Sorry, Chip & Jo: Survey Says This Design Trend Is On the Way Out for Spring
We all know that wood-paneled walls and waterbeds aren’t exactly hot ticket items at the moment. But the wild thing about interior design trends is that both those things were highly coveted back in the day. And now that most of us are spending more than than every at home, it’s even easier to overanalyze the decor you’re staring at all day long in your home. The team at Joybird surveyed Americans across all 50 states to find out which interior design trends they’re most excited for this spring, along with the ones that they’re ready to let go of. And well, just don’t tell Chip and Joanna Gaines.
When asked what design era would make a comeback in 2020, 21 percent of respondents chose the 1970s. Now before you cringe and imagine that orange and brown floral couch at your grandparents’ house, remember that bright colors and a retro aesthetic can be extremely stylish when done well. In the number two slot is the 2000s with 20 percent of the vote. Think all white palettes and plenty of neutrals, which you’ll certainly find all over the homes of influencers on the ‘gram these days. Closing out the top three is the 1960s, with modern shapes and pops of color. Only 8 percent of voters chose the 1990s, with its country florals, pinewood, and traditional furniture.
When it comes to predicting which interior design style will be the biggest for 2020, 26 percent, or 1 in 4 people, agree that the modern interior design style will be the biggest. At a close second is minimalist design, with 20 percent of the vote. In third place is mid-century modern, with 16 percent. As we’re all learning as we make do with working from home, this year will be all about doing more with less. Expect classic curved sofas, brass pendant lights, and Scandanavian-inspired dining chairs to have a moment.
Every design trend has its time to shine, but it’s the ones that people are eager to ditch that really intrigue us. In fact, coming in as the number one design trend that’s out of style for 2020 is sliding barn doors. Cover your ears, Joanna Gaines! These rustic, HGTV staples have gotten so much attention in recent years that it looks like people got sick of them. Burnt orange came in number two on the list with 18 percent of the vote, followed by velvet with 14 percent. It seems designers are opting for more contemporary styles, like clean french doors, black wrought iron, or glass.
As for colors that will be big this season, 26 percent of respondents voted cobalt blue as their most-liked color for spring. In second place was navy with 17 percent of the vote, followed by emerald green with 16 percent. These stats show that bold colors and rich jewel tones will be much preferred over muted colors this spring. And that doesn’t just go for wall paint and home decor; expect to see these tones pop up everywhere from wallpaper and kitchen tile backsplash to kitchen cabinetry. (For the record, 20 percent of respondents said they’d love to paint their kitchen cabinets a bold color in 2020. Hey, we’re guessing you’ve got some spare time to fill up…)
Whether your tastes jive with Joybird’s stats, or your favorites are on the other side of the spectrum, just remember that you never have to stick to just one design era. It’s your unique point of view that makes each space truly fascinating.