Fall 2020’s Top Design Trends

Fall is in full swing, and seasonal design trends are popping up like bats in a lightning-struck bell tower. Too dark? Well, it’s been kind of a dark year. Maybe that’s why this fall’s looks are trending towards bright, airy, and simple. In a year filled with darkness and uncertainty, people are understandably turning their homes into calm, comforting oases where they can ride out the storm. 

Without further ado, let’s have a look at some of Fall 2020’s hottest interior design trends:

Dried grasses 

This fall, it’s all about natural fibers: wicker, rattan, clay, linen. Dried grasses are also entering the mix and make a perfect down-to-earth accent. Wheat, pampas grass, and cattails are all neutral colored grasses that complement the muted, earthy palette that’s so popular this season.

You can find lots of beautiful dried grasses on Etsy, but they’re fairly fragile–if you’re looking for something more robust, you may want to splurge for artificial grass (Michaels has a good selection).

 

Floral wallpaper

Floral wallpapers are still flourishing this season, busily seeding plain walls with their vibrant foliage. Although wallpaper has been out for some time, the recent love of plant-print fabrics (and plants in general) combined with a zeal for all-things vintage has created fertile ground for a major comeback.

If you’re not quite ready to surrender your walls to mother nature, you can experiment with peel and stick wall coverings; they’re non-permanent and easy to peel off. Perfect for the changing seasons!

Rattan

Drag your rattan patio furniture inside–it’s not just for the outdoors anymore! Rattan furniture is making a big resurgence this fall: couches, armchairs, coffee tables, and matching end tables are just some of the many rattan items you’ll see this season.

If you’re not keen on replacing your entire living room with rattan, you can still get your fix with accessories like a rattan mirror or tea tray. Budget-savvy shoppers should be able to scoop up some great vintage rattan pieces for a steal at resale shops or eBay. 

We also like this Rattan Wicker Sofa Chair and Round Coffee Table by PHI VILLA.

Layered lighting 

Many of us will be stuck at home this fall–working, studying, hosting socially distant gatherings, or simply biding our time until spring. An unintended consequence of social distancing is that our homes are becoming multi-functional spaces where we work, relax, and socialize–sometimes all in the same room!

Having different lighting options–a.k.a. layered lighting–gives you the flexibility to create the right atmosphere for any number of activities. Task lighting, like desk lamps or pendant lights, is great for getting work or chores done. Once you’re wrapped up for the day, you can switch to mood lighting with a chandelier or even light a few scented candles to relax.

(To learn more about different types of lighting and how to use them, check out this post

Canopy beds

The towering silhouette of a canopy bed is unmistakable, which is perhaps why it’s gaining such popularity during the year’s most visually dramatic season. And as bedroom designs trend towards becoming lighter and breezier, a large canopy bed can create a perfect “anchor” point in an otherwise airy space. 

An understated canopy bed like the Raina Queen Canopy Bed by LexMod is perfect as a stand-alone piece or dressed up with earth tone linens.

Vintage decor 

It feels wrong to say that vintage is “back” since it never really went away, but it’s definitely experiencing a popularity surge this season. Thanks to the brutally tumultuous year we’ve experienced, many people are seeking the comfort offered by vintage items. To put it simply, they remind us of a simpler time!

If you’re not comfortable going thrifting this season (which is totally understandable), you can putt a vintage twist on some of your existing accessories by applying a patina finish or pairing it with some of those lovely pampas grasses.

Fall 2020’s Design Trends: Key Takeaways 

Despite this season’s many distinct trends, one thing is certain: it’s all about comfort. From cozy textures to ambient lighting, people are reinvisioning their living spaces to comfortably accommodate both work and leisure.

And remember: you don’t have to totally remodel your home to achieve the look. A few candles, comfy pillows, or dried grasses are more than enough to immerse yourself in this season’s interior design trends without leaving you bankrupt for the holidays.

Trend spotlight: Wall mounted vanities

The aptly named floating vanity gained new heights in 2020 as a popular bathroom design feature. Aside from having an intriguing name, floating vanities have a unique, memorable appearance: they look like they’re hovering above the bathroom floor.

But instead of using magic, floating vanities are very practically grounded to the back wall or side walls of the bathroom. Not only do they look cool, but the space below the vanity makes storage and cleaning easier than ever.

