My Top 3 Home Decor Trends for 2020!


Ok, so strictly speaking, these have been around for a bit longer than 2020 but they have been showing up more and more in the Instagram accounts I love to follow for home decor inspiration and also on Pinterest (Do you follow me yet?). I thought it would be fun to review my top 3 home decor trends for 2020!

1. Modern Minimalist Moulding

This is obviously a very classic and timeless look that has been around for absolutely ages.

What I find fresh and new about moulding these days can be summed up in three points:

  • One: They’re not heavily decorative or embellished.
  • Two: You rarely see just a single chair rail/wainscot situation running around a room. Instead, we’re talking large floor to ceiling panels.
  • Three: This is the most important difference in my opinion, they’re always simple and clean, and this look is enhanced because they’re painted in the same colour as the wall vs. a contrasting white.

Sometimes they’re whimsical with cut out corners, sometime they’re layered cleanly. They’re popping up in every room from bathrooms to bedrooms like the one dose magic pill that can transform plain walls into an elevated and sophisticated room. Here are a few rooms I love that show off modern minimalist moulding!

Via Behance

2. Vintage Paintings in Kitchens and Dining Rooms

My Instagram feed is literally full of amazing interior design accounts and almost all of them feature vintage paintings in primarily kitchens and dining rooms. Leaning against polished backsplash tiles or hung on walls- I can’t tell you how much I love them! You know a trend is here to stay when Studio McGee includes a couple in their collaboration with Target! I own one of their pieces and added it to our living room gallery wall, as seen below. For just $17 it was a steal I couldn’t resist!

If you are interested in more ways to refresh your home decor, here is a timeless post I wrote in 2016 that’s been very popular on the blog: 7 Brilliant Ideas to Refresh Your Home Decor

Our dining room gallery wall! The canvas on top is from Studio McGee’s first Target collection. Bonus points if you can figure out which frames have the stock photos they came with, still in them! 🙂

Via AD. Photo by Genevieve Garruppo.

SHOP Vintage Art


3. Indoor Olive Trees

Being the proud owner of not one, but two, fiddle leaf figs I can’t quite believe I’m saying this but it seems the eponymous fig has finally met it’s match in the delicate, more artistic branches and leaves of the olive tree.

A close runner up that does well in less light is the weeping fig. I can say this from experience because we have a weeping fig in our living room (seen below). Although they’re related to fiddle leaf figs, I find they are hardier and easier to grow and less fussy about water and light. I know our living room looks very bright but in truth, as a west facing room with high ceilings but not as high windows, we don’t often get the kind of all around bright light that olive trees prefer.

A corner of our living room with our beautiful weeping fig! Not quite as pretty as the olive tree but easier to grow indoors than a fiddle leaf fig!



And now let’s look at some beautiful indoor olive trees!

Via Bolig

Via Stylizimo

SHOP Faux Olive Trees & Textured Earthenware Planters

For more plant-spiration, you should also check out this post I wrote on 7 Stylish Ways to Display Your Houseplants.

And that is it! These are my top 3 home decor trends of 2020- what do you think? Are any of these new to you or have you seen them, or better yet, have them in your home already? Tell me about it!

Until next time,