New Decor for a New Decade

Decorating Tips from The White Hare

With the start of a new decade, what better time than to update your home with some of the latest decorating trends. Now is the time to roll on one of the top paint colors, like the Pantone Color of the Year, Classic Blue. Or, simply add a new piece of vintage art to your gallery wall or in the kitchen. Some of the other top home decor trends of 2020 include floral wallpaper in bold patterns (with stick-on options if you’re not ready to commit), and high-contrast décor such as a console table in a dark stained wood with light-colored hardware.

And no more all-white kitchens—instead, expects to see more natural woods and colored cabinets. In addition, look for Patina accents like clay and terracotta in earthenware and ceramics.

Local home décor expert, Sarah Corrigan, owner of The White Hare in Cottleville, gives these additional home decorating trends and tips:

She says gray is still popular in the overall decorating scheme but seen more now with heavy cream/white as a partner or as an accent color. Browns of all tones are being introduced back into the mix with gray, with this lovely friendship bringing some of the missed warmth back into the scene. 

With more people working from home these days, it changes the way we decorate and want to feel about our decor. With that said, we are seeing a lot more of an "outside-in" approach using a lot of mixed woods and stones with a heavy use of natural fibers such as rattan, fringe and sea grasses. With botanicals, we’re seeing less of the traditional floral arrangements and more of the fern, loose floral stem bouquet or artistic succulent display, even if still of the "faux" persuasion. Other natural textures will continue to be seen as well as lighter, natural unfinished wood.

No need to panic if you've turned your entire home to gray, as many of these lighter woods will easily transition with gray-toned decor.  Mixed metals are very popular with gold tones--updated brass continuing to be a strong leader in the pack. (NO, you can't keep your 90's brass). 

As far as color, at this most recent market we saw a lot of creams, classic blues, muted browns, greens, matte blacks, pale pinks and just a hint of red and orange. 

Vintage, unique finds such as magnifying glasses, compasses, and trinket boxes, as well as hand-carved items like candle holders, bowls or shelf accessories, are huge right now. 

We’re also seeing dog-focused decor being more prominent than ever, with people considering their pets as part of the family.

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