The trends that are worth saying goodbye to this year.
As of now we’re officially starting a brand-new decade, there’s a good chance you’re reflecting on your choices over the past 10 years. Maybe you’re patting yourself on the back for taking that job across the country. Perhaps you wish you could undo that four-year relationship that sucked the life out of you. Or maybe you’re surveying your home, and you have the sudden urge to get rid of everything in it.
We dive into 2020 now and it is the perfect time to reevaluate your decor choices. But you don’t have to do it alone. To help, we’ve rounded up about which looks are going by the wayside in 2020. Read on, or risk falling for a design “don’t” instead of a design “do.”
GREY ON GREY
Gray had a moment in 2016 but it’s slowly going out of style in favor of lighter grays paired with bolder colors. The trends going into 2020 are very monochromatic looks; gray does not work well with this look.
The pale-colored monochromatic rooms with all the furniture, walls, floors and fabrics in the same pale color palette will be out in 2020. While it may be soothing or calm, it can lack personality and excitement.
The days of clinical looking cabinets, super square furniture, and reflective surfaces are coming to an end. People are going for more character in their modern designs, choosing to use matte colors and have one of a kind accent pieces that give character to the room.
ALL WHITE KITCHENS
Everyone who spends too much time cleaning their all-white kitchens will be thrilled to know that this look won’t be popular for much longer.
If you can’t tell already, the “less is more” mantra is so 2019. That’s right, 2020 will be all about ditching your tiny, sleek furniture and going big, everywhere.
FAUX NATURAL MATERIALS
Faux, no! If you’ve been relying on faking expensive decor, we’ve got bad news: Look-alike materials such as wood-look porcelain plank tile and faux stone will be out in 2020.
For the past 4 years it was extremely overdone with people making their homes completely out of steel and concrete. In 2020 you’re going to still see these materials used, but in more thoughtful deliberate ways, and the interiors will be more than just exposed concrete.
Open shelving is out because practical is in. People don’t want to spend all their time accessorizing anymore and want to keep their kitchens tidy.
NEON WORD SIGNS
Ah, the neon sign trend. We’re not talking about the flickering Budweiser homage your husband has in the basement. We’re talking about the catchy neon phrases showcased on Instagram by celebrities.
This was an interesting design choice not so long ago, but it’s really starting to show its age now. Our motto is go big or go home! If you love a color or pattern enough to cover a whole wall in it, be bold and just paint the whole room.
When it comes to staying on top of the latest design trends, it’s just as important to know what’s “out” as it is to know what’s “in.” If you’re wondering what’s on its way out in 2020, you’ve come to the right place.