Home Décor Trends 2020: Decorating Ideas for the New Year

by Jane K on January 9, 2020

For many, the new year is a time of change and home improvement. If you’re thinking of redecorating your home in the new year, you won’t want to miss out on this list of some of our favorite home décor trends for 2020. Not only will incorporating these decorating trends transform your home, but they can be paired with any design style all the way from modern to traditional to create a home that showcases your unique personality, style, and sensibility. Take a closer look at these decorating trends for 2020.

Decorating Trends for 2020: Black Furniture

Black is back! While many used to shy away from using black in home décor because of a fear that it would make the room look smaller, more and more people are embracing black furniture in every room of the house. From black leather sofas and accent furniture to black coffee tables and upholstered beds, you can embrace this new interior design trend in a number of ways. To get started, try choosing black statement furniture in your living room, dining room, or bedroom. If you want to keep your space feeling spacious and open, we recommend contrasting your black furniture with white or light furniture, walls, and decor.

Black Furniture Inspiration

Thinking about taking advantage of the black furniture decorating trend in the new year? Here are some pieces currently for sale at Star Furniture.

Black Bookcase With Hidden Storage

Morgan Tall Bookcase (Pictured Above)

Aries 5-Piece Dining Set

Ramon Table Lamp

Inspire Black Leather Sofa

Decorating Trends for 2020: Mixed Metals

You may remember this interior design trend from last year’s list, but the mixed metals trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it continues to evolve and thrive as we go into 2020. Mixing metals in decorating can work a couple different ways. You might find an accent piece like a coffee table or lamp with multiple types of metal accents (i.e. silver with gold, brass with stainless steel), or you might curate furniture with different types of metals throughout the whole room. If you’re worried about your different metals clashing, follow these tips for mixing metals in decorating, which we compiled from the interior design experts at Star Furniture: choose a dominant metal, balance warm- and cool-hued metals, and match your finishes.

Mixed Metals in Decorating Inspiration

Whether you’re looking for individual pieces that mix metals or for home décor with metal accents to mix and match, these home décor ideas could be what takes your home to the next level of style and sophistication.

Modern Gold Coffee Table

Midas Coffee Table (Pictured Above)

Knox Drink Table

Nash Table Lamp

Decorating Trends for 2020: Formal Dining Rooms

Many people consider the idea of the formal dining room dead. But even as open floor plans continue to thrive, some are starting to ask: are formal dining rooms coming back? The short answer is yes! In 2020, we expect to see a revival of the formal dining room concept. But while formal dining rooms are returning to the mainstream, that doesn’t necessarily mean the return of a stuffy, traditionally decorated room that’s only used on special occasions. The 2020 iteration of a formal dining room will include some of the staples of dining rooms past, including large dining room tables and china cabinets, but with more contemporary flair like bar carts and mix and match dining chairs. Function is key, and more people are looking for a designated space to gather with their children, do homework, play games, entertain guests, and eat together as a family.

Formal Dining Room Inspiration

Looking to create your own formal dining room? You’re in luck. Star Furniture features a wide-range of formal dining room furniture, including dining sets, china cabinets, bar cabinets, and more so you can take advantage of this new trend in home décor.

Wood Dining Table With Upholstered Chairs

Art of Dining 5-Piece Rectangular Dining Set (Pictured Above)

Treble China Cabinet

Ellington Bar Cabinet

Decorating Trends for 2020: Maximalism

Minimalism has been huge for years, and while it’s still a wildly popular design style, that seems to be starting to shift. In 2020, we expect to see a growth in maximalism in design, which strays away from the simple and straightforward to the luxurious and grandiose. Whereas minimalism seems to achieve a universal, streamlined look, maximalism is all about individualism and personality. There’s room for an array of bold colors, large art groupings, overflowing bookshelves, and luxurious fabrics, including velvet, one of the decorating trends of 2020. Maximalism in design favors individuality over constraint, so rather than focusing on over matching furniture and creating tight color schemes, you can really show your unique style and ditch the pressure for perfection.

Maximalism Design Inspiration

Ready to say goodbye to minimalism and hello to maximalism? These best-selling pieces from Star Furniture can help you start incorporating this exciting home décor trend.

Traditional Upholstered Bed With Tufts

Chatelet Upholstered Platform Bed (Pictured Above)

Alanya Etagere Shelves

Rasnida Framed Prints

Decorating Trends for 2020: Geometric Lighting

Geometric furniture was one of our top interior design trends of 2019, and while this trend isn’t going away in 2020, we wanted to focus on one specific aspect: geometric lighting. Whether you’re lighting your room with floor lamps, desk lamps, or pendant lighting, there are plenty of opportunities to choose lighting featuring geometric shapes and patterns. From a ceramic desk lamp with a geometric pattern to pendant lighting fixtures welded into geometric shapes, you can curate your own style while taking advantage of this popular decorating trend. The best part? Geometric furniture and lighting can work great with any interior design style, so if you like this trend, you can easily find a way to incorporate it into the home décor style of your choosing.

Geometric Lighting Inspiration

Looking for some geometric lighting inspiration for your living room, dining room, kitchen, home office, or bedroom? Look no further than these stylish lamps for sale at Star Furniture.

