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Top 20 Interior Design Trends for 2020: Jackson Design and Remodeling Predicts 70s & 80s Nostalgia, Spaces for Mindfulness and Wellness Among Top Trends

It’s back to the future in 2020 design with pastels, softer shapes, rattan and retro-inspired geometrics

(San Diego, Calif. – December 1, 2019) – Today, Jackson Design and Remodeling released their Top 20 Interior Design Trends for 2020. Continuing an evolving movement toward expressing individuality in home design, 2020 trends range from the humble to the bold. Organic handmade elements, “lived in” minimalism, and “Japandi” design connect with an emphasis on simplicity and wellness. On the other end of the (decidedly retro) spectrum are bold geometrics, 3D walls, and nostalgia for colors and materials from the 1970s and 1980s.

Senior Interior Designer and Design Department Head at Jackson Design and Remodeling Tatiana Machado-Rosas says “While 2019 was focused on darker glamour and Art Deco themes, 2020 will be a colorful and expressive year accentuating softness and comfort. Inspired by experiencing mindfulness, people want to bring nature and beauty into their homes while living in a style that nurtures wellness and serenity.”

In addition to a focus on wellness spaces, 2020 will also see design that reinterprets the 1970s (burnt orange, cane chairs, rattan, houseplants) and 1980s (pastels and geometrics) among other trends like all-inclusive master suite retreats, coastal colors, and vibrant wallpaper in unexpected places.

Each year, Jackson Design and Remodeling’s highly acclaimed team of designers and architects, which has been featured in major national print and online publications including The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, HGTV and Architectural Digest, forecasts trends for the upcoming year. Here’s what they see emerging in design and remodeling in 2020:

Back to the Future: 1970s and 1980s Inspired Design

From the cane chairs, rattan, and houseplants of the 1970s to the pastels and geometrics of the 1980s, there’s a delightful streak of nostalgia in interior design for 2020.

Classic Black and White Kitchens

Do they ever really go out of style? We don’t think so but the black and white kitchen is getting refreshed attention in 2020.

Layers of Luxurious Marble

The rich luxury of marble is a classic design choice seeing renewed popularity in 2020’s bathrooms and kitchens.

Soft and Pretty Pastels

Pale pinks, baby blues, light greens, and soft yellows will whisper a subtly stylish color statement in 2020.

Humble Materials

From plywood and jute to hemp and terra cotta, simple materials that evoke nature are adding earthy texture and warmth to next year’s interiors.

Coastal Colors

Whether inspired by the traditional white and blue décor of a seaside cottage, or the blue and coral of an ocean sunset, coastal colors are making waves in 2020.

Art Deco Inspiration

The opulent materials and distinctive lines of Art Deco continue to inspire interior design, notably with lighting and decorative elements.

The New Nordic

Scandinavian style has staying power. This new interpretation gives its trademark cozy minimalism a slightly moodier feeling with darker colors.

Comforting Simplicity

Simplicity and modernity go hand in hand. With this trend, comfort is given priority by adding designated space for relaxation enhanced with cozy textures and soothing colors.

Organic & Handmade Textures

Texture is all about handmade in the coming year, with unique accessories that often integrate organic and sustainable materials.


Take the elegance of Japanese minimalism and pair it with the rustic simplicity of Scandinavian style and you arrive at the appealing “Japandi” design in today’s most modern homes.

Mindfulness & Wellness Spaces

From rooms dedicated to yoga or meditation to spaces thoughtfully designed with no technology and plenty of room to breathe and enjoy surrounding nature, mindfulness and wellness are a growing priority in many home designs.

Bold, Retro-Inspired Geometrics

From walls and ceilings to furniture, lighting and accessories, bold geometrics are making another comeback with a resoundingly retro point of view.

Unexpected Wallpaper

Wallpaper is showing up in all kinds of unexpected places in the home, from kitchens to staircases. In the powder room, we’re seeing full wallpaper wraps from floor to ceiling. For 2020 wallpaper, keep your eye on classic florals and bold tropicals.

Softer Shapes

An interesting parallel to the pastel trend, softness is also expressed in 2020 shapes. Curved, rounded and scalloped edges are showing up on furniture, in tile design, and in a variety of other design elements.

Master Suite Retreats

Master suites are getting larger and more comprehensive, encompassing everything from kitchenettes or wet bars to fireplaces and decks. The idea is a comforting space where all your needs can be met on those days when you just want to retreat from the world.

“Lived in” Minimalism

Minimalism continues to gain in popularity. Lately we’re seeing a slight variation on this modern design trend as minimal interiors are injected with warmth and personality using jolts of color, a singular piece of art, or a display area for quirky personal objects.

3D Patterns on Walls

See and touch this compelling trend on walls with patterns of wood or tile, or with 3-D wallpaper and even painted effects.


This intriguing trend has been rising along with the ubiquity of technology as a trend over the past few years. Biophilia – humans interacting with nature – is communicated in the home with greenery and houseplants or outside in backyards with patios and louvered roofs!

Darker Hardware

Black (and sometimes blue) hardware is boldly punctuating sinks and showers in 2020 kitchens and bathrooms.

To view images of the 2020 design trends, visit Jackson Design and Remodeling on Pinterest.

About Jackson Design and Remodeling

Jackson Design and Remodeling has served the San Diego community for 30 years, providing clients with new homes, whole home remodeling, kitchen remodelingadditions, outdoor living spaces, high end bathroom remodeling, and other design build projects. Todd Jackson, President and CEO, has established an enduring tradition of quality and service in the industry. Jackson and his team have won hundreds of awards for their work, including dozens of CotY, Chrysalis, ASID, NKBA and Master Design Awards as well as six consecutive Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics. For more information, visit, call 858.348.5195 or follow us on Pinterest, Houzz, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.