3 Interior Design Trends That Blend Old And New

You know that feeling, when you step into a room and instantly feel all warm and fuzzy? Nostalgia can be a powerful element of interior design. Just like a familiar scent or a favorite old song, it’s those personal details that take you back to happy days and make a house a home.

Of course, you don’t want to design a new room that instantly looks dated. From retro kitchen color trends to on-point elements like a stainless farmhouse sink, the key is to give a current spin on a classic style. Whether you are young or young at heart, these design trends perfectly blend old and new elements to create a truly inviting space.

Pink chair and blue sofa in spacious living room interior with leaves wallpaper and lamp. Real photo












Stay Golden

Picture this. It’s 2020, and The Golden Girls are still going strong. From The Golden Girls: Thank You For Being A Friend, a new, illustrated coffee table book, to a Golden Girls theme cruise packed with cheesecake and karaoke, Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia are definitely having a moment. If you fell in love with their Miami, Florida home back in the 1980’s while gathered around your TV room cabinetry, you will be tickled pink with this design trend that makes your home feel like a permanent vacation. According to House Beautiful, tropical colors are all the rage this year, with contemporary pops of hot pink, turquoise, cantaloupe, coral, mint green, lime, and tangerine. For tips on how to inject modern tropical decor into your home interior from Decoraid, click here.

Everything Old Is New Again

Speaking of golden girls, have you heard of “Grandmillennial” style? A mashup of “grandma” and “millennial” coined by House Beautiful in 2020, this hot new trend is popping up all over the Pinterest boards of first time homebuyers in their 20’s and 30’s. “Grandmillennial” is best described as homey and layered, like a warm and cozy hug from Grandma, with vintage design elements added to contemporary spaces. From chintz upholstery and delicate floral fabrics, to custom colored pastel Shaker style cabinetry in the kitchen with a stainless farmhouse sink, this charming trend is something Baby Boomers and Millennials can actually agree on!

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Schoolhouse Rocks

If you dream of freshly sharpened pencils and rows of shiny lockers, the Schoolhouse trend will definitely make the grade in your home. Classic elements of this nostalgic style include collections of antique globes and framed maps, round schoolhouse clocks, and clean-lined Shaker style cabinetry with a subway tile backsplash. For extra credit, add tile flooring and industrial elements like metal bar stools and light fixtures. Kitchen color trends fit right in with a classic Schoolhouse look, including the top picks for 2020.


At The RTA Store, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.