There’s no doubt that 2020 has played out differently than many of us originally thought it would. That being said, with every challenge comes an opportunity for reflection and growth. I’ve been inspired by how many of my friends and colleagues have taken on a new project or tapped into a creative side of themselves they didn’t know existed! More specifically, I feel like since Covid-19 hit, we’ve all become interior designers. I know a lot of you are nodding your head right about now, but it’s true! What better way to spend your time when you’re stuck at home, right?
So, with that said, I thought I would share what I’ve learned about the world of house projects and home décor trends in 2020. If it hasn’t already, maybe this will spark some inspiration (and possibly a trip to Lowe’s).
First, let’s dive into 5 of my favorite trends I’m seeing this year.
So how do we incorporate these elements into our own homes?
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking at this list and imagining all of the places in your home or even business that you can make a change. In my opinion, that can be a daunting task. I recommend starting with your favorite room, making a few updates, and then moving on to the next. Otherwise, it’s easy to end up with a disjointed interior. But where do you start?
Since Covid-19 has forced many of us to work out of our homes, let’s tackle a few easy concepts to make your home office a place you actually feel inspired in. Trust me, it makes a big difference. First, don’t be afraid to mix and match furniture (old and new, remember)? One of my favorite places to find office furniture is World Market. Not only is the furniture reasonable, but it’s good quality with transitional pieces that can be used in a variety of ways.
Next, choose a color that contributes to your sense of calm because let’s be honest, we all need that right now. Earth tones are big in 2020 and can be a great addition to your office space in the form of paint or a playful wallpaper print. The best part is you can do either one yourself. I’m a Lowe’s girl through and through when it comes to paint, but a couple of my favorite online Wallpaper boutiques are Jungalow and Flat Vernacular. Both have a variety of options that will add personality to your office space, while also serving as an impressive Zoom background.
Then of course, add some plants. My recommendation is to choose a tall cactus, a shorter succulent and a smaller, fuller option like a Kimberly Queen Fern or a Parlor Palm. Choose a few marble planters or wicker baskets and cluster them in a corner of the room. It’s almost like creating your own mini terrarium in your office. Working from home every day can become a bit suffocating but adding a little bit of life can make all the difference.
Lastly, I’m getting wild and going off the trend list, but window treatments can be a game- changer. Curtains are a perfect way to add a bit of texture and actually make the room feel more complete. One of my favorite places to find exclusive curtains is Anthropologie. In fact, they currently have these blue velvet curtains that I’m considering designing my entire house around. They’re unique, contemporary and stunning. I linked them here in case I sold you.
The world of interior design and home décor concepts is endless, but hopefully this gave you a few ideas to run with while we continue to navigate 2020. If you’re feeling like you’re in need of some inspiration or even a bit of purpose, try tapping into your creative side. You may end up re-designing your entire home, but maybe you’ll also end up discovering a side of yourself you didn’t know existed.
Hope You Enjoyed the Read!