What’s On Trend Projections

Home decor accessories, accents, and furnishings inspiration is everywhere as reflected in these what’s on trend projections for the new year.

The criteria for the what’s on trend choices I’ve selected to show and tell with you is based on styles currently catching my eye- ones I believe may just have some degree of staying power.

What's On Trend Projections

I’m going to kick this post off with a caveat of sorts.

Trends serve as a barometer of tastes, often fluctuating with the we’re loving this at the moment style.

To avoid decorating regret or budget busting, adopt a less is more attitude when it comes to what’s on trend.

Your good taste and impeccable sense of personal style will guide you to the trend(s) with the staying power that best speaks to your decorating style.

Statement Powder and Laundry Rooms

Factor Design BuildFactor Design Build

Small spaces making a big statements are high on the trend list for 2020.

custom wallpaper ETSY

By now you’ve probably seen a certain high end designer wallpaper in vogue at the moment.

This custom heron print statement wallpaper from Wallpapers4Beginners on Etsy is a stunning substitute for the designer original.

CUSTOM Heron print wallpaper, Inspired Gucci Wallpaper Heron Print Wallpaper

Another stunner presently catching my eye covers both the big statement and the color black aspect of what’s on trend.

koi wallpaperMetallic Koi Fish Wallpaper

A Personal What’s On Trend Favorite

Words to decorate by regardless of trend or time.



Color Your World

Julia Engel's Charming Charleston Home

Southern Living – Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez – Styling: Lizzie Cullen Cox

A color trio I personally find pleasing and easy to live with is proving to be a significant contender for best in color 2020, and I can see why.

color trend 2020

Valspar Pale Powder 3001-8A

Sherwin-Williams Romance SW 6323
Benjamin Moore Crystalline AF-485

fabric 2020

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue.


classic blue AD

Alexa Hampton – Architectural Digest

Behr Color of the Year 2020 is Back to Nature.


Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020 is First Light.


pink walls

One Kings Lane

In The Kitchen

Color will also be big in the kitchen for 2020.

Renovated Kitchen by Jewel Marlowe By BertazzoniRenovated Kitchen by Jewel Marlowe By Bertazzoni

Stainless steel appliances have lost their shine with decoristas (or so the kitchen design gods forecast).

True-refrigerator-glass-door-blueThe True 48 Glass Door


Domino – Photograph by Callie Hobbs

I’m digging these kitchen cabinets in French Quarter Green by Jolie Paint.


French Quarter Green by Jolie Paint

Open shelving is on both the in and out for 2020 list.

Different strokes and shelving selections for different folks, but I say if it makes you happy and works for you, then it makes the kitchen trend 2020 list.


Country Living

Countertops in natural wood tones easily stand as the main focal point feature of a kitchen.

Wallpaper is coming on strong as a choice for adding color, texture, and pattern to the scheme.

Kitchen ceilings need color, too in 2020.

Cooper Pacific Kitchens

Cooper Pacific Kitchens

The mixing of metals trend continues to create an impressive contrast.

Spring Things to Come

Cane is coming around again, and the cane Paige round back dining chair set is chic and on-trend, and at an excellent price point to boot.

Natural Cane Paige Round Back Dining Chairs Set Of 2Natural Cane Paige Round Back Dining Chairs Set Of 2

I’m delighted to learn daybeds will be having an on-trend moment this year.


Chingford Twin Daybed
Meaghan Twin Daybed

Being from the south, I’ve seen my fair share of daybeds over the years.

On a sleeping porch.

On a veranda.

In a center hall.

Daybeds have evolved in style, moving away from strictly utilitarian to accent of versatile sophistication.

Muskoka Cottage Paul Roth Architect Inc.Muskoka Cottage – Paul Roth Architect Inc.

Bringing the outdoors inside is sizing up to be a big trend.

Faux plants will always have their place, but you simply can’t beat the look of real.

I’m chomping at the bit for spring to make its arrival so we can day trip down to the Forest Hill nurseries to check out the inventory.

indoor planetBolig

Garden statues aren’t just for gardens, they make wonderful accent pieces.


Savannah’s Bird Girl Statue 

The beginning of a new year brings with it what’s on trend projections that show great decorating potential.

What trend(s) do you look forward to adding to your decor?

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10 From 13: The Best Places In The Home Posts of 2013

May I present 10 from 13:  The Best Places In The Home Posts of 2013.

The following ten posts received the most views, garnered the most social media activity and proved to be the most rewarding to write and source.

Thank you for reading, visiting, subscribing, commenting, tweeting, pinning, sharing and liking Places In The Home.

It truly means the world to me!

A posting note: since we are coming right out of the 2013 holiday season I opted to cut the best of calendar off at October.

I don’t know about you, but I’m in a bit of holiday overload.

Here’s to a small let’s all catch our breath and regroup period.

After all, is right around the corner!

January 2013-  What’s Your Interior Design Style?

traditional decor

February 2013- From Prefab to Post Fab: Customizing Prefabricated Bookcases Part 3

bookshelf vignetteHGTV

March 2013- Spring Cleaning Tips And Hints For The Spring Clean Fling Of It All

vintage silvervia

April 2013- Wallpaper: A Classic Choice


April 2013- Project On A Penny: Updating The Outdated Part I

wheat pennies


May 2013- Check It Out: Check Patterned Fabric

check pattern fabric

June 2013- Right At Home: Flour, Grain, And Vintage Potato Sacks

grain sacksOnline Fabric Store

July 2013- It’s Formica Laminate And It’s Spectacular!

Formica laminate

August 2013- The Switch Is On: Decorating Ideas


October 2013- The Myrtles: Inspiration, History and Mystery


I remain humbled by your viewership, comments and support.

I’m looking forward to 2014. and to sharing with you an inspiration filled year of  beauty, inspired interior design and decorating, color, pattern, trends, unique ideas, travel times, delicious finds, recipes and chic, stylish and affordable home decor and home furnishings.