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The Home Trends We’ll See in 2020, As Predicted by Real Estate Pros
Before you pack up your brass fixtures, terrazzo accents, and macrame, take some time to sneak a preview of what real estate experts say are the top home trends we’ll be checking off our lists in 2020.
Dec 18, 2019
Pantone Announced Their Kitchen Trends for 2020 and Beyond
Let's dive into each kitchen trend that Pantone's color experts brought to our attention.
Dec 16, 2019
We’re Calling It—Sauna Beds are the New Weighted Blankets
'Tis the season to be snug as a bug—in a sauna bed?
Dec 11, 2019
Etsy Just Announced Their Color of the Year, Plus Other Trends That Will Be Big In 2020
Here's what the maker platform is betting will be big in January and beyond.
Dec 10, 2019
5 Overdone Bedroom Trends, According to Real Estate Agents
It's time to ditch the word art.
Dec 5, 2019
This Is Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year
We think you're going to like it.
Dec 4, 2019
These are the Trends Everyone Had in Their Homes from 2000 to 2019
Shiplap, faux taxidermy, and millennial pink—get ready for a trip down memory lane!
Dec 3, 2019
Seriously, Why Is Everyone Obsessed With Fringe These Days?
Talk about fringe benefits.
Dec 2, 2019
8 Weird Home Trends That We Hope Aren't Coming Back
Bathroom carpeting is never a good idea, people!
Nov 14, 2019
Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year is the Alternative to Beige You’ve Been Waiting For
The announced hue “reflects a new definition of home” that revolves around flexibility and inclusivity while being “fresh” and “playful.”
Oct 11, 2019
Valspar Announced Not One, But a Dozen Colors of the Year for 2020
The paint company just debuted twelve hues for the coming year, in case you'd like one for each month of 2020.
Oct 4, 2019
Pinterest Says This Is the Trending Color for Halloween
Traditionally, Halloween is all about orange and black, but it need not be. In fact, spooky season has gotten a softer makeover, according to Pinterest.
Oct 3, 2019
This 2020 Color of the Year Is Making Us Blush
While millennial pink mania has died down in some respects, we're all a bit more open to exploring our softer sides.
Sep 25, 2019
8 Design Trends That Will Rule the Rest of 2019
Take your space to the next level with these design trends.
Sep 24, 2019
Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Color of the Year Is Inspired by the Roaring ’20s
As we prepare to enter a new decade, one paint brand is looking back to a century another. Today, Sherwin-Williams announced its 2020 Color of the Year, and it's a shade that's inspired by Art Deco and the roaring '20s, as well as nature. Any guesses?
Sep 23, 2019
Glidden Is Not Naming a 2020 Color of the Year…For Good Reason
Don’t hold your breath for Glidden’s color of the year: The popular paint brand has announced its decision to opt out of choosing a 2020 hue. While many consumers look to the annual practice for design inspiration (choosing a paint color can get pretty stressful), folks shouldn’t to worry because Glidden’s decision stems from a desire to better prioritize the decorative needs of DIYers who are anxious to get going on their last home makeover projects.
Sep 18, 2019
8 Trends on Amazon That Look More Expensive Than They Really Are
As the Everything Store, Amazon sells virtually everything imaginable—including the latest trends on the cheap.
Sep 10, 2019
Seriously, What's the Difference Between Cane, Wicker, and Rattan?
There's something about this woven furniture and accessories that makes any room feel like it's summer year-round.
Sep 9, 2019
4 Super Simple Ways to Fake an Open-Concept Layout
Don't worry, there's life after the open-concept floor plan.
Sep 5, 2019
If You Love to Travel, You Should Know About ‘Shoulder Season’
Consider this a PSA.
Aug 19, 2019
6 Beautiful Bedroom Trends That Will Take Over 2019
Ready to hit the refresh button on your bedroom? These trends will look good well into the New Year.
Aug 16, 2019
Sherwin-Williams On What Color Palettes Will Take Us Into 2020 and Beyond
2020 will be all about wellness.
Aug 15, 2019
8 Trends That Will Be Huge in 2020, According to the IKEA Catalog
Flipping through the new IKEA catalog each year gives us more than a just peek into what new products the retailer is adding to shelves; it's a window into what will be big in interiors in the next 12 months. The pages are packed with inspiration, and this year we narrowed it down to eight trends we expect to see a lot more of in 2020.
