2020 Design Trends

January 2020

Sleek and modern or over-the-top and baroque — your home design style is something that expresses who you are, what you value, and how you live. Aside from the layout and location, it’s one of the most essential aspects of your home. With ample space, well-thought-out architecture, and a choice location in Midtown Manhattan, the luxury apartments at 555TEN have the layout and location already taken care of. The only thing you have to think about is the style you want to bring to your no-fee NYC rentals.

While there are tried-and-true design elements that find their way into many homes, perhaps you could try giving your style an update with the latest trends — it’s 2020, after all. There’s no need to be slavish to fashions, of course, but adding a little something extra and modern to your design philosophy can pay off brilliantly.

So, let’s take a look at the latest home design trends for 2020.

Environment-Focused Design

Over the past 20 years, and with the advent of the green movement, there has been a strong focus on consumerism and its effects on the environment. That’s why a trend for the decade ahead involves looking back on what we’ve been doing wrong and correcting those mistakes for the future by designing with sustainable and ethically made products. And we’re not just talking about eco-friendly sisal rugs — think sumptuous faux-leather sofas (yes, sumptuous) and carefully sourced furniture. Another aspect of this trend places an emphasis on reusing objects. So, you can feel both hip and virtuous when bringing that gorgeous antique wood coffee table back from the weekend Chelsea Flea Market.

“Grandmillennial Style”

Publications like Elle Decor are touting “grandmillennial style” as one of the latest trends in home design. But before you start thinking it’s just another term capitalizing on the millennial demographic, take a closer look. This style of design, according to House Beautiful, who brought the term “grandmillennial” to a wider audience last fall, is the age-old tradition of mixing the old with the new. Items once thought stodgy, like chintz-pattern china, are given a new and exciting life when used as decor accessories alongside modern pieces. The style is certainly not for everyone, but perhaps a nod to it might be a whimsical way to bring a bit of 2020 into the home — even if you’re not a millennial.

Is There a Pattern Here? 

Bold and daring patterns have held a place in the eyes of designers since design began. But in 2020, patterns are no longer meant just for small accent pieces. According to Forbes, they’re meant to be used wherever they might work in the home. Geometric, illustrated, or variant-color patterns can be used for big pieces, like your dining room table. You can even use patterns on your walls, thanks to bold, new wallpapers many manufacturers are offering. If you’re renting and want to get in on the patterned-wall craze, there are several companies that make temporary but durable wallpapers that won’t harm your walls.

And if you’re not into decorating at all, perhaps the best home decor to have is a sprawling vista of NYC from floor-to-ceiling windows — like the views you’ll find at the 555TEN luxury rentals.