Wondering what to expect out of the design world in 2020? We asked top influencers to tell us what design trend they're currently obsessing over—and why. Their answers will inspire you creatively, or at least make you yearn for a chicer home.
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“Lately, I love the absence of hardware on both furniture and in kitchens. It gives such a clean silhouette to pieces and keeps them feeling modern and clean. Additionally, recessed pulls and cutouts used as pulls are something that I am excited to explore a bit more in 2020 (you might even see it on some of my new furniture pieces).”
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"We are on board with the woven trend! Rattans, wicker, jute, and natural fibers are expanding in furnishings and light fixtures and accessory offerings. These pieces add an organic warmth and approachability to a wide variety of spaces.”
—Kate MarkerContinue to 5 of 15 below.
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“We love everything arched these days. Arched doorways, mirrors, niches, headboards, and fireplaces—we’ll take it all. The arch adds so much architectural visual interest, and reminds us of some of our favorite locations: the desert southwest and Morocco."
—Sara & Rich Combs
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“I’m loving the surge of sculptural furniture in interior design. All of my favorite furniture pieces right now have curves for days, including arches, rounded corners, and various (sometimes surprising) wavy designs. I’ve also noticed fabrics going in a more tactile direction, which I LOVE. Bouclé and velvet, especially in warm hues, will soon reign supreme."
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"I love color and incorporating different textures into a space, so I am so excited to see that warmer colors such as terracotta, burnt orange, greens, and mustards are getting more popular. Plus, lots of organic textures from wall coverings to decor accents are coming back big time in 2020."
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“While drum shades and the more traditional shapes will always have a place in design, I am loving the resurgence of pleated and accordion shades as well as very severely conical lampshades (that are almost triangular in shape). The hard angles can give any lamp a retro yet modern look.”
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"Handmade weavings and wall hangings. The texture they add to a space is irresistible and we love that there are so many DIY options out there!"
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"A trend that is continuously catching my eye is the use of tile in bold ways. Whether tile is positioned in an interesting geometric pattern or the tile is a bold color, I’m a big fan of these stunning, inventive applications of tile. We're starting to see this with kitchen backsplashes, on laundry room accent walls, and even in bathrooms where tile is applied from the floor to the ceiling as an extension of the shower. I'd welcome this trend any day of the week!”
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"I'm still in love with boldly-painted kitchen cabinets in classic colors! Lately, I’ve been drawn to navy and olive green. The best part about this trend is that you don’t have to over-commit to it. You can choose to only paint your lowers or the island a bold color and then add accessories in the same color family to tie it all together. You could even paint the insides of glass-front cabinets for a less committed pop of color, which is easy to switch up later if you change your mind."