Home Design Trends for the ‘20s

Design trends come and design trends go, making it difficult to stay on top of what’s hot and what’s not, especially where home décor is concerned. You want your home to look chic but keeping up with going trends can be a hassle. To make sense of it all, we’ve compiled some of the trends slated for popularity this coming decade, and a few that are on their way out. 

1. Integrated Hardware

Today’s modern kitchen includes integrated hardware on drawers and cabinets, giving them a sleek, cohesive look and feel. Gone are the days of large, gaudy pulls, and in their place are clean minimalist lines. 

2. Floral Patterns

If you love the freshness of floral designs, you’ll be glad to hear that this decade will usher in the use of floral patterns on all kinds of surfaces, including the walls. Floral wallpaper is where it’s at this decade!

3. Geometric Prints

The geometric prints have served their purpose and are definitely a thing of the past this decade. This 1970’s design trend is being replaced by softer, more feminine design elements. 

4. Eco-Friendly Fireplaces

Old, ashy fireplaces have been replaced with cleaner, eco-friendly versions that can literally be hung or plunked down anywhere. These modern fireplaces offer all the warm fuzzies of a fireplace, but they don’t need to be ventilated and there’s no mess to deal with. 

5. Kitchen Islands with Eat-In Access

The kitchen is often a gathering place in many households, which is why the eat-in island is so popular this decade. With plenty of counter space to work at and a drop-down table-height section, the entire family can enjoy the warm comfort of the kitchen anytime. 

6. Grand Millennial Style

Never heard of it before? That’s okay because many people haven’t. The grand millennial style is a traditional design style (think scallops, natural fiber rugs, topiaries, etc.) combined with contemporary elements such as modern art and clean-lined furniture. It’s traditional with a twist!

7. Gray on Gray

Sorry gray lovers. The gray on gray trend has come to an end. Much of the dreary gray-hued trend of the 20-teens is being replaced with warmer tones and pops of bright accent colors. 

8. Bold Monochromes

Monochrome doesn’t mean bland. Bright, bold colors like Kelly green and cobalt blue give new meaning to monochrome with a burst of color that’s full of elegance and personality. 

9. Something Old and Something New

No longer is it a necessity to decorate your home in one style or from one place. These days, people are combining old and new elements for a personalized style that tells a story. Thrift store shopping and trinkets found during travels are acceptable décor pieces in today’s imperfect home design. 

10. Dark Painted Doors

Painting an interior door with a dark color and then adding some great hardware is a great way to add warmth and character to the space. Who says the doors in your home need to all be one boring color?