Your Ultimate Guide to All the Best 2020 Home Trends
The best part about a brand-new year? An excuse to redecorate. We were curious about what to expect this year in terms of home design, so we tapped Pinterest, Etsy and High Point Market — then compiled the ultimate 2020 trend report. Here’s what we found.
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A New Spin on Blush
Designer Kara Cox dropped a bomb on us in the High Point Market 2020 Style Report: Blush tones are going darker this year. We’re talking deep pinks and shades of red (burgundy or merlot, for example), plus purple-y hues like aubergine. For a fresh twist on these classic colors, try pairing them with pale blue or citron.
Etsy’s Color of the Year: Chartreuse
This bold and bright color rocks. Seriously, it just does. We’ve seen it in fashion more so than anywhere else, but Etsy is happy to announce that Chartreuse is here to stay. In fact, Etsy’s Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson expects to see it in wall art, bedding and more. If you’re not ready to fully commit to this hue (we get it, it takes some getting used to), “start out with a chartreuse accent pillow or throw blanket, and combine it with more neutral colors, like grey or navy, for an eye-catching combo,” suggests Dayna. If you’re already obsessed, why not spring for an accent chair or an area rug?
Raise your hand if you wish you could take a long vacation to Spain. If you can't, a supercool tiled bathroom might be the next best thing. Searches for Spanish style bathrooms are up by more than 300%, according to Pinterest’s 100 Trends of 2020 — and we're not surprised. I mean, what’s better than encaustic wall tile and wooden accents? It’s like a mini vacation in your house.
Color Block Like a Boss
A mature iteration of the cut-out shapes we saw on Etsy’s 2019 Trend Report, color blocking is back. “It’s just one of the ‘80s trends translating from fashion to home decor in 2020,” says Etsy’s Dayna. “Shoppers can focus on pairing unconventional colors — like chartreuse and navy — to add instant personality to any room.”
Ever want to escape to your own personal garden oasis? Me too. So, it’s not too surprising that garden room searches on Pinterest are up by 104%. Canopy beds, twinkle lights, lush greenery and ample natural light? Yes, please.
Make It Vintage, but French
Vintage home accessories have always been a thing, right? Cute touches of gold and just the right amount of patinated accessories can make any space shine. But now, according to Pinterest, French vintage is taking over — searches are up by 384%. This means even more patinated mirrors, farm linens, gilt mirrors and lots of baby blue and white (*cue the applause*).
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Cute ‘n Curvy
Think curved furniture — round coffee tables, side tables and chairs — but also circular mirrors and globe pendants as well as arched patterns or accessories (*ahem* rainbows are everywhere). “Even big bold statement pieces can offer a soft curved style,” designer Cynthia Ferguson explains in the High Point 2020 Trend Report.
Feng Shui It
It might just be the perfect time to reenergize your space. Searches for Feng Shui decor are up 137% going into 2020, and we can’t say we’re mad about it. Need some tips? Check out our how-to article below.
Freakin’ Out for Teak
Teak is taking over in 2020, designer Shayla Copas revealed in the High Point Market 2020 Trend Report. And it’s not just plain old teak we’re loving on — that too, but — it’s sleek sliced teak as well. Beautiful and sustainable, this particular material goes along with the whole, nautral-boho-effortless look we’re seeing (and obsessing over) on Instagram.
Finally, we leave you with this: 2020 is the year of nature-inspired design. It’s literal — floral prints; accessories made from natural materials that we love (i.e. marble, wood, cane, rattan); and muted, simple color palettes — but there’s also a bigger sustainability movement at play. It’s a renewed focus on conscious consumption: We’re seeing in Pinterest searches for low-waste living and thrifted home decor and Behr’s 2020 Color of the Year, Back to Nature. “We’re calling 2020 the ‘Year of Purpose,’ which is all about making mindful choices and thinking about the impact of our actions,” says Etsy’s Dana. “[Trends] like chartreuse connect us with nature and evoke feelings of growth and focus.”