In case you haven’t been out shopping in a while (that would be all of us), here’s a sneak peek at some of the home decor trends that will be taking center stage in 2020. Pick up some ideas to refresh your home this spring and summer!
Have you heard? Navy is the new black. No, we haven’t ditched black. It’s still the indispensable partner for natural wood tones and white interiors--but navy’s appeal strengthens by the day. Pantone gave us the heads up when they chose Classic Blue, a rich shade of navy, as their Color of the Year for 2020. They call it a color that instills “calm, confidence and connection.” Right? Where do we sign up? Use navy paint on a focal wall, kitchen cabinets, or as a rich background for a whole room. Bring navy in through accent furniture, textiles and art. Traditional or modern, sophisticated or laid back, versatile navy is a great way to work blue into your home decor.
Here’s another home decor trend that’s increasing in popularity: rattan. Rattan furniture pieces are currently bringing a fresh and natural vibe to our interiors. What, you thought rattan was just for outdoor furniture? Not anymore. Rattan (which is a fiber taken from the rattan palm, by the way) is enjoying quite a revival, especially indoors. From accent chairs to dining chairs, from sideboards to side tables, we’re seeing a variety of furniture and accent pieces with texture and a casual, summer feel. Experiment with rattan accents in your home--say, a rattan headboard, mirror frame, or tray? Rattan will dress up or dress down--boho to modern--so have some fun with it!
Finally, as we head from spring into summer, you may not feel free to move about the cabin (so to speak), but you are certainly free to inject some perky buffalo check into your decor. It is a perennial favorite, and not just for winter! Pair it with a bright color like yellow for a fresh, sunny take on classic black and white. It’s a timeless choice for upholstery, curtains, table linens, dishware, and even ribbon on a summer wreath. You’ll see this punchy pattern in rooms from traditional to modern to farmhouse. And buffalo check plays nicely with other black and white prints, so feel free to mix things up. Just vary the size of the patterns and you’re good to go!