With every new year comes a long list of new home design and decor trends. 2019 brought plenty of its own timeless trends that are sure to carry well into 2020, though 2020 shows plenty of bountiful promise. Whether your interior home decor style is marked by modernity or vintage flair, minimalism or maximalism, the year ahead is bound to have plenty in store for your particular tastes.
If entering the new year with a new in-home aesthetic is at the top of your priority list, we’re here to give you the skinny on the tasteful decor trends you should consider experimenting with. No need to flip through pages and pages of magazine after magazine, we’ve got you covered.
1. Smooth edges and curves
While modern accents are distinguished by 90-degree angles and edgy architecture, smooth curves are in a ballpark of their own. Slightly reminiscent of 70s furniture and design trends, rounded accents bring a cozy warmth into the home that is equally funky and fresh.
How to upgrade your home: Furnish your living room or lounge area with a curved sofa for a subtle yet impactful update. Swap out your traditional rectangle or square-shaped coffee table for a circle or oval-shaped one.
2. Vintage furniture
Vintage furniture requires a bit of careful (and pretty regular) maintenance, but the aesthetic pay-off is unparalleled. To be quite frank, vintage furniture has never truly gone out of style. Whether it’s a Hooker desk, a Lexington bed, or a Stickley armoire, there are so many different ways to mesh the old with the new while still maintaining a mod look and feel.
How to upgrade your home: Take a trip to your local thrift shop and browse through the furniture section. You may encounter some of the most unique and genuinely vintage pieces you wouldn’t find anywhere else. With a little TLC and a whole lot of cleaning and waxing, your vintage pieces can look brand new.
3. Sustainable materials
Purposeful purchasing is one of the best things you can do for your wallet and for the planet. Instead of choosing items crafted from cheap materials, opt for pieces that are made from natural and sustainable materials. Not only do these add a refreshingly light vibe to your home’s aesthetic, but it also ensures your money goes toward purchases you can feel good about.
How to upgrade your home: Swap out your linen curtains for wooden shutters. Trade in your plastic lampshades for adorable paper lampshades. Toss the stinky cotton bath mat and fashion your bathroom with a beautiful bamboo mat.
4. Velvet accents
Back in the day, velvet used to be considered too gaudy to have a place in the finest, most luxurious homes. Today, that’s completely changed. Velvet accents have 180-ed their reputation, becoming a shining symbol of luxury and regality. Any velvet touch, be it a throw blanket or a sofa, adds a splash of gorgeous texture and eye-catching elegance to any space.
How to upgrade your home: Soft velvet throw pillows are amazing finishing touches to a bedspread or couch assembly. Dressing your windows with flowy velvet drapes is a great way to boost your home’s wow factor.
5. Nature, inside
While the digital age continues to push interior decor trends toward more technology-driven aesthetics and hard-edged intensity, the inclusion of interior greener keeps the trend grounded. Furnishing your home with indoor plants is also a great way to add pops of color throughout your most trafficked rooms.
How to upgrade your home: Consider adding one of these low-maintenance indoor plants to your home:
*Split leaf philodendron
Whether you’re tackling designing your interior home decor for the first time, or you’re simply looking to update your existing feng shui to match the vibes of the new year’s decor trends, these 5 trends make for excellent starting points to get your innovative aesthetic juices flowing.
The upcoming year is sure to bring plenty of new and exciting aesthetic promise. What are your favorite 2019 design trends? What trends do you hope will carry into 2020? Let us know in the comments below!