New Interior Design Trends 2020 - Interesting Designs of the Future

Dec 5 04:41 2019 Jen Gouldstone Print This Article

New interior design trends emerge each and every year. So what's going to be in store for the future of interior design at the turn of the decade? Keep reading to find out!

In the 20s and 30s,Guest Posting Art Deco reigned supreme. In the 50s, mid-century modern style took over with natural materials, classic color combinations like orange and olive green, and simple lines. 


In the 80s, we say interior design trends skew towards both preppy and zany with pastels and neons equally popular. 2000s and 2010s interior design brought us minimalism, millennial pink, and vintage furniture galore.


So what do we have in store for us as the new decade approached? What will be the new interior design trends 2020 comes to know and love?


Keep reading for a few of our predictions on what’s going to be in for the new roaring 20s.


Biophilic Design


Biophilic design emphasizes the need to connect people to nature with designs that incorporate:



This helps to connect people to our roots in nature and has been shown to help reduce stress, increase productivity, and even boost happiness.


In terms of the application of biophilic design in interiors, you’ll see increased use of natural and reclaimed wood furniture, large open windows, live green walls, indoor plants, and inclusion of water via fountains and sprayers.


Experiential Design


Like biophilia, experiential design is a broad term that can be applied to more than just new interior design trends. It’s more of a general practice. 


Continental Office defines it as follows: “experiential design is how people interact with a space in order to gain an understanding of what an organization's brand is all about. It connects people to places.”


People want to have offices, homes, and places feel things and have an experience instead of just a visit. Try to think of what experience you want occupants to have in a certain space. 


If you’re in a workplace, experiential design would focus on using that interior design to get a brand’s message or value across. For example, a communications company would create and open and welcoming space that encourages discussion and interaction. 


An office space in someone’s home would utilize design elements to encourage productivity with a desk, a more confined space, live plants, etc.


Masculine and Feminine Come Together


As we grow and develop as a society, we’re realizing that gender, “masculine”, and “feminine” are all terms that we’ve assigned to things ourselves instead of being inherent qualities. As such, we are starting to allow the lines between masculine and feminine to blur in terms of fashion, gender roles, and interior design.


In the past, masculine spaces contained harsh lines, clunkier furniture, and dark colors. Feminine spaces were traditionally softer, filled with pastels, and felt more open.


In 2020, we predict that these two design ideas are going to come together in all room types. You’ll see dark colors paired with soft ones, bigger and more masculine furniture paired with feminine decor, masculine leather placed in “feminine” spaces like kitchens, and more. 




The 2010s are famous for the huge popularity of minimalist design in everything from clothes to home design. We think that we’re about to see a huge switch to the polar opposite idea of maximalism. 


Instead of the clean and sterile uber-minimalist rooms, you’ll see bold and bright patterns, rooms stuffed with art and decor, gaudy wallpapers, unique vintage furniture, more texture, and an overload of styles and patterns combining into one style.


Art Deco Returns


Remember how we said that Art Deco ruled the 20s? That applies to the upcoming 20s too! 


Art Deco includes bold designs, geometric pieces, metals, simple lines, and brass/gold coloration. We expect to see this take over a lot of living room designs with wall decor, vases, lamps, art, and more. 


Animal prints are also a popular addition alongside the streamline shapes and styles that you see with Art Deco design schemes. This goes along well with the maximalism theme that you’re likely to see in 2020. 


Not only that, but Art Deco design can also go along well with the blurring lines between masculine and feminine. Feminine metals and colors combine well with the bold (and masculine) lines and shapes seen in art deco designs.


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Jen Gouldstone
Jen Gouldstone

Jen is the owner and founder of Garden Streets, an indoor plant service company that specializes in using plants to increase peoples' wellness and happiness.

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