Psst! Worst to First‘s hosts Mickey, Sebastian and Catherine got a head start on 2020’s biggest decorating trends, and we’re spilling all the gorgeous details. From textile wall decor, to statement-making back splashes (so long, subway tile!), these are the trends you’ll see in every forward-thinking home in 2020.
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2020 Decorating Trends: Coastal Colours
We’re still anxiously awaiting the December announcement of Pantone’s 2020 colour of the year, but Worst to First might have just “spilled the paint” a tad early. Vibrant coastal colours like the breezy blue featured in this family living room will be a fresh transition from 2019‘s Living Coral, and easy to pepper in to your current design.
2020 Decorating Trends: Vertical Gardens
Condos are becoming legit concrete jungles as homeowners find creative ways to bring the outdoors in, and add some colour to their walls. Here, a vertical wall in a Worst to First makeover introduces not only a burst of gorgeous green, but a unique array of texture and shapes. It’s the ultimate form visual interest.
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2020 Decorating Trends: Art Deco Lighting
It’s time for Mid Century lighting to step aside and let its equally as glamorous but oft-forgotten sister Art Deco have a moment in the limelight. This beautiful chandelier from a Worst to First dining room makeover transforms the space from average to over-achiever, and introduces elegant curves and a cozy glow that (genius tip–take note!) is ultra flattering.
2020 Decorating Trends: Textured Wall Decor
Delicate feathered Juju hats are being replaced come 2020 with woven wall hangings that imbue a space with a tougher, earthier vibe. We love how the Worst to First team paired the rough woven wall accent with a glossy topped console table and punchy black accents.
2020 Decorating Trends: Tropical Flourishes
The Worst to First time doubled down on the palm leaf trend and went full Hawaiian tropics with a muted flamingo print wallpaper for a bathroom makeover. Wallpaper has always been a go-to for bathrooms, but 2020 will welcome even greater risks when it comes to choosing wild prints and patterns.
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2020 Decorating Trends: Exposed Beams
Dreams of owning a picturesque farmhouse have given way to this big and bold trend. Exposed beams add a rustic touch that speaks to a home’s history (or implies the sense of one, at least).
2020 Decorating Trends: Geometric Lighting
It’s hip to be square! Add a little edge in 2020 with geometric lighting. They’re perfect for topping off a modern kitchen.
2020 Decorating Trends: Graphic Tile
Tile work in bathrooms is becoming more and more intricate, and we can’t get enough of it! The Worst to First team created this monochromatic feature wall in a shower and instantly the bathroom is transformed into a meaningful space.
2020 Decorating Trends: Focal Point Fireplaces
Fireplaces will take center stage in 2020 with eye-catching mantels and unique hearths. This gorgeous gas fireplace not only adds depth and texture to the room, but also helps to define the spaces of this open-concept kitchen and family room.
2020 Decorating Trends: Eye-Catching Kitchen Islands
There’s no detail spared in this Worst to First kitchen makeover, including the underside of the kitchen island. Long overlooked as it’s seemingly tucked away behind counter stools, the kitchen island will become a statement piece in the kitchen renovations of 2020.
2020 Decorating Trends: Black Hardware
Bye bye, brass! Hello, black hardware! While definitely not a new trend, black hardware and fixtures will cement themselves in 2020 as the only option for kitchen, bathroom and laundry room updates.
2020 Decorating Trends: Intricate Backsplashes
Subway tile, you’ve been great, we had a good run, but it’s time to part ways. There’s a new backsplash in town… Penny tile has always offered a bit of a vintage vibe, and now we’re seeing even more creative uses of the versatile tile! The cabinetry of this Worst to First kitchen is pretty basic, but the intricate diamond design created with penny tiles adds instant personality!
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2020 Decorating Trends: Herringbone
Herringbone floors are a chic look, but in 2020 we’ll see the pattern utilized in a multitude of ways. Here, a breathtaking fireplace of herringbone–topped off in an ombre effect, no less–is a modern take on this classic style.
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2020 Decorating Trends: Puppy Love
Design has gone to the dogs, quite literally! Pets are taking prominence in 2020 design trends, with more and more homeowners creating custom dog wash stations and cozy built-in beds for their furry friends! In this Worst to First custom media unit, a dog bed fits perfectly in the lowest shelf, complete with a dog bone and favourite stuffed animal!