Top Trends in Home Design for 2020

Trends in home design change annually. That’s part of what makes home building so interesting! Here are some of the top trends in home design for 2020.

When you’re looking for a new home, you’ll encounter a vast range of styles. Some of the home designs will speak immediately to you about the decade in which the house was built or remodeled. As home builders, we want to stay abreast of the top trends in home design. Here’s what future prospective homeowners are likely to associate with 2020.

These trends in home design take in all areas of the home. This round-up will help homeowners envision a modern house for 2020. For ease, we’ve broken the discussion of trends up by room.

Trends in Kitchens

White kitchen cabinets will mark a home kitchen as new or renovated. Home remodeling site Houzz, a database where millions of professionals and homeowners share decorating ideas, found 40% of homeowners doing renovations wanted white cabinetry or an all-white kitchen. Others were looking at soft hue alternatives, such as wood finishes or gray, or even bold colors, such as cobalt blue. Wood range hoods are also replacing the previously omnipresent stainless steel design statement.

According to Houzz, you’re also most likely to see a blend of traditional and contemporary styles (which they label transitional) in new kitchens. Contemporary kitchens come in as the second most popular approach to kitchen design.

Trends in Dining Rooms

Yes, there will be a dining room again! In fact, formal dining rooms are making a resurgence. Interior design site Modsy saw demand for dining rooms grow 156% between 2018 and 2019. The company’s VP of Style suggested, “This could be due to the fact that people are spending more time at home, so they’re looking to create more functional spaces within every room.”

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Trends in Bathrooms

Spa-like bathrooms are so much more than the powder room of old. This part of the home is being embraced as an area where the homeowner can relax or recharge. Expect large walk-in showers, and free-standing tubs for sprawling and soaking. There may also be some sort of seating arrangement — a window seat, bench or cushy stool.

House Beautiful adds predictions that Bronze will seize its moment in 2020, along with mixed metal finishes.

Trends in Bedrooms

The bedroom will be a testing ground for trends such as combining colors to create warm and welcoming environments. This is also a good place for minimalism. By keeping your furniture choices concise, you’ll enjoy more free space to feel relaxed.

The interest in abundance of natural light is also likely to help create a comforting feel in the bedrooms of 2020.

Trends in the Rest of the Home

Laundry rooms won’t be playing second fiddle any longer. This room is becoming one more place for design flourishes that make a statement about the homeowner. It’s also one location in the house where you may even find tile backsplashes. But this 2020 tile trend can also make a big impact in a courtyard, powder room, or kitchen too.

Sustainability will also continue to be top of mind. Organic and recycled materials will be the norm. Architectural Digest’s experts predict “natural wood, recycled textiles, undyed yarns, and plush soft fabrics, along with warm terra-cotta earthenware for table accessories.”

Homeowners with a green thumb may also want to bring their gardening efforts indoors. Underutilized spaces are being recaptured for small-scale gardens bringing nature inside the home, according to Pinterest’s review of what users are pinning the most. Living walls remain a popular trend too.

And for those who want the natural feel without the effort, there’s a lot of emphasis on the color green in 2020 and floral or botanical prints.

The digital evolution is changing our domestic lives as well. Personal assistants and smart appliances have already made inroads. Now, you can expect home builders to be including USB ports throughout the house and incorporating home automation systems. Smart homes let the owners control temperature, light, and security in the palm of their hand via an app while also saving money from reduced consumption.

Finally, balconies and terraces will be revamped to become year-round spaces. Mobile stoves or smokeless firepits, more lighting, and waterproof furniture can all help homeowners enjoy their patio or outdoor space beyond the summer months.

One thing that’s going to stay constant no matter the decade in home design? That people want to feel comfortable and relaxed at home.

Saussy Burbank can help. We build new homes in the Carolinas. If you’re looking for your dream home around Charlotte, Raleigh, or Charleston, we can partner with you to develop your forever space. Contact us today!

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