- The Design Trends That Are IN and OUT in 2020 – What Decorating Styles Are In & Out
- GET 10 TIPS FOR TIMELESS DECOR
- FUNCTIONAL AND FABULOUS DECOR
- KEEP TRENDY COLORS AND PATTERNS FOR ACCENTS
- CHANGE PILLOWS AND THROWS TO REFLECT THE SEASON OR MOOD
- NEUTRALS ARE THE EPITOME OF TIMELESS DECOR
- DON’T OVERCROWD A DECOR SPACE
- BE DETAIL ORIENTED FOR A TIMELESS LOOK
- BLEND OLD AND NEW
- EDIT COLLECTIONS TO JUST A FEW
- CURATE YOUR LOOK
- LIVE WITH WHAT YOU LOVE
- Bohemian Design Style: What It Means And How To Get The Look
- Simple Base
- Plays On Pattern
- Low-Lying Furniture
- Go For Distressed Finds
- Shy Away From Minimalism
- Bright Colors
- Metallics And Mirrors
- Accessorize Artistically
The Design Trends That Are IN and OUT in 2020 – What Decorating Styles Are In & Out
Douglas Friedman/Laurey Glenn Photograph
Oh, the joys of the new year. As we honor Earth’s revolution around the sun, we create new resolutions, set new goals, and of course, seek out new trends. While our personal lives may need a bit of refreshing, our homes deserve the same kind of attention too.
Infusing your spaces with what’s au courant can be tricky, but in 2020 we’ve got you covered.
To help us make sense of it all, we spoke with some of our favorite designers, decorators, and architects about the home trends they predict will be IN and OUT in 2020, from color palettes to furniture, even landscape design and beyond.
Get a started on your New Year's resolutions with 25 trends that will be IN and OUT in 2020.
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IN: Grandmillennial Style
“As evidenced by the recent viral House Beautiful article, ‘Grandmillenial style’ is having its moment. The look is traditional design with a twist: blending elements of classic design chinoiserie, scallops, natural fiber rugs, topiaries, and more, with a contemporary edge (think: modern art and clean lined furniture).” — Ariel Okin of Ariel Okin Interiors
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OUT: Grey on Grey
“So much of the late 2010's was saturated in varying hues of grey—lately we're seeing a demand for warmer toned palettes and rich accent colors.” — Ariel Okin of Ariel Okin Interiors
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IN: Bold Monochromatics
“Monochromatic does not have to be pale. Colors Cobalt Blue, Kelly Green, or even Aubergine can evoke monochromatic in a daring way, that’s full of personality and elegance.” — Jonathan Rachman of Decorist
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OUT: Pale Monochromatics
“The pale-colored monochromatic rooms (all in taupe or gray or white) with all the furniture, walls, floors and fabrics in the same pale color palette will be out in 2020. There’s something called ‘too safe,’ and while it may be soothing or calm, it can lack personality and excitement.” — Jonathan Rachman of Decorist
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IN: Layering Old and New
“Our clients are over the ‘one-stop-shop’ design resources and are taking the design of their homes to the next level by getting comfortable with mixing and matching old and new and even purchasing locally made souvenirs while on their travels to help tell the story of who they are.” — Lauren Buxbaum Gordon of Nate Berkus Associates
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“People are opting toward living with pieces that are worn and have patina and don’t mind small scratches on 100-year-old stone. It makes them feel more at ease with how they function in their own homes because nothing is too precious.” — Lauren Buxbaum Gordon of Nate Berkus Associates
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IN: Dark Painted Doors
“Painting an interior door in a rich color adds warmth and character to the space.Paired with great hardware, a dark door can provide an artistic element for the room. The personality exemplified by the color can be as fun as the stories of the people who walk through the door!” — Courtney Hill Fertitta of Courtney Hill Interiors
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OUT: Standard White Doors and Trim
“Interior doors are typically painted in the standard white trim color, all matching. With this approach, we are missing an opportunity for a dramatic statement.” — Courtney Hill Fertitta of Courtney Hill Interiors
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IN: Single Print Drama
“What could be more simple, yet incite more drama and style, than a room covered in the same print from floor to ceiling? Inspired by some of the overtly glamorous—and timelessly chic—spaces brought to life by design icons such as Gloria Vanderbilt and Lee Radziwill, today's bolder design enthusiasts are turning ‘Why didn't I think of that?’ into ‘I want to DO that!’” — Scot Meacham Wood of Decorist
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OUT: Industrial Design
“The world is harsh and cold enough these days, so people are looking for spaces that nurture and envelope them. They want rooms that let them sink into the important things in life, and that doesn’t necessarily include Edison bulbs!” — Scot Meacham Wood of Decorist
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IN: Antiqued Landscape Tapestries
“Tapestries are perfect as a focal point for a room. These beautiful Belgian verdure tapestries are inspired by idyllic landscapes and bring the beautiful colors of the outdoors to the inside of a home. Their muted palette of greens blues and neutrals provide the inspiration for the colors and textures of the entire room.” — Brooke & Steve Giannetti of Giannetti Home
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OUT: Traditional Dining Table in The Kitchen
“These have been replaced by comfortable upholstered chairs and lower tables that are more conducive to hanging out. Reading lamps and a warm fire create a cozy space for family and friends.” — Brooke & Steve Giannetti of Giannetti Home
