2020 Decor Trends You Need to Know

A new year means new home decor trends, and 2020 is bringing some of the best trends in a long time. We’ll see more colour and patterns than we have in a while, and with a focus on sustainable materials, homeowners are thinking long-term about their design decisions. If you’ve been waiting for more colour, character and sustainability to hit the world of décor, you’re in luck. Out with the old and in with the new! Here are the 2020 decor trends you need to know!

1. Colours Over Neutrals

Neutrals have reigned supreme for the past few years, with everything from kitchens, to walls to furniture in neutral shades. But this year, things are going to get a lot more colourful. Neutrals will be replaced by warm hues, rich colours and jewel tones, and used everywhere from kitchen cabinets to throw pillows, couches, rugs and more. Colourful earth tones are on the rise so keep your eye out for soft peaches, terra cottas and buttery caramels. 

2. Mixing Old and New

Gone are the days where everything in your home had to look new and shiny. Rather than relying on the old “one-stop-shop” design resources, homeowners are bringing character into their spaces by mixing new and old pieces that complement each other. Antique shopping is on the rise, and if you’re able to score any pieces from your grandparents’ house, that’s a major plus. Locally made souvenirs from your travels are another great way to bring your personality and stories into your space.

3. Sustainable Materials

Sustainability is more important than ever, and society as a whole is becoming more eco-conscious. People are thinking and researching before making purchasing decisions, and are making more ethical purchases than ever before. Sustainably-made materials are making their way into furniture, fixtures, cabinets, flooring and more. Homeowners are also focused on buying fewer, high quality pieces to make their homes more sustainable in the long run.

4. Fun Bathroom Designs

Bathrooms don’t need to be boring. If you love the look of bold colours and designs, but are hesitant to use them in the larger rooms in your home, your bathroom is the perfect space to get creative. Have fun with bold colours, rich materials and printed wallpaper to bring personality into the space. Think: gold hardware, vibrantly coloured light fixtures and artful wallpaper to really make a statement.

5. Two-Tone Kitchens 

Classic, all-white kitchens are on the way out. While light, bright and airy used to be the name of the game in kitchen design, two-tone kitchens are what it’s all about in 2020. It’s popular to have a darker base and lighter uppers, or mixing wood with colour to give your kitchen a more rustic feel. Blending colour with pattern will also be more commonplace, creating a beautiful contrast. 


2020 is the year of colourful, fun, sustainable home trends. Ready to update your decor? These are the decor trends you should work into your home!