Every year at this time Designers and Tastemakers make their predictions on what the new design trends will be, which of the old ones will get the boot and which are here to stay. I always find it interesting to see how they actually pan out and unfold throughout the year. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Design Trends – Why a Collected Look is Here to Stay.
You might want to check out these links before you throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Panetone’s color of the year is Classic Blue. It’s not quite as dark as navy or as bright as royal blue, but more like a classic true blue that Pantone describes as “a timeless and enduring hue elegant in its simplicity.”
We used Benjamin Moore Hale Navy in our tasting room update for Morgan Winery. So glad it is on-trend.
Traditional Style with a Twist
Apparently traditional style (with a twist) will enjoy a resurgence. House Beautiful calls it Grand Millenial Style. That certainly pleases me. We can thank designers like Mark Sikes, for keeping tradition fresh but fun. His layered designs never look dated.
Texture continues to have a moment.
If you have been reading my blog long you know I am definitely on board with this one. This Tom Scheerer designed great room is awash with layers of texture.
Color and pattern reign.
Who does it better than Anna Spiro?
One thing of note that I am excited about is the return of interesting lampshades. We have an upcoming Project Design living room refresh post and you will see some new lampshades in my living room
The End of Throwaway Furniture
I am reading everywhere that we are going to see an end to throw away furniture. I think we are all trying to lessen our carbon footprint so it is about time. I don’t know how many times I will go to a young client’s home and their furniture pieces look like they are ready for the dump. There is nothing wrong with a few affordable pieces thrown in but scour the flea markets and second-hand stores for quality pieces you can keep for a lifetime. If you are lucky enough to have local shops like Perch Decor. You can find treasures weekly.
Vintage Art and Antique Furniture will replace the throwaway culture.
Yippee, I am all for this as well. My house is filled with antiques that we have collected for over 40 years. I don’t mind a modern piece here and there. I don’t want my house to look like a museum. In this living room from Lauren Liess’s latest book Down to Earth you can see how she is a master at combining, vintage art, antiques and modern. Love her style. I purchased this book for my daughter for Christmas.
Organic and Sustainable elements are here to stay
People will be buying fewer, but more high-quality pieces. This entry from Whitney Parkinson combines loads of organic goodness, a vintage mirror, a modern light fixture, and contemporary art. The Collected look at it’s best.
Monochromatic color schemes are supposedly out particularly all gray. I don’t see this one happening overnight we have all gotten pretty wedded to the cooler tones. When we repainted “Summer’s Room” we chose a warm neutral because I wanted to use the existing dust ruffle and bedding and connect it to the other colors in the room. You can read more about that here in my post Five Ways to make a Guestroom Baby Friendly
You might also enjoy Better Housekeepings Best Paint Colors of 2020.
I read several articles in preparation for this post. As you can imagine there is always a lot of controversies. For instance, one article said terrazzo is in and another is listed as out. The key is to take a look at the end of the year and revisit these trends that are supposedly in and out.
Here are a few of the design trends that most experts believe will disappear in 2020 or soon after.
People still want to combine modern elements with old and vintage but pure minimalism is out
Anything with patina, age, or imperfection will be favored.
Not sure I am ready to say goodbye to this one but I get it. They aren’t very practical.
Can I be totally honest? I abhor accent walls a rule. Occasionally I have found a beneficial use but rarely. Whenever a client asks if we should paint one wall a different color I cringe.
I am 65, I had this in my freshman college dorm room. I wasn’t thrilled to see it come back and I won’t be sorry to see it go.
We all love Chip and Jo but maybe it is time to say goodbye to Farmhouse everything.
This doesn’t mean we are all going to paint our walls yellow again, but warmer undertones and earthy colors will reign.
Mid Century Modern Everything
This one won’t break my heart either. I am all for incorporating some elements into the design scheme, but mid-century everything is too museum-like.
What does this mean for all of us? We all want our homes to reflect our personalities and our spaces to tell our story. We want to learn how to best incorporate elements from our past with elements of our future. We want to creatively display our collections from our travels. If we combine all of these things cohesively we will achieve a timeless collected look that will never go out of style. Those of you who have been reading a long time know that this is my mantra. You might enjoy my post on the Collected Look and How to Get It or Ten Tips for Achieving Timeless Interiors.
What do you think about the new design trends we will supposedly embrace and ditch? You might want to check out my shop page for some of my design favorites that I have used in projects in the past year. I will be adding NEW elements this week.
Linked below are my favorite design books that best reflect a timeless collected look. I am going to treat myself to a couple that I have purchased for friends and family.
You read 2020 Design Trends-Why a Collected Look is Here to Stay first here on Rough Luxe Lifestyle. I will be back on Friday with the results of my survey. Thank you so much for all of your fabulous suggestions!