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The In’s and Out’s of Interior Design: What’s Hot and What’s Not for The New Decade

While we repair existing/old roofs and install new ones all year long – hey, sometimes, for a variety of reasons, a client can’t wait for warm, sunny weather to be underway in New England – we find many homeowners and business owners don’t tend to think about replacing their roof when snow is in the air, ice is on the ground, or simply when the temperature is below 50 degrees.

Given the above, we thought our blog readers might rather focus on the inside of their homes and/or businesses right now. With that in mind, we did some research on, and all the consolidating of others’ thoughts regarding, “what’s hot and what’s not” as far as interior decorating goes for 2020. Keep in mind that these opinions about interior decorating trends are the opinions of design experts, not those of South Shore Roofing – we’ll limit our design suggestions to your home’s or business’ exterior!

So, as a new decade of design gets underway, what’s in and what’s out?

In

  • Colored cabinetry
  • Stoned counters
  • Patterned flooring
  • Ceiling treatments
  • Open floor plans, multi-use spaces, more-functional spaces
  • Bolder-colored & bolder-shaped kitchen tiles/backsplashes
  • Less is more – the number of decorative objects on display should be reduced, and rotated by season. This also means furniture that can serve as a decorative object is in. Another “in?” Industrial lighting, considered to be minimalist.
  • Mixing old with new – instead of one design style, the eclectic, Bohemian look is expected to make a comeback – vintage furniture should be mixed with more modern pieces
  • Authenticity – commercial and living spaces should reflect the many interests of the owner or renter
  • Faux furs and blankets for couch and sofa draping
  • Bar cabinets
  • Furniture with ribbed or channeled surfaces
  • Sustainable furniture & décor – purchasing and decorating with pieces that are expected to last a long time and that take into consideration where and how pieces were made
  • Green accents
  • Velvet
  • Geometric designs
  • Canopy beds
  • Four walls of wallpaper vs. an accent wall (see below) and flowered wallpaper

Out

  • In keeping with “less is more” being in, clutter is out
  • Dark wood cabinets
  • Anything grey or neutral-colored unless it has some kind of special texture or visual interest – this includes paint and furniture
  • Formal, single-use spaces
  • All-white kitchens, but black is back, so think about a black & white kitchen, instead!
  • Accent walls (one wall of a room is wall-papered)
  • Some faux things, but not all (see above) – faux finishes and plants are out
  • Neon lights
  • Bar carts

Of course, the above lists are just the interior design projections of a small number of interior designers. As noted under the “ins,” we believe authenticity is always “in” and decorating in a manner that reflects who you are, what’s important to you, and what feels comfortable and like “home” to you is always a great way to go! Still, as you think about refreshing your house’s or your office’s look & feel this year, you may find our lists a good resource, particularly if you’re updating your home to put on the market!

Regardless of whether a home or office design “refresh” is in the cards for 2020, we’re always here at South Shore Roofing to talk to you about what’s hot and what’s not as far as commercial roofs and home roofs go — not only trends in the appearance of your residential roof or business roof, but also what materials are currently thought (and we’ve experienced to be) best to ensure a long-lasting, high-functioning, durable roof. Whether you decide on asphalt, metal, rubber, TPO, or other options, South Shore Roofing can meet all of your residential and commercial roof installation needs. So, please reach out to our expert roofing contractors if you are considering repairing, replacing or installing a roof on Greater Boston’s South Shore!