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2021 Interior Design Trends

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Every new year brings new home decor trends, and 2021 is no exception. With all of the changes that 2020 brought, the way we live and the functions of our homes has changed drastically. From working at home to helping kids through virtual school and simply spending more free time at home, what we need from our house – including the decor – is a little different right now.

That’s right, 2021 interior design trends have been influenced by the fact that we’ve spent more time at home than ever before over the past year. Read on to learn more about what’s trending and how to incorporate these elements into your home.

1. Comfort is King

2020 probably exposed areas of your home that aren’t as comfortable as they should be. This year is all about making your home as comfortable as possible. This means a lot of things, but some of the quickest ways to make your space more comfortable include:

  • Decluttering. Many people believe that a cluttered home leads to a cluttered mind. Following the advice of everyone’s favorite home organizer and getting rid of everything that doesn’t spark joy is a great way to make your home more comfortable.
  • Rearranging your furniture. Make moving through your home easier by rearranging the furniture in your living room, dining room, and bedrooms.
  • Regulating home temperatures. Have you noticed that some rooms are hot or cold while others are perfectly comfortable? If so, it may not be an issue with your HVAC. If your windows are single-paned and/or more than 15-20 years old, they may be letting outside air in, altering the temperatures of your home. Vinyl replacement windows are a great way to make your home’s temperatures more comfortable year round.
Family playing a game together by the couch

2. Incorporating Color

For the past several years, white and beige were mainstays of interior design. The more minimal, the better. Color enthusiasts rejoice, because color is in for 2021!

Warm, comforting tones like maroon, pink, and mustard yellow and cool, relaxing shades of turquoise and blue are trending in the home decor world. Mix and match unexpected color combos for visual interest and a home you may never want to leave.

house with blue walls

3. Contemporary Farmhouse

The traditional farmhouse look has been trendy for the past few years, but in 2021, contemporary farmhouse style is moving in. This style is less shabby-chic and more contemporary with touches of rustic farmhouse.

To achieve this style, choose warm, muted colors like terracotta and olive green. Add touches of plaid or floral prints in your wallpaper, pillows, or linens to complete the look.

contemporary farmhouse living room

4. Eco-Chic

Sustainability has been a major factor in a lot of industries, including interior design, for the past several years. In 2021, it will continue to gain popularity. Adding natural fabrics like linen, cotton, and natural velvet (typically made from silk or cotton) are great ways to incorporate sustainable materials into your home. Wood and stone like marble or slate create beautiful, timeless surfaces for your home.

In addition to the materials you choose, you can incorporate earthy colors like beige, olive green, terracotta, and brown to give your home an eco-conscious feel. And don’t forget the houseplants!

eco-chic living room

5. Vintage is in for 2021

The saying “what’s old is new” has never been more relevant than it is right now. Vintage and antique pieces and styles allow you to fill your home with unique, meaningful items. From a quilt grandma made to your mom’s antique vases to art you picked up at a thrift or antique store, there is no shortage of ways to incorporate this style into your home.

Vintage items also fall under the umbrella of two other top trends: comfort and eco-chic. Antique pieces and motifs usually bring comfort, especially if it is something you inherited from a family member. And buying secondhand is always eco-friendly!
house with vintage pieces

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