Published on September 24th, 2020
The way you design your home can have a profound psychological impact, with studies showing that your choice of colors, lighting, and even the presence of plants in your home can improve your mood.
When building up your home, you should consider your family’s current needs as well as your potential future needs, ensuring you have enough space to make additions when required. Take a look at some home design trends for 2020.
Florals And Retro Designs
Retro designs mixed with modern styles are going to be big in 2020. Introducing floral wallpaper into your living room coupled with contemporary furniture and modern art pieces is becoming popular, as are retro accessories such as tasseled lampshades and natural fiber rugs.
Designers are also seeing more wicker and rattan furnishings, with many people choosing to upcycle older items using needlepoint and vintage fabrics instead of buying new items.
Environmentally Responsible Systems
When designing the home, people are becoming more environmentally conscious. By using environmentally friendly systems for insulation, structure, and heating, homes will be built to last and be more efficient over time, building experts at Magnum Home Builders confirm.
It is thought that the average home owner can save up to $1000 per year by reducing energy usage.
Simply switching to LED bulbs instead of conventional bulbs can save around $35 per year and use 75-80% less energy.
Double glazed windows and switching to smart thermostats can save energy and money when building your home.
Earthy Tones And Accent Walls
The colors you choose in each room of your home can have a psychological impact and can even have a healing effect.
Earthy tones are back on trend, with warm browns, reds, and yellow tones substituting the cooler trends of previous years.
Brown has been shown to be associated with dependability and security, while yellow and orange invoke feelings of vibrancy.
Add a signature accent wall with bricks or wood to add to the rustic, homely feel of your home. Try it out in your dining room or main living space to create a sense of warmth and comfort.
There is a home design trend for all styles, with rustic looks and colors taking center stage. Add some signature contemporary pieces to set off the look or experiment with bold lighting, mirrors and fabrics to set off the look.
Focus on adding energy-saving elements to ensure your home is sustainable for years to come.