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Design Trends to Watch for in 2020

Design Trends to Watch for in 2020

In just a few days we’ll be ringing in a new year and looking forward to a fresh slate when it comes to design trends. We love staying up to date on what’s to come in the future of interior design, so we can prepare our communities with inspired interiors and today’s best amenities. Get a sneak peek about what’s to come in 2020 with these design predictions.

Multi-Functional Spaces

Apartment dwellers are always looking for new ways to make the most of their space, which makes this trend a particularly well-timed and handy one. With a bit of flexibility, you can combine rooms in your home to make space for more common area. A small home office can double as a dressing room, freeing up precious space in the bedroom formerly monopolized by large dressers or wardrobes.

Faux Marble

While authentic stone is pleasing to the eye, the upkeep isn’t always practical for the average family on the go. In 2020, we expect to see an uptick in man-made materials in the kitchen. Faux marble finishes often look just as stunning as the real deal and are a bit more well-suited to the reality of the modern-day apartment dweller.

Real Plants

While faux finishes may be on the rise, artificial plants are on their way out. Real plants add a breath of fresh air to any space, and their natural imperfections and growing patterns imbue your home with character. In line with a collective emphasis on connecting back to nature, real plants will play a major role in interior design this coming year.

Warm Tones

Over the past few years, we’ve been saying a slow farewell to cooler, monochromatic rooms. Trends like the all-white kitchen are being traded in for more color, more personality, and more warmth. Residents are looking to personalize their space and cozy up the home with livelier color schemes.

Colorful Cabinets

On that note, using cabinetry as a canvas to give your kitchen a pop of color is expected to be a major trend in the new decade. The idea here to is to choose one section of your kitchen cabinets, either the base cabinets, or the ones attached to your kitchen island, and go bold with colors like bright yellow, green, or cobalt blue.

Comfortable Classics

In 2020, residents will be further embracing the idea of the home as a sanctuary away from the chaos of day-to-day life. This shift in perspective will affect the decisions they make about the overall feel of their space, as well as home staples like living room furniture. We’re expecting to see an emphasis on comfort with a classic, lived-in look. Say goodbye to too-stiff accent chairs and couches that value vanity over functionality.

Interested in learning more tips and tricks of the trade? Contact us today to learn more about the multifamily industry, or to schedule a tour at an Olympus community near you.