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8 Interior Design Tips for the New Year

It’s 2020 and new interior design trends are all over social media. With each new decade, designs evolve and change. It’s easy to stay stuck in the style you loved in 2002, but isn’t it time step out of your comfort zone in style?

In this article, we’ll take a look at eight interior design tips for the new year. Even the most seasoned interior designer will love these.

1. Get Some Character in Your Kitchen

The all-white kitchen was one of the most defining design trends during the 2010s. However, as we enter into the new decade, many interior designers are predicting that they’ll be a major shift toward getting more character into the kitchen.

For example, it’s expected that we’ll start to see more natural wood on islands, cabinets and shelves. This trend will allow a homeowner to maintain an airy and bright vibe without being restricted to all-white surroundings.

2. Vintage Accents

As with many other areas in life, what goes around comes around in interior design trends. One trend you can expect going into 2020 is that you’ll see more traditional and vintage detailing.

When it comes to vintage, expect items like spindles, spooled legs and other styles from the 1800s and the early 1900s. Just don’t expect to see vintage everywhere, all the time. During this design cycle, interior designers are incorporating only one or two statement pieces in a room.

3. The Color of the Year Is…

This year’s Panton Color of the Year is a navy shade of Classic Blue. This means you’ll see a lot of splashy color in 2020. The good news is, this color is highly sophisticated and completely versatile.

Navy blue gives decorators an amazing amount of subtle contrast for exteriors and interiors. It can be used in modern-style homes and traditional homes alike.

You can use this color to give your kitchen island a quick, sleek upgrade. Or you can use it to achieve a dramatic look in an entire room without giving poor contrast to woodwork and white trim.

This shade of blue gives a classy, almost stately look without going all the way to black.

4. Floral Wallpaper (Yes, Really!)

The thought of flower wallpaper probably makes you cringe. But in 2020, it might be time to change your tune.

Don’t think of your grandmother’s floral wallpaper, however. Although floral wallpaper has been around for decades, these current gorgeous patterns come with a much more modern update in the new decade. Bold, large-scale color and metallic versions are here. And they’re here to stay.

Floral wallpaper is an especially good option in foyers and powder bathrooms. The best news is, if you’re not ready to commit fully to a pattern, there are many stick-on varieties you can try out.

Give it a shot!

5. Contrasting Decor

High-contrast designs are a big trend in 2020. If you’ve always fantasized about painting a room black, now is the time to give it a try.

For the longest time, the go-to color has always been white. But this year, it’s all about high-contrast combinations. As an example, you’ll see a chair with a white frame and black fabric. Or maybe a console table with light hardware and deep, dark stained wood.

6. Canopy Beds

Have you had dreams of sleeping your nights away in a regal canopy bed? Now is the time to make that dream come true.

Modern canopy beds no longer feature big, chunky headboards or get swallowed up in heavy fabrics. Today’s canopy beds are crafted from metal, acrylic and ultra-sleek upholstered frames.

They’re definitely making a big comeback.

7. Unique Kitchen Art

While you’re out and about looking at pieces of fine art, don’t forget about your kitchen. Maybe you’re an artist and never thought of painting something for your kitchen. Give it a try!

We’ve always had a certain focus on making our kitchens another inviting room in the house, not just a utility area for cooking. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by hanging inviting art in your kitchen.

You should also use shelves to openly display certain items that express your personality and sense of style.

8. Wicker and Rattan Furniture

Do you think these materials need to stay on the front porch or back deck? Think again.

Indoor wicker and rattan are having a major resurgence in 2020. For a lot of people, it reminds them of their childhoods. Sentimental value is always one of the highest valued currencies.

Wicker and rattan have evolved in exciting and fresh ways for tables, chairs and lighting. They perfectly balance traditional and modern styles with ease.

Interior Design in 2020

As we enter into the new year, bring some design spice into your life. Choose one or more of these eight design tips, then put them to use in your home. You’ll be glad you did…