2021 has definitely thrown us all for a bit of a loop. We’re re-adjusting our lifestyles, finding new hobbies, spending time at home, and with that working to create a space that is calm, relaxing, and homey. The rise of indoor and outdoor furniture has skyrocketed with people eagerly re-vamping their place and giving it a proper quarantine makeover. As people began clearing out old junk drawers, closets, cabinets, and even entire rooms, the need for something new and fresh to give their homes an updated look began to take off – and so did interior design.
We needed ideas, we needed new throw pillows, we needed the latest and greatest trends to give our homes the flavor we were going for, so of course we turned to the best in the business when it came to professional interior. Designers like Joanna Gaines, Peter Marino, and India Mahdavi have all inspired us with their beautiful interior colors and styles, and now that we are now halfway through 2020, they are giving us something fresh. With summer amongst us, new trends are giving our homes brightness, color, and maybe a dash of ocean air. But in with the new of course means out with the old, and these are the interior design trends making an exit in 2020.
Brass has dominated the interior design world for several years now. It took the place of a nickel finish that was extremely popular before. Brass gave us a fresh finish without being too ‘gold’ or bright. It was clean and paired well with most bright colors or neutral tones in a home. From mirrors to light fixtures, brass was used heavily as a popular interior design accent. Since the rise of brass, many interior designers, however, have begun to steer away from it, they believe it has become too trendy and is no longer a special or creative accent to a room.
Instead, the future is looking bright! Many interior designers are predicting bright colors and happy interiors. One way you can start replacing brass is with lucite, quickly making a rise on the scene. Lucite is nifty because its material makes any room look much bigger. It adds a minimal, sleek finish to any accent or furniture piece, and is sure to give your home that upgrade that it needs.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re suckers for a well designed tropical space! From accent walls to throw pillows, palm print always came on the scene around summertime, or those of us who just enjoyed the aesthetic of coastal living. While it adds a deep pop of color, unfortunately, the beloved print is on its way out. The print was loud for its time and is now quickly becoming an outdated option to decorate with. While it may hurt at first to watch it go, this oversaturated print is now a thing of the past. Instead, decorate with house plants or even potted palms. It may not be the wallpaper that you used to have, but it will add the right pop of greenery to your interior.
Emerging out of the jungle, 2020 is taking a new turn in the interior design world. Instead, 2020 is looking to bright monochromatic colors, classicism decorating, and European inspired furniture details. So ditch the palm print and bring out your personality and elegance with colors like Kelly Green and Cobalt Blue. While they may seem daring, these are incredible ways to spice up your interior and give it the classic pop of color and makeover that you may need.
Accent walls have stood the test of time for many years now. It was a great way to add some color or drama to a room by adding a slight accent to tie all of your décor together. Accents walls could be found in the bathroom, living rooms, bedrooms, and sometimes even the kitchen. It was always the backdrop wall, or that random wall in your living room you had no idea what to do with. Whether it was bright, neutral, or something funky, accent walls have always been the perfect way to add a little style to your interior (1). But if you love the color or pattern so much, why not just do the whole room?
Professional interior designers are now encouraging people, go big or go home! If you love that wallpaper or color, just do the entire room. It was look much cleaner and more modern to paint the walls and molding the same color or pattern to give it an updated look. Accent walls, after all, now give off a inconsistent or non-cohesive aesthetic. Without realizing it, it can even throw off the flow of your entire room. By covering each room fully in one color or pattern, we are giving it a more balanced and cohesive backdrop for our furniture pieces and textiles. But if you really aren’t ready to jump the gun, you can also place a large painting or wall hanging on your empty wall to add accent to a room.
All White Kitchens
This trend, admittedly, was one of my favorites. I loved the look of a clean fresh kitchen, with maybe a splash of bright yellow lemons sitting on the counter. It was a style that took over the interior design world, and almost every home, a few years ago. Since then it has shifted and molded to the interior design trends of the time but has always remained consistently bright white. This was a nice change of pace from the dark craftsman style kitchens that were so popular, but your kitchen can still look fresh without being bleach white (2).
While stark white may be on the way out, those who spent their days keeping it clean may be thrilled to hear what’s next. Instead, try painting your kitchen in bold colors or fun patterns. Professional interior designers are predicting patterned floors, dynamic stone counter tops, and fun splashes of color to our cabinets. It’s time to brighten up all that white with something fun and fresh!