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Home Design Trends That Will Take Over in 2020

A new decade calls for big, bold changes in interior design. Here’s what to expect.

murphy bed deskBuilt-Ins Are Back
According to interior designers space-saving innovations will be the big thing in 2020.
“Working to create homes that are smart on space and have unique pieces that no one else has, we see a rise in built-in furniture (or pieces built to look like built-ins).

Photo of Pantone's 2020 color of the year
Pantone’s color of the year is a classic blue, and it only makes sense that interior design is incorporating this color trend. Expect kitchen designs to welcome the color. Paris designer Anne-Laure Dubois incorporates it as the base of this kitchen counter as a means to offset wood floors and white walls.

Well-being will be center stage in homes like never before. Through everything from inviting more natural light and fresh air into the home through larger windows, skylights and creating better flow between the indoors and outdoors, to putting a premium on things like luxurious baths and showers for enhancing the self-care routine.

Smart faucet

There’s no denying the importance of hygiene for lowering your chances of getting sick. Especially with recent global health scares, there will be a rise in touch-free smart faucets, like the Delta Faucet’s VoiceIQ technology faucets, to stave off spreading germs via faucet handles.

greenery_549151357 home office with plants cactus succulents

The multi-functional home will gain recognition in 2020. With the gig economy and more and more people working from home, creating a home that is multi-functional and can work for both family and work life is becoming increasingly important. “This can mean more ADUs (accessory dwelling units) popping up that function as a home office or extra-income units, and it can also mean transforming a small area in the home and dedicating that space for office use.”

High contrast living room with green accents

“In 2020 high contrast is the name of the game — whether it’s a black chair with white legs or a bold trim or door color that pops against a more neutral wall.
The idea behind the trend is to create eye-catching spaces.
Take contrast in a different direction: When working with furniture, art or textiles, mix modern and vintage pieces to create a fun juxtaposition.

Warm toned living room with accent pillows
Cool tones have had their moment. Home design trends for 2020 include a shift to warm colors, saturated hues and jewel tones that make subtle pops on tiles, the sofa, kitchen cabinetry and walls. The idea is to find more lively hues that still look natural.

Living room with various patterns in black and white
This year, the rules are meant to be broken. Layered patterns are a far cry from millennial-minimalism, and that’s exactly the point. The trend will take over tabletop and textiles designs, with a thematic color used to fuse various patterns.

Built-in window seat
A cozy perch is just what 2020 home design trends ordered! More reading nooks, window-side seats and patio benches will pop up this year as a way to add a splash of unique architectural design to an otherwise long-lasting design staple: a comfortable place to unwind.

outdoor home bar
There’s been an increasing desire to entertain at home, and that’s reflected in today’s interior design. Expect to see fully stocked bar carts take center stage in entertainment spaces within the home and outdoor bars designed for easy summer living.

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