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Over the past year, we’ve spent a lot of time at home (like, a lot of time), so it’s no wonder we all want to change up our homes and give them a little extra love in 2021.
There are, thankfully, plenty of trends that make it easy to do so, and they cater to every design aesthetic. Into the nostalgia of vintage? Load up on found paintings, dried florals and Victorian frames. Into pieces of statement? Art deco mirrors, boldly patterned wallpapers, and surprising trinkets are all making a comeback. Do you just really want your home to look like what you like on Instagram? Hiring a home decorator to help is in vogue right now too. These hot home decorating trends for 2021 and more are covered in more detail below.
Easy-to-Clean Fabrics and Surfaces
COVID-19 put cleanliness top of mind for many homeowners, so we expect to see an increase in the use of non-porous materials such as glass and metal, which are less susceptible to bacteria growth and offer no-fuss cleaning.
On upholstery, rugs, and other soft surfaces, performance fabrics specially designed to resist stains and stand up well to daily wear will likely rise in popularity, especially among homeowners with small children and/or pets.
Go Greener at Home
In the past year, we have seen a renewed interest in rattan furniture and cane webbing, and in 2021, this trend is not going anywhere.
In the new year, natural materials like light-toned wood, jute, leather, ceramic, and live plants will continue to adorn stylish homes. To build depth and texture, try layering a variety of natural finishes within a room. For example, top a large jute rug with a smaller wool one or accessorize it with pillows and throws made of organic natural fibers.
Going Wild with Wallpaper
If in 2021 you wallpaper your room, you’d better go bold to stay on trend. Metallics, animal prints and bold colors are all big trends, so no more playing it safe with gold dots or plain stripes. If you’re a newbie to wallpaper, definitely go for a peel-and-stick version to make it as easy as possible to apply.
Comfy, Cozy Neutrals
We all just want to be cozy after a stressful year! To warm up cold looking rooms, even fans of sleek, borderline-austere home aesthetics should consider snagging a few throws and pillows. Comfort can be chic! Looking to the hygge style of home decor for cues can be a great way to help ensure you get the right balance between style and comfort.
Calming, Soothing Blues
Soft shades of blue have a soothing effect that we predict homeowners will crave in 2021, For example, after seeing a 39 percent increase in searches on the web for light blue products over the past three months, compared to the same time last year, Etsy chose sky blue as its 2021 color of the year.
Since soft powder blues are reminiscent of the sky and water, they help cultivate a calming atmosphere within homes that is more appealing than ever before and can be utilized in dozens of different ways!
Art Deco Mirrors for the 2020s
Art deco aesthetics started in the 1920s, so why not bring them back for the 2020s? The look also enjoyed a revival in the ’80s, and they’re back for round three again in 2021. Look for unusual shapes and lots of gold to make this home decor style pop on a mirror, which, by the way, are big home decorating news themselves for 2021.
Pampas grass took over in 2020, and dried flowers and leaves like eucalyptus will replace them as hot home decorating trends for 2021. A good dried bouquet of flowers doesn’t come cheap, but you can keep it forever; when you tally that against the price of fresh flowers every week, it’s more than worth it. Alternately, if you are feeling handy you could try a DIY version, like the one in the video below.
Not as in talking like the folks on Masterpiece Theatre, but as in colorful trinkets and knick knacks that date back to – or are designed to look as if they date back to – Queen Victoria’s reign. The old-meets-new trend will emerge in 2021 home decorating through gilded finishes, floral prints, and ornamental details that offer contemporary takes on historic styles.
Getting Interior Decorating Help
Because we could hardly go out in 2020, and it’s likely to stay that way for at least the first few months of 2021, many of us have a piggy bank full of change right now – or a bigger balance in our savings account – and spending it on getting some professional home decorating help and guidance is a great way to create the a space you’ll really love staying home in!
Ready to up your home decor game with these hot home decorating trends for 2021? Contact us here to discuss your Houston home decorating project and how we can help you.
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