6 Design Trends Already Shaping 2020

February 24, 2020

From bold, bright colors to statement wall art, several design trends are heating up in 2020. “Look for daring color statements and unexpected uses of natural elements to accessorize and help transform home designs,” says Angela Nuessle, national vice president of interior design at PulteGroup. The PulteGroup design team is calling out these six home design trends for 2020.

  • Curvilinear forms. Arched lines with smooth transitions can help soften the look of a home, designers say. “From couches and chairs to tables and ottomans, curves add a retro vibe that spans from midcentury to high glam,” design forecasters from PulteGroup note.
  • Natural texture. More home elements are taking their raw form. “From household accessories to furnishings and textiles to home decor, natural texture will add visual significance, intensity, and depth to interiors,” the designers say.
  • Unique adornments. For example, leather accents and belts are being added to chairs and beds. Gilded hardware is popping up on cabinets and furniture. Ornamentation is creating more unique spaces, designers say.
  • Different wall art. “This year will move beyond traditional design to focus on wall applications that incorporate mixed-media and abstract elements with natural elements, including yarn, wood, woven fibers, and stone,” the designers say. “The key is to achieve texture, depth, and intensity with unique pieces that will make a lasting impression.”
  • Bold patterns. Large graphic florals and botanicals continue to be popular in home design. “Embracing the wild side comes with color palettes reminiscent of camouflage and a pronounced focus on alluring moments in nature coming into play with design,” the PulteGroup designers note.
  • Color statements. The trend goes beyond just one accent wall. “More distinct elements, such as upholstery, case pieces, and large statement art, will embrace this impressive trend,” PulteGroup designers say. “They key is to strike balance between incorporating bold color statement pieces with subtle, layered neutrals.”

For more information, check out this short video featuring 2020's top design trends.

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