Summer's 5 Hottest Decor Trends Will Have You Staying at Home in Style
OK, we'll admit that summer 2020 has been a bit of a buzzkill so far: Between derailed travel plans and being forced to spend more time stuck inside (for the fourth month in a row, and counting), it's not exactly the new decade we all dreamed of.
But we're glass-half-full kind of people. And the silver lining of all this time at home means more time to decorate and transform our space into an oasis we're almost glad to be cooped up in.
Ready to ditch the quarantine clutter and rid your home of those stale spring looks? We consulted with designers from coast to coast about the hottest home decor that's trending right now. These five looks are sure to transform your space into one of those lush, tropical locales you’ll be missing this season, and make long days at a home feel a little sweeter.
1. Curved sofas
Nothing speaks to kicking back and relaxing quite like one of these oversize, curved couches.
“A curved couch is a symbol of comfort,” says Colin Haentjens, interior designer for The Knobs Company. “Without 90-degree corners, the only sharp parts of the couch are removed. And the shape is reminiscent of a bean-shaped swimming pool—so you can imagine diving right in to beat the heat.”
Snag your very own curved couch with this Ayva curved love seat from Wayfair.
2. Raw materials
Finished furniture is out this season, and being replaced by something much more rustic and natural-looking.
“The use of raw materials isn't new, but its resurgence this summer speaks to a desire to incorporate natural textures and materials into the home,” says design blogger Jaime Huffman of the Charleston Blonde. “Raw materials, like furniture made from live-edge wood, are a way to have one-of-a-kind items in your space, and they take on a timeless quality that will suit any design style.”
Shop the perfect live-edge piece for your home by browsing this collection on Etsy.
3. Floral wallpaper
Flowers aren’t just blooming in the garden this year, as more and more designers flock toward the floral wallpaper trend.
“From large and abstract to intricate and botanical—every kind of flower imaginable is showing up on walls," says Huffman. "Done right, floral wallpaper can transform your space into one of color and creativity, and works great in small spaces like bathrooms or as an accent wall in a larger space.”
Breathe new life into your interiors this season with this collection of floral and botanical wallpaper from Joss & Main.
4. Canopy beds
Canopy beds aren’t just for exotic rentals—they’ll also give an instant (and modern) boost to your current bedroom style.
“Canopy beds transform a bed into a private, tranquil space for rest, and create quite the atmosphere you want in a master bedroom,” says Huffman. “Especially for the summer season, more modern, simple-style canopy beds recall the look of a poolside cabana, turning the bedroom into a true oasis."
Plus, there are a wide variety of canopy styles; you can choose from a more traditional, romantic four-poster look, or opt for something more modern and linear to fit your own individual taste.
Upgrade your bedroom with some much-needed cabana vibes by shopping this Moyers Profile canopy bed from Wayfair.
5. Island carts
While you might not be jet-setting to any islands this summer, that doesn’t mean you can’t upgrade your own island—that is, the one in your kitchen. While many kitchen designs include a stationary island, we love the added flexibility of these trending island carts.
“An island instantly transforms a kitchen, adding functionality, storage, and counter space,” says Huffman. “Add wheels, and the opportunities expand!"
An island on wheels adds extra value in a small kitchen space, so you can move it to where it's needed most, she adds.
"After so many months spent inside, many people are looking for ways to refresh their space," Huffman says. "And an island on wheels makes a huge impact without having to put in the planning and construction necessary for a stationary island.”
Find your perfect island cart on Overstock.