I don’t know about you but I think there is so much design inspiration emerging from the Pandemic. All that creativity was bottled up along with us in our homes. There was also a lot to see in the One Room Challenge, so I thought I would pull together my thoughts on decor trends right here in mid 2020. You might find some that you will want to try in your own home.
First of all, I want to say that I don’t think the modern farmhouse style is going anywhere. We all love our shiplap and I live in a 50 year old house with original ship lap, so in my opinion, I still think there is longevity in the shiplap and white walls we all seem to love.
Feature walls are a big trend right now. We used to be satisfied with painting one wall a different colour and calling it a feature wall. Now we are seeing feature walls with all different moulding patterns. Let’s call them mouldy walls. This is where individual creativity is the superstar.
Often in combination with with the mouldy walls are moody colours. Deep blues, greens and burgundy are very popular.
Paint It Black
One colour that seems to be the front runner is black. We are still seeing black walls, furniture and kitchens everywhere. I don’t know that I will tire of this. I am trying to figure out which wall to paint black in my house.
The use of wallpaper seems to be skyrocketing. I think that is in part to the fact that manufacturers have made is so much easier to install. With peel and stick and pre-pasted wallpapers it seems that more people are installing it themselves. And the patterns are so cool. We used peel and stick wallpaper during the One Room Challenge Fall 2019 for our master bedroom, and we are hooked.
I am just itching to try colour blocking in our house. When I was a teenager, my dad painted a three-tone stripe around my room and I just loved it so much. But people are using colour blocking in so many ways including pops of colour in unexpected places or full-on patterns on feature walls. This is another place where there is so much pattern being shown.
In the past we would see subtle patterns in tiles being used in big quantities but there are bold patterns our there and it so fun to see them being used.
Vintage or Thrifted Pieces
I have always felt that every room needs something from the past to give it a solid place in the future. It just gives my depth and longevity in my opinion. The use of vintage pieces seems to be increasing. Whether it is adding something vintage as is or adapting to make it work for you, vintage additions to a room another level of depth.
The use of caning is becoming increasingly popular. Caning has been used for a long time, mostly in chairs but a really light white caning is being used in lots of creative ways. This is something to watch out for.
I hope you enjoyed my little round up of trends that are emerging from the pandemic. Tell me what kinds of thing are you seeing?