IN THIS POST
– Indoor plants
– Dried flower décor
– Multifunctional spaces
– Natural materials
– Warm earthy tones
– Copper & brass fixtures
– Statement walls
– Sustainable furniture
– Grandmillennial style
– Cottage core style
– DIY arts and craft
– Colour of the year
The New Year is just around the corner, which means it’s the time of the year when experts share their predictions and expectations about the home décor, architecture, art, fashion and design trends that will rule the next 12 months. Since this has been an exceptionally long year, it makes perfect sense for you to declutter your home, move around your furniture, and breathe a new life into your space by incorporating some of the top interior design trends for 2021.
From the popular cottage core and grandmillennial styles to earthy tones and multifunctional space, the home design trends for 2021 all appear to revolve around the idea of functionality and comfort. Considering how most of the world has spent almost the entire year inside their homes, renowned interior design experts believe that people will embrace sustainable materials, comfortable furnishing and classic traditionalism to add a splash of uniqueness, style and optimism to their daily lives.
While some interior design trends for 2021 are relatively new, a lot of them have been carried over from the home décor trends of 2020. For your convenience, we have put together a list of home design trends that will help you refresh your décor in the New Year.
Top Interior Designs Trends for 2021
Tired of the same old home décor? Here is how you can change things up and redecorate your living space in the coming year.
Plenty of Indoor Plants
Potted houseplants can instantly make your space look brighter and more colourful. They are also great for your overall environment as they help improve the indoor air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Although decorating your home with plants is not a new trend by any means, design experts believe a lot more people will try and incorporate greenery into their home décor in 2021.
Before we move onto the next trend, here are some of the best air-purifying indoor plants that you can consider adding to your home.
In case you don’t have a green thumb and are worried about inadvertently killing your potted greens, make sure to take a look at our tips on how to decorate with faux plants.
Dried Flower Décor
Just like indoor plants, dried flowers are also expected to become a popular décor item in modern homes. You can simply place them in a ceramic or glass vase to display on the coffee table, console table, nightstand, and any other surface you like. Dried flowers can also be incorporated into your dining table centrepieces, as they go perfectly with the fall and winter themes.
Apart from introducing nature in your living space, dried flower decorations are also very aesthetically pleasing.
Rise of Multifunctional Spaces
With ‘Work from Home’ becoming the new normal, experts think the next year will be all about multifunctional living. It basically means interior designers will focus on creating spaces that are both luxurious and functional.
This trend works perfectly for all types of homes. Whether your place is spacious or cosy, you can make the most out of it by designing a space that is perfect for relaxation, entertaining guests, dining and more importantly, working from home. Since not everyone has an extra room that can be turned into a home office, this is probably one of the most practical interior design trends for 2021.
Incorporating Natural Materials
Incorporating natural materials in home décor is going to be all the rage in 2021.
Natural materials such as organic fabrics, jute, leather, cane, wood, bamboo, ceramic and houseplants can give your home a softer and calmer appearance. Along with making your space feel more in sync with nature, these materials are also eco friendly and recyclable.
Another benefit of using natural materials in interior design is that they help create a layered effect. Certain materials like leather and wood can also make your home look luxurious and extravagant. They also perfectly complement houseplants.
Here are some more natural home décor ideas that might inspire you.
Using Warm Earthy Tones
This is one of the most popular home décor trends for 2021 that ties in perfectly with the use of natural materials.
Since warm earth tones can have a calming effect on your mind and body, home designers think a lot more people will opt for these colours while redecorating their space in the new year. Inclusion of umber, clay, terracotta as well as pine, sage and turquoise colours into your décor and colour palette can not only add to the aesthetics of your home but also create a peaceful and relaxing ambience.
Lighter woods and natural-looking rattan pieces will also replace darker furniture, making your home look modern, cosy and comfortable. These colours and material also work perfectly well for those hoping to adopt minimalism in the coming year.
