2020 Are You In or Out?

What's Trending in the Coming Year? 
Are you planning some interior updates this year?  Here's what's trending, so that you can make smart purchases. 
Look for blues and golds, natural woods, marble accessories, a sprinkle of glitz in a chandelier.  Seek out up-cycled, recycled vintage,  & antique furniture and decor and give it a second chance in your home.  

We at Enhance use Houzz almost daily as a design idea resource. After interviewing designers, surveying homeowners and reviewing thousands of photos, the editorial staff at  Houzz has compiled its list of what will be hot in home design. Here are some of the top trends Houzz predicts will be popular in 2020:

Wood Details with Painted Cabinets
More than 40% of homeowners chose white cabinets when renovating their kitchens, according to Houzz research. Many designers are using wood accents on islands, floating shelves and pullouts to break up the all-white expanse. 

Separate Spaces
Before you knock out that wall and spend thousands on adding a support beam, guess what. Open floor plans are on the way out. Per Realtor.com:  "We know, it sounds like blasphemy. For years we haven't wavered from the idea of being able to see everybody in the kitchen while in the living room or even the dining room. But some of us have begun to tire of all the openness---and we're craving a little more privacy. That's especially true for millennials---who will be the single largest demographic of home buyers in 2020 and are eager to put back up some walls. The biggest revolt with millennials will be the desire for well-defined spaces for living, working, eating, and cooking."

The Return of the Dining Room
Why shouldn't dining room decor feel as special as the occasions it hosts? Designers are elevating the dining experience with personality---color, pattern and lighting.  

Bathroom Seating
To bring a more relaxing, spa-like experience to the bathroom, designers are incorporating built-in benches or movable stools so there's a seat that's not the toilet for removing slippers or browsing the internet.

Soft Colors in Kitchens
The white-hot, all-white kitchen of recent years is being softened with light grays and blues. Also look for two-tone kitchens:  black base cabinets and with white uppers is common.

Cheerful Laundry Rooms
Bright colors and lively patterns help relieve the drudgery of this household chore.

Even Bolder Powder Rooms
Building on the recent trend for high-impact powder rooms, designers are wrapping the whole space in a splashy wallpaper or other eye-catching materials.

Off-Trend Will Be On Trend
Tired of seeing the same styles over and over again? So is everyone else. Interior designer Delta Wright says overall anything "uber-unique" will shine in the upcoming decade. "[We will see] highly crafted, unusual materials meticulously featured in furnishings and architecture.  People are designing their homes to reflect their personalities and creating spaces that tell their story. What makes you truly happy is more important than what you see in magazines or on social media."

Countryside Chic
While the typical farmhouse look is becoming as tired as an EAT sign, this style will lean towards a more sophisticated, European-inspired look, according to Rebecca Breslin of Wayfair Professional.  "A fresh take on British farmhouse without being stuffy or dusty [will be popular in for 2020]. Pulling from classic prints and materials while adding whimsy. This trend is all about mixing patterns, antique with new decor as well as paying homage to the countryside with botanicals and muted primary tones," she says.

Colors Will Become The New Neutrals
Neutrals will be replaced by warm colors, saturated hues and jewel tones.  Tiles, cabinetry, and walls all serve as opportunities for more color. Put color in unexpected places as well-- ceilings, inside bookshelves, and rooms that are typically "under decorated"-- mudrooms, laundry rooms, and basement rooms. 

Natural Luxury
Look for natural materials with a luxurious spin like marble finishes in bathrooms and kitchens.  In accessories, marble accents such as vases, bowls and candle holders are trending. Linen will also be big, but in beautiful jewel tones, with finished edges that feel more polished than the raw edge boho take we've been seeing.

Timeless Looks That Can Evolve
In recent years, there has been an emphasis on developing a personal style. So, whether it's a renovation or simply purchasing furniture that they really love, consumers are thinking more long-term than they have in the past. "This is also in line with being more aware of the ecological implications of purchases," says one designer.
Come into Enhance and let us help you evolve your home's looks for a new decade!

How Much Does It Cost?
Lighter, more natural colored floors are everywhere.  Wood, laminate, luxury vinyl plank---whatever the type of floor that works best for you, look at the lighter color choices, not the darkest. A client in Atlanta just pulled up the carpet in his living room, den, dining room, foyer and hall, 678 square feet, and installed a new wide plank engineered oak in the color Natural White Oak, for $5800. The downstairs feels so much bigger now!

I Was FLOORED By Enhance
Tanja in Marietta writes:  "Fully enjoyed working with Don, Elisabeth and their team at Enhance Floors. Very professional and knowledgeable. They were so patient with us as we decided on which flooring would work best for our family. Once that was decided their patience was really tested as we muddled over which color we should choose! Our stairs proved to be more than expected due to the shape they were in, but the Enhance team made themselves available and went out of their way to ensure the job was done correctly. Appreciate so much their friendliness. Will definitely go to them for window treatments next!" 
Thank you, Tanja.  We look forward to seeing you in the store soon!