Are you itching to redecorate? I think that after last year everyone has taken an interest in making their homes a space they love to be in.
That desire for a cozy space has definitely influenced the big design trends. Here are 5 design trends for 2021. Oh, and love every one of them!!!
1.Wicker & Rattan Trend
Wicker and rattan furniture and accent pieces started trickling into the indoor decor scene last year. I have to make a confession…I’ve been a fan girl of wicker for as long as I can remember! One of the first pieces of furniture I bought when I had my own apartment after college was a wicker chair.
We aren’t talking about old fashioned white wicker furniture that’s trending; it’s sleek more modern less cottagey pieces.
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- Arched Floor Lamp (Drew Barrymore for Walmart)
- Rattan Pendant Light (Drew Barrymore for Walmart)
- Woven Door Console (Studio McGee for Target)
- Portola Caned Door Console (Studio McGee for Target)
- Willow Drum Coffee Table (Wayfair)
- Woven Rattan Diffuser (Better Homes and Gardens Walmart)
- Woven Chair (Studio McGee for Target)
2. Earthy & Natural
Think rich colors that are pulled from nature. Golden yellows, moss greens, earthy clays, and warm wine tones. This is almost the complete opposite of the past few year’s white and cool gray craze.
The paint color trends from the big companies definitely reflect the switch to deeper more dramatic tones for 2021.
Even an accent wall in a deep tone can add such a rich, elegant look! You can see just how beautiful this design trend for 2021 looks using Sherwin Williams Color of The Year “Urbane Bronze” in this amazing bedroom makeover from Thistlewood Farms.
2021 Paint Color Trends
- Benjamin Moore- Chestertown Buff
- Benjamin Moore- Rosy Peach
- Benjamin Moore- Silhouette
- Sherwin Williams- Urbane Bronze
- Farrow & Ball- Green Smoke
- Valspar- Academy Gray
- HGTV Sherwin Williams- Passionate
- Behr- Broadway
I think houseplants were the big winners of 2020!
Since everyone was spending so much time at home last year there was a huge increase in the sales of houseplants. Formerly rare plants to find like the Monstera can be found at your local Walmart ( I got mine there for $14.97 last year!!).
I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have plants in my home. I love that they instantly make a space feel homier. This trend can keep on going forever as far as I’m concerned!!!
If you are worried about having a black thumb…good news, there are so many really good fakes out there now!! You don’t believe me?? Take a look at this fake spotted begonia stem I bought the other day at Michael’s compared to a table of them at my local nursery.
Here’s another trend that works for me! I’m already on board with the cottage coastal vibe. My home’s color palette reflects the colors of the ocean; it’s full of blues, greens, and sand shades.
- Sherwin Williams Coastal Paint Shades
- Thousand Oaks Wood End Table
- Wood Base Sofa
- Surfs Up Framed Print
- Center Band Striped Pillow
- Dotted Striped Pillow
- Faded Striped Pillow
5. Modern Vintage
It’s almost like I made up what the design trends for 2021 were going to be!!! The modern vintage trend is exactly what it sounds like, incorporating vintage gems, flea market finds, and thrifted goods into your home.
Think a mix of new and old pieces living together.
There’s a couple reasons that modern vintage is here. First, millennials and even younger are crazy for thrifting! I can attest to that from my son (if you are reading this…stop bringing home stuff!!)
Also, it’s a way to make your space unique to you. Adding vintage pieces throughout your home adds character and layers to your spaces.
One thing is for sure, after spending so much more time at home for the past year consumers are so much more interested in home decor than they were a year ago! I think it’s one positive outcome; I am all for making your home a place you love to be in!
Linda Johnston says
Thanks for sharing the upcoming trends. Though there won’t be any major makeovers here there is very often some fresh ups with accessory pieces. We used to have those wicker suitcases; my girls wore them out with dolls an toy storage and as part of their play!
Jennifer Howard says
It’s nice to add a couple of new pillows or accessories! It changes up the space.