05 January, 2020

A 2020 Look at Interior Design Trends-According to LiLu Interiors

According to LiLu: A 2020 Look at Interior Design Trends

Be Authentic

In this 2020 look at interior design trends we will look at five strong trends for the decade.
Having your own style and having it reflect who you are is a strong trend today,  This has been my mantra for more than a decade and now, I believe it’s a trend that is having a moment!
In reaction to all the shiplap and prescribed “you’re only in if you….” looks, it seems that homeowners are wanting their homes to look like they belong to the homeowner. Not like the vision of the marketing department at Pottery Barn or the creative director of a reality television show.
More and more people want a home that reflects their personal taste, color preferences, and tells the story of their lives in some way.
An example of this is at High Point market this fall there were a broader range of styles and colors instead of a consistent theme of the “it” look. The vast differences in the anointed colors of the year First Light, Naval, Classic Blue and Back to Nature. Also reflect the movement away from a one size fits all look.
While these colors have some common themes, serenity and calm, they represent light to dark, saturated, toned tinted. They each have unique aspects that will appeal to different induvial and offer an avenue of self-expression.
A few years back we wrote about “the anti-trend” trend as being authentic READ MORE HERE
A 2020 Look at Interior Design Trends

Sustainable Homes

Being a conscious consumer has become a more prevalent trend in all sectors of our world and interiors are following suite. Homeowners are interested in making more sustainable choices in their homes.
From investing in a net-zero or eco-friendly new home to incorporating low-waste features in kitchen remodels like composting centers homeowners are embracing a sustainable lifestyle in larger numbers than ever before.
The best thing about this trend is that it doesn’t come in one look. It’s more about selecting furnishings and features that speak to being eco-friendly. Reusing and repurposing vintage furnishings and researching the manufacturing methods behind new furnishings and finishes. Using recycled, natural and durable surfaces has been a sign of this trend as well. Throughout this year we will write more on how to make these selections.
Last year we wrote a series on Green and Healthy Home blogs, because we knew more of our readers are looking for better, healthier options in their homes.
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A 2020 Look at Interior Design Trends

Biophilic Design

Connection to nature was proven to shorten healing time in studies on health care facilities in the early 2000’s and while it’s taken a bit of time to develop the trend has made its way into home interiors.
Biophilic design is a complicated term that really just means mimicking the aesthetics of nature in interiors. That can be quite literal in terms of incorporating plants and natural material into your home interiors. The resurgence of rattan and caning is one expression of this trend.
There are many other ways this trend is presenting including creating interiors that have organic shapes and compositions in rooms. There is a new lighting system available for use in homes and offices that mimics the natural light patterns of the sun and moon.
I’ve been thinking about the dappled light of the forest and how a fixture could deliver it in a bedroom. Wouldn’t that be delightful?
A 2020 Look at Interior Design Trends


Call it Granny Chic, call in Maximalism, call it eclectic but the mix and layering is a strong trend. This trend is a fresh take on past styles. It strongly embraces classic materials, forms and patterns and can be a great way to be sustainable, low-waste and build an individual style.
It’s the trend that has it all. Because this look allows you to blend different eras and mix styles you can use inherited pieces, consignment finds and new furnishings in one interior.
This trend also is bringing back some brown furniture (maybe used sparingly).
While it can look easy to achieve, it’s actually a harder look to pull off. Attention must be paid to scale and proportion in a very break the rules but make it good way. Professional designers are great at this. You know where to reach LiLu.
A 2020 Look at Interior Design Trends

A 2020 Look at Interior Design Trends-Intentional Living

A 2020 Look at Interior Design Trends must take into cosideration the overall culture. With more concern in our culture about wellness, eco-friendly living and being authentic we believe, an over-arching trend is intentional living (See last week’s blog post)
Making decisions about how you will design your home to align with your values and goals for your live will become a more and more important trend over the next decade. Knowing and understanding, where your furnishings came from, if they are made with sustainable process and by people who are earning a sustainable living will be hallmarks of this trend that can look many ways.

Bringing Intention Home

At LiLu Interiors, we love designing spaces that support our client’s lifestyles. It is our intention to find out your intentions. Would you like to create a home that is a reflection of your style, interest and values in life?  Surround yourself with color that speaks to your soul? Whatever your intention is, we want to know. We are in the business of designing interiors and creating spaces for you to live out your dreams. Whatever your dream is, we will creatively collaborate with you to design a home that uniquely expresses who you are and how you live. Give us a call, let’s bring your intentions home. 612-354-3271
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Comments on A 2020 Look at Interior Design Trends-According to LiLu Interiors
  1. Linda Merrill says:

    My favorite trend is your first one – Be Authentic – something that’s been a little lost in the Pinterest / Instagram influenced world.

  2. Amy Wax says:

    Great blog post! I love so may of your ideas, and you are so right when you said some styles ” look easy to achieve, it’s actually a harder look to pull off.” Especially the Maximalism you referred to! Lots of inspiration here, well done!

  3. Mary Ann Benoit says:

    I love all these trends and the beautiful graphics you created to highlight each one. I am fascinated by what you said about lighting mimicking the natural light in a forest! Great concept!

  4. Janet Lorusso says:

    I love the authenticity trend and see this as a turning point to more personalized design…hopefully this trend just keeps gaining momentum!

  5. mitzi beach says:

    This is a fabulous summary of what is trending now and in the next decade Lisa.And like you, this has been my platform for the past decade as we both agree on all four of these top trends.
    However, you site and with your beautiful and effective graphics motivate me to definitely up my game! thank you for being a role model for me to get with my own program already! xoxo

  6. Maria DeGange says:

    You nailed all the trends. Great reminder to be authentic! I always didn’t fit and that’s a good thing, so thank you! I also love the tendency to live closer to nature and with respect to the earth. It is about time!

  7. Leslie Carothers says:

    Hi Lisa ~
    I really enjoyed this post, especially the trend of Biophilic Design, as it impacts our feeling of wellbeing in our homes to be surrounded by natural elements. Thanks for another great post, and I hope you have a terrific year ahead!

  8. Sheri Bruneau says:

    I really agree with Linda’s comment about being authentic. Let’s hope in 2020 we will be able to see more of it!
    I loved seeing the trends in your post!

  9. Home Remodelling says:

    Great Trend! Love these interior trends. Stylish and trendy.

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