Trends change about every 10 years, and after 2020, I think everyone is ready to flip a new page!
2020 has had such a big impact on everyone, and really in all parts of our day-to-day lives. Financially, physically, spiritually, relationally – you name it, it has been affected.
THERE ARE A FEW INTERESTING WAYS THAT 2020 AFFECTED THE DESIGN INDUSTRY:
Home Source Funriture has had an influx in sales due to the fact that people are restyling their homes.
The DIY crowd was out in droves as a lot of people realized they have the time to get projects done in their homes, yards, and gardens. Even my mom got a chance to finish her dream garden.
In a similar vein, the interior design styles and focuses that became more popular are really centered around the idea that people are spending much more time in their homes due to the pandemic.
On one hand, I think most everyone wanted their home to feel more comfortable, and more like a sanctuary.
While on the other hand balancing a need to be able to functionally do just about everything at home. Working, schooling, socializing and exercising- all in addition to the regular “home” things like eating and sleeping. It is a shift that puts the focus on our homes and immediate surroundings in a way that really hasn’t been seen in quite some time!
WHAT ARE THE CHANGES?
Some of the most obvious design element changes I saw last year were that mid-century modern furniture seemed to really start taking a back burner, and I think that’s mainly due to comfort! Those couches can look really stylish and sleek, they didn’t hold a candle in the comfort of the welcoming department.
Minimalism also seemed to be dying down.
Again, I think this is because of the idea of people needing to use their homes so much more and need to use their own space for so many more of their everyday activities, they realized they would need a bit more of the things they could have previously done without.
INCOMING INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2021:
Personally, I am seeing so much more color in 2021! I think we’ve had our past decade with lovely whites and neutrals, but now the colors are making their way back, and I am here for the color pops!
Honestly, I think the specific colors themselves that are having their time in the sun are the jewel tones!
Think: mauve, apricot, peach, coral, mustard yellow (this one is the one I’m loving the most), forest green, navy blue, hunter green.
2. The Farmhouse Split:
Another big change I’m noticing is a bit of a split in the Farmhouse Style that has become so popular.
About half of the current farmhouse trend is headed to modern farmhouse, similar to Studio McGee’s style.
3. Cottage Core
If you’re not familiar with cottage core yet, I think the best way I can explain it is:
- Old English
Basically a farmhouse backdrop, but with lots of florals and colors in the foreground.
4. Wall Treatments:
In 2021, I can see the white shiplap trend really starting to quiet down, at times simply with different colors (I’ve seen some painted black recently), and at other times, replaced altogether with a new take on board and batten walls.
I’ve been seeing lots of geometric and grid-shaped accent walls made with 1″ x 2″ pieces of wood and then painted in the dark rich colors I mentioned earlier.
Wallpaper is making a pretty fantastic comeback as an accent wall! With lots of colors and fun florals.
Fun accent wallpaper is another thing you shouldn’t be surprised to see in my own home in the coming year.
5. Kitchen Interior Design Trends for 2021:
In the kitchen, I’m seeing light, almost raw wood cabinets coming back – which feel like they fit very nicely with both modern farmhouse and cottage core.
6. In the Living Room:
Something fun that I have noticed a few times are these long, high bookshelves – I’m talking within about 1′ of the ceiling that almost look like an aspect of the millwork.
It’s a kind of creative use of that space that I haven’t seen around much before!
I’m also seeing lots of plants making their way into designs in all the different parts of the home – which I think really ties into the idea of us wanting sanctuary in our homes since we’re there so much.
Cognac sofas are also really popular! Home Source has plenty of different styles of cognac sofas and they are always in stock. Not only are they stylish, but they are super comfortable!
What’s really neat about cognac is that it’s both a classic, and a current trend! This is one piece I’d recommend a bit of a splurge on if it’s something you love!
7. Caned Furniture:
If you find vintage caned pieces while thrifting, I’d definitely suggest you snag them up!
There are also some really creative caned furniture options I’ve been seeing around! Some have been so bold as to use it as a full treatment on their cabinet doors, but I think I would stay away from such a large usage on a hard fixture, and stick to adding them on a smaller furniture piece that you can swap out later if needed.
I also think concrete fireplaces will be popping up more and more this year!
This is actually one time I might say it would be OK to ignore my “hard finishes” rule if this was a look you really loved. This treatment could totally be done over the top of an outdated stone fireplace if you were looking for a change.
8. Lastly, Black is back!:
I think it’s been about since the 80’s that black has been kind of relegated to the sidelines, but I truly see it making a comeback in 2021.
It can be so beautiful when used as an accent color, but I have to say that I think it can become a little flat, gothic and heavily masculine when used in too great a quantity.
Feel free to dabble and add those sophisticated elements, but be careful not to over do it!
AND THAT’S MY 2021 ROUND UP OF INCOMING INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS!
The Home Source Team hopes this serves as a helpful look ahead and inspiration for you!
Let us know in the comments below which of these you’re most looking forward too, or if you see any other trends on the horizon that you think I might have left off!