Those in the real estate market and interior design industry are eager to know what are the home interior design trends that millennials want in 2020. Why? A primary reason is because of the large market share of revenue that millennials generate (35 billion spent on furnishings was projected in 2019), especially as they enter into their home-buying years. However, this year’s anticipated trends that millennials want seem to make sense for most everyone. Here are a few.
When looking for a home, besides convenience with everything already completed in homes and a sense of community within the surrounding neighborhood, they actually enjoy color and a mix of retro-chic modern.
They want open floor plans. Barn-style sliding doors are appealing because they don’t open into the space but rather take up minimal space. This is the same for pocket doors.
Although sleek design reigns supreme, as do clean lines and minimalist aesthetics, neutral colors have become boring, too mainstream and have given way to bolder pops of color.
“To accompany the neutral colors, we are seeing millennials gravitate toward bolder pops of color on accent walls,” Yuri Blanco [broker and owner of Re/Max Executives in Boise, Idaho] says. “An accent wall that is colorful or covered in a unique wallpaper will be enticing to millennials.”
Accent walls are easily achieved with Casart self-adhesive, removable and reusable wallcovering, as seen above in Mary Douglas Drysdale’s Signature Colors collection for Casart Coverings.
We’re seeing this appeal for color all over the place as well. In fact, some would say that minimalism is dead. Rather, we would say that it may just be boring and can possibly be too cold but then, we’re more inclined to liking color, ourselves.
“While we may observed a sudden acceptance of minimalism in recent years, 2020 will embrace all things big and loud. Yes, maximalism is expected to be a major design trend this year. Think bold, colourful and an unlikely amalgamation of patterns and materials. A good way to do this is by curating a living space with mixed furniture, bright modern paintings, boho-chic upholstery and eclectic statement pieces.”
Maximalism, on the other hand can in some cases be too much, i.e. patterns clashing with patterns. Why not go for a “Min-Max” style as we call it, or also known as maximal minimalist approach with design that is uncluttered, yet personalized and welcoming? As Stephanie Dixon, Editorial Editor for Society6 (where our decor shop exits), explains that a peaceful yet welcoming and uncluttered look can be obtained with curating. There is also a lot of color-blocking used with this decorative style to satisfy the look of both the color trend while keeping a contemporary vibe. Think Matisse gone modern with pillows and what’s old is new again — reusing a style in a fresh new way.
These 7 design trends make style-sense for 2020 for this min-max approach: wood-grain panels, vibrant color walls, practical but interesting fabric choices, geometric patterns, textured paint and terracotta colors, are all predicted.
2020 Trends in general are all over the map (see links below) but millennials have these design wants in common with the rest of us, according to trends predicted by Houzz: Bolder kitchen color — in several different, simultaneous and monochromatic tones — including the ceiling, but particularly navy blue; backsplashes as visual statements; custom-colored appliances; custom furnishings go beyond mainstream; mixed metal brings a little polish and shine without perfection, which by the way, is out; wood accents; dining rooms with personality; calming interiors; mixing warm and cool colors for unusual combinations, fun-filled bathrooms as a smaller place to experiment with style options; bringing outdoors inside with real (not faux) plants; biophilic design; spending on quality and practical items over quantity; sustainability – buying things that last; getting the most out of design with multi-functional spaces; appreciating and getting back to simple pleasures. Most of these sound timeless to us and ones that we’ve been promoting for many years! 🙂
• Elle Decor – Grand Millennial Style = Tradition with a Twist in What’s in / What’s Out for 2020
— for example, blending elements of classic design like chinoiserie with clean-line, contemporary furniture
• Architectural Digest – These Will be the Top Design Trends of 2020
• Good Housekeeping – 15 Home Decor Trends You’re About to See Everywhere in 2020
• New Decor Trends – New Interior Design Trends for 2020 (removable wallpaper, artistic & Bohemian style)
• Forbes – 12 Interior Design Trends We’ll See in 2020
— “Wallpapered ceilings are another way contrast can be incorporated into a room. “There is no better surface for wallpaper because it won’t get damaged and the large expanse of space makes for a truly dramatic feature of any room. We’ve been seeing wallpapered ceilings in powder rooms and expect to see more in bedrooms and living spaces in the coming year.” — Casart Light is made for ceilings!
— [More handmade goods] “While Etsy might have defined the early aughts, Coop believes that there will be a continued focus on handmade goods and having a connection with the maker. “People are seeking out companies and artists whose product has a story and a point of view rather than mass-made items.” — Casart has NO mass-made items, btw. Everything we offer is custom made upon ordering and can be further customized.
— “Off trend will be the trend“ — We can’t applaud these enough!!
Millennials or not, overall there is no decorating formula to follow — except your style! Go with what you like best and make it your own. In doing so, your unique style will welcome your guests with authentic personality and make you feel most comfortable in your domain, which is the most important point!