Jul 31, 2019
These Fabulous Fringe Accessories Look Luxe, but They’re All Under $100
They're trendy, pretty, and relatively affordable.
Jul 25, 2019
Your Inner Emo Kid Is Going to Fall Hard for These Goth Plants
The term “goth plants” isn’t one you’ll see in your average box store garden department. These plants have darker leaves and flowers, deeper and richer colors, and/or other components that are more emo than your run-of-the-mill greenery. This Reddit thread on Colocasia Black Magic led me to the Plant Goths thread, and my interest was officially piqued.
Jul 12, 2019
This Is the Most Popular Interior Design Style In Your State
Ever wonder if preferred interior design styles might vary from state to state? We sure do. Are California beach towns heavy on the surf vibes indoors? Do the North Woods of the USA prefer the minimalistic Scandinavian design leanings as a byproduct of both climate and distant heritage? Maybe glam interiors are more popular in Nevada? Luckily, Joybird has come to the rescue with some factual state-by-state design data for the rest of us.
Jun 17, 2019
9 Living Room Trends Heating Up This Summer
If there’s one room you should consider refreshing regularly, it would definitely be your living room. Whether you’re Netflix and chilling with your significant other or having a bunch of friends over for wine and cheese, your living room is probably one of the most trafficked places in your home.
May 25, 2019
How to Incorporate Animal Prints Without Overwhelming Your Space
While it can be tempting to embrace ALL of the prints, less is more when it comes to decorating with these fun fabrics.
Apr 16, 2019
This Emerging Style Combines the Best of Both Minimalism and Maximalism
Is it just us or does minimalism feel so yesterday? Don’t get us wrong: We love a sleek and clean space as much as the next design enthusiast; however, we have to admit that the neutral color palette and lack of funky details feels, well, sterile.
Apr 11, 2019
The Outdated Bedroom Trend Experts Hope to Never See Again
Abandoning this style can help your space feel more modern, personal, and welcoming.
Apr 10, 2019
The Surprisingly Simple Bedroom Trend We’ve Been Seeing Everywhere
It’s no secret that streamlining is in right now. Many of us are carefully evaluating everything from our wardrobes to our kitchenware and enjoying feeling lighter as we let unneeded belongings go. And with that, it’s no surprise that we’re more and more drawn to a streamlined look when it comes to furniture and decor, too. Take bed frames and headboards, for example. Gone are the days of tufted, upholstered numbers and in are sleek, simple wooden options, like the ones below.
Mar 30, 2019
It’s Official: 2019 is All About Globe Lighting
We pay special attention to lighting. The glitzy chandelier featured in that historic house tour. Those coastal-inspired pendants along the bar at that airport restaurant. The single Edison bulb that illuminates your favorite hotel’s bedroom. “Lighting is one of the most important parts of a design—both the physical fixtures, as well as the quality of lighting,” says Dan Mazzarini of BHDM Design.
Mar 24, 2019
7 Stylish Mid-Century Modern-Inspired Pieces You Can Find on Amazon
Mid-century modern design lovers rejoice: You can find some seriously stylish MCM-inspired furnishings on Amazon. From a George Nelson-style bench to a pair of shapely shell chairs, here are seven of our favorite mid-century modern style offerings you can buy right now on Amazon. No mid-century modern furniture collection would be complete without a solid shell chair.
Mar 23, 2019
You’re not in Ancient Greece—Busts are the Newest “Cool Girl” Design Trend
I’ve always felt a strange kinship with Abraham Lincoln, probably because we were born on the same day—February 12th. So when I first moved to New York City, now 10 years ago, I remember shopping at Urban Outfitters and spotting my favorite president in the form of a bust bank in the sale section. For $9.99, I had to buy it, even though I was on an assistant’s salary and pretty much always broke. It was copper like a penny (duh), which wasn’t going to work for me.
Mar 21, 2019
Is ‘Work Hard and Be Nice to People’ 2019’s ‘It’ Poster?
It hasn't reached "For Like Ever" status just yet, but we wouldn't be surprised if it does soon.
