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2020 Design Trends: Our Top Picks!

By December 17, 2019December 2nd, 2022No Comments
close up of entryway with circular mirror

One of the fun things about working in the home remodeling industry is the wealth of new products and interior design options now readily available to us. However, the challenge from an interior designer’s perspective is ensuring we navigate our way through the sea of ideas and separate the design fads from the longer lasting trends. No-one wants to remodel their home this year to find out it’s considered outdated by the time 2021 rolls around. So, let’s take a look at our 2020 design picks and the home remodeling and interior design trends we think will stick around for a while….

Natural Elements

We’re calling this as one of the biggest design trends in 2020: incorporating nature into interior design as much as possible. We spend so much time indoors (especially during these winter months) it’s easy to lose our energetic connection to nature itself. Natural materials such as White Oak wood are getting big, and other natural textures as well. Even creating a decor piece with a vase and some branches from your yard is ‘in’.

entryway area with circular mirror and modern decor

Image Credit: From The Forest

close up of dining room area with white chairs and ornate dcor

Image Credit: Pottery Barn


A little out there for some, but wood bead chandeliers and basket lighting are back in favor that help bring in that “natural” component.

Smart Appliances

We’ve been talking about smart appliances for a while, and put them on our ‘slow burn’ list last year (see what we did there?). This design trend goes beyond ovens and smart refrigerators. Smart Lighting will also be popular with homeowners wanting a central control panel that works all the lights in one room or multiple rooms. For example, in a kitchen a control panel that operates the pendants, under cabinet lighting, recessed and chandeliers.


Personally, we LOVE this trend. Wallpaper is gathering momentum and gaining in popularity again, especially in powder rooms and dining rooms. Think florals and wallpapers that look three dimensional.

closeup of bathroom sink with orchid flowers

Image Credit: Synergy Design & Construction

closeup of black bathroom sink

Image Credit: Synergy Design & Construction


This trend is making a repeat appearance on our list, which shows it definitely has longevity when it comes to home remodeling! Bolder tiles are coming into play (like blue with geometric patterns) in kitchen backsplashes and accent walls in bathrooms.


Want to get ahead of the design trend curve? Go with velvet furniture. It started out with rose pinks, but now the color choice ranges from soft muted colors to bold, bright colors as well. Anything goes!

closeup of couch with color choices on the bottom

Two trends in one: velvet furniture & green/blue/mustard colors


Afraid to go beyond neutrals when it comes to paint? Don’t be! If you plan to stay in your home for a while and love color, then go for it! There are a couple of different “families” of colors we will see in combination with each other:

  • deep olive greens, bold blues, mustard yellows
  • soft muted pinks, blues and taupes
  • soothing earth tones – soft greens, blues, off whites

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