Designing with Carol’s – The Roaring 2020s

Abby McIntyre

Happy market season, friend! With the newest products and designs being showcased at High Point Market in North Carolina, this is the perfect time of year to find your next design inspiration. Trying to keep up with all the colors, patterns, and materials can be exhausting on your own. Lucky for you, we’ve unraveled the trends for you. Sit back and relax while we dive into one of this season’s hottest megatrends for your home.

As we finish out this decade and head into the 2020s, inspiration from the Art Deco movement in the 1920s can be seen in everything from wall art to furniture pieces. The strong, clean lines and geometric shapes that defined the Art Deco movement are back with a modern twist. Upholstered furniture pieces appear to be softer by using curved lines paired with plush fabrics and gold, brass, or natural wood grain finishes. While Art Deco played with the contrast between shiny metal finishes and dark colors, this new inspiration does the opposite and renders these products in bright whites and ivories instead. Paired with golden yellows, blush pinks, and earthy greens and blues, this trend mixes the past style with more modern colors and materials.

So how can you prepare for the new roaring ’20s and incorporate these new trends into your home this season? The possibilities are endless. For starters, look for areas of your home you can easily make small changes that will make a large impact. One of these areas is your window treatments. If you are inspired by the Art Deco style and want to incorporate this into your home, try customizing your draperies. Select a fabric with one of the classic geometric patterns on it such as the shell, ziggurat, or minaret motif. Hanging your draperies on a shiny gold or brass rod with matching finials can completely transform your windows.

From there, get creative with your upholstery. Incorporate those bold, clean lines from Art Deco into the back of your sofa by having it upholstered with a channel back design. This is a spinoff of the classic shell motif commonly used in this style and highlighted at High Point this season. Upholstering your sofa in a creamy ivory or a blush pink will accentuate the clean lines and give your space an essence of luxury. If your sofa has metal feet, be sure to match the finish to your drapery rod to tie everything together.

So if fall market has left you feeling inspired as we head into the new roaring ’20s, stop by and see us! With hundreds of fabrics to choose from and a dedicated team, your vision is sure to come to life. Come see us at our showroom at 535 S. Locust St., Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or call us at 940-565-8337 to set up your design appointment!

Happy designing!