Mar 19, 2019
This Viral Challenge on Reddit Is All About Cleaning Up Your Neighborhood
Although we all can relate to feeling surrounded by metaphorical garbage, lots of people spend time in public areas that are unreasonably littered with real trash, too. This was the case for me in my former Brooklyn neighborhood. The litter on one particular block that passed over a bridge was so awful that I actually started picking it up myself once in a while. (Because I can apparently rage clean as long as it’s not in my own home.
Mar 18, 2019
This Was the Most Popular Paint Color the Decade You Were Born
Walk into any recently renovated home today and chances are you’ll see a lot of greige—a neutral color that’s the perfect combination of gray and beige. There’s no denying it’s the paint color du jour. It’s funny how, oftentimes, you can instantly pinpoint how modern (or not) a room is just by looking at the color of the walls. Some day our children might look back and wonder why we all plastered our walls in such a boring color!
Mar 14, 2019
Line Art Is the Trend Minimalists (and Wannabe Minimalists) Need to Know
It's taking over home design, one line at a time.
Mar 12, 2019
Curvy Kitchen Islands Are Trending, and I’m All In
Kitchen design has kind of been the same for a few years now—subway tile backsplash, splashy pendant lights, as big of an island as possible, and maybe some open shelving for good measure. Cabinet color has started to shift a little bit from all white to a little more bold in some instances, but it hasn’t fully taken off yet.
Mar 8, 2019
Prediction: This Feature Will Soon Be in Every Kitchen in America
If you asked me what bothers me most about my kitchen, I’d answer, hands-down, my kitchen sink. It’s an old brown ceramic sink with a faucet that, until very recently, sprayed you square in the face every time you turned it on. Lovely, right?! Thankfully, a kitchen reno is on the horizon, and chances are our sink is about to get a major upgrade. According to a recent report by Houzz, more than half (57 percent!) of upgraded kitchen faucets are now high-tech.
Mar 5, 2019
People Are Ditching Their Upper Kitchen Cabinets and I Don’t Think I’m on Board
Upper cabinets are starting to disappear from kitchens, and I’m not sure how to feel about it. It all started with the open-shelving phenomenon, and now, in some cases, it has morphed into this total lack of anything structural above the countertops. On the one hand, it is visually beautiful. You can really go to town with tile—think an uninterrupted, ceiling-high wall of subways or a bold geometric backsplash. But on the other hand, where exactly are you supposed to put your stuff?
Feb 24, 2019
10 Living Room Trends Set to Take the Rest of 2019 by Storm
If the kitchen is the stomach of your home, the living room is definitely its heart. It’s where you can curl up with a book on a lazy Sunday, catch up with some friends over a glass of wine, or spend the entire weekend binge-watching whatever’s on Netflix (hey, we’re not judging). Your living room is such an important part of your home, it’s important to keep it looking its best at all times.
Feb 21, 2019
This Was the Biggest Trend the Decade You Were Born
For every home trend that people are obsessed with today (patterned cement tile, industrial lighting, brass fixtures), there are hundreds that we’ve long forgotten about. But like fashion, design is cyclical, and many of the choices that people loved back in the day are bound to make a comeback. Check out some of the iconic moments of the past 90 years or so, and see if your birth decade’s “in” is on the upswing again.
Feb 20, 2019
Could This Bedroom Trend Actually Help You Get a Better Night of Sleep?
The one place I’ve been seeing a lot of color lately is in bedrooms, and things are getting dark. Navy and midnight blues, charcoal grays, deep teals, and even black, which is the trickiest to pull off if you don’t get a lot of natural light in your space. But it’s doable. The word on the street is that this trend might actually be beneficial for sleep—either it helps you drift off easily and/or stay asleep longer.
Feb 19, 2019
3 Big Kitchen Trends You’ll See All Over The Place This Year, According to Etsy
When it comes to kitchen decor, some things never really go out of style. (We don’t see the modern farmhouse look going anywhere anytime soon, for example.) Other things, however, have a slightly shorter shelf life. (We’re talking about you, cacti, pineapples, and flamingos!) To find out what’s hot for 2019, we reached out to Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy’s trend expert.
