Trend forecasting is one of my favorite things. I love reading the trades, chatting with other designers and scouring the internet looking for what new trends will emerge in the interior design space this year. After hours of digging, here are some of my favorite design trends for 2020.
Last weekend, I walked into a home decor store in downtown LA and saw a bunch of tall vases filled with pampas grass all throughout the place. I was immediately transported to my living room as a child. My Mom would go to the New Jersey Meadowlands to clip huge branches and display them all around the house. She said in the early 80’s every home needed these and a wicker peacock chair. I’m pretty sure this rings true today. If you are looking for a tall statement branch for your living of dining room, this may be your answer. You can get some here, if you don’t live near a flower market.
This is something we have been seeing a lot of for years with the “open floor concept” but it has taken on a new role according to interioize.com. They say that “Socializing whilst cooking is a new trend that finds its creative and stylish solutions. Such a distribution of living space is also quite helpful for young families with small children allowing them to keep an eye to the kids while preparing food.” So expect to see larger kitchen with seating available and open access to dining rooms in 2020. In my house, it’s pretty rare we EVER sit down around the dining table. Most meals are served on my kitchen island “family style” which allows me to cook, eat, socialize and serve all in one place.
British Farmhouse Chic
A twist on the classic Farmhouse style that has been a staple in the design world for the last few years, this elevated classic ascetic blends old and new styles with a hint of personality. With more ornate detail that the classic American Farmhouse style, according to Forbes, “This trend is all about mixing patterns, antique with new decor as well as paying homage to the countryside with botanicals and muted primary tones.”
Warm, Jewel-Toned Colors
Last year, was all about the neutrals, this year it’s about the jewel tones. Creating warmer spaces with these rich colors will elevate and lighten spaces with giving touches of character. According to an article on 2020 design trends, one contributor says “I also see a lot of soft peachy corals and terra cotta—colors that feel soft yet grounded in earth tones. I also love golden yellow tones in lush fabrics like velvets to buttery, caramel leathers or leather-look.”
Texture + Patterns
According to multiple design sources 2020 is all about textures and patterns. From shaggy throws to strong graphic patterns, this one is a trend I am super excited for. One Architectural Digest also agrees with.
This is a trend I am seeing on all of the design blogs and resources. From vintage wingback to modern rounds to fun lounge chairs, in 2020 you can expect to see a burst of unique statement chairs.