2020 Home Trends – The Decade Ahead

2020 Home Trends – The Decade AheadLike it or not, we have officially entered the next decade. Do the readers of the Australian Heritage Homes blog remember what life was like when we kicked off the “2000-teens”? Here are some highlights of what was happening about ten years ago:

  • A lot of things happened in the entertainment realm. If you’re a Star Wars fan – and we’re sure that many of you are – you saw a few different prolific movies that revived the magic from the eighties and nineties.
  • A magic musical named Hamilton came to be, and it swept the globe with its creative look at history.
  • In the technology realm, we became a world that only operates through smartphones; gone are the days of the flip phones or anything older than that. The same is true when it came/comes to devices that play music. We’ve narrowed the market and Apple has started to dominate the world.

Let’s move into home trends because that’s what we’re really passionate about. We’ve become a world that has started to care more and more about sustainability, our carbon footprint and designing homes that save us money and save the environment. Let’s be clear, that trend isn’t going anywhere. In the past ten years, we’ve loved woodblock corner moulding, mossy accents and bronze definitely had a moment or two. Check out more information about these three at this link.

Now it’s on to the present and the future and as should be the case with all industries, we’re excited for the trends ahead and how we can help bring them to life in your dream home. Let’s dig in, and know that more and more information will be shared in coming blog posts:

Straight from the mouth of Elle Décor: “ ’Grandmillenial style’ is having its moment. The look is a traditional design with a twist: blending elements of classic design like chinoiserie, scallops, natural fibre rugs, topiaries, and more, with a contemporary edge (think: modern art and clean-lined furniture).”

The next trend is a bit of a blast from the past. Let’s go back to the 1980s when David Bowie reigned supreme and a dozen different fashion and interior design trends were the norms. One was chintz balloon shades, and as with many different trends that are cyclical… they’re back. Or, at least ornate window treatments. 2020 will see many more fancy curtains, but the difference now is the recommendation to balance them out with neutrals and solids. You can read more about this look here.

Finally, let’s take a look at the room where most of your loved ones hang out the most. We talk about it all of the time on the AHH blog, it’s the kitchen. Whether it’s a warm meal being cooked, or a place to do school work when the day is done, the kitchen can be the hub of a house. In 2020 and beyond, colours are becoming a part of the mainstage, as well as highlights like wood or other materials. Here is more information on this topic.

Questions? Let us know. And Happy New Year from the Australian Heritage Homes team.