Geometric Floor Lamp

Maiken Floor Lamp (Pictured Above)

Teneth Table Lamp

Amelia Table Lamp

Hugo Table Lamp

Decorating Trends for 2020: The Home Office

Telecommuting is on the rise throughout the country. In fact, as of 2018, 3.9 million Americans worked from home at least half the week. And as more people decide to work from home, there’s an increasing demand for a dedicated home office space. That’s why having a designated home office is one of the biggest interior design trends for 2020. If you’re thinking about designing a home office in the new year, we recommend thinking about function. You don’t necessarily need an executive desk, for example, if you’re mostly just using a laptop on your work from home days. If you’re short on space, check out our small bedroom office combo ideas, which can create a space you can use for work and for entertaining houseguests.

Home Office Inspiration

Need help designing your home office? The interior design experts at Star Furniture can help. These pieces will serve as all the home office inspiration you need to succeed!

Crosby Corner Writing Desk

Crosby Corner, Writing, and Computer Desk (Pictured Above)

Magnolia Manor Writing Desk

Tynecastle Executive Desk

Bedford Park Bookcase

Decorating Trends for 2020: Velvet Furniture

Velvet furniture is another decorating trend carried over from last year’s list, but with its growing popularity, it didn’t seem right to leave it off the list for 2020. It’s easy to see the appeal, as velvet upholstery combines comfort, style, and luxury, making it an easy way to take your room to the next level. Plus, velvet technology has come a long way since its inception. In addition to being easier to care for and clean than ever before, you can find a new and exciting range of color palettes in velvet furniture design. From velvet sofas and accent chairs to velvet headboards and dining chairs, there are plenty of ways to incorporate velvet into your home décor in 2020.

Velvet Furniture Decorating Inspiration

Whether you want to start big with a velvet sectional or small with a velvet area rug, we’ve got all the inspiration you need to implement one of this year’s hottest home décor trends.

Blue Velvet Accent Chair

Jewel Swivel Chair (Pictured Above)

Pia 3-Piece Velvet Sectional

Velvet Area Rug

Marlene Side Chair

Decorating Trends for 2020: Storage Furniture

As technology advances and interior design evolves, we continue to see an increase in storage furniture. Whether it’s beds that feature built-in drawers, cocktail ottomans with hidden storage, or beautifully designed bar carts, armoires, and buffet servers, storage furniture serves multiple purposes. Not only does it provide the storage you need to keep a clutter-free home, it can also be stylish in addition to functional. Plus, storage furniture can save you space, especially when a specific furniture piece is serving two distinct functions, like a bedroom bench with a top that lifts for extra storage.

Storage Furniture Inspiration

Furnishing a small living room, bedroom, or dining room? Storage furniture can help you save space without sacrificing style. These pieces can help you get started.

Wooden Bed With Built-In Drawers

Oxford Storage Bed (Pictured Above)

Albany Storage Ottoman

Joan Bar Cabinet

Decorating Trends for 2020: Biophilic Design Elements

You might be asking: what is biophilic design? But even if you don’t know it by its name, you’ve likely seen this decorating trend in action. Biophilia means a love of nature, and the goal of biophilic design is to incorporate both human design and natural elements in a way that doesn’t seem manufactured. Some of the characteristics of this interior design style include natural light, vegetation, natural materials, natural colors, and natural shapes. In biophilic design, for example, you might see recycled and natural wood furniture, a color palette that favors earth tones, naturally occurring geometric patterns and floral designs, and an array of houseplants, nature paintings, and large windows used as the focal point in the room.

Biophilic Design Inspiration

Want to incorporate more nature into your home? This biophilic design inspiration will give you a starting off point when decorating your home.

Framed Nature Prints

Tanglewood Framed Prints Set of 4 (Pictured Above)

Arboles Round Glass Top Root Coffee Table

Averill Table Lamp

Decorating Trends for 2020: Cozy Beds

Looking to update your bedroom in the new year? You might want to consider a cozy bed. If you’re wondering how to make your bed cozy, you can start with the furniture itself. Consider choosing a bed with an upholstered headboard, which softens the room, adds cushioned support, and adds an air of luxury to your bedroom. You can even combine trends by choosing a velvet upholstered headboard. Another way to prioritize coziness is by choosing a canopy bed, which can immediately make the room feel snug and enveloping. Coziness can also come from your bedsheets, accent pillows, comforters, and general bedroom décor. Since no bed is complete without a high-quality mattress, make 2020 the year you upgrade to a newer model. You can even check out mattress buying guide for all the tips you need to choose a bed that’s perfect for you.

Cozy Bed Inspiration

We can’t promise that a cozier bed will make you sleep better, but it certainly won’t hurt! Check out this cozy bed inspiration and transform your bedroom today.

Poster Bed With Upholstered Headboard

Rachael Ray Home Highline Four Poster Bed (Pictured Above)

Brandon Upholstered Bed

Malouf Anchor Weighted Blanket Throw

Need help decorating your home with the newest trends? The interior design experts at Star Furniture can help. Check out our interior design blog, where we cover everything from how to decorate your home on a budget to common interior design mistakes and how to avoid them. You can also visit a Star Furniture store near you to check out our huge selection of furniture for every room in the house.

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