Trends can’t be escaped today—we’re overly exposed to the outside influences. No matter if you love to follow them or are forced to know of them, you might consider remodeling your home to fit some of the trends. Every year we have different interior design trends to look forward to or hate, so what was the shift this year?
Certainly, just like 2020, 2021 is a challenge for all, designers as well, however, we still have some innovations to look forward to. People invest more and more in the comfort of their indoor spaces due to the pandemic, so if you’re ready to set some money aside for trendy homewares, here’s what you might consider:
Let’s start big with roof windows since natural light is always trendy and desirable. However, today more than ever, people are itching for the outside world, and one way to imitate that is by installing skylights. This project can maximize your natural light access and lighten up even the darkest of corners in your home. Roof windows are especially popular for kitchen extension remodels and home offices. Ensuring more light for your home will boost everyone’s mood, ensure productivity and improve the general wellbeing of the household.
Designers don’t always agree on the quality of trends, but there’s one they all love—ultra-soft fabrics and chunky textures. Since people love to feel cozy and relaxed at home, natural textures provide them with a sophisticated look and glam comfort. Textures and boucle, Sherpa fabrics and other furry fabrics don’t need color to introduce comfort, style and warmth in your space. Their simplicity makes decorating with them very easy, and you can quickly add them to your interior without having to rethink your design. Accent pieces like poufs and wool blankets are a perfect addition for every home for the upcoming colder days.
If you want to attract attention and bring some quiet drama to your neutral space, consider displaying some shapely furniture. Sculptural furniture homewares can be both beautiful and useful. Their curves and shapes draw the eye in, invite you to gaze upon the pieces and enjoy the style even from across the space. And sculptural doesn’t mean uncomfortable—new models have the best of both worlds and you will love your unusual furniture both for lounging and looking.
Designers have always been in love with floral patterns, and that love will never fade away. Even simplistic homes decorated in the Scandinavian style can benefit from a touch of florals in the shape of wallpaper, wall art or kitchenware. These florals can also come in natural colors so don’t worry about them being too much in your face, even though there’s nothing wrong with bright hues that are out there to break the monotony.
The pandemic changed the way we see and use our homes. What was once a backyard shed is now an office space; what was a guest room is now a place for parents who need some alone time; what was once a linen closet is not a play space for kids. One thing is for certain, while we previously craved connections at home, today we all crave solitude and peace. To provide practical privacy, designers are bringing back those mid century modern dividers that allow privacy but presence—everything that parents of smaller kids are looking for.
Dried flower displays
One of the biggest trends of the year is the use of dried flowers and driftwood in decoration. While vibrant greens and colorful flowers aren’t going anywhere, dried flowers are getting more and more popular since they last a very long time without requiring any maintenance. The aesthetic of Pampas grasses, seed heads and everything in between is very chic today, just scroll through Pinterest and Instagram for a few minutes and you’ll see.
Next year will refresh the trend pallet you can choose from, but for 2021, you have a wide variety of interesting design items to try out. All are easy, beautiful and perfect for any home, so give them a try.