Need a New Year’s resolution? Embrace one (or some) of these eight exciting new interior design trends, and whip your space into shape for a happy and stylish start to the decade.
Chintz, Chinoiserie, even needlepoint…a newly coined style has emerged, and it’s not (quite) your grandma’s décor. Classic “granny chic” design elements have been lovingly juxtaposed with sleek-lined furniture and modern art, expressing Millennials’ increasing need to disconnect and embrace the lived-in comforts of tradition. So put down your Kindle and start that book collection—Sister Parish is here to stay, and ready for her close-up (on IG anyway).
LAYERING OLD AND NEW
As we ring in 2020 with “Auld Lang Syne,” the old indeed won’t be forgot(ten) in interior design, as this latest trend infuses a dose of personality by layering in old and new design elements. Avoiding the “one and done” approach of big-box retail, decorators are opting to layer in beloved keepsakes from their clients’ travels as well as unique items that tell a more enriched story of the people who live there.
ANTIQUED LANDSCAPE TAPESTRIES
Perhaps inspired by Game of Thrones or period films like The Favourite, tapestries are becoming a focal point in design, with lush idyllic landscapes, muted blues and earth tones, and natural woven textures gracing the interiors of 2020. Their pastoral themes will inspire a connection to nature and creativity in the New Year.
FUN BATHROOM DESIGN
Skip to the loo with playful bathroom décor. Experiment with wallpapers, quirky colors and soft textures to turn this oft-neglected space into an unexpected oasis.
RATTAN AND WICKER FURNITURE
Once a staple of the Arts & Crafts Movement, rattan and wicker are making a comeback for 2020, balancing modern and traditional styles. No longer just for baskets, the vinous material is being handwoven into ingenious new ways for chairs, tables and lighting.
For sophistication with a little edge, monochromatics are breaking free of the standard pale color palette. Go on and make Crayola jealous—there’s nothing like adding bold swaths of cobalt blue or kelly green to your interiors.
DARK PAINTED WOODS
Add warmth to your space by using dark paints and gleaming hardware for interior doors. Create doorways with personality to match the characters who walk through them.
Warmer tones are taking over the cooler trend in past years. With sensual hues like chocolate, wine, olive and ochre making an appearance in interiors, a change of palette brings new perspective to a new year.