hottest home decor trends 2020

The year 2019 was huge in terms of home décor – décor trends we totally loved, but those same trends have become so ubiquitous we can't help but look forward to the fresh styles in 2020. That's not to say we didn’t love these looks (and like all fads, chances are these fads will return again one day!), but for now, these are the trends most likely to fade out in the year ahead. So, here’s listing three trends that we can do away with in the new year and how you can replace them.


1. Monochromatic Colour Palettes

Scandinavian home decor

Scandinavian-inspired style took over 2019 with a storm, and along with it came the minimalist colour schemes and all-white kitchens, all-white bedrooms and minimal décor. For 2020, interior designers and home-owners are looking for more colour and calling for the end of the monochromatic colour palette.

Our predictions for the most popular colours of 2020? We're seeing shades of green, navy blue (which is the Pantone Colour of the Year 2020) and expect warmer neutrals to replace white walls.


2. Macrame Things

macrame home decor

Handwoven wall hangings, bohemian hanging chairs, table runners, throw blankets and hanging planters all had their moment in 2019. While we love macrame as an artform and the handmade & personalized quality it brings to a room, we expect the trend to taper over the course of 2020, because we have finally reached peak macramé level.

We still want to give our homes a bespoke vibe, so, in 2020, expect to see more embroidered details. Keep your eyes out for embroidered throw pillows, duvet covers, etc.


3. Seashells

seashell home decor

Seashell home decor showed up everywhere in 2019 – even in homes miles from the shore and in urban apartments (not to mention, all of the trendy shell jewelry we bought for ourselves). Velvet pillows in subtle shell shapes and capiz shell pendant lamps gave beachy charm to homes of all styles. But in the year to come, we predict that the seashell motif will become less popular outside of beach houses.

Only time will tell what will replace the shell motif, but we're keeping our eyes on hand-painted geometrics and whimsical florals.