We can probably all agree that 2020 has been a strange year. The world went on lock-down and people spent more time indoors than ever before. What has happened as a result though, will likely be seen in the design trends for 2021.
This year people have been able to tend to their home comforts in new ways, and since a home’s interior can have a big impact to our mental well-being, there are a few upcoming trends that we are pretty excited about.
Today’s lifestyle is all about being trendy and beautiful, but still earthy, organic, simple, reusable, and recyclable. We are in pursuit of luxury and style while still admiring nature and being earth friendly. With that in mind, here are a few sneak peeks of what is to come in 2021.
Navy isn’t an easy color to execute, but it’s beauty can’t be argued. It goes against all of the advice for using light colors to open up space and can bring sophisticated masculinity to a room. If you aren’t ready to jump all in and paint your dining room walls navy, consider a few decorative accessories such as pillows, dinner plates, or art. Keep in mind that as long as you have enough natural light coming into the space, navy walls won’t leave your space in the dark.
Less is More
Clean lines, simplicity, monochromatic, and clutter free spaces are all part of the minimalism trend that we will be seeing in 2021. If you really want to jump on board with this trend and make your décor modern and minimalistic, look around your space and ask yourself what can be stored, removed, or at least removed from view. You have to be consistent and go back to the room several times to continue to simplify.
Greige, or grey + beige, is going to be hot for 2021. Grey has been a staple home design color for years, but without the right balance of color, grey can make a space feel cold and empty. Beige, however, can make a space too warm. That’s where greige comes in. It works in both warm and cool spaces and creates a sense of balance and calm.
House plants have been on trend for years, but have become especially popular as we are all faced with being inside more than usual. However, not everyone has a green thumb. If you are a lover of the plant trend, but can’t seem to keep your plants alive, you’ll be happy with the plant trend of 2021.
In 2021, it will be okay to turn toward faux plants. There are so many that look realistic, faux plants have become respected in some of the most distinguished design circles. Another option is dried flowers. These beautiful displays can last up to two years and open up a whole world of possibilities. Think dried foliage and ornamental grasses just to name a few.
While we’re on the subject of plants, let’s dig a little deeper into nature. Being stuck inside we’ve lost touch with the earth, water, and sky – all the outdoor elements that make us feel relaxed and refreshed. 2021 will bring these elements into our homes not just through plants but other outdoor elements such as wood, sea shells, stone, wicker, rattan, and more.
Give wood, bamboo, or cork floors a try. Decorate with floral, animal, or botanical prints. Choose ecological materials made of natural fibers and use neutral colors to feel closer to nature.
Light Colored Woods
In 2021 the focus will be about making our home interiors cozy so it should be no surprise that some of the influence will come from Scandinavia. They take advantage of natural light and create interiors that are warm and comfortable. Their styles are minimalist, simple, and functional.
This trend will highlight light colored woods in floors and other areas to reflect light. Soft textures in carpet and functional, minimal furniture. Spaces are large, open, bright, and comfortable.
Whatever trends you decide to try in 2021, the one thing all of them have in common is comfort. So, lighten up your space, use some natural, cozy materials, and turn your castle into a relaxing, soothing space that you love.