Top Interior Trends For The New Year


With a new year, comes new interior trends. 2018 was the year of rose gold appliances and bold flooring, 2019 was the year of earth tones and gray hardwood, what will 2020 be the year for? Here’s a guide to the expected biggest trends in interior design for 2020. 

  • Back to the Basics: Neutral Color Palette

Over the last decade, color schemes of rooms seemed to gravitate towards bold colors and designs, abandoning the neutral color palette that seemed to dictate interior design for years. Neutral colors are making a strong comeback in furniture, home decor, and paint selection. From warm browns, to medium tans, all the way to a pale peaches, the neutral color palette is expected to be popular in living and family room spaces as well as bedrooms. 

A neutral color scheme adds a warm and comfortable feeling to any room. Neutral colored rooms and furniture can also be personalized with the use of decorative pillows and area rugs in a space. 

  •  Environmentally Savvy Hardwood

Interior design is using more than just a natural colors, it is also using natural materials. Environmentally friendly products are constantly being incorporated into interior design; this is especially true in hardwood flooring. Hardwood flooring remains the most popular floor covering in interior design and customers are gravitating towards hardwood now more than ever because it is the most sustainable and requires few resources and a low amount of energy to create. 

Hardwood also comes in a variety of styles, textures, and types of wood, making it a smart interior design choice for the new year.

  • Geometric Shapes

Geometric patterns have been on the uprise over the last few years, however, as more designers incorporate it in their designs, it is expected to be a major part of interior design in 2020. Geometric shapes are trending in lighting fixtures, floors, shelves, art, wallpaper (see number 7 on our list!) and even pieces of furniture such as hexagon shaped chairs. 

Without abandoning the classic or luxurious feel of a room, geometric shapes are the perfect thing to incorporate to make a subtle statement. 

  • Bold backsplashes

Like geometric shapes, a bold backsplash is another way to make a room stand out in a subtle way. Backsplashes can totally change the feel of a kitchen or a bathroom with the right color and design. Abandon mundane stone or tile backsplashes in 2020 and install a bold, authentic backsplash. 

  • Green Accents

Green furniture and wall hangings are being sold in more and more places in 2020. Perhaps going back to the natural feel of a home, green also provides a comforting feeling to a room while also adding a creative spin. Green pillows, throw blankets and area rugs are also being shown in popular interior design magazines and websites.  

  • Back to (Matte)Black

Matte Black was popular in the past but started to decline in popularity as rose gold and metallics became increasingly popular. Matte Black is making a comeback in kitchen and bathroom redesign. John Kang of Goldleaf Designs, a custom home builder in South Jersey, says that many of his clients are installing black matte faucets and other appliances in their kitchens and bathrooms. 

  •  Wallpaper

A popular trend in the 1970’s and 1980’s, wallpaper is making a strong reemergence. Particularly, floral wallpaper is a trend to watch for in 2020. Though neutrals are a popular trend, bold and colorful wallpaper is a trend that is expected to take off as well over the next year. 

When redesigning your room or home, keep these interior trends in mind. These trends will revamp any space in a unique and current way.

Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.