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IN: Earth Tones
“Say goodbye to the cool tones that have ruled for so many years. Shades of chocolate brown, wine, olive green, and yellow ochre are all taking over in homes. We love substituting these warm, natural colors for a neutral on the sofa or walls.” — Marika Meyer of Meyer Interiors
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OUT: Cool Tones
“Whether it's in the textile choices, paint colors or natural materials, cool tones are out in favor of warmth and saturated color. Colors gray can lend an institutional feeling and just don't mix well with the desire to create a layered space with plenty of personality.” — Marika Meyer of Meyer Interiors
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IN: Fun Bathroom Design
“Bathrooms are a great place to experiment and have fun with color, materials, and/or wallpaper.” — Bailey Austin of Bailey Austin Design
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OUT: Open Shelving
“Open shelving is out because practical is in. People don’t want to spend all their time accessorizing and want to keep their kitchens tidy.” — Bailey Austin of Bailey Austin Design
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IN: Washing a Room in One Paint Color
“When you’re contending with lots of millwork, coating the walls, ceiling and trim all in the same shade makes the room feel chic and enveloping.” — Julie Massucco Kleiner and Melissa Warner Rothblum of Massucco Warner
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OUT: Accent Walls
“Our motto is go big or go home! If you love a color or pattern enough to cover a whole wall in it, be bold and just paint the whole room.” — Julie Massucco Kleiner and Melissa Warner Rothblum of Massucco Warner
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IN: Performance Fabrics
“Performance fabrics are a must—they have changed the way we live by making every room functional for the entire family. They could be used in the messiest of family rooms, but also in luxurious living and dining rooms while maintaining a fashionable aesthetic.” — Lonni Paul of Lonni Paul Design
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OUT: Granite Countertops
“Granite countertops are a thing of the past. Quartz is a great alternative to granite or marble because of its durability and ease of maintenance. The new styles of quartz often mimic marble so well that for some it's hard to distinguish one from the other.” — Lonni Paul of Lonni Paul Design
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IN: Bold Black and White
“High contrast black and white is such a dynamic duo. While versatile, I prefer a bold pattern, Art Deco ziggurat tile, for a little drama. The emotional response is immediate and the look remains timeless.” — Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design
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OUT: Monochromatic Palettes
“I hate to say that any trend is out because, as we all know, everything is cyclical. But I would say tonal gray rooms won’t be making a comeback any time soon. I’m seeing bolder interiors that don’t play it safe with color or pattern.” — Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design
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“Classicism is back! Busts and Grecian details add the perfect perspective to any contemporary vignette. Embrace these time-honored elements without taking them too seriously—playfulness is the perfect final touch.” — Rayman Boozer of Apartment 48
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OUT: Mirrored Furniture
“Mirrored furniture kicked off the millennium in a glitzy blaze, but has since fallen favor. For a more current translucent finish, look to lucite: side tables, lamps, and accessories are all good options.” — Rayman Boozer of Apartment 48
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IN: Real Plants
“Going green with nice, real indoor plants helps give personality and another layer to a space.” — Linda Hayslett of L.H. Designs
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OUT: Faux Plants
“I can always spot a faux plant in a design. It may be great initially, but the character of a plant comes from how it organically grows. And faux plants will always remain the same and eventually get dusty.” — Linda Hayslett of L.H. Designs
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IN: Furniture With European-Inspired Details
“Furniture with European-inspired detailing is trending. German and Italian influences can be found in the sloping arms of couches, knife-edge welts, metal legs, and more. I am even seeing traditional furniture brands embracing the trend, offering European silhouettes and features for the first time.” – Marie Flanigan of Marie Flanigan Interiors
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“Lately, mosaic tiles are looking and feeling dated. I’m employing sleek alternatives slab backsplashes and wide-cut marble tile.” – Marie Flanigan of Marie Flanigan Interiors
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IN: Quality Bedding
“Splurge on your bed, mattress, and a nice set of sheets this year. You spend half your life in bed, so why wouldn’t you invest in these items!” — Darla Bankston May of Bankston May Associates
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OUT: Over-The-Range Microwaves
“Why would you want to install a microwave in a space that is one of the main focal points in your kitchen? Find a space for your microwave that is tucked away, but still accessible.” — Darla Bankston May of Bankston May Associates
GET 10 TIPS FOR TIMELESS DECOR
Timeless decor is a goal for most home decorators. It works and is in style and feels fresh and updated for al long time. And the best part is that it is achievable! Here are 10 tips for timeless decor.
