Just as clothing trends are always evolving, interior design trends update with the times, too.
This year, you’ll see some new styles in interior design. These changes reflect the need for something fresh and new while harkening back to past styles.
Here are some blossoming trends we expect to see more of in 2020 and beyond:
1. Biophilic Design
Show your love of the natural world by using this type of design in your home. Biophilic design is a fancy name for a type of interior design that includes natural elements.
The idea behind biophilic design is to incorporate sustainable and organic materials into your home. People are becoming more conscious of the environment, and our purchases, even our furniture, reflects that.
In homes with a biophilic look, you’ll find rattan and wicker furniture. You’ll also find other pieces that include natural elements. Reclaimed wood, as well as teak and bamboo, can be seen in all areas of the home, from lamps to tables.
To bring the outside in, this style uses plenty of real plants and rocks as accents. There is also a focus on opening up every room to natural light, so if you’re a fan of sunshine, this style could be for you!
2. High Contrasts
The years of Scandinavian minimalism are over. Instead of drab, lifeless colors, you’ll see a lot of high-contrast design.
Grey colors are out, and black and white are back in. You’ll notice much more daring patterns and contrasting details, such as wallpaper on the ceiling instead of the walls.
This maximal look is tricky to pull off, but when you do it successfully, the results are breathtaking. If you can fill your home with your favorite colors and patterns without causing chaos, you’ve achieved maximalism.
The “Less is More” ethos is a thing of the past. These days, we have a new mantra:
More ofwhat you love is more.
3. Antique and Vintage
This interior design trend involves successfully blending antique pieces with modern styles.
The best way to do that is by decorating your home with the most interesting vintage items you can find. These can be statement furniture, artwork, or decorative accents.
Even placing some antique objects, like spindles or spools, on your shelf can give your home a vintage vibe. This brings an unexpected balance and harmony into the room.
One way to pull off this look is to pair contemporary pieces with antique pieces.
For example, you can mount a contemporary painting behind an antique settee or put a modern sofa in front of a vintage tapestry. Best of both worlds!
4. Bright and Bold Monochrome
When you think of amonochrome interior, what comes to mind? Boring, right?
This year, monochrome gets a facelift. No more blah or ho-hum color palettes.
Bright and bold gem colors like emerald, ruby, and sapphire take charge in the background. This is accomplished by painting the walls, trim, and cabinets the same color.
This daring take on home decor looks very elegant when paired with gold accents and lush fabrics. This ultra-saturated style can be intimidating, but there are ways to make it work.
For example, using it in smaller spaces, like the bathroom, keeps it from looking too busy.
You can also add one or two contrasting colors to break up the monotony. And don’t forget to use plenty of different textures to keep things visually appealing!
5. Playful Classicism
Classicism is a style inspired by the ancient Greeks and Romans. In 2020 and beyond, we’re going to see some new twists on this age-old aesthetic.
In homes around the country, you’ll find sculptures and columns mixed with bold colors and playful art. This changes the style from tacky to tasteful. It allows the room to be ornate but not too serious.
Jonathan Adler, the popular designer, created his entire home decor line on this concept. His collection, which you can find in his online store, includes some great examples of this aesthetic.
Even if Adler’s pieces are out of your budget, his website should give you plenty of inspiration!
6. Feminine Forms
Instead of sharp, blocky furniture, we’ll see a lot more curvy forms. Square tables will be replaced with circles and ovals. Sofas and chairs will become rounder, plumper, and more organically shaped.
This sensitive, feminine quality will extend to textures, too. For example, we’ve started seeing a lot of upholstered walls and ceilings, and a lot more velvet furniture.
In 2020, it seems that people might be growing tired of harsh, angular furniture, and are embracing softer aesthetics instead.
7. Uber Unique
This year, there’s no following the crowd, no doing the same old thing, no fitting in. People want something new and fresh. They want to express their individuality.
Your living space is an extension of your personality. You should be able to show who you are through your home design.
With no rules to follow, you don’t have to worry about keeping up with the Joneses. You don’t have to style your home based on magazine pictures. And you certainly don’t have to draw inspiration from the trendiest Pinterest boards.
Everyone has a different story, and in this new decade, we are trying to share ours through our decor choices.
These new styles are definitely breaking some long-standing trends, like minimalism.
Get ready for some flare because we’re pulling out the fun, the bold, and the unique. Homes are becoming places of free expression, not perfection.
So which of these styles are you excited to try?
Kelsey Martin is the Leasing Manager for Grove at Auburn.