The top home design trends to look out for in 2020

We can’t believe it but the end of 2019 is fast approaching. So, we’ve started to look at what the home design trends are looking like in 2020. And we love what we’re seeing.

As with the world in general, eco-conscious is set to continue being an important factor. Plus, we’re seeing organisation and tranquillity as key themes. Homeowners want to switch off and escape the busy-ness of life when they step foot into their home.

Here’s some of the main trends we’re seeing:

Butler pantries

With kitchens becoming the main entertaining hub of busy homes, we’re seeing a rise in the creation (and use) of butler or preparation pantries. These are spaces, just off from the kitchen, are used to store and prepare food and kitchen appliances. Some may even have a sink and dishwasher. The most effective spaces are streamlined so they flow seamlessly with the connecting zones, whilst also being able to be closed off from them if needed.

The benefit to these is that you can easily prepare and store food out of sight from your guests. Plus, you can shut the mess away for the remainder of the party. That way, you can relax and enjoy the party rather than having a constant reminder that the dishes need to be done.

Home command hubs

With most houses now going mobile, these are specific areas of the house designed to store tablets, chargers, and smart home devices. It’s almost like a command centre for the home and can even be used to store bags, keys, calendars, to-do-lists – pretty much anything that keeps your family organised and functioning.

If you’re looking for a place to put your own family command centre, think about an out-of-the-way spot you might utilise. A cupboard under the stairs or part of your laundry room. Maybe even a spot in your garage or foyer if you have one big enough.

Trends continuing from 2019

So, we’ve looked at the new trends coming up and now it’s time to look at those trends that will continue from this year:

  • Eco-conscious – these are homes that are designed with the environment in mind. They incorporate low-impact materials and technology to reduce your individual carbon footprint.
  • Mindfulness spaces – with the rise in mindfulness and meditation, homeowners are increasingly looking to incorporate dedicated spaces into the home. They’re areas that offer a tranquil respite from the “always social” nature of open-plan living. We’re seeing cut off spaces that serve as spaces to practice yoga, meditate, or simply escape from too much activity or noise. With candles and soothing décor used to create the right ambiances.
  • Flexible spaces – We’ve noticed homeowners becoming more deliberate with their spaces, utilising every inch to create functional living spaces that are comfortable and inviting. Maybe it’s a room that’s an office during the day but a gym in the evenings and weekends. Or an art studio that can also be a children’s playroom and /or reading nook. Whatever your imagination wishes, there’s probably a design solution to grant it.
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