The WNWN 2020 Trend Report features the top nine design trends for today as told by the WNWN Ambassadors, a group of 94 designers from across the country. From prioritizing a sense of calm at home to creating mixed period style interiors, these nine trends will reign supreme through 2020 and 2021.
Laurie Blumenfeld, photo by Tim Williams
Leyden Lewis, photo by Eric Hernandez, Elan Photography
A consistent theme throughout the WNWN 2020 Trend Report is finding ways to make your home work harder for you. From upgrading furniture to embracing outdoor living, incorporating smart home technologies and even incorporating wellness in design. Read on to learn why our WNWN Ambassadors predict setting new priorities for life at home will remain among the top trends this year.
“The infusion of technology in design is here and growing. Homes know your needs before you do, thanks to SMART design technology. It’s beyond automatic lights, it’s about the total package of scent, touch and feel. From a temperature testing sanitized entryway or mudroom to voice controlled walls that move, change colors, and more. Intimate spaces like bathrooms being lusciously designed as additional living spaces.”
–Melody Vaughn of Melody Vaughn Interiors
“I believe our homes, no matter the size, will need to integrate smart technology and features that support wellness more than ever. Our residential sanctuaries will need to incorporate more natural light and indoor greenery, while serving as our everything… our restaurants, our offices, our schools, our theaters, our gyms, our game rooms, our sun rooms, our storage spaces, and our greenhouses.”
–Keita Turner of Keita Turner Design
“Design will be more widely understood as an opportunity to support wellness. Design is multi-sensory; it engages touch, sight, smell, sound and even taste. Whether we are conscious of it or not, through the sixth sense we intuitively read a space and our nervous systems respond, making us feel calm, stimulated, or perhaps even confused. As we embrace these concepts, we elevate the integral link between wellness and design.”
–Rachael Grochowski of RHG Architecture + Design
“The home living experience has always been about comfort, stimulating the senses and storytelling through one’s personal interests, aspirations and culture. Due to our current state of living I predict integration of smart home devices will become a standard in interior design as homes become multifunctional spaces that need to accommodate work, school and external living needs. In these uncertain times the approach to home and design should encompass resources for a contained sustainable living environment.”
–Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors
“While the world is dealing with the effects of COVID-19, smart home technology which was previously considered an added luxury is now becoming an integral part of the home’s design. The 2021 technology design trend is playing a large role in residential interiors. Because technology is ever changing and evolving, it brings new and exciting challenges to our home office designs and integrated workspaces.”
–Gil Walsh of Gil Walsh Interiors
Kesha Franklin, photo by Christopher Stark Photography