When it comes to style I have a bit of a short attention span! I’m wild about many current trends and styles.
But I’ll admit that I get tired of them quickly and am often waiting for the next newest decor trends to come around the corner! I love beach, and farmhouse and modern styles.
Traditional, transitional, bohemian, industrial and midcentury too. Art deco, cottage, French and cabin! And that’s just some of the styles that make me swoon!
But most of all I love love love a timeless look. You know, decor that is so perfectly classic that it looks as good today as it did ten years ago! It’s true decor beauty! Timeless decor also is great when mixed with other styles! I think this decor should be part of almost everyone’s decorating!
Timeless decor is classic! It’s stood up to time and won!
FUNCTIONAL AND FABULOUS DECOR
Timeless furnishings should be comfortable! If you are going to have a piece of furniture, a sofa, for a number of years make it the most comfortable one you can find. Look for well constructed pieces and wonderfully time-honored fabrics! This is where you should be spending the bulk of your decorating budget.
Make sure the styling is not too trendy or lack luster! A classically beautiful sofa or chair or table is the backbone of a timeless look!
The buffet in my foyer is a lovely, well-made piece that I’ve had for over 5 years. I think it still looks fresh and updated and because it has a timeless modern farmhouse look it will live in my foyer for many, many years to come!
KEEP TRENDY COLORS AND PATTERNS FOR ACCENTS
Timeless decor means fabrics that will stand up to years of changing trends! They transcend those changes.
Don’t rush out and buy foundational furniture in the “color of the year”! It’s only the “color of the year” for one year! Choose colors and patterns, especially when buying big ticket items, that will still look amazing when this year’s trends have come and gone! Think CLASSIC!
Add layers of accent decor lamps, art, tableware, pillows, bedding, etc. in more updated colors and styles. They can be changed out easily when they get tired or are style!
Introducing a new color or contemporary style is so easy if you have timeless pieces!
This season I added a bit of blue and white done in a vignette on the foyer buffet! Right now I’m loving blue and white in the foyer but probably not for the long haul. Using blue and white porcelain balls in a traditional white bread basket is just the bit of trendy fun I needed in the foyer!
CHANGE PILLOWS AND THROWS TO REFLECT THE SEASON OR MOOD
Pillows and throws are jewelry to our home decor! They can be relatively inexpensive and add lots of pop and pizzazz to a timeless look! Here’s where to add just-now colors and patterns! And have fun! When furniture is timeless introducing a little decor trend and sass is possible!
NEUTRALS ARE THE EPITOME OF TIMELESS DECOR
Neutral colors, for me, are the biggest bang for my bucks. They are perfectly timeless and these tone-upon-tone colors work with almost any color or style! And they play so well together!
For me, living with neutrals is a delight! Neutrals never go style! They evoke a clean, fresh feel and are the epitome of timeless decor!
Since I changed to a neutral color palette almost a decade ago my home feels fresh and up to date no matter what’s new in the decor world! It was the best decor decision I have ever made!
See 6 REASONS TO LOVE STONEGABLE’S COLOR PALETTEIt is filled with ways to update a look with neutrals.
