Architectural design trends change in a hurry. One year it’s minimalist builds with scattered pieces of feng shui furniture. The next year it’s cozy and warm cottage vibes with countryside undertones. It can be hard to keep up — particularly when you consider how many different trends are really out there.
Don’t get us started on the technology aspect of home architecture in today’s world either. There’s enough new and innovative technologies on the market to make Siri jealous. It’s been wild to see just how advanced home architecture has become and where it may be headed in the coming years.
But let’s deal with 2020 first. We could all be living in space homes by 2300, for all we know. It’s time to focus on the here and now with relevant home architectural design trends for the upcoming year. Let’s take a sneak preview of what you can expect as some of the hottest home architectural design trends of 2020.
We already got a sniff of how big industrial design was in 2019 and it’s only going to get bigger in 2020. With the rustic farmhouse style trend starting to slow down a little, people are tapping into a different era of nostalgia in their homes.
Industrial design is generally characterized by asymmetrical forms and construction as well as iron, wood, aluminum, and recycled plastic elements. Exposed brick is another telltale sign of a great industrial build. A lot of the design and decor also harkens back to the Industrial Revolution with warehouse and railyard influences evident.
Some people describe the industrial design trend as somewhat cold, but it really depends on how you lay your space out. This trend works particularly well with unique home spaces that boast higher ceilings so you can add those industrial decor touches like oversized clocks and metal works. It also works great with loft spaces and asymmetrical rooms.
Home Automation & Smart Homes
Connectivity is everything in 2020 and your home is no exception. A lot of new architectural design trends are centred around the idea of home automation and smart homes. People can have immediate access to things like temperature, lighting, and even entertainment without having to manually access them.
We’ve already seen the rise of voice-activated virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri — that trend looks to gain even more momentum in 2020. Home automation and smart homes may also have more upfront costs, but they are designed to save long-term money by reducing consumption when you’re not using certain appliances and electronics.
Everybody wants to make the most of summer — especially if you live in a place with heavy rain and snow in the winter. One of the biggest home architectural design trends of 2020 will be more homes built that include indoor-outdoor spaces.
Blending the outdoors with the indoors may be nothing particularly new, but the demand for it is on the rise. While it ultimately comes down to having a great-looking space with the beauty of indoor and outdoor design, there are health benefits as well. The outdoor element can help improve memory, fight depression, and lower blood pressure.
Whatever your favourite architectural design of 2020 ends up being — we’ve got you covered. Get in touch with us at the bottom of this page to learn more about how we can get your custom home or renovation project done just the way you like.