How to Keep Your Home 'Relevant': 5 Popular Trends of 2020 Design

Published | Written by Liz Kaye

This year has brought on an abundance of changes to our typical lifestyles-- with the extra time we've had on our home turf, our homes themselves have seen some design changes, too. As we inch towards a new year of change and growth, we want to reflect and roundup a list of some of the most popular home trends of the year 2020


1. Biophilia is the idea that humans possess a tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. This year there has been an increased awareness of how these different mediums can be incorporated into the modern, built environment. These changes range from natural materials, lighting, plants and textures. This comes as a greater importance is placed on implementing sustainability in aspects of every day life. Also accompanying use of natural material are organic forms-- characterized by dynamic curves and lines and often seen in an array of furniture styles.


2. A nod to the natural theme making its way across interior design in 2020? Possibly. Pantone describes the color as a "foundation in which to build." A color that is dependable and can take you in many directions as it easily applies to different materials, textures and finishes. The tone elicits tradition and elegance all while making a bold statement in your home.


3. An ode to old-school design with a modern twist. Granny chic takes antique elements (think your grandma's china, patterned upholstery, floral wallpapers and wood furniture) and strategically mixes those design elements with those from the 21st century. The trend pairs well with the popular color of the year and desire to lean into more sustainable practices. To truly pull off this design, the key is to be selective of your pieces and avoid the clutter. You want a timeless look that speaks for itself.


4. According to a 2019 study from U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trend Study, 38% of homeowners added or replaced a tub as part of their master bath renovation. Free-standing tubs provide a sense of luxury to a bath that built-ins can't compete with. The tub gives the ultimate "at-home" spa experience and gives the homeowner a place to escape to-- adding to its desirability in a time of pure chaos.


5. In 2020, interior design was all about making your space a cozy and inviting retreat. Cue the canopy bed. The frame adds drama and elegance and complements an abundance of design aesthetics from modern to traditional styles. Take note, this is yet another example of organic forms mentioned in trend one-- a visual eye-catching addition to any home!


Are these trends going to carry themselves right into 2021? What should stay in the past? Leave a comment for us here & tell us what kind of blog posts you'd like to see more of!

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