20 Interior Design Trends For 2021

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2020 was quite the year, especially for the Housing Market! More people are buying homes and the inventory is WAY down!
With the influx of buyers and trends ever-changing, we wanted to share some design trends for the coming year to help you decorate your new home! From the growing importance of sustainability to adding a touch of elegance and uniqueness, these trends will give your home a curated look and bring it into 2021 with incredible style!
Trend One: Rustic Vogue
            This trend is a real crowd pleaser. It appeals to anyone who loves a modern home but wants to inject some character details into their living spaces. It works best in homes that already have interesting features, such as exposed beams, original hardwood flooring, or paneled walls. However, if you don’t have any of those features, don’t fret! This look can be recreated with a nice balance of old and new pieces that work together in harmony. Reclaimed wood is going to be the key to recreating this look. Be on the lookout for pieces that show lots of texture and grain.


Trend Two: Yellow & Gray
            With Pantone deciding to choose two colors as their Shade(s) of the Year, two normally independent colors will highlight how different elements come together to express a message of strength and hopefulness. Look for pieces that highlight these two bold colors to liven up any space.

Trend Three: Cottagecore
            With the events of 2020. Nostalgia and the need for comfort are here to stay in 2021. Cottagecore started off very simplistic but can also be mixed with touches of glamour to create a luxe and traditional style.
            Vintage and elegant styles, gilded cutlery, and statement gold accessories will help add some glamour while staying on budget. Think a cuter version of Rustic Vogue (mentioned earlier) with ginghams and checks vying for attention with vintage prints and motifs. And don’t forget to include those muted and pastel colors.


Trend Four: Contemporary Country
            Take a wander through warm amber tones and mellow meadow-y prints. Mix and match natural textures and embroidery for a cozy and inviting look that will lift your home and your spirits. Mix those muted colored with folksy prints for a more modern-country vibe.     


Trend Five: Distant Shores
            In a year that deprived us of traveling, bring the travel to your home! The laid-back Hawaiian lifestyle has been reimagined. This trend encompasses classic floral designs with a contemporary edge. Tropical brights, and subtle monotones are your new best friends. Bring tropical leaves and flowers indoors with an introduction of some greenery. Easy-living digital prints are designed to work in any home with complementary color palettes to emulate the Hawaiian landscape.


Trend Six: Vintage
            This trend is all about antiques, repurposing, and salvaging those retro pieces. The key is to reference the look rather than having it all throughout the home. Use strong colors, some old favorite pieces, and a less-is-more approach. Don’t forget to apply plenty of contrast.
            Build-up this style gradually. It’s a look that needs to be layered so choose pieces over time that mean something to you. You can also add a few luxe elements like rich fabrics and statement lights to create a modern vintage note.


Trend Seven: Earthy, Grounded Shades
            A natural and earthy palette is in for 2021. Pack your colors with rusts, warm greens, deep reds, and some browns. It will allow the home to look comfortable and effortless.


Trend Eight: Warm Colors
            Get cozy by incorporating some warm colors to a space in your home. Warm colors are welcoming in cold and warm weather. This year we will see lots of burnt orange, peacock blues, and other complimentary colors like grey and navy incorporated into décor.


Trend Nine: Global Influence
            Inspired by those earthy color palettes we mentioned, Global Influence pairs natural textures, wooden, woven, and rattan home accessories. This trend is present in home décor and fashion. The challenge is to capture the aesthetic of global styles with unique and creative perspectives. This year we will take inspiration from nature, nostalgia, and the desire for a tropical getaway.


Trend Ten: Ocean Hues
            This trend is perfect for those buying a home at the beach! (Hint Hint) Inspired by poolside views and beach getaways, aqua and inky blues will offer a calm and contemporary look in your home. Benjamin Moore’s 2021 color of the year reflects this shift towards a more tranquil, yet modern home interior.


Trend Eleven: Classic Traditionalism
            One trend that has withstood the test of time is taking inspiration from the 18th and 19th centuries; incorporating classic art, antiques, and other pieces with history. Classic Traditionalism brings a sense of harmony and order to any space in the home.
            The trend also favors symmetry. Stripes and damasks are the key here. We are moving on from bold, graphic geometric designs and working towards a softer, classic feel.


Trend Twelve: Shabby Chic
            This timeless trend epitomizes elegance and unrefined sense of luxury. If you want to create the feel of a timeworn home, try mixing new buys with vintage market finds. Be on the lookout for decorative accessories such as chandeliers and mirrors that have not been restored and have aged with character. Opt for furniture and textiles that feel lived-in: chipped paintwork, faded colors and fabrics, and blemishes all add to the Shabby Chic charm.


Trend Thirteen: Eco Chic
            Engage your senses with this trend. The meaningful designs and calming fabrics play with our need for a well-balanced being and a commitment to sustainability. Golden beige, moss green, and soft olive are some of the colors you will find in this trend. Fabrics include soft velvets, boucles, and linens. These fabrics are not only soft, but they are also sustainable. Multifunctional furniture is also a staple in this trend. Our need to feel grounded and calm is expressed through understated furniture, textile fabrics, sustainable materials, and minimalism.


Trend Fourteen: Home Office As Focal Point
            Home offices have been one of the biggest needs of 2020 and it won’t be changing any time soon. Offices need to have crisp, clean lines and a comfortable and creative inspiration. Incorporate patterned wallpaper and a desk light to add a bit of style to the office area. Make sure to get a comfortable chair!  


Trend Fifteen: A Snug Space
            With the addition of working from home, a snug corner of the home just for you is also on trend. Adding these soft and comfortable elements combine to make your corner of the home comfortable and relaxing. Make the space feel lived in and cozy and it will quickly become your favorite place during colder month.


Trend Sixteen: Statement Headboards and Canopies
            Boutique hotels are trending and with it, their residential design. Headboards have become a brilliant focal point in bedroom décor. Don’t be afraid of brave colors and patterns to make your headboard stand out among the other bedroom furniture. Think of it as art above your head!


Trend Seventeen: Luxurious Interior Retreats
            In 2021, people are looking for a reason to elevate their home with dramatic touches of luxury and glam. This trend does just that! Work with playful opulence and patterns to lift the mood of the room. It will redefine your home with a feeling of sumptuousness and glamour. The trend began last year and focuses on the return of inspiration from hotels, art deco, and Viennese Modernism.


Trend Eighteen: Maximalism
            Curate your interior with your own personal touches. Minimalism has been around for over a decade and it is starting to fizzle out. We want our spaces to be fulfilling, memorable, and cabinets of curiosities. Homeowners are layering the old with the new to create exciting interior stories. Every piece is a statement and tells a story. This trend also reflects our growing interest in furniture and objects acting as souvenirs of our lives.


Trend Nineteen: Houseplants
            This is nothing new. Houseplants really took off a couple years ago and have continued to be a growing (see what we did there) trend. From the retro 1970s-style hanging creeper plants to beautiful blooms, there’s always a plant to match your style and space. This brings in a gorgeous variety and vibrancy to any home décor!


Trend Twenty: Multi-Functional Outdoor Spaces
            This is for all you gardeners out there. Just like the multi-functional modern home, outdoor spaces are becoming more and more multi-functional as well. Since we are all keeping to ourselves more, outdoor spaces are perfect for getting a connection with nature, entertaining friends and family with a good barrier, or just having a place to relax. For those that have the space, swimming pools are high on the agenda for summer, as are fully equipped garden buildings. 


Sources from the Better Homes & Gardens Website