Feb 19, 2019
The Huge Pinterest Trend You Can Easily Pull Off Yourself
In terms of recent trends, it doesn’t get much bigger than ceramic pottery. Inspired by the 1970s, sculptural clay vases, planters, and decor are everywhere these days—either adding subtle texture or bringing a full blown color explosion to our homes. Handmade ceramic pieces from the pros can be quite expensive (understandably, given the skill and work required to make them), but don’t let that sway you from loving and getting the look.
Feb 3, 2019
5 Decorating Lessons We Learned from The Wing’s New Spot for Children: The Little Wing
Remember when we all lost our minds over The Wing’s decor when founders Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan opened their first outpost in NYC’s Flatiron district back in 2016? With every subsequent club location, things have just gotten better and better. And it’s not just the broad strokes with furnishings and finishes—the details are on point, too. I mean, I even wrote a story about how pretty (and budget-friendly!) the blush dinnerware they use in their cafes is.
Feb 2, 2019
This Is Apartment Therapy’s First-Ever Pattern of the Year
Like all the best trends—velvet furnishings, pastel kitchen appliances, even low-carb diets—animal prints have cycled in and out of style over the years (and centuries). At times they’ve been perceived as luxurious and expensive, at other times tacky, outdated, and even a little scandalous, but they never truly leave the cultural lexicon (most recently, Tom Ford’s 2018 Fall Ready to Wear Collection relied heavily on those wild patterns).
Jan 31, 2019
Is This Weird Old-School Trend Really Making a Comeback?
Waterbeds: should they stay or should they go?
Jan 28, 2019
Here’s What Nobody Tells You About Painting Walls White
Here's what you should know, before you pick up that paint roller.
Jan 23, 2019
Tile Trends You’ll See Lots of in 2019
One of the best things about tile is its sheer variety: You can find an option to suit any taste, including the taste that doesn’t like tile much at all (in that case, go for those ceramic planks that look like wood, complete with graining). And in the past few years, tile companies have been seriously upping their game, expanding beyond the rectangles we know and love to unexpected shapes, colors, and finishes.
Jan 22, 2019
6 Wellness Trends that Could Take Over 2019
With a new year comes new goals and fresh motivation to pursue all things health and wellness. Whether you’re trying a new home workout (cycling bikes, anyone?) or kissing that mid-day slump goodbye by focusing on a new form of nutrition, now is an opportune time to renew your focus on what it means to be and feel well. But with no shortage of (sometimes schticky and expensive) wellness trends inundating us from all angles, it can be difficult to determine what might be worth trying.
Jan 22, 2019
It’s Official: This Big Kitchen Trend is Still on the Rise
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the rustic chic vibe is seriously taking over. It’s Joanna Gaines’s signature style and even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seem to be jumping on the bandwagon. Given those two things alone, it’s no surprise the farmhouse style is all the rage right now. According to a recent survey by Houzz, farmhouse-style kitchens are on the rise.
Jan 21, 2019
How to Nail the Pristine Pantry Kitchen Trend in Your Own Home
Move over, shelfies; there’s a new trend in town. At Apartment Therapy, we spend a lot of our time talking about how to make your kitchen a more beautiful place. How to make a statement with your backsplash. How to spruce up your kitchen floors with a runner. But how to beautify your pantry? Not so much. When it comes to design, the pantry is really a forgotten spot. Sure, there are plenty of pantries organized to perfection, but a beautiful design has never been a huge priority.
Jan 20, 2019
6 Retro Trends That Are Starting to Stage a Comeback
I thought it would be fun to poll a few designers and study a few lookbooks to see what vintage trends might make their way to the forefront again in 2019.
Jan 18, 2019
7 Big Bathroom Trends to Watch Out for in 2019
When you picture a bathroom, what do you see? I envision a fairly standard space—lots of white tile and a vanity with a few drawers and a cabinet. If it’s clean, modern, and functional, I’m largely satisfied. But according to the pros, the bathrooms of the future have much more to offer. Here, the biggest, most surprising bathroom trends you’ll see in 2019. “Color, color, color,” says Nancy Epstein, founder and CEO of Artistic Tile.
Jan 14, 2019
Home Horoscopes: The Best Colors for Your Zodiac Sign
As we move into 2019, let the stars be your decorating guide.
