Orange County Home Design Trends for 2020

Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.


It’s a new year and a new decade—now is the perfect moment to refresh your space. 

Here are a few looks that are gathering momentum for 2020, culled from a range of trend-setting sources, from design fairs to fashion runways and beyond. Happy (re)decorating, Orange County. 

Curves Ahead
Furniture with curved edges and rounded corners work well in modern interiors while giving the space a retro twist. Look for bubble light fixtures, round mirrors and wavy design accessories, all of which were front and center at Milan Design Week 2019. 

Go Gold
Warm, rich and inviting, gold works in nearly every part of the home. Try adding gold-framed mirrors, framed pictures, faucets, handles or gold-legged end tables. 

Canopy Beds
Create a truly serene space with a canopy bed. Like many other 2020 trends, it’s a bit of a throwback, but can be made current through clean-lined framing and an absence of heavy drapery. 

Bring the Outdoors In

Plants are in. Reports from Milan Design Week 2019—a trendsetting industry event—touted the prevalence of oversized indoor plants and interior accessories made to blend or mimic nature. In sunny Orange County, it’s easy to tap into this trend. Pick up some indoor-friendly plants, like hearty geraniums, ferns and succulents. 

Minimalism, Made Personal
Minimalism will continue its reign into 2020, but take note—the most coveted iteration of this trend involves a touch of personality. Harsh, cold minimalism is a no-go, but clean-lined furniture and neutral colors with pockets of color and personality-rich displays (cute travel knick knacks, antique artwork and vintage posters) are easy wins. 

Bring in the Bathtubs
Spa-like bathrooms remain all the rage, as do luxurious soaking tubs. Choose any style that appeals to your space, from vintage-inspired claw-foot creations to large-scale luxurious designs (think Jacuzzi-style jets).

Craft Cozy, Sociable Spaces
To better facilitate conversations, try incorporating two smaller-scale sofas into your living room. Add in comfortable poufs and ottomans for additional seating, and consider covering them in inviting, richly textured fabrics—like leather, velvet and suede.

 

 

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