Of course, you should always design your home according to personal tastes and functionality. However, there’s no denying that interior design styles have always shaped and influenced the essence of a time period. 

In 2020, there are many major trends dominating social media and retail stores. Let’s have a quick look into some of the most popular, so you can decide for yourself which best suits your personal style. 

1. Scandinavian

  • Cozy
  • Organic
  • Neutral
  • Sleek

The Scandinavian interior design style is overwhelmingly natural and neutral. It values simple living and functionality that is easily noted in its clean lines and organic elements. Think expertly crafted wooden chairs and tables, or chunky woven blankets over a linen sofa. 

The craftsmanship of this type of furniture can cost a pretty penny. But Ikea, perhaps the most famous of all Scandinavian stores, is a great starting place to build a vision of this type of design. 

2. Mid-century Modern 

  • Geometric
  • Statement chairs
  • Wood frames
  • Muted colors

Mid-century modern is cementing its place in timeless interior design styles, and it’s easy to see why. Its sleek appeal and offbeat presentation keeps the eye interested. Though it’s now over 50 years old, mid-century modern continues to present itself as fresh and contemporary. 

The colors most frequently used with this type of design are dark blue, teal, pea green, mustard yellow, and tangerine, to name a few. 

3. Art Deco

  • Bold
  • Curves
  • Dark tones
  • Old-world glamour 

The interior design style that reigned over the roaring 20s is back with fervency. Art Deco comprises dark tones, wood, and brass finishes that give off a predominantly masculine feel. Curves and asymmetry can be noted everywhere from the furniture to the floor. Of course, the 2020 version of art deco is up-to-date and modernized.

4. Modern Farmhouse 

  • Homey 
  • Rustic
  • Natural
  • Shiplap panels

Arguably popularized by a certain HGTV show, the modern farmhouse trend is dominating both interior design and housing styles. Its fresh take on country living gives a breezy and homey feel to a house. It’s a great option for those leaning towards a modern look while still craving some traditional home coziness.

5. Minimalist

  • Simple
  • Neutral
  • Bare
  • Modern

The minimalist mantra is to buy less, choose well, and make it last. The style favors white and grey tones and bare surfaces. Since there isn’t much to work with, minimalist design finds its variety in textures and uses plants for a pop of color. It’s not for everyone, but there’s no denying the peacefulness and zen that minimalism brings to a space. 

6. Bohemian

  • Playful
  • Organic
  • Bright patterns
  • Eclectic

The bohemian style is for the artistic soul. It tends to be maximalist, although it certainly doesn’t have to be. Wordly patterns mix with organic elements and more often than not, lots of plants that breathe life into the room. 

7. Traditional

  • Classic
  • Antique pieces
  • Symmetry 
  • Formal

For the classic at heart, the traditional style is familiar and cozy. Picture a statement rug under leather upholstered sofas placed meticulously around an antique coffee table. But just because traditional is old-timey doesn’t mean it has to be stuffy. You can freshen up the space by incorporating modern details while still maintaining the soul of the style. 


Naturally, no one has to commit fully to a particular style. Sometimes it’s fun and creative to mix things up a little. Not to mention these are only some of the many interior design styles out there. 

Also, keep in mind that styles change as time passes. What’s trendy and cutting edge today will be tired and overdone tomorrow. So don’t go overboard on something super trendy if you’re building your forever home.