The interior design industry is a $16 billion industry that continues to grow. These days you’ve got lots of options if you’re looking for an interior design expert, but if you just purchased one of the Albuquerque homes for sale, or a new house anywhere else, your budget may be tight so you might want to use your own creativity. It’s a great way to have fun while saving money at the same time.
Consider these home decor trends for 2020 for creating a more updated look.
Traditional and vintage detailing, with furnishings from the 19th-century and early 20th-century, have come into vogue. This trend revolves around lavish elements, layering, and surprising combinations. Use luxurious fabrics for curtains, pillows, and upholstery – think paisley, jacquard, and floral. With so many vintage decor ideas to get inspired from, keep in mind that your home doesn’t have to only incorporate vintage elements. It’s often better to incorporate them sporadically, such as an antique cabinet, a vintage coffee table and statement lamp. Spooled legs and spindles are in.
Bold Monochromatic Color Scheme
Pale monochromatic color schemes are out and bold is in, like kelly green or cobalt blue that can make a statement in any room. It’s eye-catching, elegant and filled with personality. Cabinetry, tiles, and walls can all be an opportunity for more color.
High-contrast designs are on trend so if you’ve always wanted to give your home a black-and-white look, now is the time. For years it’s been all about white, but now it’s time to contrast that with this classic, timeless palette that has endless possibilities from more subdued to statement-making. In a kitchen, for example, you might want sleek black appliances, white cabinets, and dark hardwood floors. In a living room, a black couch with white pillows creates contrast with clean lines that say cozy yet modern.
The black-and-white look is also ideal for trim and ceilings giving an otherwise monochromatic room a fresher take on neutrals, especially in Art Deco-inspired patterns.
Mix-and-Match Old and New
The layering of old and new can help take the design of your home to the next level while telling the story of who you are. Do you want it to have a classic, relaxed, lived-in, fresh or elegant feel? Or maybe a little more unorthodox. Once you know, it will be easier to choose the designs for the look you want. A room that cleverly combines old and new is calm and cohesive, with no single feature item that the eye is drawn too. For a stylish rather than chaotic feel, each piece should be beautiful in its own right and of high quality. Perhaps store some knitted blankets in an old woven basket underneath a mid-century modern table. Fill a modern bookshelf with classic literature books. Antique art is making a big comeback and can also be used in this trend by hanging it in a more contemporary room to tell a story.
Natural Luxury and Handmade Items
2020 also brings more natural materials with luxurious spins such as marble kitchens and bathrooms as well as marble accents, like candle holders and vases. Handmade items continue to be popular as they’re one-of-a-kind, a product with a story instead of a mass-made piece. Linen in gorgeous jewel tones with more polished finished edges is on-trend too.