Happy New Year! Can you believe 2020 is finally behind us? In the spirit of getting a fresh start, now is the perfect time to update your home’s style for 2021. As you might expect, interior design trends are taking into account how much time we’ve spent in our homes over the last year. There’s definitely an emphasis on warmth and comfort as we head into a long winter. If you’re ready for a style refresh, then consider adopting one or more of these fun trends!
Cottagecore was a huge design trend of 2020 that will continue into 2021. This really isn’t surprising, given that cottagecore emphasizes comfort and nostalgia. This type of design focuses on traditional and vintage elements, but moving forward we’ll also see touches of glamour. You could add sophistication with gold accessories that will really pop against the pastel palette of cottagecore.
Similar to cottagecore, the Grandmillenial style capitalizes on the comforts of yesterday. This design is all about what you might find in grandma’s house – needlepoint pillows, vintage couches, and lots of family heirlooms. What makes it different is its juxtaposition with modern touches like bold colors and velvet upholstery.
As we all get tired of spending week after week at home, it also isn’t surprising that designs with a global touch will gain in popularity. If we can’t actually travel to distant lands, then at least we can get a taste of them at home. Earthy tones will be popular and décor will feature wood finishes and lots of rattan. Also look for bold prints and tropical patterns.
We could all use a little more calm in our lives. And many of us will try to capture it by painting our walls in tranquil colors. Warm, earthy tones will be popular choices for interior design, as well as ocean hues. If we can’t be relaxing on the beach, then at least we can try to recreate the vibe at home, right?
Gardening became a wildly popular pastime in 2020. In 2021 it will move indoors as more of us embrace the idea of becoming plant parents. Instagram is full of incredible inspiration for houseplants, and it’s easier than ever score tropical and rare plants that can thrive in your indoor space. Plants help to create a fresh vibe, and many have been shown to also help clean the air of pollutants.
Working from home and going to school online have changed how we live in our spaces. Open concept floor plans have decreased in popularity as we all look for ways to have privacy on our video calls and meetings. In 2021, we’ll see more indoor living spaces that can be multifunctional. Think spare bedrooms that are now classrooms and playrooms, basements that can be used as home gyms and home theaters, and dining rooms that function as home offices in the day and restaurants at night.
Finally, bathrooms will continue to embrace spa-like touches. They’ve become where we relax and unwind at the end of a long day, and we’ll see more luxury touches like spa tubs, gilded fixtures, and plush touches like heated towel bars.