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Are you looking to decorate your home and seeking inspiration? Here we are going to explain five of the top design trends in 2020. There are, of course, many other aesthetics but these are some of the up and coming styles that are taking the design world by storm.

We will be discussing farmhouse, contemporary, coastal, boho chic, and french country styles. Each of these aesthetics is unique and stunning in their own ways. Some decide to focus on one while others combine different aspects of multiple. Either way, each provides a vast amount of inspiration when it comes to envisioning your house.


Modern Farmhouse Style


This trend was brought to popularity by Chip and Joanna Gains in their well-known show Fixer Upper. As the show gained popularity, more and more people fell in love with the rustic feel of this “modern farmhouse” look. This aesthetic, in a few words, can be described as a little bit country, a little bit industrial, and with lots of white. Typical additions can include reclaimed wood and antique fixtures. This broad appeal began when people realized that this very attractive looking decor could be cheap and DIY for the most part.

Some ways to incorporate this style into your own home are simpler than you think:

  • Neutral colors on the walls
  • Avoid bright colors
  • Mix old and new elements
  • Add dimension to walls and layout
  • Incorporate wood and white
  • Distressed furniture
  • Farmhouse light fixtures




Contemporary homes are becoming more and more popular, mostly because they break the mold of traditional homes. These designs allow for individuality and uniqueness. Most contemporary homes have a modern flair to them and tend to include clean lines and open spaces. The main difference between modern and contemporary is that contemporary includes a much warmer design than their modern counterparts. There is also a large emphasis on natural and sustainable building materials.

Some defining characteristics of contemporary homes are:

  • Irregularity and asymmetry
  • Large window
  • Connection to the outdoors
  • Use of recycled materials and energy-saving technology
  • Open floor plan
  • Lots of natural light
  • One or two stories




This coastal themed decor is created to be a haven away from a hectic lifestyle. Those who chose this style are looking for their homes to look like a piece of summer year round. Many believe that coastal decor includes bright colors, anchors, and stripes; this could not be further from the truth. This style is “nautical,” coastal is much softer and more neutral.

Coastal decor is created to be airy and simple. If you enjoy open and bright spaces then a coastal theme may be the perfect choice for your home. Here are some common details added to coastal style homes:

  • Soothing color palettes
  • Simple layout
  • Abundant natural light
  • Natural materials


Boho Chic


“Boho” means unconventional and that is what this style incorporates to differentiate itself from everything else. This style is for anyone who wants their homes to be full of life, culture, and interesting items. This look is typically chosen by those who lead unconditional lives, such as avid travellers, writers, actors. These people use their experiences to influence how each room will look. If you are looking for a style that you can truly make your own, look no further, boho chic might be right for you.

Bohemian style typically takes aspects of free spirits of the past to create a chic yet eclectic look. A common theme in this style is mix matching pieces and throwing all rules out of the window. Here are some ways to create a boho chic look yourself:

  • Mix patterns and colors
  • Natural and rustic finishes
  • Global accents
  • Vintage pieces
  • Emphasis on culture


French Country


French Country decor is gaining universal popularity at the moment, there is something about the traditional yet clean style that appeals to the masses. This look is all about muted colors, gold accents, white furniture, tapestries, and extravagant lighting.

This style is inspired by the French countryside, specifically Provence. Typically French design will include extravagant decoration, while the French countryside style has a more rustic appeal. It is typically thought of as being a more elegant expression of country homes. The major difference between the typical country home and french country is that french country embodies a more feminene and airy look.

Here are some typical aspects of French country homes:

  • Warm color palette
  • Curved lines in furniture
  • Patterns in the form of curtains, bed spread, table cloths…
  • Gold fixtures
  • Avoid too much black or grey

Would you love to incorporate one or multiple of these styles in a home? We know that decorating is an exciting aspect of buying a house; here at Holland Homes, we want to make sure that you have the perfect house to fit your design needs. We begin every home process by understanding what your dreams are. There is no doubt that each of these styles can be beautiful and it all starts with finding your perfect home. Contact us here to start the journey towards building your dream home.

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