Jan 3, 2019
7 Beautiful Wintry Color Palettes We Can’t Get Enough Of
I love color and really think any shades can work year-round in your home if you’re a big enough fan of them. And sure, colors are seasonal—white feels like summer, pastels read as springy, and darker shades are always going to be more autumnal or appropriate for winter. But the magic is really in the mix. Most shades can go either way, depending on what you pair them with.
Dec 31, 2018
The One Home Decor Trend I Hope Stays in 2018
Well, the end of the year is upon us, and it’s time to look forward to what 2019 has to offer in terms of style and design. But I also think it’s fun to reflect on the past and think about what trends might be running their course. What I’m about to say might be a little polarizing, especially if you live in a rental and can’t really do much about your surroundings. But the one trend I hope stays in 2018 is: Bright white painted walls.
Dec 30, 2018
These Bathrooms Make the Case for Matching Your Wall Tiles to Your Floor Tiles
There is nothing quite as luxurious as a stylish bathroom, but sometimes it’s hard to design the small space in a way that makes your eyes pop while simultaneously leaving a lasting impression. There are an infinite number of light fixtures and shower curtains you can choose from, but one way to take your bathroom up a design level is to match your wall tiles to your floor tiles. Does it sound intense? Sure, but have faith and hear me out.
Dec 28, 2018
This Divisive Kitchen Trend Is Not Going Anywhere in 2019
It may not be for everyone, but it looks like this trend is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future.
Dec 27, 2018
This is the One Color We Can’t Get Enough of This Holiday Season
I love picking all of my designer friends’ brains on holiday trends. I mean, I know enough about the market to have a sense of where things are going, but they’re the ones that are going to be buying up all the decorations and executing ideas—I’ve officially given up on going HAM on holiday decor until I have a house.
Dec 18, 2018
These Are the Biggest Trends in Engagement Rings, According to Pinterest
The diamond solitaire is trusted and true, but bold and unique ring styles and stones are on the rise, according to Pinterest’s latest engagement insights. Brides are eschewing tradition for something a little more personal and special. Think classic designs with a twist—diamond solitaires with atypical cuts and rings showcasing special stones. Brides also are interested in fun styles ranging from vintage-inspired Edwardian sparklers to sleek minimalist wedding bands.
Dec 18, 2018
We Love this New Twist on Open Kitchen Shelving (That Isn’t New at All)
But this new take isn't really new at all.
Dec 17, 2018
These 8 Bedroom Trends Are About to Fade into Oblivion
These are the bedroom trends that are seriously past their prime.
Dec 16, 2018
This Big Bathroom Trend Turns Traditional Subway Tile on Its Head
This is a very welcome twist.
Dec 13, 2018
Why You’ll Love that Black Christmas Tree Trend (Trust Me, I’m 9 Years In)
This year, daring decorators are flipping the holiday decorating script and dreaming of a goth Christmas. Home decor site Wayfair is reporting a 70 percent increase in searches for black Christmas trees this year, and according to the artificial tree retailer Treetopia, black is the second most popular color (after classic green) in six locations: Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Delaware, and Washington D.C.
Dec 12, 2018
The Unexpected Home Trend We’re Starting to See Everywhere
We’ve discussed other body parts as decorative motifs on home decor products before, from breasts to butts. But I think the latest incarnation of this trend has got to be hands. It’s kind of unclear when and where this all started. Classic antiquity? I kid, I kid. Seriously though, palm-shaped chairs have been something you could stumble upon at flea markets for a while, if you were lucky.
Dec 11, 2018
The Big Kitchen Trends We’ll Keep Seeing in 2019
These aren't going anywhere.
Dec 10, 2018
The Cute Holiday Trend You Can Copy from Prince George & Princess Charlotte
When Prince George and Princess Charlotte head over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house, they hang out in some very fun digs. That’s because Carole Middleton, the mother of Kate Middleton, recently revealed some festive fun she likes to bright out for her grandkids during the holidays. Carole, a professional party planner, told The Telegraph that each grandkid gets their own Christmas tree in their bedrooms “so that they can decorate it themselves.
Dec 6, 2018
Here’s Absolutely Everything You Need to Bring Some Hygge to Your Apartment
Make no mistake about it: Hygge is an international design movement that's here to stay.
Dec 5, 2018