Modern Home Design Trends for 2020

Updated November 7, 2019
Chad Hanson
Chad Hanson

As the Managing General Partner at Sustainable 9 Design + Build, Chad is responsible for establishing the vision and strategy for our clients. What helps separate Chad from other visionaries in the home building sector is his ability to create a unique customer service experience that is both highly personalized and encourages collaboration. Chad’s experience and expertise in the field makes him a pleasure to work with and an all-around expert in Minnesota Modern.

No one wants to fall behind on what’s trendy — especially when it comes to our homes.

Lucky for you, we did all the hard work and provided you with this helpful list of seven modern home design trends to look for in 2020.

First up, artwork that is larger than life!

Large Scale Artwork

Artwork has always been popular in homes, but in 2020, look for more homeowners to put forth a trend that has been going on for a couple of years now: large scale artwork.

Large artwork is a great way to add some personality and character to your home that is unique to your style preferences. There are many different types of murals, paintings, and canvas options to choose from. Or, you can go with something a little more abstract like these Modular Wall Art pieces curtesy of makgoods, which allows you to create your own art.

Large scale art works especially well on neutral spaces, as it allows you to keep the minimalistic style of white or light grey walls while still adding some details to make it pop.

Indoor Plants

Look for the trend of indoor plants and making interiors more “green” to continue well past 2020. According to The Sill, studies have shown many, many benefits to indoor plants aside from their aesthetic appeal. This includes:

  • Boosts in mood, productivity, concentration, and creativity
  • Cleaner indoor air
  • Reductions of stress and fatigue

While plants can be tough to maintain, it’s definitely well worth the effort when you consider how great they’ll look inside your home and all the physical and emotional benefits they offer.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and grab some plants to add some life to your home!

Multifunctional Furniture

Whether you’re at your favorite local pub or are shopping for a new pair of pants, it doesn’t get much better than a two-for-one deal.

With multifunctional (or multipurpose) furniture, you can get that sweet deal every day! Multifunctional furniture and other features can come in all shapes and sizes and purposes.

Take a look at this awesome design that you can purchase from Hayneedle, which is a K&B Furniture Wall Mounted Pull Out Desk with Storage:

So, not only can you store some of your stuff into this piece of furniture, but it also folds down so you have a desk where you can work. While this might not be ideal for everyone, if you work at home often, this can be the perfect way to have a little work station when you need it, but you can put away when you don’t.

And that’s the beauty of multipurpose furniture — there are so many different types that there is definitely something out there for your needs and lifestyle.

Sustainable Elements

A sustainable lifestyle doesn’t just involve buying organic food or shopping at eco-friendly stores — it also involves your home. There are plenty of new homeowners who placed sustainability front and center when they built their new homes. The majority of the population isn’t quite aware that this is even an option when it comes to a custom-built home. However, the awareness level is definitely increasing.

As people continue to become more aware of all the different types of sustainable features you can add to a home, look for more and more homeowners to prioritize a healthy, sustainable home — whether they are remodeling or going for a complete build.

crystal cabinets in kitchen
Here at Sustainable 9, our homes are comprised of industry-leading sustainable home features and materials.

Big Windows

Natural light is in right now and it will continue to be in 2020. In addition to making your home more lively and authentic, having big windows will allow you to reap many other benefits of natural light. According to Healthline, natural light can help improve your life in the following ways:

  • Boost your vitamin D intake — otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin — which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and weight gain
  • Ward off seasonal depression
  • Improve your sleep – a 2014 study showed that office workers who were exposed to more natural light during the day slept better

Wooden Features

living room in modern home in edina built by sustainable9

Similar to having plants inside, having wooden elements throughout your home (even just the occasional small wooden detail) can help improve the overall aesthetic of your interior.

Whether it’s timbers, a fireplace mantel, flooring, or wall paneling, integrating wood into your home is a trend that will continue to blossom into 2020.

For a little inspiration for your home, take a look at this article from Heartwood Mills on five ways you can incorporate wood as a design feature in your home.

Industrial Elements

If you’ve ever longed to live in an industrial revolution-era factory, then boy do we have good news for you.

Industrial elements are taking off in 2020, which includes cement, exposed bricks, iron, wood, stainless steel, and grey, brown, and black color pallets.

Now, we kid about these homes looking like factories. In actuality, modern industrial homes look outstanding, as well as very unique.

Above is an S9 home in Edina that contains elements of industrial design on both the outside and inside.

Below is an interior to a different S9 home, which also incorporates industrial themes in a modern landscape — such as the cement fireplace and metal chairs.

If you’re looking to build a new home in this upcoming year and are interested in using some of these trends in your home design, give us a call today!

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Chad Hanson
Chad Hanson

As the Managing General Partner at Sustainable 9 Design + Build, Chad is responsible for establishing the vision and strategy for our clients. What helps separate Chad from other visionaries in the home building sector is his ability to create a unique customer service experience that is both highly personalized and encourages collaboration. Chad’s experience and expertise in the field makes him a pleasure to work with and an all-around expert in Minnesota Modern.

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