Home Design Trends for 2020
It’s a brand-new decade. It’s time to shake things up and refresh our ideals of home design and décor. Let’s stray from safe and inject some joy and playfulness again. Welcome into 2020!
We’ve been stuck in the monochrome greys for a while and it’s time to inject some joy and personality again. I’m seeing more earth tones to bring some warmth and softness, but also brights and warmer blues to add playfulness. Let’s get off the greige train!
Mix & Match
Gone are the days where we went into a furniture store and selected a whole set. We want our homes to reflect us, personalized and with meaning. We want to add texture – some new glossy items alongside antiques that have a patina of age and possibly an interesting story. We’re not chasing perfection; we want our home to have meaning to us.
Bathrooms are often one of the smallest rooms in your home, so they are a great place to try something a bold and express your personality. Wallpaper can add something a wild, quirky or stunningly beautiful and turn a boring room into something you can really be proud of and enjoy.
Adding more real plants to your home not only softens and adds an organic element to your décor, there are real health benefits. Indoor plants improve concentration and productivity (up to 15%!) and reduce stress levels. That anthurium or pothos plant is not only improving your indoor air quality, but it’s improving your mood too.
The idea of open shelves in the kitchen is fun but having all open cabinets can leave you wanting for storage. Also, who can keep all the shelves clean and looking perfectly styled? Let’s remember that this is a is a work room first, and make sure your kitchen suits the tasks that are going to happen there.
One Colour Rooms with Character
No longer do your doors and millwork have to be in the standard white. Let’s add some extra trim details – chair rail, wall trim, crown moulding and paint everything out in a lovely semi-gloss. Don’t be afraid with your colour – the bold will be rewarded.
We’ve all loved subway tile for a while. A very long while. Now it’s time to choose a backsplash that really grabs you. As it is the easiest part of a kitchen to change, why not choose something fabulous?
I’m looking forward to seeing all the personalization we’re going to bring into this new decade.