5 Interior Design Trends You’ll Find All Over Social Media in 2021
After a year and a half spent at home, you are probably feeling that your home could use a bit of a refresh. Here is a list of some of our predictions for interior design trends you’ll see all over social media for the rest of the year and how you can make a few small updates to bring your home into the twenty-first year of the twenty-first century.
1: Go Big and Bold in Your Home
Maximalism is here in a big way. Turning the last decade’s love of minimalism on its head, maximalism asks you to make your home bright, fun, and uniquely you. Patterns, textures, colors, photos, art, and lighting are all in play in a playful way. Check out Forbes for classy maximalist inspiration.
Wallpaper is a great way to cover bland walls and transform them, introducing patterns, colors, art, and even new textures into your space. With millions of styles and several installation types available, wallpaper can be a quick fix that makes a huge difference on nearly any budget.
Dark green is the new color of the year for kitchen cabinets and living spaces alike. Deep, dramatic, and reminiscent of nature, a beautiful hunter green is the perfect color for your walls, rug, or sofa. With maximalism, of course, really every bright color is hip in small doses. Like a super bloom of wildflowers against a lush green backdrop, consider bright pops of color in addition to a large swath of a lusciously deep green.
Nothing says ‘going big’ quite like oversized furniture. Extra large coffee tables and couches are in this year, here to make a statement along with your choice of bold patterns, colors, and textures.
2: Natural Fabrics
Jumping on the bandwagon of a bright nature-inspired color palette and fun textures, natural fabrics are the way to go. Bamboo, cotton, hemp, linen, cashmere, wool, leather, and even banana fibre textiles are now available. Offering various feels, looks, durability, wear patterns, costs, and uses, consider turning to natural fabrics for drapes, furniture, blankets, and more. These high-quality cloths will bring an element of luxury to your cozy space.
3: Quality Over Quantity
You’ve heard it time and again, quality over quantity. And while maximalism embraces the concept that more is more, this generally applies to the impact of your bold design choices as opposed to quantity of items. The danger of maximalism is over-clutter. If you overfill your space, your beautifully bold items will become lost in a sea of colors and patterns. In fact, a particularly exquisite piece will have more of a positive and strong impact than several lower quality items. So if you do decide to replace your blankets, coffee table, or couch, consider splurging here and making it your statement piece. To find the best couches that are high quality, sustainable, and beautiful, check out Home of Cozy.
4: Mixing Old and New
For sustainable pieces made of natural materials that have a story, turn to antiques. While an antique sofa may not be the most practical or comfortable option, antique tables, clocks, art, and other decorative items that have stood the test of time are generally superbly crafted items that are sure to spark a conversation. And as they’re no longer sold in big box stores, any antique is almost assured to be an uncommon good so you can design a space that truly is unique to you.
Repurposed items can also bring colors, patterns, and textures into your space sustainably. You can either repurpose items in your home for which you have no use or go out and find some as inspiration for your next DIY project. Use an old sugarcane press as an entry table, an antique fish mold as shiny decor, an old medicine cabinet as living room storage, turn axe handles into stools, or old glass railroad insulators into modern pendant lights. A mix of old and new is a beautiful way to mix practicality with history in a design that embraces both who you were and who you are today.
5: Embrace Mother Nature
After a year spent stuck indoors and another several months of only seeing friends in the great outdoors, people are coveting everything natural; natural colors, textiles, prints, plants, and more. As we have just shown, deep green hues and houseplants are in along with sustainably made furniture, low carbon footprint textiles, antiques, repurposed materials, energy saving light bulbs, reusable items, and all sorts of eco friendly lifestyle changes. Apply these eco living ideas to your home and your wardrobe to help save the world, one person at a time.
Whether or not maximalism is for you, introducing some of these ideas into your space in some way–subtle or bold–can introduce a bit of playful fun into the design of your living space. Perhaps a small pop of dark green, this year’s in color, or a turn towards natural fibers and repurposed goods can keep you true to yourself and in with this year’s trend towards a more fun space.
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