Timeless personal design is all well and good, but spotting a trend is always fun. Each year tends to bring a few new styles of furniture that make their way into Pinterest and the pages of design magazines. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be trendy and at the forefront. Take a look at the popular furniture trends for 2020, and consider some upgrades in your home.
Cane, Wicker, and Rattan
Here’s more proof that the “grandmillenial” style is here to stay. There’s been an uptick across the board in furniture made from materials that once dominated Granny’s screened-in porch. Cane and rattan are popping up everywhere from chic boutique stores to major box stores. It looks like there’s more to come as well.
The point-and-click sameness of Amazon has replaced the big-box sameness, and people are getting tired of both. They want their homes to be unique and to have one-of-a-kind pieces. To combat the mundane, people are commissioning one-off, customizable pieces of furniture and art. The Internet is making it easier than ever to find artisans around the world.
Stay unique with vintage looks—not retro, but vintage. Renewed enthusiasm for antiques is building, and people are hitting antiques shops to find classic pieces. Millennials are buying houses now, and they’re cautious with their money and always willing to take hand-me-downs, especially if they’re free. This proclivity for frugality will keep the vintage furniture market booming for years.
Not too long ago, color-maker Pantone named Classic Blue their Color of the Year. Then, a respected decorating magazine predicted that French Blue would be the new Millennial Pink. Blue is going to be the dominant color to start the 20s. Many product and furniture designers are treating blues like neutral grays this year.
A popular furniture trend for 2020 runs counter to a current one. Rectangular sofas are done, at least for now. More designers and homeowners are choosing the soft, romantic feel of curved furniture. From sofas and sectionals to curved-back armchairs and dining chairs, there’s a long, curvy road ahead for furniture. People want an organic flow in their homes, and they’re doing away with angular pieces.