No winter lasts forever; don’t let the wet and rainy weather forecast here in the Comox Valley get you down! If you find yourself avoiding time spent outdoors, take advantage of this time of year by utilizing time indoors to make cosmetic updates to your home.

We’re seeing many design trends that were popular in decades passed make their comeback in 2020. These aesthetically appealing enhancements can elevate your property for your own pleasure or can prepare you to take your home to the Spring market.  If you’re looking for some fun and creative ideas to spruce up your Comox Valley home this season, have a look at our top 6 favourite 2020 design inspirations below.


Statement Backsplashes

A fresh backsplash is a great way to polish up kitchen, bathroom or mud and laundry room spaces. You can quickly enhance a room by incorporating tiles with a pop of colour, by installing a luxurious single-slab marble piece or by mounting a reclaimed tin backsplash feature. For those who are renovation-inclined, YouTube has some great DIY installation tutorials to get your inspiration wheels going. 

Industrial Design
The industrial trend dominated 2019 in both the renovation and new build spaces and it’s no surprise that this trend is predicted to be here to stay. Concrete countertops, welded metal railings and rustic wood accents top our charts for the most impressive industrial accents. For 2020 we’re predicting this trend will continue to inspire in condominiums, basement suite renovations and tiny home communities.

Neutral Palettes
A classic and mature look; neutrals are a recurring design favourite for both paint colours and accenting decor. You may lean towards the warm tones that brown and beige neutrals offer, or you may favour the cool neutral tones of the grey family depending on your personal taste. No matter where you’re looking to introduce these sophisticated colour palettes in your space, don’t underestimate the elegance of neutral design.

Live Garden Décor
Green thumbs are rejoicing as lush greenery sweeps the country as an interior design accent. Homeowners are introducing indoor gardens filled with fresh herbs, potted plants and live wall features into their décor scheme for more than just aesthetic appeal. Many researchers show that live plants in a home or workspace can increase productivity while enhancing positive mental health and reducing stress levels.

Black and White Designs
The contrast between these extreme light and dark tones creates an undeniably enjoyable impact of depth and crisp lines. There are many ways to incorporate this yin and yang trend into your home décor, our favourites being: black fireplace accent walls, antique white picture frames, chevron prints and black-and-white geometric patterns.

Geometric Shapes
Classic and contemporary patterns such as a black and white chevron or hexagonal sequences have been popular over the last couple of years. You’ll want to consider the area in your home where you’d like to introduce this vibrant trend to ensure it’s not overwhelming or hard to compliment down the road. Geometric bathroom floor tiles, a geometric accent wall or the addition of geometric throw pillows are great suggestions to introduce this style into your home.


Though we’re rooting for shag carpeted walls and full-floral bathrooms to stay in the design vault, we do hope you’re as excited as we are to see what new home trends emerge in 2020. From design and market trends to personalized real estate advice, we take pride in being your trusted and professional real estate team!

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