If you’re looking for ideas to give your home a nice refresh this year, look no further. We’ve done the digging for you and rounded up some of the freshest trends for the upcoming year! We’re covering everything from paint colors to furniture elements, to laying out your space for functionality and more.
Sick of life in neutral? 2021 is bringing a return of earthy tones inspired by nature. Warm, comforting color palettes are going to be popular. Think beige, brown, burnt amber, and terracotta, all of which are surging in popularity right now. Grays are not going away, but instead of being the primary color, they will move to more of a secondary color.
It seems like 2020 was the year many of us embraced nature. It is no surprise we’ll continue to see plants in the home this year. Incorporating house plants can improve air quality and brighten your mood. Also, having a green home is easy to do and doesn’t require the help of a professional. Simply selecting a few easy-to-care-for plants and potting them in some beautifully textured stoneware will do the trick! According to HGTV, we will also seek solace in comforting, familiar objects around the house, therefore in addition to plants, other elements to use to create a zen vibe are salt lamps, vases, essential oil diffusers, candles, meditation pillows, and satin pillowcases.
This style is one of the top five most Googled home trends, as reported by HGTV. Never heard of it? Well, according to Wikipedia it is an Internet aesthetic, also described by some sources as a Generation Z subculture that celebrates an idealized rural life and developed through the 2010s until being named on Tumblr in 2018. It values traditional skills and crafts such as foraging, baking, and pottery. It is centered on ideas around a more simple life and harmony with nature. NPR reported that between the months of March and April of last year, #cottagecore increased 153% on Tumblr and the number of ‘likes’ on posts using #cottagecore saw a lift of more than 500% during the same period. It is no coincidence these search terms skyrocketed as the stay-at-home orders began since this style provides a visual escape to a world with all the romance of domestic life–and none of the chores.
If you’re still unsure of what exactly Cottagecor is, Urban dictionary compares this aesthetic to that of Snow White! If you are living this style you love to pick flowers, bake treats, and stroll through quiet meadows wearing blousy dresses and shirts. If wildflower bouquets, afternoon tea, and sun-lit stone cottages are a few of your favorite things, you may want to adopt this new trend in your own home this year!
What’s old is new again. This style is inspired by the comforts of Grandma’s home and is sometimes referred to as granny chic. This trend veers away from defined lines and sleek surfaces. Instead, it brings in homey, nostalgic pieces. According to Real Simple, you can expect to see vintage touches and old school patterns mixed with bold, modern colors. This style is Feminine and Floral (think velvet sofa, needlepoint pillows, hassled lampshades, and floral curtains or wallpapers).
Simply put Japandi is a hybrid trend. This new look takes the modern flair of Scandinavian design and combines it with the timeless elegance of Japanese aesthetics to create a style that creates the best of both worlds. Japandi style is all about sleek lines and neutral color palettes.
Many of us spent more time at home this past year and had to shift our spaces in 2020 to include a home office. Rooms will continue to pull double duty into this upcoming year and with it, we are anticipating creative storage solutions, clever furniture design, and clean, minimalist pieces to help maximize the functionality of our spaces. If you have some unused space it’s time to think about how to transform it into a cozy space you can actually use!
Rattan, wicker, cane, grasscloth, and teak are all being named popular materials for home design in 2021, according to Roxy Te Owens, founder and creative director of Society Social. These natural materials are typically seen in outdoor furniture, but we will start to see them added as accents to our indoor pieces as well, giving the home a chic, tropical influenced vibe. Since travel isn’t resuming quite yet, we will rely on the ability of these natural textures to transport us, creating a touch of wanderlust.
Hope you enjoyed our list and it sparked some creative ideas for the upcoming year. If you’re itching to give your home that refresh it has been needing, give some of our top trends a try! We really love a good before & after, so please feel free to share any updates you have made or plan to make in the comments below! We’ll be over here cheering you on!