1. Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow
Pantone’s 2021 color(s) of the year stirs up the feeling of renewal we find in the great outdoors. They paired a mindful mountain grey with a vibrant morning yellow. This optimistic-yet-anchored duo is exactly what we need. Ultimate Gray is a reliable neutral to preserve the clarity we built in the past year. But Illuminating is a joyful burst of natural color to reintroduce energy into our lives. The perfect way to try this trend? Layer a solid-colored couch in saturated pillows and throws.
2. Light Woods
Tactility is everything. It makes experiences richer and deeper, which we’ve been pining for all year. For cozy interiors, 2021 designs are using friendly light-toned woods in flooring and furniture. It’s even being seen in wall paneling or ceiling beams. Authentic grains and hand-carved details are even better for that raw, unstained feeling. No slick ﬁnishes here.
3. Woven Textures
Woven decor is also emphasizing the craftsmanship of organic pieces. A caned cabinet, wicker planter, or rattan seating can all bring in the biophilic trend (biophilic literally translated means nature-loving). You can add that unexpected touch of authenticity with a light fixture or headboard. 2021 home decor trends predict that we will continue to bring the outdoors in. So this year, reinforce your connection with nature.
4. Modern Rustic
We all want to feel a little wilder. That’s why Rustic Decorating will make an appearance in 2021 home trends. Like the trends we’ve seen so far, modern rustic has a rugged, back-to-basics approach. But this time, it’s more upscale. You’ll blend your textured, lived-in essentials with clean, streamlined pieces. This helps your design feel “classic,” not worn. Stick to deep browns and olive greens for earthy elegance. Keep the luxurious faux fur throws and chic cowhide rugs, and replace rust with gloss. Think matte blacks and brass finishes for a look that has more of a contemporary sheen than a galvanized one. It creates the snug yet sleek ambiance of modern rustic style.
5. Design Hack: Storage Furniture
When you declutter, you destress. So we’ve all started prioritizing calmness and efficiency in our surroundings. That’s why storage furniture is soaring in 2021. It invites harmony and productivity. From lift-top tables to media cabinets, you’ll see organization is on-trend. Storage components are in every bench and ottoman. This year, we’re maximizing functionality.
6. Sustainable Design
In 2021, social consciousness and healthy homes are in full bloom. We’ve spent a year focusing on regeneration. Now we’re looking to make a low environmental impact and investing in eco-friendly pieces. Bio plastics, reused materials, and up-cycled elements are all trending. And having stayed close to home, there’s a special interest in locally sourced materials. Sustainable design is about purity: think composite outdoor furniture, hypoallergenic bedding, and natural fiber rugs. From terracotta to textiles, these types of handmade details are majorly in style for 2021. Let nature boost your mood and soothe your soul.
7. Multi-functional Furniture
With increasingly compact homes, furniture needs to offer more than just basic functions. This is why multi-functional furniture is gaining more and more space in the market.
8. Personal Touch Accessories
In the face of so many trends, there would be no lack of accessories with a personal touch, right? The trend is that accessories and belongings will become the protagonists of decoration in 2021.
And that goes for everything: family paintings, book collection and old photo panels. The idea is to bring these objects to life to ensure more personality for those who live in the environment.