Top 10 interior design trends for 2020

Get inspired by the hottest interior design trends and give your home a fresh new look.

By Homicity

Dec 3, 2019

Top 10 interior design trends for 2020

With every new year comes the chance to create a fresh start, from clothing to home décor. The time between the last months of the current year to the first months of the new year is a time of anticipation and excitement.

Throughout the past year, we saw living spaces that were bright, blue, nature-inspired, bold, and more!

As 2020 is quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to plan for what’s to come in the new year. Whether you’re looking to add value to your home or want a new look, here are some of the top interior design trends for 2020.


Over the past few years, we’ve seen a shift towards rooms inspired by nature. Bringing nature indoors helps to create a calm and serene environment, reducing stress and anxiety.

Design styles related to adding more nature into our homes will remain trendy in 2020. One trend that has gained in popularity, in part from the sustainability movement, is biophilia (incorporating human design with natural elements). Another nature-inspired trend that’s been seen all over the design world is Japandi (a blend of Japanese and Scandinavian styles).


How to incorporate this trend:

There are many easy ways to incorporate nature into your living space, including adding plants and bringing in more natural light. You can also add furniture made of natural materials, like burnt wood and rattan, or decorate with soothing colours like green, grey, and blue.



Wallpaper is making a comeback as one of the key trends for 2020! No longer a thing of the past, wallpaper has gained in popularity thanks to its wide variety of styles, easy application, and low commitment.

In 2020, you’ll see many rooms with beautiful floral and tropical wallpaper, bold abstract and geometric patterned wallpaper, and more!


How to incorporate this trend:

For a quick and easy refresh, find the wallpaper style of your choice and apply away! Turn your wall into a beautiful work of art or tie the entire room together with a complementary pattern.


Subtle pinks

Continuing with the millennial pink trend, 2020 will see rooms with subtle shades of pink. Variations of nude-pinks, like blush and dusty pink, add warmth and softness to your space without being overwhelming.


How to incorporate this trend:

These shades of light pink will work well in neutral rooms to create a fresh look. To complete the room, try adding some metal accents and textured materials.


Curved furniture

Instead of square-edged furniture, more interior designs will incorporate curved furniture and round shapes. In 2020, we’ll see modern pieces with a retro look, from chairs and sofas to lights and accessories.


How to incorporate this trend:

You can easily add furniture with smoothed and curved edges to any room in your house. This curved furniture will add a softer and classic touch, as well as make the room seem more open and inviting.



In 2020, black is the new black.

This bold colour brings about an air of elegance and sophistication to any room, from the kitchen to the bathroom. With this trend, we’ll see more black walls, furniture, fixtures, and finishes.


How to incorporate this trend:

Although there is a misconception that black makes a room feel smaller, this can be easily avoided by pairing it with other colours. The key to incorporating black into your interior design without it being overpowering is to balance it with colours, metals, and texture.



Marble is just one of those materials that are timeless due to its durability and unique veining patterns. Whether it’s grey, black, or white, marble adds beauty and richness to any space.

Marble can be used for countertops, wall tiles, and flooring. More recently, marble has become a trendy material for accents and statement pieces.


How to incorporate this trend:

Make a bathroom feel luxurious with marble flooring or add a marble backsplash in your kitchen for a sleek look. Or, if you’re not ready for the high commitment and costs, start smaller with a marble coffee table or marble accessories.



Metal is another material that will always be popular because it can be adapted to a variety of styles, including modern and vintage. Incorporating metal can add brightness, texture, and character to different rooms.

In 2020, metals are going to be seen everywhere, from metallic statement ceilings to metal furniture. Metals in all its variants, from industrial steel to oxidized gold, will be popular in interior design. It’s going to be particularly trendy to mix metals in your home.


How to incorporate this trend:

Design your living space with a blend of metal fixtures, furniture with metal bases, and metallic statement pieces. Try to mix two or three metals throughout your room, creating balance without becoming overwhelming. Warm metals, like gold and brass, often work well with cool metals, like silver and chrome.


Textured walls

Adding 3D wall coverings, textural wall panels, a living wall, and other statement walls are becoming a popular trend in the interior design world. This subtle take on a feature wall allows homeowners to add a tactile element to any space.


How to incorporate this trend:

The best part about this trend is that you can adapt it to your personal style. If you’re a fan of an elegant and classic look, add a textured wall made of faux stone tiles in a regal flower pattern. Or, if you prefer a room inspired by nature, add a living wall or wood 3D panels.


Coastal colours

Turn your home into a seaside paradise with a vibrant coastal colour palette. Decorate your living space with colours like watery blue, seafoam green, sunshine yellow, zesty lime, and seashell white.


How to incorporate this trend:

There are so many ways to include this colour palette into any room of your choice, from your living room to your bedroom!

If you’re a fan of a traditional look, use the 60-30-10 rule with blue, white, and yellow. Another option is to go with a monochromatic colour scheme to which you can play around with the tone-on-tone look.



Geometric patterns and furniture have been trendy for years now, but the problem is that it’s become too popular and it’s everywhere. In 2020, it’s all about incorporating geometry into your design subtly and tastefully. It’s important to use geometric patterns or furniture to add interest and texture to your living space without being overpowering.


How to incorporate this trend:

Make a bold statement by using a vibrant geometric pattern in only one part of the room, such as adding geometric wallpaper or a geometric carpet. Other unique ways to incorporate this trend is with geometric lighting.


Which of these trends is your favourite?


Feeling inspired and ready to try out one of these new looks? Find trusted interior design pros in your community to help you incorporate these styles into your home.

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