It’s that time of year to spring clean your home. But what if, in 2020, your idea of spring cleaning meant refreshing your home’s interior design? We’re talking about sprucing up your paint, adding textural elements for interest, and finally tackling that renovation project of your dreams. You can make small but impactful changes, or you could do a top-to-bottom remodel—whatever your choice is, you have the opportunity to transform your interior design into something fresh and exciting. Need some ideas? Here are some of the top interior design trends for 2020.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate some visual pizzazz into your home’s aesthetic is to introduce patterns and texture. You can dip a toe into the redesign waters by adding throw pillows in this season’s hot animal prints (sleek leopard spots are always good) or creating custom window coverings with roller shades in soft florals or bold geometric styles. If you feel particularly daring, use the same print for both your wallpaper and upholstered furniture for a stunning floor-to-ceiling visual statement. Don’t forget your floors: Try terrazzo tiles or throw rugs in tactile fabrics or intricate patterns. Using variations of patterns and textures in smart ways creates an appealing multisensory design experience in any room.
Plain white walls and monochromatic neutrals have been in style for the past few years, but 2020 heralds a return to vivid hues. These colors are not for the shy, reserved types—think peacock blue, apricot orange, emerald green, stark maroon, rich gold, and other colors that catch the eye. If you are still attached to your white walls, update them by painting everything (molding, baseboards, doorframe) in the same shade and using accents of bright color in upholstered furniture or rugs.
We live in a fast-paced, tech-centric world, so your home can be a soothing respite from all of that with the right interior design. Bringing nature indoors sets a calm, peaceful mood. Add natural elements such as on-trend rattan or wicker furniture; bamboo palm, dragon tree, and other live plants (which have the added bonus of improving the air quality inside your home); and woven baskets that can be used for storage or hung in groupings on walls. Another great idea: Use custom-stained wood blinds on your windows for a natural feel. (For high-humidity spaces, opt for faux wood, which looks just like the real thing and stands up well to moisture. Plus, faux materials are also in this year because they are affordable and easy to care for.)
Your home reflects your personality and style, so you want it to be unique. Combine antique heirloom treasures and contemporary pieces to achieve a perfectly balanced eclecticism. That can mean pairing your grandparents’ coffee table with a couch you just purchased at your favorite furniture store, or displaying your family’s collection of vintage Fiestaware amid your kitchen’s gleaming stainless-steel appliances and fixtures. This mash-up of classic and current has been dubbed “Grandmillenial.”
Nothing says upscale like a fine fabric. Touchable velvet, silk damask, rayon, leather, and linen are all top choices. Textiles such as these are an ideal way to add color, pattern, and texture to a room. And nowadays, thanks to cutting-edge technology, even the most luxurious fabrics can be manufactured for durability and performance. Don’t limit yourself to upholstered couches and chairs; cover your walls or bed headboards with fabric, too. Your windows are another choice location for textiles that can tie a room together. Think sweeping drapery or the clean lines of Roman shades.
It’s a hard world out there, which may be one reason why curvilinear shapes are in vogue for 2020. Soft, rounded chairs, shades, couches, and beds offer a different take from the traditional straight lines of most furniture. You can also add round rugs, pillows, and globe-shaped decorative pieces to incorporate the trend on a smaller scale.
Like contemporary office spaces, modern homes are adopting open floor plans for a great sense of flow. This kind of design has typically been prevalent in spacious kitchen/family room combination, but rooms and other spaces are getting repurposed in interesting ways, such as a pantry or closet turned into a workspace or a garage entryway getting new life as a mudroom. If you ever need to close off these open spaces, use vertical cellular shades as handy room dividers.
Are you feeling inspired to spring clean your interior design? Find expert advice at Stoneside, where our professional designers can discuss your options for custom window coverings and show you samples, from the comfort of your home during a free virtual design consultation. Contact Stoneside today to give your home a brand-new look.
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