Interior design is no longer reserved for the rich and famous. The ongoing digital revolution and social media prevalence have popularized interior design trends making it the new normal for all homes. What’s more, it has become incredibly easy to purchase and source furniture and decor materials. As more homeowners strive to keep their homes modern and upbeat, the interior design industry has grown into a multi-billion industry generating up to $10 billion every year. Here are the latest trends in 2021:
Transition to Nature-Inspired Hues and Rich Brown Colors
Blush and white colors dominated the 2020 design trends. While they remain classic, all-around colors, we’re likely to see more nature-inspired colors like leafy greens, seafoam greens, and rich browns this year. If you’re planning to undertake a DIY project in your bedroom, living room, or other space, one of these colors should come in handy. Nature-inspired hues create a sense of calmness, conveying security and safety; hence work best in your bedroom space. Be sure to paint it on all four walls for a warmer and more relaxing feeling. With a gallon of paint covering between 25-44 yards, based on the type of paint and its color, you’d probably need more than a gallon to cover all four walls.
If Scandinavian designs inspire your interior design, then you should consider adding light woods to your space. Unlike the trendy grays, light wood creates a soothing and casual feel. As such, we’re likely to see eucalyptus, sycamore, bird’s eye maple, and bleached walnut materials dominating contemporary spaces. And this time, lightwoods won’t be used for flooring only but also on cabinets and covering walls and ceilings. The idea is to ensure its raw aesthetic and color highlights multiple spaces.
With the modern homeowner becoming more eco-conscious, there’s a need to create spaces that echo their sentiments. Since more homeowners prefer buying existing homes instead of building new ones (roughly 5.34 million existing homes were sold in 2019), it has become easier to reuse materials, bioplastics, and other kinds of waste to decorate spaces. Another popular interior design trend that echoes sustainable living is repurposed decor. This means re-using furniture and other decor materials instead of buying new ones. On the same note, they are likely to look for high-quality pieces that may cost more but are long-lasting.
Use of Monochromatic Walls
Accent walls have been all the rage for a few years. While they add an interesting contrast to any living space, this trend is likely to fade this year. With more homeowners desiring to create calmer living spaces, accent walls come off a little distracting. Therefore, older design trends like the monochromatic walls are likely to make a comeback. And this time, designers recommend using colors that blend in with the rest of the decor.
Use of Non-matching Furniture Pieces
Identical furniture sets have been the latest interior design fad in many homes, but this style will soon be unfashionable. Designers now recommend selecting non-matching furniture pieces that have complementary colors instead of coordinating all your furniture.
Using More Natural Materials
Anyone living in big cities can attest to the fact that they barely come into contact with nature. As such, there’s a need to incorporate nature into our homes. Apart from the growing gardening craze, using natural materials like wood, seashells, stone, and wood adds some life to living spaces. Also, you can add murals or photographs of these elements if you don’t have such features in hand. Natural fibers with different designs and textures also come in handy.
Whether you are enlisting the help of an interior designer or doing it yourself, these design trends should make your home look elegant and trendy. It’s all about coordinating the right items to create a homey space while remaining as stylish and modern as possible.
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