Home trends in 2020 have swung to the other end of the spectrum. Gone are the days of subtle, greige decor and farmhouse accents. Instead, many Americans are going brighter and bolder to make personal statements in their home’s design. Here are seven design trends that promise to carry over to 2021.
Home Trends in 2020
Headed to the dark side
Homeowners in 2020 opted for darker colors instead of those on the gray/beige color palette. Darker, deeper interior color schemes are showing up in more and more American homes. Pantone’s color of 2020 is navy blue which may have helped drive this home trend. Jewel tones like sapphire and emerald along with graphite and even black are showing up on accent walls, in powder rooms and even as kitchen cabinets.
Reinvented kitchen islands
Kitchen design trends have focused on the island. Many homeowners have opted for “waterfall” islands. Instead of a natural stone slab sitting on top of a cabinet base, the slab is continued over at least two sides of the island for a custom look. Others have taken a cue from Nancy Myers’ and designed kitchens with double islands — one for food prep and one for dining or serving. Instead of two separate islands, some homeowners are creating two-tiered islands, which provide ample space for cooking while guests or family are gathered.
Glammed up powder rooms
Many have exercised their creative muscle in the guest bathroom this year. Exotic wallpaper, floor-to-ceiling color, floating mirrors and one-of-a-kind sinks and vanities are showing up in many homes. Since powder rooms tend to be on the small side, they offer the ideal spot to make a statement.
Kitchen appliance storage
Small appliances stored on a countertop ruin a kitchen’s sleek, modern aesthetic. That’s why homeowners in 2020 have requested appliance cabinets where you can store your blender, juicer, pressure cooker or coffee maker with ease. Appliance cabinets include electrical outlets to keep appliances always at the ready. Sliding trays and lifts improve access while retracting cabinet doors pull out to hide everything instantly.
Oversized light fixtures
Homeowners are abandoning recessed and canned light to make a statement with oversized light fixtures. Elaborate fixtures and chandeliers are showing up in bedrooms, bathrooms and family rooms.
Embracing the outdoors
From floor-to-ceiling glass, natural stone and grasscloth wall coverings, homeowners are embracing the outdoors. Large windows not only let in loads of natural light, but they help create a sense of indoor-outdoor living. Incorporating other natural elements further enhance the design.
Large, floral wallpapers are appearing in bathrooms and foyers. It’s also frequently used as accent walls in dining rooms and bedrooms as homeowners look to freshen up farmhouse design schemes.
Looking to build a home that enhances your lifestyle? These home trends in 2020 will help you as you start to plan the design. The team at Miramonte Homes will work with you every step of the way to ensure your dream is realized. Contact us today to get started!