The most popular design styles of 2020: Which style is your favorite?

Here are our top picks for the most popular design trends of 2020. Our personal favorites are Mid-century modern & Bohemian. Read on to learn more about what unique features make up these trending design styles...


The term "Midcentury modern" is a difficult term to define. It mainly describes the architecture, furniture, and graphic design from the middle of the 20th century (roughly 1933 to 1965, though some would argue the period is specifically limited to 1947 to 1957). Mid-Century Modern style commonly utilizes crisp lines, geometric shapes, and furniture with tapered legs to bring an inviting look to traditional modern style. It also incorporates tweed & wood features while emphasizing specific pieces of furniture and decor with pops of color.

Common Colors: 

  • Orange & brown- vibrant & earthy

  • Teal, brown and white

  • Rich Pops of color

Common textures & shapes:

  • Brass & Silver

  • Velvet & Linen

  • Wood accents

  • Geometric & minimalist


Bohemian or Boho decorating is for those who want their homes full of life, culture, and interesting items for all the world to see. This aesthetic flies in the face of modern sensibilities and embraces the carefree, the relaxed, and the unusual.

Common colors:

  • Lots of whites

  • Muted tones of beige, brown, & green

  • Black

Common textures & features:

  • Wood

  • Wicker & woven decorations

  • Lots of Plants

  • Mixed Patterns

  • unique vintage or repurposed furniture & decor


The rustic style emphasizes rugged, natural beauty. It consists of nature-inspired textures, simple colors, and organic warmth.  Common colors:

  • Shades of Brown

  • Grey

  • White accents

Common textures & elements:

  • Mixing materials

  • Dark Metals

  • Rugged & distressed wood

  • Live edge wood

  • Some farmhouse/country pieces


Characteristics of modern minimalist house design include: Simplicity in form and function. Uncomplicated cladding & wall finishes. Clean, open, light-filled spaces. Simple detailing devoid of decoration. Strategic use of materials for visual interest, texture, and personality. Common colors: usually 2 key colors

  • White

  • Black

  • Grey

  • Beige

Common textures & features:

  • Functionality is important

  • Geometric shapes

  • Minimal decorations

  • Embrace empty/white space

  • Metal

  • Glass

  • Leather

  • Smooth finishes


“Eclectic” is a popular design style that comprises of heterogeneous elements — a mixture of textures, time periods, styles, trends, and colors.  Common colors:

  • Can be any color but should have one main color accent to create unity throughout the room

Common textures:

  • Mix multiple textures- rough & smooth

  • Repeat textures throughout the room

  • Accent wall or bold decorative focal point

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