Interior Design Trends 2020
We are only a few months into 2020, and I must say that I am already so inspired by the interior design trends that are making the way for the new year. After you read this post, you may agree with me when I say that I feel like a lot of them have already influenced my style as well! While some of these design trends may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I love seeing how people are already taking these trends and making them their own. After all, that is what interior design is all about — making your home a representation of you and your family!
If you find yourself staying home right now in the midst of everything going on, now is the perfect time to refresh your home. It is also the time to go ahead and do all of the projects and things that you’ve been dreaming of doing. (You’re already stuck at home anyways!) Not only is it a way for you to keep off the couch and productive, but it also is a great way to keep your mind light and get all that nervous energy out. Some of my favorite projects have come out of burning off the nervous energy I had following my miscarriage in January.
Interior Design Trends I’m Currently Loving
Today on the blog, I can’t wait to share with you some of the interior design trends that I currently can’t get enough of. One of my favorite things about these trends is that I can envision them being incorporated into a wide range of interior design styles — so there really is an endless number of possibilities!
1 | Emerald Green & Jewel Tone Accent Walls
One of my absolute favorite things I’m seeing recently is the incorporation of emerald green and jewel tone accent walls. While people have taken it and made it their own with varying shades of green, I keep coming back to how much I am loving the rich pop of color that comes with an emerald green (or other jewel tone.)
I fell in love with green accents and really bold design choices when I started following Jade from Finders Keepers Designs on Instagram. She really inspired me to get outside of my box, make my home my own, and let my creativity flow through the design choices I’ve made recently. Ultimately, she inspired my entryway makeover (along with Jamie from Mindfully Gray) and my guest bathroom makeover that we are completing right now!
READ ALSO: DIY Easy Entryway Makeover (with Paint!)
Note: The color blue is a huge trend right now — especially rich shades like navy blue and royal blue paired with a crisp white! Mallory’s moody breakfast nook over at Classy Clutter is the perfect example of this rich blue trend that is taking 2020 by storm!
2 | High Contrast
High contrast is a huge trend that is capturing my heart lately. While the most visible evidence of this looks is with black and white pairings, I also believe this may be why I find myself gravitating towards rich pops of color lately.
Black and white is such a classic and timeless combination. I love the idea of layering that high contrast combination with warm woods and textures to give a very modern farmhouse look. You can see an example of this with our guest bathroom makeover that we are finishing up now! (P.S. I’ll be sharing the bathroom reveal on the blog soon!)
3 | Gallery Walls (& TVs in Gallery Walls!)
I love a great gallery wall. However, I especially love gallery walls that display frames and art in a variety of different sizes. I started a small gallery wall on the wall outside Layne’s nursery (shared on Instagram back in January) after being inspired by the ladies at Finders Keepers Designs and Classy Clutter. I think gallery walls are a great way to make your home your own by adding personal touches into your decor style and showing off your family (and your personality!)
P.S. Have you also seen this trend where designers are incorporating their TVs into their gallery walls with the Samsung Frame TV? The TV is a TV when it’s on. However, when it’s off the screen displays a piece of artwork. Talk about a design game changer! I am dying for one of these.
4 | Paint That Looks Like Wallpaper
I’m a firm believer that paint is one of the easiest (and most inexpensive ways) to completely transform a space. One of the trends I’ve been super inspired by lately is paint patterns that are done to look like wallpaper. Don’t get me wrong – I love wallpaper. I especially love patterned wallpapers that are statement pieces and add personality into a space. I may struggle at it, but it’s a great way to update a space! However, wallpaper can get pricey depending on the size of space that you are wanting to tackle. If you are looking into a simple pattern, a great way to cut costs while getting the same look is to paint it yourself! You can see an example of this in the guest bathroom makeover that we are finishing up (below) as well as two other bloggers who tackled similar projects!
5 | Wallpaper Accent Walls
PSA: Wallpaper doesn’t belong in your grandma’s house anymore. It is making a comeback! I love patterned wallpapers that are statement pieces and add personality into a space. While I may struggle at putting it up, it’s a great way to update a space! By choosing a bold pattern, you can use it as a statement or focal piece in any room. Meanwhile, you can also use a neutral piece as a finishing touch in the background to bring an entire look together. One of my favorite examples of this recently is when Alyssa from Cottonwood Shanty used this darling tree and squirrel wallpaper in her home.
P.S. Wallpaper is also a fun tool to use if you’re wanting to update any furniture (such as a bookshelf!) I used a white shiplap wallpaper to update the console table/bookshelf in my office a one past summer and it gave it a completely new look.
6 | Peg Rail Displays
Like open shelving, I absolutely adore the look of a peg rail display. I think they’re the perfect mix of decor and function. This is a project that’s upcoming for me. I’m dying to do one in my kitchen by my coffee bar to hang tiny Rae Dunn espresso mugs that I have. In the meantime, I’m swooning over both Liz Marie and Jessica’s peg rail displays in their kitchen.
P.S. Peg rails would also be the perfect addition to any mudroom, entryway, or hall tree addition as an alternative to traditional hooks! You can’t beat cute AND functional!
7 | Basket Walls
I’ll admit, I wasn’t totally on board with the basket wall trend when I saw it start popping up all over my Instagram feed. However, it’s starting to really grow on me. I especially love when I saw people incorporating woven placemats in with the baskets for varying depth that gave it a lot of dimension. Meanwhile, I also really loved the look of mixing textures like Katelyn from @littlefarmhouseontaylor did with the silver platters above her coffee bar.
8 | The ‘House Plant Movement’
I giggled while reading a trend forecast for 2020 the other day – because they had an entire article on the ‘House Plant Movement’. If you want to see what I mean, all you have to do is open Pinterest or Instagram. Houseplants are all the rage right now, and the insides of some homes are beginning to look like greenhouses. I mean, Martha Stewart even has an article on her website that’s titled, “Many Millennials Are More Stressed About Their Houseplants Than a Root Canal.”
Spoiler alert: We worry and stress a lot about keeping them alive. Which is an extremely valid point – because I get super sad sometimes that I can keep my little family alive but somehow kill every indoor plant that I am in charge of.
All jokes aside, I think incorporating house plants and florals is a super easy way to refresh your home while bringing spring touches inside (without even really having to decorate for Spring!) It’s also a really easy way to add personality and trending style into your home with a variety of planters that can enhance your decor style.
READ ALSO: Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home For Spring
However, don’t get discouraged if you’re like me and can’t keep real houseplants alive. I am the queen at decorating with faux floral around my home. It has the same look and the same effect when done right, and I can’t kill it. (Sounds like a win to me!) Not only is it extremely low maintenance, but I can also reuse, repurpose, and reinvent looks season after season (and year after year) on a budget. Decorating with faux floral the right way is a lot easier than you may think. Make sure to read my tips for decorating with faux floral post before you head down to your local craft store!
READ ALSO: Tips for Decorating with Faux Floral
Well there you have it, friends! There’s a peek at some of the design trends that I’m currently loving and finding myself inspired by this year. Are there any design trends that are inspiring you recently? Make sure you share them with me in a comment below!