Top Home Design Trends of 2020

Now more than ever, you want your home to be a place you love to spend time in—a personal sanctuary where you can always live in your element.

At Landsea Homes, we understand that your home is meant to be a place of comfort, thoughtfully appointed with design elements that are just your style. It reflects who you are—with every feature, furnishing, décor piece and knickknack intentionally chosen and placed to bring joy and that familiar feeling of home.

With beautiful new construction offering all the right spaces in innovative communities across the country, living in style comes with the territory of being a Landsea Homes homeowner. And now we’re here to let you in on our five favorite home trends of 2020 to break out your inner designer and inspire a scene you’ll love to come home to.

Anything but All White

The clean, perfectionist look of all-white everything is a trend of the past. There’s no better time than 2020 to breathe some life into your home’s design and create spaces that are as interesting and enjoyable as the people who spend time in them.

Kitchen to Great Room | Plan Six | Copperleaf | IronRidge | New homes in Lake Forest, California | Landsea Homes

Plan 6 at Copperleaf at IronRidge in Lake Forest, CA

Try bringing some warm, earthy tones into the mix for a more comfortable, homey feeling. Darker cabinets can add a touch of drama and sophistication, while statement tile backsplash and bold pops of color really allow you to show off your personality and have more fun in the designer’s seat.

Kitchen | Splendor | Centerra | New Homes in Goodyear, AZ | Landsea Homes

Splendor at Centerra in Goodyear, AZ

High-Contrast Décor

Feast your eyes on this classic dynamic duo: black and white. With a timeless and minimalistic look, this high-contrast trend is taking a turn on the list of home design favorites in 2020.

Study | Plan Three | Birchley | ShadeTree | New homes in Ontario, California | Landsea Homes

Plan 3 at Birchley at ShadeTree in Ontario, CA

Keep it basic with some artwork or go bold with contrasting furniture and an accent wall. Your color palette is one way to turn up the contrast, but don’t overlook mixing and matching different textures and materials as well—from black leather chairs to soft furry throws. And if the stark contrast seems a bit overwhelming, you can always take the edge off with some warmer woods and natural tones.

Avora at Port Imperial in Weehawken, NJ

Layering Old & New

This interior home trend is putting a spin on contemporary design. Having your inherited antiques, old-fashioned furnishings and patina-accented items on display can bring a charming elegance to your overall ambience.

Plan 3 Kitchen | Catalina | New homes in Santa Clara, California | Landsea Homes

Plan 3 at Catalina in Santa Clara, CA

You’ll find that mixing trendy, present-day features with nostalgic, vintage-inspired pieces creates a unique balance, making a modern residence feel more comfortable and lived in. Repaint your grandmother’s hand-me-down hutch a stylish color to make it the focal point of your kitchen or get in on the rounded-furniture fad with curvy sofas and chairs that’ll transport you back to the 60s and 70s.

Master Bedroom | Plan One | Elmwood | ShadeTree | New homes in Ontario, California | Landsea Homes

Plan 3 at Elmwood at ShadeTree in Ontario, CA

Natural & Woven Materials

Whether it’s macramé, rattan, wicker or cane, woven natural materials are everywhere this year. What used to be thought of as exclusively outdoor furniture materials are now taking over the interior design world.

Dining Room | Plan Three | Birchley | ShadeTree | New homes in Ontario, California | Landsea Homes

Plan 3 at Birchley at ShadeTree in Ontario, CA

It’s an easy way to bring real earthy tones into the mix while adding lots of different textures and an undeniable charm. Switch out your simple dining chairs with wicker and decorate with woven accents—from light fixtures to your bed frame. There are plenty of creative ways to tie this popular organic element into your own distinctive style.


Millennial at Marketside II at Verrado in Buckeye, AZ

Biophilic Design

Bringing the outdoors in seems to be a common theme for this year’s top design trends. Biophilic design is meant to enhance your connection with nature without having to leave the house.

Avora at Port Imperial in Weehawken, NJ

Including earthy tones and natural woven materials is one way to embrace the outdoors, but there’s no better way to create a direct experience with nature than by becoming a plant parent. Potted trees, living walls or indoor gardens—don’t be afraid to get creative with how you display your greenery. Can’t get enough of this trend? Consider playing around with fun floral wallpaper and other plant-inspired pieces.

Kids Bedroom | Plan One | Amberly | ShadeTree | New homes in Ontario, California | Landsea Homes

Plan 1 at Amberly at ShadeTree in Ontario, CA

Landsea Homes has Southern CaliforniaNorthern CaliforniaArizona and NYC Metro communities that offer the perfect spaces to bring your unique vision to life. Take the time to explore our designer-furnished model homes and innovative floor plans to find the one that inspires you the most.

It’s always a good time to give your home’s décor a little refresher. Here are some simple tips to modernize your living spaces and create an environment that rekindles your love for your home.

5 Tips to Modernize Your Home

Less Is More. When it comes to contemporary design, decluttering is essential. With open-concept floor plans being the must-have layout of modern homes, the free space in your living areas is just as important as the features and furnishings.

A Fresh Coat of Paint. There’s nothing that will make a room feel more fresh than updated walls. Remove dated wallpaper or sand down any texture for a smooth finish. Whether it’s a new paint color or statement pattern, pick out a new look that will tie the room’s whole design together.

Lighten Things Up in Style. Bringing a modern light fixture into the mix can really help step up your overall design. A new contemporary pendant or chandelier as the statement piece in your kitchen or dining room will automatically elevate the feel of the space.

Replace Hardware. One of the simplest ways you can modernize your interior design is by changing out the knobs and pulls on your cabinets, dressers and doors. Going for a trendy metal color, style or shape can easily transform your dated furniture.

Put the Fun in Furnish. Shake things up by changing out some of your matching furniture with more unique, modern pieces. Incorporating different colors, shapes, textures and materials that complement each other is far more interesting than playing it safe with simple, matching décor.

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