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2020’s 20 Hottest Interior Design Styles

2020’s 20 Hottest Interior Design Styles

It’s no surprise that some historical trends are making a comeback this year like vintage, industrial and European-inspired styles. 

Each interior design style comes with its own unique personality that can take your home from melancholy to magnificent! 

From chic to conversational and everything in between, I’m going to help you decide on the best style to suit your home with the hottest interior design styles, but remember, nothing matters but your own taste and I will work with you to ensure the style of your home is absolutely perfect, for YOU.

Art Deco Interior Design Style

Art Deco is all about bold colours with elegant style. Its post war European design erupted in the 1920s that is a true balance of aesthetic and symmetry. A combination of patterns and angular designs make this style come to life along with distinctive ambient lighting. This style works well for those who adore a clean and tasteful museum-like environment in their home. 

Photo: @audreyrivet

Asian / Zen Style Interior Design Style

For those of us that find harmony in simplicity, the Asian Zen interior design is the perfect option. These designs revolve around tranquility and comfortable living by using calming colours while taking advantage of the power of natural light. 

You will find that although this ‘minimalist’ style uses layers throughout its design, it is tailored for organic materials while keeping a visual balance. This means there are limited objects on the floor and the walls to complement each other. 

Photo: @la.casa.interiors

Biophilic Interior Design Style

Biophilia design made its first debut in the 1980s where its purpose was to enhance the indoor environment and to build a stronger connection between human and other life as the term suggests. Botanical elements, like plant life, create a stress-free environment for you while offering other benefits like increased creativity and improved well-being therefor saving you money with less sick days.

Photo by Espresso

Boho Chic Interior Design Style

Inspired by a hippie generation, Boho Chic refers to a style that combines colourful organic materials with a folk-like look that uses a mix of new and old patterns together to create an interior that has personality.

Photo: @marloeswonen

Classicism Interior Design Style

Elegance, sophistication, high-class are all words to describe this design style. Classicism offers more than its expensive nature, it uses a logical and natural form that typically uses colour palettes of blues, gold and browns.

Photo: InspirationDesignBook

European Inspired Interior Design Style

Elegance at its finest perfectly describes a European-inspired design. Curated with designs contrasting modern America, this style pulls texture, colours and details influenced by the Ancient Greeks and Romans that focused on marble and cotton materials. 

Photo: HouseBeautiful

Engineered Environment Interior Design Style

As we move into a new decade, the merging of technology and nature to create sustainable environments is becoming a vastly popular production. Engineered environments are designed with science in mind, meaning that most of the pieces are recycled plastics combined with new composite materials creating a bright aesthetic with human-centered design.

Photo by Susanna CotsSearch living room design ideas

French Farmhouse Glam Interior Design Style

To recreate the French Farmhouse Glam look, look for distressed pieces, white fabrics and furniture as well as marble countertops for the perfect finish to this glam look. Think French couture mixed with vintage style.

Photo by Ryland Peters & Small

Grandmillennial Interior Design Style

This ‘New Traditionalist,’  timeless elegance uses a design blend of scallops, topiaries, natural fiber rugs and a contemporary feel. Everything about this style is clean using lines to its advantage. 

The Grandmillennial style is on the rise for 2020. With many twenty and thirty-something year olds becoming fans of adding more personality to their space with brighter colours, botanical prints and fermoie pleated lamp shades.

Photo by Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Jungalow-esque Interior Design Style

Ever imagined what your perfect workspace would look like if you could redesign it all over again? The Jungalow-esque style is the pure definition of freedom. The only rule: Add your personality into it! That means using anything and everything you have all assembled into one space that makes you shine.

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Maximalism Interior Design Style

A contrast to minimalism is maximalism that, like the name suggests, tells you to maximize your space to your advantage by choosing bold, larger pieces that take ownership of the room. This collection of furniture and objects are saturated in colour making them incredibly fun to look at while encouraging you to mix and match as much as possible!

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Mid-Century Modern Interior Design Style

This style calls for simplistic, organic features that stress functionality and a design suited for, well, everyone! The key element of Mid-Century Modern is craftsmanship. No piece of furniture is created without top quality manufacturing.

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Neotenic Interior Design Style

Neotenic is a super eclectic, child’s play type of style that you typically wouldn’t expect to see in an adult setting. This design uses reimagined organic furniture that mimics a child’s playground and toys to give you the warm-happy feeling inside! This style works well in very modern homes that welcome futuristic design.

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Nordic Minimalist Interior Design Style

The defining feature of Nordic Minimalist is its simple and clean design. There is less effort involved in recreating this interior. The main takeaways are cooler colour schemes that are futuristic-like, the use of lines and symmetry, wide and long windows, and furniture with contrasting textures.

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Retro Interior Design Style

Blast from the past is what Retro style is all about. Think everything from the 50s to the 70s where furniture, wallpaper and everything in between spoke for itself with a personality on its own. Characterized by it’s fun colour schemes and variety of shapes, it’s no surprise that retro is making its comeback into the next decade.

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Scandinavian (Hygge) Interior Design Style

Cozy up to scandinavian (Hygge) style complete with ambient candlelight, simplistic furniture and warm oversized pillows and blankets. Hygge prides itself on making lasting connections with friends and family with a space that provides everyone with comfort and less stress.

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Tropical Interior Design Style

If you’re looking to achieve the tropical style look no further for an easy, breezy style with various bright colours and a plethora of beach-inspired pieces. This style brings the beach to you with funky tropical patterns blended with large greenery and a splash of colour. This style works for any room, breathing life back into a once dull, monochromatic space. 

Photo by McCann

Tulum Interior Design Style

Neutral hues, handmade decor and iconic textures truly make a space Tulum style. This design, inspired by Tulum, Mexico, is all about bringing the outside in. This means embracing tropical elements in your living room or basking your bedroom in white sheets and wood. 

This style focuses on natural, neutral colours to keep things simple, balanced with beautiful brights. Tulum is characterized by its natural symmetry and contrast in colours to bring that pop of island breeze into your home.

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Vintage Interior Design Style

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Not all vintage pieces have to look as if they were simply thrown together with no consistency in style or colour. 

Vintage styles reflect on the 40s and 50s, during a time period where post war homes were described as recovery. These suburban homes centered around versatility and functionality that feature characteristics like traditional wood furniture pieces, sentimental objects, and wood panelling. 

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Wabi-Sabi Interior Design Style

This interior design style captures the beauty of imperfection. The meaning behind Wabi-Sabi represents finding positivity in appreciation for what you have rather than what you do not. 

This style mimics minimalism but its foundation relies on inconsistency meaning the objects do not have to match or be consistent in colour or design in themselves, creating a dynamic atmosphere. 

Photo: Janis Nicolay @pineconecamp

Feeling inspired? Let’s chat about your interior design dreams!

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