10 Design Trends to Watch for in 2021

As we wrap up this historic year, we’re noticing a new appreciation of home as a place for both comfort and creativity. We are eager to welcome in the new year and several exciting new design trends, many inspired by a year mainly at home.

Check out our team’s picks for top interior design trends for 2021:

Japandi

Japanese minimalism meets Scandinavian aesthetic—Japandi! A warm and calming combination of sleek lines, neutral colors, natural materials, down to earth low furniture and interesting handcrafted accessories. This graceful hybrid style is clutter-free and uber comfortable.

Japandi dining room
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Builder: Old Town Design Group | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Grandmillennial

If you want home to feel like a hug, this trend is for you. Full of warmth and whimsy, Grandmillennial design incorporates “granny chic” style into modern spaces. Think layers of colorful print from wallcoverings to textiles, frilly tassels, and soft velvet against an updated backdrop of Scandinavian farmhouse style.

Intentional Rooms

After months of quarantine, expansive open-floor plans are expected to be less-popular in the new year. Personal space is becoming a priority. People are yearning for functional intentional spaces to work, exercise, craft, read and relax away from the main living area in the home.

A design with clear intentions
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Builder: Old Town Design Group | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Nostalgia Pieces

Get ready for vintage vibes! From antique floral paintings to repurposed heirloom furniture—eclectic nostalgia pieces evoke a sense of familiarity, meaning, and cozy security that people are craving.

Functional nostalgia
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Investment Furniture

Fast and cheap furniture purchases seldom work out in the long run. It only takes a couple unfortunate buys to realize quality furniture is worth the wait and investment. Homeowners are demanding a higher quality experience which means avoiding impulse filler furniture purchases.

Fine furnishings
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Done Up Dogs

Dogs won 2020 with their favorite humans home more than ever and they are about to win 2021 too! Requests for luxe dog amenities in the mudroom are increasing with spa-like scrub tubs, trundle beds and accessory storage in demand.

Design trends are going to the dogs
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Builder: Old Town Design Group | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields
A functional mudroom
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Builder: Old Town Design Group | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Teal Tones

Earthy teal-like paint tones are forecasted to be among 2021 color palette favs. Calm and connected blue-green colors are soothing and radiate tranquility, something everyone could benefit from in the new year.

Teal design trends
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Builder: Old Town Design Group | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Monochromatic Walls

Accent walls are shifting to monochromatic full-room color displays, with every wall painted the same color. Trim, cabinetry and walls finished in a single color choice, whether subtle or vibrant, is trending too.

Walls that make a statement
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Builder: Old Town Design Group | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Creative Storage

Integrated, sneaky storage continues to be sought after and appreciated. Multi-functionality is increasingly appealing to clients including display shelves with catch baskets and mudroom coat cubbies with bench storage. Creative storage options help maximize both space and sanity in the house.

Creative storage ideas
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Builder: Old Town Design Group | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Plants, Plants, and More Plants!

Get your green thumbs ready, live plants are here to stay! Bringing the outdoors in continues to be an inspiring trend and nothing says nature like living plants. Plus they are super fun to collect, instantly breath life into a room and ultimately drive wellness.

Houseplant design trends
Interior Design: Everything Home Designs | Builder: Old Town Design Group | Photo Credit: Sarah Shields

Which of these design trends is your favorite? Ready to try new design trends in the new year? Contact us to jumpstart your design vision, now booking 2021 in-home and virtual consultations!

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