We’re all looking forward to 2021 with hope and anticipation. While one of our wishes for the new year will likely be to spend less time at home, we’ve also discovered that home isn’t so bad. But after really putting our living spaces to the test, it’s become obvious that some changes may be in order.
We can see how the lessons of the past year are reflected in the design trends for 2021. From rooms that serve more than one purpose to Zen spaces and more natural elements, interior design trends for the new year are all about adapting our homes to a new way of life.
Welcome Back Colour
After being inside for so long, a neutral color palette has lost its appeal. People are turning to colors to revive their spaces and bring a little joy to the everyday. The quickest and easiest way to add a pop of color to your space is to swap out your decor. Bring in pillows, blankets, curtains and artwork in a bolder hue and see how the room comes to life.
Or, if you really want to make a statement but not a big investment, get out the paint. Choose a color that makes you happy and go for it. The great thing about paint is that you can always change it back if you decide you don’t love it.
The challenges of 2020 have made people realize that a space to unwind, relax and recharge is vital for our emotional wellbeing. From Zen rooms to bedrooms that prioritize tranquility, 2021 is the year to incorporate a soothing space in your home.
You don’t need much to create a serene spot with peaceful vibes. Try adding a water feature, plants and a rock garden to a quiet, comfortable area in your home. Or transform your bedroom into a truly restful space by investing in some good quality bedding, blackout curtains and dimmable lighting. Then choose a softer color palette and layer on the texture. You’ll feel like you’re drifting away on a cloud each night.
Now that we do so many different things at home, rooms that serve more than one purpose are in high demand. Whether it’s a dining room that also works as a classroom or an office that doubles as a gym, we need functional spaces that can do more than one job.
To make your home multi-functional, look for furniture that’s easy to move or fold away. Pieces with hidden storage or that can be used for something additional will also help you get more from your space.
With each generation comes a signature style. And while mid-century modern and all-white minimalism are still in high demand, the grandmillennial style is making its mark. This modern take on granny-chic is for those who favor a classic style and lots of color and pattern. It’s a mix of eclectic, classic and traditional design elements such as florals, wicker and needlepoint in modern, pretty colors.
Home Gyms That Make A Statement
The home gym was once relegated to garages and dark corners of the basement. But now that public gyms aren’t always open, people are prioritizing the design and layout of their home gyms. Workout rooms that can easily accommodate all types of activities, from yoga to powerlifting, are in high demand. As are gyms that are not only functional but also beautiful and inviting.
Sustainable and Natural Decor
Maybe it’s because we’re not spending as much time outside, but people are bringing the outdoors in. Decor and furnishings that help create a connection to nature will continue to be at the forefront of interior design in 2021.
If there’s one trend to embrace next year, this is the one. It’s both good for you and beautiful no matter what your style. It’s also really easy to incorporate into almost any space. Choose natural materials like bamboo, cane and stone over plastic and other synthetics. When picking linens and textiles, opt for natural fibers like cotton, linen and wool. And when it comes to decor, add plants instead of trinkets.
It’s time to say goodbye to grey wood and welcome a fresh, lighter look. With so many white walls and black and white color palettes, we need a way to warm things up. Beautiful whitewashed and light-toned woods are the perfect solutions. They bring texture and warmth to a space while still keeping that light, airy feeling.
While we can’t know for sure what the new year will actually bring, these 2021 design trends seem like a good way to start.