Let’s take a look at the top styles of floating vanities:

Single Sink Floating Vanities

Like the name suggests, a single sink floating vanity features just one sink. With the sink perched dead center, this style of floating vanity is well-balanced and pleasantly symmetrical. Available in both small and mid-range sizes, it’s perfect for bathrooms of all sizes and layouts.

Wall to Wall Floating Vanities

If you have extra real estate in your bathroom, you can upgrade your single sink vanity to a wall-to-wall model. This style of vanity is anchored by three points: the back wall and both side walls. This puts an interesting twist on traditional single sink floating vanities, which are only anchored by the far wall. Thanks to their larger profile, wall to wall vanities provide extra space for storage and decoration.

Double Sink Floating Vanities

Also known as “his and her” vanities, double sink vanities feature two sinks. This style of vanity is perfect for couples and shared bathrooms. Double sink vanities are roomy, providing ample storage space both above and below the vanity, especially if you opt for a model with built-in cabinets or shelves.

Custom Wall Mounted Vanities

With a little DIY ingenuity. you can craft a floating vanity that perfectly complements your bathroom’s style and layout. And if you’re not particularly craftsy, that’s okay too–there are plenty of talented interior design firms out there that would love to help you realize your “vision” for your new floating vanity. The upshot of a custom vanity is that they come in almost every style, color, material, and design you can dream up!

Which is your favorite style of floating vanity? Let us know in the comments!

Top Bathroom Design Trends in 2020

Floating vanities, backlit mirrors, and dark, mysterious wallpaper. Take a step into the dramatic landscape of a 2020 bathroom, and those are just of the features that will pop out at you. Overall, 2020 bathroom design is trending towards dark and contemporary. Hardware and vanities should be kept minimalistic, but when it comes to wallpaper and decor, let your wild side run free. 

Let’s take a look at 2020’s most popular bathroom design trends: 

Dark floral wallpaper

Wallpaper has made a big comeback in the last year, from jaunty animal prints to lush florals. Bathrooms are no exception to the wallpaper trend. Dark prints featuring flowers, ferns, and jungle plants are creeping into modern bathrooms faster than kudzu across a forest floor.  

via Ellie Cashman Design

Floating vanity 

Abracadabra! Watch with delight and fascination as your bathroom vanity hovers seamlessly over your bathroom floor. Just kidding–it’s mounted to the wall. But the effect is still really cool. Floating vanities are quickly overtaking traditional free-standing vanities in 2020. Not only do they make a dramatic visual statement, but they’re also much easier to clean under than floor-sitting vanities. 

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Wall-mounted faucets

Most bathroom faucets are integrated with the bathroom vanity, but that’s changing in 2020. Wall-mounted faucets emerge directly from the wall above the sink basin instead of from the vanity behind the basin. The overall look is reminiscent of an old-fashioned wash basin from the days when water came in a cold jug from a nearby well, not modern plumbing. In addition to looking cool and minimalistic, wall-mounted faucets free up space on your vanity and eliminate the tricky task of scrubbing around the faucet and knobs.

Photo by Sanibell BV on Unsplash

Round mirrors

Bathrooms tend to feature lots of hard lines and right angles: square vanities, rectangular tubs, sharp-cornered mirrors. Adding smooth, organic shapes like circles and ovals can help break up the bathroom’s naturally harsh geometry. A large, round mirror mounted above the vanity will do just that. Bonus points if it’s backlit by LED strips!

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Welcome to the jungle…

…our perhaps just a trendy bathroom in 2020. What do you think of this year’s popular bathroom design trends: are you rushing out for backlit mirrors and wilderness-inspired wallpaper, or are you waiting for today’s dramatic trends to slink back into the forest from whence they came? Let us know in the comments!

Summer 2020’s Top Design Trends

The heat of summer is in full swing, but it’s never too late to get swept away in the season’s hottest design trends.

Floral wallpaper

Wicker & rattan furniture

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Earth tones

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Kitchen islands with built-in seating

Live plants

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Geometric design elements

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Tropical decor

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Bold colors

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Natural fibers

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Dark doors

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Mixed metals

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So, what do you think about this summer’s design trends–are they destined to fizzle out, or will they burn bright long into 2020?