It has been a hard year, but if 2020 has taught us one thing, it's that we are resilient and can adapt and change. One of the biggest changes of 2020 has been transitioning our homes to accommodate our families being indoors 24/7.
According to Modsy's popular interior design service, "State of the Home" trend report, 69% of people engaged in a home redesign project in 2020 with functionality being the biggest motivator, whether it be for a new work from home space (BTW, good lighting was the most important component of home offices) or for welcoming a new member to the family (nursery design requests spiked 40%).
Here are the best home decor trends that got us through this chaotic year:
During uncertain times, people tend to look for more security in their spaces and in 2020, traditional moody colors were two of the biggest trends in 2020," says Alessandra Wood, VP of Style at Modsy.
1980s style revival
"In the 1980s, the trends shifted from earthy naturals to luxurious, modern materials and highly sculptural forms," says Wood. "We see the use of brass and lacquer, sculptural forms, glass and stone with high shine finishes and sparkling new materials. Just as antiques are a bargain, for the past few years furniture and decor from the 1980s has been easy and inexpensive to obtain on second-hand market places."
Traditional, comfortable styles
People are spending a lot more time at home and looking to add layers of functional comfort to their space. Think the 1990s...maybe it's your parents' style that comes to mind?
From cottagecore to crochet, we've seen this rise in fashion in 2020, and we expect the style to continue to pick up steam in home design in 2021," says Wood. "Just as Gen X found nostalgia in the mid-century designs their grandparents coveted, millennials may be finding a similar sense of nostalgia in familiar, classic designs."
Bold wall colors
Moody palettes might remind people of their favorite restaurants or hotels, creating a subconscious, mental escape from one's own home. "This trend is inspired by people's disconnect with the outside world and a yearning to create a home that has a bit more flair and personality, echoing the golden eras of home entertaining such as the Victorian era or mid-20th century," says Wood.
In addition to earth toned walls and furniture, white woods and textured walls grew popular in 2020 and might take center stage in 2021.