The Worst Interior Design Trends of 2020

Every year seems to bring new interior design trends that demand attention, but perhaps just as important is identifying which trends you should say goodbye to as quickly as possible. In 2020, these movements were particularly unflattering:

Too Much of a Good Thing

Sleek, white minimalist pieces might be cool here and there, but an all-white interior is just too much.
Sleek, white minimalist pieces might be cool here and there, but an all-white interior is just too much.

Whether you lean towards stark white minimalism or eye-catching geometric patterns in your area rug, the key is to avoid too much of that thing you love showing off. All white kitchens, all gray family rooms, predominantly pink spaces, and blankets of geometric prints and wall decor can be overwhelming or downright boring.

Similarly, draping an area in wrought iron, copper, or brass can make a statement you don’t want to make. Instead, master the art of subtlety for a bigger impact. For example, use the gray flooring you

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Here Are The 3 Most Expensive Winnetka Home Sales Of 2020 So Far

WINNETKA, IL — The coronavirus pandemic has not slowed the village’s luxury real estate market in the first three quarters of the year. If anything, it has accelerated it.

There were no sales in the whole of 2019 breaking the $5 million mark in Winnetka. But so far in 2020, three single-family residential properties in the village have sold for more than $5 million, including the most expensive suburban home sale of the year to date, according to real estate listings and property records.

The median sale price for single-family homes in Winnetka was $1.28 million in August, compared to a median list price of $1.349 million, according to realtor.com market data.

Asking prices in the village were up 4.2 percent above a year prior, with the median price at $331 per square foot. Listed properties sold for an average of 4.5 percent below their asking prices after spending an

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What is Canva? A guide to the graphic design platform’s features and capabilities

It's easy to create beautifully edited designs and photos on Canva. <p class="copyright">andresr/Getty Images</p>
It’s easy to create beautifully edited designs and photos on Canva.
  • Canva is a free graphic design platform that’s great for making invitations, business cards, Instagram posts, and more.

  • A drag and drop interface makes customizing thousands of templates simple and easy.

  • Canva’s wide array of features allow you to edit photos without extensive photo editing knowledge or experience.

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Canva is a free graphic design platform that allows you to easily create invitations, business cards, flyers, lesson plans, Zoom backgrounds, and more using professionally designed templates. 

You can even upload your own photos and add them to Canva’s templates using a drag and drop interface. It’s like having a basic version of Photoshop that’s free and doesn’t require extensive photo editing knowledge to use. Here’s everything you need to know about using Canva.

Canva has more than 50,000

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Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated. But this fall the hue is back in favor, in part because of the unsettled, anxious state of the world.

“Brown traditionally makes people feel comfortable and safe, and those are feelings that many of us are looking to our homes to provide,” says interior designer Dawn Hamilton of Oakland Park, Florida.

It’s just one of the trends in decor this season, when the pandemic has made home an even more essential space for living, working, studying and more. Also on the watch list: flexible rooms, indoor and out.

COZY PALETTE

Hamilton says today’s brown palette is being used in new ways, as a neutral in all kinds of materials, and as an accent color.

“Brown feels very earthy and rich. It’s warm and inviting, and has the same grounding

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