Just a few months into 2020 and we’re already seeing exciting new trends in home design! Whether you plan to design a custom home or remodel your current home, knowing all about the latest styles is a great place to start. Here are five trends in home design that will dominate this year:

Arches: A staple of architecture originally developed by the ancient Greeks, the arch is a timeless design that’s really taking off in 2020. No matter the style, a beautiful arched doorway, passageway or window can add drama and elevate the visual impact throughout your home.

Built-In Seating: More and more homes are being designed with seating built right in. Incorporate a window seat for a cozy reading nook. Build banquette seating into your eat-in kitchen to create a welcoming dining area. Or add seating at your kitchen island and place some beautiful high-back chairs or comfortable stools.

Sustainability: Sustainability is becoming a high priority for many homeowners. Building with better insulated materials to lower energy consumption, including space for a garden or composting, adding solar panels to your roof or purchasing furniture made from recycled materials are all ways to increase your home’s overall sustainability. Creating a more environmentally-friendly home can also help reduce costs and personal waste in the long run.

Bold Color: Color is a great way to transform a room! Many home and interior designers recommend including a splash of color on tile, carpets, walls and cabinets in order to add life and vibrancy to a home. In 2020, homeowners are expected to shift away from neutral grays and tans and embrace trends like bold monochromatics, rich hues, earth tones and jewel tones.

Pet-Friendly Features: Pets are an important part of a family and should be considered when making custom design choices. Adding a dog door, outside climbing gym for a cat or even a built-in rabbit hutch are just some of the design trends popular among pet owners. Many homeowners want to make sure their animal companion loves their new home just as much as they do!

These are just some of the popular trends you’ll see this year, but there are sure to be more! One of the best reasons to build a custom home is that you get to make it yours from the beginning. You can create it around your needs and style, personalizing it as much as you want. So you can have all the arches, built-in seating and bold colors your custom-home-building heart desires. Ready to build your custom home in Louisville? Check out our thoughtfully-designed communities: The Woods at Landherr and The Reserve at Fox Run.