Design Through the Decades – part 77
Home décor & interior design in Phoenix homes during the 2000s are best defined by the color brown. Nearly every wall was painted some shade of brown. Furniture and accent pieces were brown or black.
Black leather headboard and bench. Brown toned drapery panels on hook loops.
Tropical themes were popular in the 2000s.
Metallic bed frames, headboards, lamps, and other design elements were silver or brushed nickel in the 2000s instead of brass or bronze from the 1990s.
Accent walls of a different color were used in many homes in the 2000s.
Sleigh beds. Black furniture and decorations. Sheer fabrics in windows.
Bathrooms had warm brown colors.
Family rooms also had brown paint colors, contrasted with white outlet covers and white floor boards.
Large sectional furniture continued in the 2000s, a carry-over from the 1990s due to great rooms and large family rooms.
For the rare 2000s home with white walls, brown furniture was still used.
Patios and outdoor spaces were made to resemble resorts with privacy panels, sisal rugs, and indoor furniture.
What can we expect with home décor & interior design in the 2010s? Here are a few predictions from experts.
Color: Colors based on nature will be used, such as warm, rock-colored grays, taupes, and beiges. Floor boards that used to be painted white to make the wall color “pop” will instead be painted the same as the walls in the 2010s.
Furnishings: Smaller furniture will be in; furniture with skirts or overstuffed couches are out. Large sectional sofas are out. Armoires for TVs and entertainment are out. Flat-screen TVs will be showcased, sometimes framed to resemble artwork.
Flooring: Dark is in. Wood floors will be stained black or a deep charcoal gray. Lighter colored area rugs will create excitement against the dark floors.
Window Treatments: Less is in. Thinner materials are in. Sometimes nothing. Roll-up window treatments (Roman shades) will be popular too.
Lighting: Cylindrical lampshades will replace pleated or conical lampshades. Pendant lighting will still be popular.
Accessories: Overstuffed china hutches are out, if used at all. Baskets and fake plants & vines on top of kitchen cabinets are out; they collect too much dust.
What do you think will be home décor trends in the 2010s?