DON’T OVERCROWD A DECOR SPACE
Timeless decor respects the space it’s in. No need to crowd a space when you are decorating with timeless, classic furnishings! Honor each piece of this beautiful decor and give it room to breathe!
This is a little hard for me! I love to fill my rooms. I’m still learning this tip!
BE DETAIL ORIENTED FOR A TIMELESS LOOK
Spend extra time to think about and choose every decor detail with care. Pay attention to lighting and seating and mirrors and art and candles and objets d’art. Everything! With a timeless look, less is often best. Ask yourself if what you choose to put in a room is something you love and is worthy of the space it takes up!
Give yourself time to sit in a room and day dream about how it could look. This is time well spent!
Even the empty spaces in a home should be thought out for a timeless look!
BLEND OLD AND NEW
A Timeless look often blends old and new. I absolutely love this look! It looks collected or curated. Mixing classic pieces from different times is an amazing way to bring interest and beauty into your decor!
Now is a fabulous time to put this tip into practice! Painted furniture is a new classic and not just a trend anymore! So paint an old outdated piece of furniture with a great new fresh color. Or upholster something outdated with a pretty new fabric! It’s giving a second life to decor!
EDIT COLLECTIONS TO JUST A FEW
Many of us love to collect something! And if you are a collector I bet you love showing your collection off. For a timeless look, edit your collection to only the “best” and display them. Or rotate your precious items and display a few at a time!
Less is more when it comes to displaying collections because they often date a look. Which is the opposite of timeless! So display with an edited hand.
I am an avid “dish” collector! And I use my dishes as accent pieces all over my home. But I’m leaning that a little at one time can go a long way!
CURATE YOUR LOOK
To “curate” means to choose, organize and look after something! Today, we have talked about “choosing” timeless decor. We have mentioned “organizing” or how to use your timeless furnishing in a space. Now let’s make sure we look after our furniture to keep it looking it’s best. Part of a curated look is “caring” for it!
A timeless look is well cared for and neat as a pin. Free from dust bunnies and stains! Nothing ruins a timeless look unkempt areas and furniture that has seen better days!
Here’s the good news. When a timeless piece finally starts looking tired, it can be repainted, slipcovered or reupholstered as long as the frame is still good! And it can continue to give you years of service!
LIVE WITH WHAT YOU LOVE
Most important of all is to live with what you love! If you are looking for that timeless, classic, amazing look choose pieces that YOU love! It’s your home and your sanctuary! Make it a reflection of wonderful YOU!
And don’t settle for any decor you don’t love! Make sure you want to live with what you have not just tollorate it!
If you love that timeless decor look that so many of us do,you now have a few tips to help achieve it in your home! Achieving a timeless look is a process! Enjoy the journey!
Now it’s time to put these tips into practice!
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Bohemian Design Style: What It Means And How To Get The Look
At some point or another, we bet you’ve come across bohemian design; it’s a bright, patterned, multi-cultural melange of memorable layers and elements you simply can’t miss or forget for its uniqueness.
The word ‘bohemian’ refers to someone who is socially unconventional and often involved in the arts, making it a great interior design option for a rich and heady space full of visual interest and a relaxed spirit.
But what makes bohemian style so distinctive and viable, and how do you get the look right in your home without coming off as heavy handed?
As we continue our Design Style series breaking down the essentials of different movements to consider for your home, we’re looking at tried and true routes to create your own perfectly curated bohemian style space with advice culled from Décor Aid designers.
To create a solid foundation, start with a simple base color for every bohemian style room. Warm and earthy tones make the perfect canvas, and opting for a neutral base allows you to pile up expressive color and pattern for the perfect mix without it being painfully overbearing and loud.
Saturate neutral tones with color by keeping the base tone muted to create a harmonious, soothing oasis boasting modern bohemian décor. If you do go for a bright base tone, it may be too rich and you’re certain to find yourself bored quickly with a somewhat chaotic starting point. When it comes to longevity, a neutral color palette is always wise.
Botanicals fit perfectly with bohemian style as plants are an affordable and easy to source method in creating a relaxed vibe while adding dimension to a room. Plants also do double duty of purifying air while adding a pop of color without interfering too much with the rest of your design and confusing the eye.
