Is 2020 your year to reevaluate how you want your home to look? If so, there are so many new style and trend options you could choose from. Modern design has changed a lot in recent years as a result of social media and technology, with many embracing simpler aesthetics or old-world styles with modern twists. Here are some of the latest interior design trends for you to consider.
In pseudo-rebellion against hipster and modern design style, many millennials (around the ages of mid-twenties to late thirties) are returning to traditional forms of decorations like that of their grandparents. They are becoming “grandmillennials”. This trend has resulted in an appreciation of older things, a sort of “New Traditionalism”, in which details like embroidered linens, chintz, ruffles, wicker and even needlepoint make a reappearance. This style uses old-school decorating techniques and layered decor for the desired effect. Some might consider it outdated, but for a person with grandmillennial style leanings, it’s comfortable and soothing. It can also be thought of as an attempt to return to simpler things and get away from the modern rush of the world.
Monochrome is a design trend that places an emphasis on simplicity and texture. Using one color and/or different shades of that color for paint, furniture and decor, this aesthetic is meant to be calm and soothing with neutral and warm tones. Every design choice must be intentional for this style to work, though, because if anything is off, it will stick out like a sore thumb. If you’re new to the monochromatic, it might be a good idea to experiment with a small room or maybe add a contrasting color.
Old and New
Another trend that has been popular of late is to combine the old with the new. This is an aesthetic choice that can actually be fairly easy to adopt, since many people have both new decor and decor that they’ve inherited or been given. Layering and placement is essential here, because with this combination, a “feature” item is unnecessary. You want to make sure every piece gets seen and not overshadowed. A neutral color palette is good for this modern/vintage trend, as are hardwood floors, rugs, textures and repurposed or creative furniture. Balance can be tricky, but it can help to set the scene of the room against an architectural backdrop like exposed brick, fireplaces or weathered, textured wall finishes.
Classic and Modern European
Classic and Modern European styles are quite similar, with heavy leanings on Greek, Roman, Baroque and Renaissance architecture and style. Columns set a scene, along with plush patterned carpets, velvet fabrics, unique furniture and carefully placed artwork and sculptures. Marble floors, grand fireplaces, chandeliers and transparent stone lamps also help accent this expansive style. Color palettes tend to be warm and dark, but several different colors can be present at once in a classic or modern European home. This can be an expensive trend to pull off, but it definitely hearkens back to how the world was centuries ago, an attempt to bring history into the modern day.
The minimalist movement has been kicking up a lot recently, as homeowners try to simplify their busy lives. Drawing partly from simplistic Scandinavian styles, design choices include natural decor, natural lighting and sparsely decorated rooms with neutral or subtle colors. This aesthetic brings out the feeling of space and calm that many modern homeowners crave. It’s a functional trend that can bring a sense of focus and a relieving unclutteredness to life.
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