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Design trends 2020: What to expect in home design and decor


Another year has come and gone. We’ve seen plenty of lovely home design and decor trends grace us over the last 12 months, but it’s time to make way for the upcoming style direction of 2020. Here are a few emerging trends we plan on seeing more often in homes across the country from spring and beyond, based on our Market Trends Fall Report:

Integrated living spaces
For many years, an open floor plan has been a nice touch to a gathering space. Today, it’s an absolute must when it comes to entertaining and socializing with family and friends. One major theme that we noticed within the market is creating a home that is both livable and comfortable, and an open floor plan of kitchen, dining and other living zones can help you accomplish just that. For example, it allows you to keep the conversation flowing with those sitting on the couch while you’re finishing meal prep in the kitchen. It also gives you the opportunity to keep an eye on the children playing in one room while you’re taking care of tasks in another. Integrated living spaces are not only comfortable, but they’re tremendously practical in today’s modern world.

Open floor plans inspire interaction.Open floor plans inspire interaction.

While new shade and tone trends occur on a regular basis, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s not always necessary to change up your color palette annually. If you are in the mood to mix things up, shades of blue, from sky to navy are trending. Pale pink and light greens are also increasing in popularity and are calming and uplifting.

From chairs and sofas to full sectionals, curvy furniture is a major anticipated trend of 2020, according to David Haseley Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing.

“Curves and round shapes associate mostly with softness and classic design,” he said. “While true, furniture with curved shapes and rounded corners can also be used in modern interiors with a retro twist. And, it makes perfect sense with the open floor plans we see today. Curvy furniture, from a practical point, is also easier to get around.”

“Curved furniture inspires you to get closer to your family members and friends.”

Curved furniture inspires you to get closer to your family members and friends. It’s all about encouraging conversation, comfort and family togetherness.

Natural textures
Nature has increasingly made a major impact in the design industry and is inspiring more homeowners to utilize its colors, scenery and textures, according to Haseley.

“Whether you enjoy a walk in the forest, a climb to the top of a mountain or a stroll along the beach, we all want to capture those moments in some fashion in our home to constantly bring us back to that time,” he shared.

From finishes and materials like macramé, wicker and rattan to natural agate and burled wood, all of these elements can add supreme sensation to any living space.

Interested in getting a jump start on one – or all – of these upcoming home design and decor trends? Now’s a great time to get in contact with a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors. One of our professionals will come to your home for a free consultation to evaluate your living space to see what surface area and current furnishing and accessories you’re working with. With the assistance of your design consultant, you can keep your home trendy and enhance the look and feel of your space in no time.

Want to make some adjustments at the start of the new year? Contact Decorating Den Interiors today to schedule your free consultation before the holidays.

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