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Home Decor Trends For 2021 - What To Expect

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While 2020 was a tumultuous year in some ways, we saw a fair number of new home decor trends. People were working from home, shopping online more, and generally attending to neglected projects around the house. One good thing that came out of last year was the way homeowners discovered interior decorating for themselves, sparking creativity that they never realized they had, and elevating it to new heights.

In short, homeowners began really thinking deeply about what they want for their homes, rather than just using home as a place to flop after work or on the weekends between running errands. Houses became homes as families spent more time together indoors.

The outcome of much of this remodeling has included the revival of features that first gained prominence in the early 90's, including a surge of accent walls, and the aesthetics of what we'll call 'cosiness'.

Thinking about 2021, what might the future hold? To see the best design trends that have been anticipated in the coming year, we have been keeping our hand on the pulse of sites like Houzz, Pinterest, and interior designers from Maine to California. The resurgence and influence of inviting styles means 2021 is going to be a fantastic year for the home interior industry.

Check out the predicted trends below and tell us which one you like the most.

1.Mid Century Modern will continue to be a feature

The mid-century trend should have ended in 2020, as predicted by some designers, but the trend has no sign of slowing down in the coming year too. What makes this style so popular is that the clean lines go well with people who lean toward compact space and a minimalistic approach to featuring pieces in living rooms and bedrooms. So it is evident that the pleasant strokes of Mid-Century art and furniture will stick around for a while as long as 'soothing' and 'clean' is an aesthetic influence.

2. Reconsidering Open-Floor Ideas

If you could have a dime each time someone on home design shows on channels like HGTV opted for an open-floor plan, you would have enough to redecorate your entire home by now. However, this trend may be waning, as some designers anticipate that maybe 2021 will be the year when people rethink open-floor ideas. Possibly 2021 might be the year of patio doors, barn doors, bounded kitchens, and whatnot...that we will see. The reason? With everyone spending more time at home, from kids to parents, there is now a premium on privacy and a little personal space.

3.Open Shelves

The much-loved gallery walls will forever have a space in your home, but they have been hanging around for a while, and this might be the time to display the family photos, art pieces, items of interest, and other keepsakes in a new way. You may also see kitchens having more open shelving in 2021 to display family heirlooms like beautiful colored glassware, colored clay plates, and all other amazing crockeries, according to a trend-prediction report by Pinterest.

4. Japandi - A New Minimalism

Japandi is a meeting of two rather similar design sensibilities - Japanese and Scandinavian. Japandi is fusion design, combining neat lines, vivid spaces, pale wood, and pleasant natural elements; all the best things from both designs. This is one of those new trends we hope to see more of in 2021 as homeowners experiment with layouts and decor.

5. Traditional Regains Its Place

In earlier years, traditional decor--think Ethan Allen--has been among the least popular style chosen by people, but more than one popular interior design firm has predicted that this style will gain a lot of ground this year as interest in traditional furniture and decor is increasing. If you own traditional pieces, then it's time to take them and show them off.

6. Sustainable Living

People have been focused on avoiding as much wastage as possible in 2021, considering their concerns for the environment. This has led to a push for sustainable fashion and durable design. According to Modsy trend reports, people's urge for sustainable decor and furnishing has been increasing, and Modsy predicts 2021 to be a year of sustainable interior design. Homeowners have been avoiding fast-fashion furnishing industries and going for more high-quality, low-waste living. We'd like to think our nautical decor and ship salvage lighting deserves an honorable mention in this category...durable, timeless, and able to go with nearly any interior design.

7. More Plants

Got a green thumb? Well, you'll be happy to hear that 2021 will be bringing a lot of plants into our homes. House plants need care and nurturing, but bringing them into our living spaces will make us focus on them and not on the restless world outside. Along with that, plants will bring an organic and lively element into our homes. Get ready to make spaces into your homes for that monstera or caladium. We are very excited because there is no such thing as too many plants.

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