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2021 Home Design Trends

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Every year brings new trends and ideas for your home. Each year, whether its color palettes, furniture, and overall floor plans, has its noteworthy contributions. As we get settled into 2021, let’s see which trends we’ll welcome into the limelight and which trends we’ll be retiring.

Goodbye, shiplap. Hello, wallpaper!

Shiplap has been a design choice since its appearance on every home renovation show dating back to the 2010s. The material paired well with rustic themes and made for texture in homes but has since dropped in popularity. Many have turned towards wallpaper with the desire to accent walls or add more texture and depth to a room. Wallpaper, a somewhat vintage concept, has been making a resurgence lately with easy application options [peel & stick, easy to remove] and many designs and colors.

Peace out gray kitchens, welcome rustic ceramic kitchen tiles

Having all-gray kitchens is a look commonly found in clean, minimalist homes. The style works well with marble countertops and wooden accents. While popular, they can come across as dull and cold when not done correctly. In 2021 people will likely opt for brighter kitchens with bolder colors and textures, like ceramic tiling. Adding pops of color or accents to a room isn’t new, but those colors and accents are changed relatively frequently.

Bye white aesthetic, hello industrial styling

Similar to all-gray kitchens, all-white interiors were also a product of minimalistic homes. While the monotoned aesthetic might be towards the end of its time in the limelight, there are easy ways to add color and update a room’s look without a complete overhaul. On the other hand, industrial interiors are quickly rising to the top of the list. Industrial interiors often include exposed stonework, high ceilings, neutral colors, and wood or metal elements. The trend blends modern and traditional styles with textured decor and furniture to create moody and cozy environments.

Natural fabrics are pushing out synthetics

Being eco-conscious has been an important part of the mainstream market for several years now. With environmental concerns growing, many are making small changes wherever they can. The home is no different. People are kicking polyester, nylon, and rayon to the curb in exchange for more eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, recycled polyester, and low-impact linen.

Pantone’s Color of the Year – Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

For the past 20 years, Panton has released their Color of the Year to the world. This announcement holds weight, impacting industries, fashion, and design for everyday people and established professionals. “Emboldening the spirit, the pairing of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 highlights our innate need to be seen, to be visible, to be recognized, to have our voices heard. A combination of color whose ties to insight, innovation and intuition, and respect for wisdom, experience, and intelligence inspires regeneration, pressing us forward toward new ways of thinking and concepts.” – Pantone

Cottagecore & Distant Shores – Say What?

Two trends that will find notoriety in 2021 will be Cottagecore and Distant Shores. The Distant Shores trend highlights bright tropical color palettes and textures that create a calm and relaxing environment. But Cottagecore? Think a springtime excursion to a quaint cottage in the country that’s filled with muted, pastel colors and rustic accents with vintage prints and decor. The two trends offer a sense of nostalgia and comfort, especially during minimal travel and escape from the day-to-day stresses of life.

Vintage is here to stay!

Is thrifting your thing? Enjoy decorating with second-hand items from the past? Good news! Vintage is a trend that is staying strong through 2021. While some people consider anything “old” vintage, it refers to every decade, including the 1970s and 80s. The 1800s and early 1900s are the most popular years people passionate about vintage items use. The use of retro or vintage furniture and decor will continue to bring floral wallpaper and antique art to homes for the foreseeable future.

These are just a few of the trends we’ll see in 2021. Just because a room of your home is no longer “trending” doesn’t mean you need to run out and buy new decor and create an entirely new aesthetic. Decorate your home how YOU want to, and with what makes you happy. Looking not just to change your paint colors and decor, but to change up your house? Reach out today and see how Ricky Can Build It will create the timeless home of your dreams!

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