2020 will be all about showing your personality with color. We will see more bold colors with warmer tones like olive green, wine red, and yellow ochre.  There will be less gray and no more playing it safe with pale monochromatic rooms. Instead of doing an accent wall, paint the whole room a bold color!

All-white kitchens will go, and we will see less of the subway tile.

“While always a classic, subway tiles are overseen and overused. It is time to embrace something new with tiles in 2020. There is a new wave of exciting tiles to explore that come in many colors, textures, and organic shapes.”
– Nicole Fuller


When it comes to furniture, we will see more rounded edges and organic shapes.

“The 80’s are having a big comeback right now, the tubular forms we’re seeing in furniture harken back to that time and can be really fun and modern if done tastefully.”
– Christine Markatos Lowe

Furniture designs will be centered around entertaining, so comfort will be a priority. We will see less metal-framed furniture, less mirrored furniture, and more European-inspired details.

“German and Italian influences can be found in the sloping arms of couches, knife-edge welts, metal legs, and more. I am even seeing traditional furniture brands embracing the trend, offering European silhouettes and features for the first time.”
– Marie Flanigan


Accessorizing with real plants over fake ones will be popular. Real plants bring personality to a room, while fake ones are usually easy to spot and collect dust.

Multifunctional Spaces

Closets and offices are very important to home buyers, but sometimes it can be hard to find a home with both. In 2020 we will see closets combined with offices to create a multifunctional space. 

“While workspaces become less formal and closets are becoming increasingly important spaces in the home, more and more clients are opting to take back wasted space in their home offices! A closet can easily be combined with an office since both spaces are able to disappear behind doors when not in use. A flexible workspace and fashion-forward decor help to blend these two functions seamlessly into a space that is both inspiring and productive!” — Lisa Adams

To read more about theses trends, visit Elle Decor