Copper & Brass Fixtures
When it comes to bathroom and kitchen design trends for 2021, copper and brass are going to continue as popular choices for faucets and other fixtures such as door knobs and handles, etc. These materials can add a touch of vintage luxury to your home décor, making it look more expensive than it actually is.
In addition to that, copper and brass have antimicrobial properties, which means they have the inherent ability to kill harmful bacteria. Since hygiene is something we’re all worried about going into the next year, installing copper and brass fixtures in your home might be a good idea after all.
Bold Statement Walls
While earthy tones and natural materials are expected to be huge interior design trends for 2021, neutral walls in solid colours may not be able to make it.
Instead of filling plain walls with art and other decorative items, experts predict bold hues are going to be a popular choice for statement walls. This can be a great way to add more personality and uniqueness to your overall home décor. Depending on your taste and preference, you can choose bold and dark shades or go with bright jewel tones to create an intense look.
As far as home décor colour trends for 2021 are concerned, both navy blue and emerald green hues appear to be more sought-after options for statement walls. Of course, you can also opt for different types of wallpaper or panelling, if you’d prefer.
Buying Sustainable Furniture
Keeping in line with the use of natural materials in home décor, the growing trend of buying second-hand luxury furniture continues into 2021 – and for a good reason. Purchasing refurbished or used high-end pieces is good for the environment as well as your pocket. You can ideally buy an old leather couch and polish it to match your home décor for half the price that you would have spent on acquiring a brand new piece.
Sustainable furniture also translates to the use of eco-friendly upholstery material, such as organic cotton and linen among others.
Moreover, to keep your home décor look fresh and modern, choose sofas and armchairs that are simple, rounded and most importantly comfortable. Vintage pieces with decorative carvings will also be popular among interior designers.
Adopting Grandmillennial Style
This is probably one of the most remarkable home décor trends that rose to fame in 2020 and experts predict it’s going to take over the interior design catalogues and magazines in 2021.
As the name suggests, the grandmillennial style combines elements from contemporary and modern designs with the quintessential designs of the 80s. Just imagine floral print curtains and vintage sofa with ruffles paired with a Scandinavian blonde wooden coffee table and some rattan accessories.
Sounds fascinating, right?
Grandmillennial style is rich in patterns, colours and designs, nostalgic of the décor you used to see in your grandparents home back in the day. This trend is comfortable, visually appealing and rather budget-friendly as you can simply buy second-hand sustainable pieces to add to your collection.
Going With Cottage Core Style
If you are an avid Pinterest or Instagram user, you may have noticed how cottage core was suddenly everywhere this summer.
This particular design trend complements earthy tones and natural materials extremely well. Cottage core aesthetic revolves around floral prints, warm earth tones, and greenery – in other words, it tries to mimic the comfort and warmth of living in a wooden cottage in the countryside.
For those who prefer a quiet, relaxing and simple home décor, opting for cottage core style may be their best option. It is also rather minimalistic. Home décor items made of clay, jute and ceramic can also help incorporate this trend into your home.
DIY Arts and Craft Décor
The new décor trend pays homage to the cottage core trend by embracing the use of sustainable materials to create unique, hand-made, decorative pieces.
As you may have noticed throughout our guide on interior design trends for 2021, sustainability and eco-friendliness have taken the center stage. Grandmillennial and cottage core styles hinge on the precipice of classic traditionalism and modernism, allowing people to show off their creativity, charm and individuality by creating one-of-a-kind home décor items.
Colours of the Year
The Pantone Colour Institute has recently revealed its chosen colours for the upcoming year – and well, they can each be described as bright and muted. The US-based global colour authority has chosen Ultimate Gray and Illuminating as the Pantone Colour of the Year for architecture, tourism, art, fashion and other industries.
The Ultimate Gray is a solid colour that ensures a steady foundation, whereas the Illuminating is a lively and jovial shade of warm yellow.
In case you are planning to freshen up your living space with home décor colour trends for 2021, here’s a complete guide on how to choose the right paint finish for different rooms that you might find helpful.
There you have it – a comprehensive guide on the predicted interior design trends for 2021.
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