1. Built-In Seating
An ingenious small-space solution turns a wall into a sitting area.
Be it a window-side perch with a great view or cozy reading niche, seating that’s built in adds character to a room and can be an excellent space-saving technique. Fun architectural details like this are going to have a big moment in 2020.
Arched entryways bring to mind the cave homes in Oia, Greece.
Another architectural detail that’s burgeoning is the arch—specifically curved doorways and windows that channel Greece’s cave houses. The pared-down treatment is smooth and clean-lined without ornate detailing. Not ready to commit to structural changes at home? Give the trend a try with an arched wall mirror.
3. Fat Furniture
An undulating, ivory sofa gets prime placement right in the middle of Lisa Perry’s living room
Curvy shapes are also taking form as furniture. Upholstered pieces like sofas, divans, and occasional chairs are being reimagined in undulating, and sometimes asymmetrical, designs that feel inspired by decor from the ’70s. In 2020, rounded is the new right angle.
4. Organic Shapes
This artful bedding exemplifies the free-form shapes motif that’s popping up on everything from bathmats to wallpaper
While free-form designs have been gaining in momentum, we predict that this is the year the motif hits a fever pitch. Organic shapes are showing up on everything from bath mats to candles. We’re especially loving Cold Picnic’s just-released collection of hand-tufted rugs titled "Two Hour Drive," which feel more like abstract works of art than floor coverings.
5. Dusty Green
Muted green cabinets pop against a pink-toned terrazzo backsplash
Classic Blue may have been deemed Pantone’s color of the year, but we’re seeing dusty greens—from olive to pistachio—gaining traction in the home right now.These muted tones work as a palatable pop of color for those who generally stick to neutrals.