Hanging plants are also an excellent bohemian addition in any bohemian space, and are a beautiful and fun way to add interest and depth. Get creative with planters and keep those featuring personality and great design in mind.
From a simple woven hanging basket, to something more ornate and sculptural – a variety of different plants in different scales are an effective way in bringing your bohemian style home to life.
Plays On Pattern
Layering similar patterns has to be one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of mastering bohemian style while adding a decadent note to any area. From contrasting patterned rugs, to colorful cushions and throws, injecting various pattern is key here.
Do have fun with the mix and contrast different patterns, shapes, scales, and styles to easily create a lush bohemian vibe. That said, do keep a consistent color theme running throughout for consistency and to prevent a disjointed feel.
Choose a selection of hues you can keep coming back to and that you can keep present with all of your elements – especially in darker, more luxurious colors burgundy, emerald green, or a deep purple.
This might sound strange, but the closer to the floor you are, the closer you are to creating an authentic bohemian style house. Think low-backed sofas, scattered with plenty of plush, comfortable throw cushions, with neighboring poufs for extra seating.
And if you’re considering floor seating, to get the look be sure there’s a comfortable rug as a starting point topped with cushions of different sizes and styles, to ensure comfort.
Scour local antique stores and markets (which are great for eclectic decor ideas on a budget) for comfortable, time-worn, and well loved furnishings to complete a smart bohemian style living room that’s perfect for entertaining.
Go For Distressed Finds
Materials and furniture should look as if they’ve lived a life before coming into your home for added charm as bohemian style is all about well-loved pieces that look as if they were sourced from a far-flung market in an exotic locale.
Choose pieces that appear to boast personal history to them (even if you picked them up in a local sale and have no idea where they came from), the more alluring bohemian design feels, the better – even in the smallest of eclectic spaces.
Shy Away From Minimalism
With bohemian style decor, more is more as this design style isn’t about empty surfaces and blank spaces – the look is all about indulgent maximalism. That said, keep your bohemian living room decor full of curated finds, but for a bohemian style bedroom, our designers suggest a more pared-down take.
Do inject personality throughout your bohemian home and be sure that everything you love and have collected over the years is prominently on display. Bohemian style is all about layering trinkets and treasures to tell a story, just be sure you have enough surface and wall space to highlight decor and display artwork.
Bohemian home decor shouldn’t evoke a similarity to the home of a hoarder, however. Everything should have place and a purpose, yet you don’t have to be rigid with placement.
When we think about bohemian decor, bright colors and bold hues often come to mind. From pinks, to purples, to oranges, and greens – the bolder the better when it comes to luxurious bohemian interior design.
Jewel tones work particularly with bohemian decor and the deep, deluxe tones instantly make a space feel comforting in a way that’s exclusive to bohemian home decor. Consider sourcing a deep hued Moroccan bed spread for bohemian style bedroom decor and contrast it with bright linens for bohemian style bedroom decor that sings.
Metallics And Mirrors
Metallic and mirrored surfaces are hallmarks of bohemian interior design, especially for making a modern bohemian living room appear brighter and larger. Metallics and mirrors also add focal points to your room, along with a sense of everyday glamor.
For a DIY challenge, how about trying your hand at making your own mosaic tiled mirror and decorative extras? Lanterns and lights featuring Moroccan design are also sure to add an interesting bohemian style focal point, and when hung low, they’ll also work to add comfort and visual interest for your bohemian house decor.
Layer up on bohemian style decor decorative items and textiles; whether rugs, cushions, or throws, as bohemian style is all about layering. Layer one, two, or even three rugs in different styles and patterns for a rich statement. Layers of cushions and throws will also punctuate the relaxed vibe of bohemian style perfectly.
Layering is also a terrific way to conceal furnishings that may not be in the best condition as you can cover them with multiple textiles for a clever, stylish, and textured take on bohemian decor. Bohemian decor should reveal more on a second, third, and even fourth look than it does the first as layering colors, textures, and patterns is sure to add playful visual impact.
Again, accessories should give the impression that you are well-travelled (even if you’re not). Artistic accessories will add further interest to your cozy spaces and make for cultured talking points. Go bold with artistic pieces which stand out and are less than ordinary.
If you aren’t blessed with the luxury of having traveled the world collecting trinkets and keepsakes from every corner of the globe, take a trip to the local antiques store and shop for some interesting treasures to display.
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