the pretty pattern but with a much more modern update," says interior designer Abbe Fenimore. "Large scale, bold colour, 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.

High Contrast Decor

High-contrast designs are currently having a moment — which means if you've always wanted to paint your home black, now is the time to give it a whirl (in moderation, of course). "For a long time, it was white, white, white," Hammel says. "But now, for example, maybe we'd see a chair with black fabric and a white frame. Or a console table in a dark stained wood with light-colored hardware."

Olive Trees

If 2019 was the year of the dramatic fiddle leaf fig, then Hammel expects 2020 will be the year of the much subtler olive tree. Instead of blooming bright green, these trees are a more sophisticated sage.

Free-Standing Tubs

Need a fresh master bathroom idea? Try a luxurious soaking tub. According to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, 38% of homeowners added or replaced a bathtub as part of their master bathroom project, and 50% of those folks chose a freestanding flat-bottom tub shape; another 9% chose a free-standing claw-foot tub.

Cozy Fabrics

For everyone who loves to cozy up with a good book, interior designer Breeze Giannasiosays predicts comfy fabrics will be everywhere in the new year. "Instead of luxe grand velvet, we'll see shearling, imperfect leathers, and soft textured mohairs."

Rattan and Wicker Furniture

Nope, these materials don't need to be relegated to the back deck. “Rattan/wicker is having a resurgence," announces interior designer Nicole Fuller. "It warmly reminds me of my childhood and has evolved in fresh and exciting ways whether in chairs, tables, or lighting. It is the perfect layer to balance modern and traditional style."

Loosely Based on Good Housekeeping “15 Home Decor Trends You're About to See Everywhere in 2020” by Juliana LaBianca; Dec 17, 2019

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