Design Trends

Top Home Design Trends for 2020

Design: DeVOL

I can’t believe this year is almost over and we are already thinking about the new year. Home decor trends come and go from year to year, and then some just never get old and seem to be timeless. Looking forward to 2020 there are several trends that will probably stay, some that will die out, and then others that will be booming. Here are a few we are super excited about to see come alive this next year. Many of these we are implementing into our new home and can’t wait to share it with you.

Minimalistic Design

Henry and I love the phrase, “less is more.” I think the minimalistic approach to design isn’t going anywhere for 2020. In my opinion, it will probably even be more popular. People are starting to catch on that you don’t have to have tons of decor and ornate elements to make a design beautiful. In fact, many are moving to a more simplistic way of life and doing away with so many “things”.

The clean line, neutral tone design has flourished over the past year and will be even more prevalent in 2020. It’s about using this light color palette and incorporating pops of color with minimal decor and furniture.


Once loved, then despised, wallpaper has officially made a comeback in a beautiful way. When done tastefully, wallpaper can be a great way to bring an ordinary room to life with stylish patterns or even textures. Whether on an accent wall, going up a stairwell, or an entire bathroom, we will be seeing lots of wallpaper for 2020.

Design: Studio McGee


We started to see black move its way in over the past couple of years but we should see even more for the next year. The gorgeous contrast of black and white will be very popular amongst the design community.

As you can see in our master bathroom design, we will be using plenty of blacks!

From black bathtubs and fixtures to black exteriors, it will be on the rise and very popular. In years past, some were scared of what now is looked at as classy and sophisticated.

Bold Cabinetry Color

Using bold cabinet colors in a kitchen, laundry room, or bath is a trend we are very excited about. Even though I love a neutral color palette, we are ready to move on from the all-white kitchen.

Design: DeVOL

Different colors on cabinetry is a way to create interest. When designed correctly, this can be done very tastefully and can even be timeless. A moody cabinet color paired with lighter countertops creates a very high-end unforgettable look.

Mixed Metals

Mixing metals was a huge design flaw several years ago, but when balanced and designed correctly, it can be a stunning look. It is one you will for sure see more of in the next year.

Design: Grand Tradition Homes

Using brass, copper, black, and chrome is an eclectic look that many see as hip and happening. Most high-end designers will recommend sticking to mixing no more than three metals.

Earth Tones and Natural Materials

Earth tones and natural materials are for sure taking over 2020. Muted browns, greens, and yellows are definitely on the rise along with natural wood accents.

Design: Grand Tradition Homes

Incorporating these design elements into a home creates a relaxing atmosphere that feels as if you are bringing the outdoors in. Using such things as earth-tone furniture and pillows to natural wood shelving creates a peaceful environment that will be very popular in the upcoming year.

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  • Reply Maddison

    Loved your post! I’ve also noticed the painted wood knobs have been a huge hit and I feel like we will see lots of those coming our way. I’ve Also noticed built in shelves behind the range, ya know the ones made out of the slab! I also predict all wood kitchens are gonna make a comeback. Thanks for sharing! I love your ideas and blog!!

    November 26, 2019 at 11:19 am
    • Reply Brooke

      Hi Maddison. Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, I think you are spot on with those trends. I love the marble ledge/shelves in the kitchen.

      November 26, 2019 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Maddison

    Also I think vertical shiplap will be more popular than horizontal shiplap in 2020! These are my predictions!

    November 26, 2019 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply Brooke

      I think you are right on that one too. We were considering doing some in the new house, but haven’t committed to where yet. That’s always something we can do later.

      November 26, 2019 at 3:03 pm
    • Reply Zoe

      I was literally looking at my black doors today wondering if other people thought black was still going to be “in” this year. Glad to see you agree 😉

      January 5, 2020 at 11:09 pm
      • Reply Brooke

        Hello Zoe! I actually think they are very timeless and aren’t going anywhere. You are very safe!

        January 6, 2020 at 1:40 am

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