It’s a new year in a new decade. Is your home decor ready to take on the ‘20s, or is it stuck in the past? If you are thinking about updating your space, plenty of stylish options await you. Go for a complete change, or just refresh and re-energize what you already have by taking advantage of these top hot home decor trends for 2020.
Color it up.
Yes, the current trend of neutral-heavy palettes is still raging in 2020, but there’s a new kid on the block we haven’t seen in a while: purple. From deep violet to light lavender, adding some purple to your space elevates its look and brings a dash of luxury and elegance to your tans, taupes, and grays. But be careful to not overdo it! Tiny bits of the powerful hue are all you need to liven up a space. Add too much of it and it will look Iike Prince paid you a visit from beyond the grave. And nobody needs that.
Add a garden room.
If your budget allows, take a patio or deck a step further and add a garden room. Screened-in porches provide more outside enjoyment, and four-season rooms give you even more than that. Can’t swing enough money to build a new room, or just don’t have the yard space? Pick a sunny room in your home, tear the shades down, and set out a dozen or so plants in colorful pots. Bringing the outside in will do wonders for the space, and your mood.
Invest in a home theater.
Nothing says fun like an entire room used as a theater. Invest in a huge flat-screen TV with surround-sound, a gaming system and half a dozen comfy recliners, and you have a space your entire family can enjoy together. Get more tips on how to add this space to your home on a budget.
Bring in organic fibers.
One of the most innovative, attractive 2020 trends in interior decor is the introduction of a variety of organic materials. Woven baskets, braided tapestries, mesh throws, and bamboo rugs are interesting, budget-friendly pieces that freshen up a room. Add two or three eye-catching pieces to each area of your home for a cool, hip vibe.
Set up a coffee station.
If you enjoy coffee, add a station to a corner of your kitchen. Stock it with colorful mugs hanging from hooks, plenty of coffee, cinnamon, and sugar, and stir sticks. This idea doesn’t cost a lot of money or take up much room, but it provides plenty of daily enjoyment. There are a variety of designs that you can use for your coffee station to fit your kitchen’s vibe.
Showcase some patterned elements.
Bright colors, light colors, neutral colors, solid colors. Break up the single-hued home decor with pretty patterns! Add a floral rug, some abstract art, and patterned pillows in your living room. Toss a patterned tablecloth in the dining room and some pretty throw pillows on your bed. Patterns catch the eye, create interest, and tie your home decor colors together cohesively to build your signature look.
Honor the past with antiques.
Brand new is nice, but old stuff has its own unique advantages. Antiques lend an air of mystery and offer another level of interest to your space that new home decor doesn’t. Dig through your parents’ basement to see if you can find some tossed off treasures that would complement your space. Visit some local antique shops and purchase a cool vase, old flowerpot, or any other piece that catches your eye.
Make a fun kitchen backsplash.
Home decor trends in the kitchen are always one of the most popular, and 2020 trends are no different. Instead of the tried-and-true marble or subway tile backsplash, experiment with a more whimsical motif that showcases your family’s specific style. Use glass tiles in bright colors, tin strips, or place tiles in unexpected directions to create a unique feel for your kitchen. Be sure to have all the tools you need on hand to do the job right.
Go darker… with your wood.
Whoever said blondes have more fun wasn’t referring to flooring in 2020. Darker tones like mahogany, hickory, oak, and even ebony hardwood floors add sophistication and classic style. Darker tones show the grain of the wood better and are less likely to fade and show wear and tear. Not to mention they are flat-out gorgeous with every type of decor.
Mix in some textured decor.
Gone are the days when you use either silver or gold, wood or metal, cloth or leather. For 2020, mixing it up is key to creating a satisfying, inviting room. Metals, woods, patterns, solids, tiles, and fabrics all combine to tell a beautiful, modern story.
Bring in some natural light.
Natural lighting makes rooms look bigger and brightens everyone’s spirits. Stamp out the dark, murky shadows of your home by first giving your windows a thorough washing, then add light blinds to your windows that are easy to open. Install screen doors so you can leave your front door open for extra light. Hang mirrors opposite your windows when possible to multiply the effect of the natural light within your space.
If you’re going for an entire remodel or just a refresh, these ideas are smoking hot for 2020 and will take your space from bland to grand. Adopt one or several of the ideas for your very own and see the difference it makes in how your rooms look and feel. You’re bound to be pleasantly surprised by the change.