As many of us continue to spend more time at home due to the current condition of the world, we’re looking for ways to stay busy. Redecorating your home is a great way to be productive and improve your living environment while more of your days are spent at your home.
Design trends are constantly evolving and with the turn of the decade, we’re experiencing an upheaval in the traditional interior design trends of the last ten years. We’ve developed a list of the top 5 trends to toss during your spring cleaning and what to replace them with when redecorating your home this season.
OUT: Minimalist designs
Minimalism saw its heyday this past decade as homeowners embraced a “less is more” mantra and opted for simplicity and understated pieces. Thanks to Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method, clean lines, monochromatic color palettes, and decluttered spaces have become all the rage in homes across the nation. Although this style offers the benefits of simplicity and organization, it lacks the personality and pop that homeowners are looking for to express their unique creativity today. This design trend is beginning to fade as people embrace going BIG with their home design.
Gone are the days of spaces with as little color and personality as possible. Maximalism will be a prominent design trend this year as people begin to look for more bold and visually stimulating design schemes for their living spaces. When redecorating your home this year, try pairing solids with plaids, mixing different types of metals, and finding statement pieces that draw the eye to a certain area of your home. Get creative and throw the rules of midcentury modernism out the window. This is the perfect time to express yourself through your interior design and cultivate a space that truly reflects your personal tastes, no matter how wild they may be.
OUT: Rose gold
Rose gold has officially reached its expiration date as millennial pink fades into the background of interior design trends. Soft pinks and blushed hues have been ubiquitous in modern designs, but their presence has become overwhelming in the past year. From throw pillows, to furniture, to wall colors, to accent pieces, rose gold has dominated the scene and frankly it’s time to move on. Now this doesn’t mean that pinks should be eliminated all together, but softer pinks will definitely become a trend of the past.
IN: Classic Blue
Earlier this year, Pantone unveiled their annual Color of the Year as Classic Blue. For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced multiple industries such as fashion, industrial design, graphic design and interior design.
“Instilling calm, confidence, and connection,” says Pantone, “this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.”
The underlying themes of Classic Blue can bring a sense of stability and peace to your home even when the outside world feels chaotic and unpredictable. Incorporate classic blue into your design as you’re redecorating your home this season for a practical and trendy accent.
OUT: Farmhouse style
Rustic country decor has become all the rage in recent years due to Chip and Joana Gaines’ popularization of the farmhouse style. Many retailers have pounced on this trend and began mass producing farmhouse style decor to appeal to the desire for homey and simplistic interior design. Although this look did have its perks, it’s time for a change that will allow for a more distinctive style tailored to homeowners’ unique tastes.
IN: Eclectic Style
Standardized trends like the farmhouse style lack the unique personality that many are craving at this time. Mass-produced furniture can feel impersonal and seeing the same coffee table you bought in your neighbor’s living room can make your home feel like it lacks character. That’s why a more eclectic style will become popular this season as people search for one-of-a-kind pieces such as vintage accents and heirlooms to spice up their homes. Try mixing and matching some of your newer stylized pieces with older unique items to create an atmosphere that feels right to you. Browse our online store for some inspiration.
OUT: Fast furniture
We’re not against affordable furniture pieces by any means; however, “fast furniture” or furniture with a short-life span can present environmental issues. As these issues begin to influence industry trends more heavily, we’ll begin to see a drastic decline in fast-furniture as homeowners opt for more sustainable, well-made options.
IN: Sustainable pieces
As consumers are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint and reducing waste, products that are eco-friendly will become more popular. When redecorating your home, be conscious of the effects of your design choices and habits on our planet. You can capitalize on this trend by opting for sustainable furniture made from recycled materials, purchasing eco-friendly appliances, and incorporating more greenery into your design scheme to have more organic elements in your home.
OUT: Open floor plans
The open floor plan trend has helped families feel more connected and made homes feel more cohesive in the past decade. Being able to see everyone in the living room while you’re in the kitchen has become a must-have feature for many prospective home-buyers who want to continue this idea of interconnectedness. While we’ve never been more in need of connection than we are right now, some are beginning to tire of the open floor plan and are craving more privacy as they spend more time at home together.
IN: Well-defined spaces
Say good-bye to open floor plans and get ready to put back up some walls. One of the largest trends we’ll see in 2020 is a renewed desire for well-defined spaces. Because our homes can function as kitchens, offices, gyms, living spaces, and sleeping areas, it’s important to make sure each of these areas has their own unique atmosphere.
Your home office doesn’t need to be connected to your childrens’ playroom and your home gym doesn’t need to be connected to your bedroom. Designating these spaces will help your brain acclimate to whatever mindset you need to be in for that specific task. This can also give you the freedom to play with different design schemes throughout your home. Don’t be afraid to establish specific areas for specific functions when redecorating your home this season.
Redecorating your home can make your living space more comfortable and inviting and there’s no better time to tackle it than during a spring cleaning. If you have to be stuck at home, you might as well be stuck in style.
Our team of experienced interior designers can help you incorporate these new ideas into your home and phase out outdated trends. Meet digitally with a designer for a consultation on your next project, today.