The start of a new year always feels like a perfect time for change, whether for your personal routines and goals or for the look of your home. The start of a new decade, however, is a whole other ball game. It’s the perfect time to crank up your resolutions and get adventurous with new home trends. In this new decade, we get a fresh start — not just for burning off holiday calories, but for revamping our homes to be more streamlined, functional, and beautiful. Here are the top home luxury trends for the year ahead.
Throw away all your preconceived notions of what a pantry is meant for, because prep pantries of 2020 aren’t limited to soup cans, boxed foods, and baking ingredients. The new trend of prep pantries is a design that accommodates countertop appliances like microwaves and coffeemakers as well as sinks, warming ovens, and even meal prep areas. This offers a way to keep all your kitchen eyesores in one spot, so that the design of the kitchen itself can be preserved and used for dining and entertaining. With all the necessary kitchen functions kept in the prep pantry, any messes can be easily hidden with a simple shut of the door.
“Biophilia,” which translates to a love of nature has given rise to a new trend that incorporates human design and natural elements in a way that feels authentic. Based on our connection to the natural world — from hundreds of thousands of years of living in agrarian settings — biophilic design uses these ideas to create a design-worthy home that relies on organic, earthy elements such as metals, wood, and stone. It also incorporates natural materials, textures, patterns, and colors.
This connection between nature and human-centered design has been shown to have plenty of benefits for our health and well-being, including:
- Reduced stress and blood pressure levels
- Improved air quality, toxin levels, and ventilation
- Increased thermal comfort levels
- Acoustic comfort
- Increased productivity, creativity, and overall mood
Now that most households have multiple laptops and tablets, computer desks are a thing of the past. Command centers offer a way to streamline work necessities along with the endless cables and cords that we rely on every day to power our smart technology. These command centers include multiple charging stations, solutions for hiding unattractive charging cords, and dedicated space for Amazon Echos, Google Minis, and package deliveries.
Most often housed in a central location such as the kitchen, these command centers serve the same function of the “household bills desk” or mudroom “drop zones” of the past. By offering a single spot to corral the chaos of an increasingly tech-filled life, command centers streamline unsightly gadgets and their accessories, so that you can keep the rest of your home clutter free and focused on elegant design.
Not all home design trends have to be architectural. In fact, how you design your interiors plays a big part in the tone of your home, and therefore your overall mood when you’re there. That’s why we’re excited about the comeback of velvet as a luxury interior trend in homes for 2020.
With its unusual softness and elegant texture and aesthetic, velvet is synonymous with nobility, and it was even used for outfitting kings and queens for centuries. But today’s velvet isn’t limited to the red upholstery of stately palaces. Velvet in 2020 puts a new spin on a timeless classic, in a rainbow of colors — from soft pastels to vibrant jewel tones — that give any room an instant flair of luxury.
When it comes to luxury in the home, there’s almost nothing as indulgent as a canopy bed. Regal and aesthetically elegant, a canopy bed serves as a focal point in any bedroom, giving it a stately and dignified anchor. It’s also a beacon of serenity and comfort, and makes going to sleep each night feel like a lavish sleeping experience. When choosing a canopy bed, it’s important to consider the size and frame material to avoid unnecessary bulkiness.
Paradisa Homes: The Leader in Austin Luxury Homes
No matter what home styles or trends catch your eye, we’re here to help you bring them to life. At Paradisa Homes, we’re custom builders of new homes in Austin, and we want to help you create the home of your dreams. Contact us today to learn how our architects and designers can help you build the kind of place you’ll be proud to call home.