As we move into the new year, you might be thinking about getting stuck into a home decorating or renovation project after the craziness of Christmas and New Year’s Eve is out of the way.
If that’s the case, make sure your scheme is on trend by taking a look at some of the top things to include in interiors in the coming year, according to Good Housekeeping. The publication highlighted the top home decor trends to watch as we move into a new decade.
At the top of the list is the inclusion of vintage accents in rooms. The news provider explained that designers are opting for one or two vintage statement pieces, rather than filling a room with entirely vintage items.
Or you could embrace the look by choosing new pieces of furniture that have vintage design twists, such as tables or chairs with spooled legs, interior designer Bria Hammel suggested.
Another trend, away from furnishings, is the colour navy blue. The news provider noted that Pantone named Classic Blue (a shade of navy) as its colour of the year for 2020 and it’s a shade that will make its way into more and more homes.
Kerrie Kelly, founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, told the magazine that what makes this hue so great is its versatility.
“Navy blue provides the perfect amount of contrast for interiors and exteriors in both traditional and modern home styles,” she asserted.
Ms Kelly also noted that you can use it in places other than on the walls. She added: “Whether a kitchen island gets a quick upgrade or a room gets a dramatic new look with contrasting white trim and woodwork, the shade provides a stately look without going completely black.”
If you’re thinking of incorporating navy into your interiors, make sure that other elements are in good condition and suitably light to contrast effectively with it. You might want to invest in new wooden door sets, for instance, to give the whole of your home a lift.
Kitchens are a room that’s set for a bit of change in 2020, with non-white kitchens named as a top trend to watch. This can be achieved with wooden cabinets, islands or shelves, for example, or even with colour-pop cabinets in a more vibrant shade.
However, if you’re going down the coloured cabinet route you may want to be careful. A post for Insider last month shared some of the top interior design rules you should never break, and opting for colourful cabinets is one of the things to avoid.
The reason is simple, according to Gena Kirk, vice president of design at KB Home, these items are costly to replace if something goes out of fashion. Her recommendation is to include splashes of colour in other ways, such as through accessories, backsplashes or small pieces of furniture.
Meanwhile, Alessandra Wood, vice president of style at Modsy, told the publication that you shouldn’t neglect your hallways and walkways when you’re thinking about design. One of the keys in these spaces is making sure that you have space to allow your home to flow, she explained.