After a tough year, here are seven trends to embrace to make your home a haven. I believe in trends (not fads) that make you happier, more comfortable or feeling more refreshed. We can control our living environments and expect more out of them.
We have five other experienced designers giving us their predictions, too, which I am very excited about! Their links are at the end of the post.
Seven Trends To Embrace 2021
1. Natural Materials Like Rattan and Caning
Recently, there has been a renewed interest in cane webbing and rattan furniture and it’s going strong. Natural materials such as natural wood and leather are up-to-date in furnishings.
I think these elements (like the bistro stools and beams) are in for the long haul.
2. House Plants
Plants are still big this year. The fiddle leaf fig is moving over for olive trees (often faux). And with smaller house plants, the more the merrier to add freshness and clean the air.
As well as, green branches in vases.
Many predict organic shades such as camel will emerge and darker moodier walls.
Benjamin Moore announced Aegean Teal as Color of the Year along with this palette.
When I heard that Benjamin Moore announced Aegean Teal as the color for 2021, I first thought of our Greece trip 🙂 followed by this accent wall and kitchen by Molly Britt. It’s a couple of years old and I still love it…and the floor.
4. Copper Pots (Pinterest Business) Predicts
According to Pinterest, searches for copper pots have gone way up. Ha! I was way ahead of this trend. We actually use ours and they help disguise our rental kitchen. The pans could be cleaned a little better… let’s just call that “patina.” Some of these pans came from E. Dehellerin Paris trips, Williams Sonoma, and a flea market (second from top).
5. Easy To Clean Fabrics
Performance fabrics are in bigger demand than ever as our furniture has been in heavy use…and especially as remote learning continues for some children.
6. Grand-Millenial “Old School” Aesthetic
“The ‘grandmillennial’ style sees young adults embracing the granny chic look of their mothers and grandmothers” according to Today.com. It’s a mix of traditional vintage and modern.
I see my own daughter doing this by mixing her grandmother’s goblets with modern and vintage candle holders. #TheCollectedLook
7. Multi-purpose Rooms
This past year, I’ve had requests to make dining and guest rooms also function as offices. Clients have also wanted to have an area designated to work out (like in a corner of a guest room). In the future, working and exercising at home may continue to some degree. Having a door to close for work or study makes way for less open floor plans.
Here is a screen that I recommended to hide a stationary bike in a guest room (more caning 🙂
When our grown son was here using my office, I didn’t mind keeping a small stack of work files in the corner and using our dining room table as a desk (but I was glad my husband, son, and I all had doors to separate us–loud voices).
That’s Schumacher performance fabric on the dining bench. My “occasional” office has the best view!
And those are my Seven Trends To Embrace in 2021.
Now let’s go see what these brilliant ladies have in store for us!