Popular Interior Design Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2021

Popular Interior Design Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2021

Everyone’s ready for a change of scenery this year. Whether you’re dressing up a rental apartment, an average single-family home, or a sprawling estate, nowhere is that need for change reflected more than in the interior design trends emerging for 2021

Popular Interior Design Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2021

This year is all about decor that communicates joy, reflects individuality, cultivates comfort, and encourages mindful living both at work and at play. So, we’re here to show you a few of the new decor trends headed your way!  

Inspired by Nature

Biophilia is a Greek term meaning “love of life,” and touches of biophilic design will be everywhere in 2021. Textured carpets, canvas throw pillows, downy wool area rugs, and woven rattan pair with globally-influenced pieces of art, furniture, and decor.

Designs Inspired by Nature | Hottest Interior Design TrendsPieces with softer, organic shapes that mimic the forms and functions found in nature accompany natural, earthy colors like comfy browns, warm greens, and rusty reds. Throw in ocean-hued accents, and your home becomes a natural sanctuary and a staple of coastal design. If you’re renting a West Palm Beach apartment, or any Florida apartment for that matter, this design trend is going to fit perfectly. 

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that during the great quarantine of ‘20 (and into 2021), many adopted “plant babies” as a way to add some fresh greenery to their space. It’s a delightful touch, and it looks like houseplants are one of the ways we’ll continue to see influences of the natural world inside our homes. 

Eclectic, Personalized Decor

Bold forms of “maximalism” are gradually integrating with (or overtaking) the bare, minimalist Scandinavian influences that have been the hallmark of interior design for the past decade or more. 

Integrating items that reflect the personalities of ourselves and our families into our homes isn’t new, but design influenced more directly by personalized touches that bring joy to a space is making a bigger appearance this year. 

Quirky heirlooms with a story behind them take center stage, as does bold, chaotic art. (Take those kids’ second-grade drawings off the fridge, frame them, and display them front and center). Unexpected textures in furniture, busier walls, more interesting color pairings, and sentimental pieces of decor transform the home into a museum of personal history. 

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Luxurious Retreat Spaces

Good news: the luxe, Hollywood boudoirs of the 1940s are making a thoroughly modern comeback! 

Bedrooms retreats featuring statement pieces like textured headboards, canopies, and antique furniture pair with sensuous textures like satin and Alpaca velvet. Lavishly embroidered duvet covers work with monochrome color themes to provide a space for quiet lounging on the settee with a good book. 

Of course, vintage glam doesn’t have to end in the bedroom. Be on the lookout for powder rooms with art-deco opulence, living rooms and dining rooms featuring oversized furniture throws in exotic fabrics like faux mogli minx and textured drapery. Finish it out with dramatic lighting accents, and over-the-top floral centerpieces, and you’ve got a house fit for a movie star. 

Workspace Focus

With so many working from home last year (and for some, into the foreseeable future), the home office has become an integrated part of the home. Work/home balance as we know it is fading, and in the spirit of “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em,” a whole new trend of the workspace as a focal point of the home is developing. Soft and comfortable touches like hanging tapestries and dark wood accents provide a backdrop for organized linear shapes. 

Workspace Focus | Interior Design TrendsOversized bookshelves featuring books from your personal library, houseplants, and personal photos marry beautifully for optimal focus outside of a typical office space. The traditional office chair is getting a makeover, too, but comfort and utility are still priority. For instance, overstuffed reading chairs are commonly seen in libraries, but aren’t often suitable for hours at a desk on the computer. 

But that doesn’t mean the generic black upright swivel chair has to take center stage. Consider the same design featuring more interesting upholstery like chenille (velvet’s more durable cousin), or quilted ultrasuede. As long as you can use it comfortably for an extended time, your creativity’s the limit. 

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Decorating with Mindfulness

Whether you’re designing a luxurious powder room, or an over-the-top living room brimming with color and individual style, an overarching theme of choosing our pieces mindfully is emerging. Eco-friendly, sociologically conscious, health-focused decor choices are here. Hopefully to stay.  

People are seeking to become more aware of where our furniture is sourced. We’re researching rules and regulations surrounding the manufacturing practices of home decor producers to ensure we aren’t bringing unhealthy byproducts from the process into our homes. And many of us are taking care to make mindful choices for where we shop in order to support small businesses and the people who own them.  

2021 Interior Design TrendsEnjoy Your Space Even More in 2021!

All of us could use a little redecorating after the hot mess that was 2020. But the sea changes we’re witnessing in the world of interior design are not just an organically-fueled response to the moods and events of the past year. It has, in fact, been decades in the making. 

Regardless of why they’re here, the interior design trends emerging this year are very exciting! We’re optimistic (and convinced) that a few of them won’t be sidelined as a passing fad. 

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About the Author

Top Wellington Realtor, Michelle Gibson, wrote: “Popular Interior Design Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2021”

Michelle has been specializing in residential real estate since 2001 throughout Wellington Florida and the surrounding area. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or rent she will guide you through the entire real estate transaction. If you’re ready to put Michelle’s knowledge and expertise to work for you call or e-mail her today.

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