2020 was a year that had most of us re-thinking the way we live our lives, especially indoors. 2021 design trends tip their hat to yesteryear with trends like floral print wallpaper or indoor plants. Homeowners are seeking beauty and functionality rolled into one comfortable experience. Here are five 2021 Design Trends to Fall in Love With.
Think “Laura Ashley” and you will get a sense of how 2021 has many of us opting for a cozy, comfortable space. Bring optimism into your living room by way of sculptural furniture, bright colors, lots of florals, and slipcovers. Take your home back to a simpler and familiar time. You may be tempted to hunt down a VCR – don’t do it.
Outdoor Living Space
2020 kept us in, so get outdoors in 2021. Create a beautiful outdoor dining area by expanding your home’s living space. Covered patios protect you from the elements and prevent leaves and debris from falling on your furniture. Outdoor dining areas are a perfect way to visit with family and friends this year. Get outside more, and stay out longer.
The Coastal Connection
Most of us share the idea that tropical settings bring with them relaxation and a sense of well-being. Picture soft breezes and warm tropical nights, and you get a sense of a trend in 2021 living spaces – bright hues and lots of floral accents. Use tropical greenery indoors, and add theme prints to bring the tropics so close you can almost hear the waves.
Arts and Crafts
The Arts and Crafts movement harkens back to a time of handcrafted, quality woodwork and furniture. Once again, 2021 trends take us to a simple era that allows us to slow down and appreciate the little things. “
The Arts and Crafts revival is a trend that’s gaining momentum recently. People are appreciating the value of handmade and decorative styles encapsulated within the trend,” says Marie Parry of Prestigious Textiles.
Closed Floor Plans
We all learned a great deal about being home in 2020, and one thing was painfully obvious. Open floor plans, so popular for so many years, did not lend themselves to Zoom calls and afternoons full of virtual learning. As families co-existed within the same floor plan from sunrise to sunrise, carving out personal space became a priority. In 2021, we see a rise in the trend of the traditional “closed” floor plans of yesteryear.
“The pandemic has forced us to recognize how important our space is, and open floor plans aren’t always the best decision when it comes to intentionally using a room,” says Los Angeles interior designer Gabrielle Santiago.
This year, embrace the days that made you who you are and celebrate February with 2021 Design Trends to Fall in Love With. Just leave the disco ball and velour jumpsuits in storage, for now.