2021 Decorator Trends

If you are like most people you spent more time at home in 2020 than you ever have.  Depending on how you feel about your home that time spent could have added to your joy or taken from it.  You may be feeling like home is ready for a refresh in the new year.  A new year always means new decorator trends are announced.  Here are some 2021 decorator trends you may want to try.

Smart home trends continue to be hot for 2021.  Maybe it is time to try a nest thermostat or a ring door bell.  The trend has more to offer than just those basics.  Smart homes can automatically control lighting and smart appliances are expected to grow in popularity too. 

Rattan and wicker furniture is making a comeback.  They bring a beach vacation vibe to your home.  The materials blend well with existing decors which may also explain their popularity.

Light woods have come back.  If you have some of the dark wood floors that were popular several years ago, you understand why that trend faded so quickly.  The dark floors showed scratches and dust.  New lighter colored wood floors are more forgiving, neutral and go with everything.  White oak and maple are taking the lead. 

Curved shapes are in.  That means everything from round rugs, to round mirror and round bathroom sinks.  Curves respond to our need  for softness. 

Plantscapes are in and a new passion for many.  That is everything from hanging plants to terrariums.  Plants add a feeling of warmth to our spaces and as a bonus they clean the air in our home.  There are plenty of plants that are easy to grow if you have a brown thumb.

There are other decorator trends that are on the horizon.  They include:

  • Black Kitchens
  • Dark Bathrooms
  • Kitchen Cabinets Without Hardware
  • Large Format Porcelain Tiles
  • Painted Floors
  • Strict Minimalism
  • Colored Ceilings
  • Large Wall Murals

Some of these new trends may not seem so new at all.  The funny thing about decorator trends just like fashion they seem to circle back around.  You can decide what, if any of the new trends you would like to include in your home.  Here’s to 2021.  Enjoy your home!

Home Décor items that will always be in style

Timelessness can be hard to find when decorating a home.  Home décor trends come and go. You can count on there being a hew “IN” thing next year what everyone is doing in their home.  Changing with the trends can be expensive and exhausting. 

Here are some décor items that will stand the test of time.  Some of these may surprise you. 

  • Hardwood floors.  You can be rest assured if you invest in really high quality hardwood floors they could stay in your home for a long, long, long time.
  • House plants. I know it seems odd to consider a house plan a décor item but they can certainly add warmth to a home and also help your home air quality improve.
  • Art.  Art can be a great long term investment.  Find a local artist that you like and make an investment in a piece that you love.  One that touches you.  That piece can bring you joy for a long time.
  • Throw pillows.  Now this is something that you can go over board with.  So watch how many but have some fun and decorate for the season or mix and match colors and textures. 
  • Real wood furniture. I know it is easy to just run to Target or Ikea and grab something because you need it, whether that need be an end table or a night stand.  But how about getting a piece or real wood furniture that will last and you can enjoy and move with you without it falling apart. 
  • Fireplace.  It is strange to call and fireplace décor but it can add so much ambiance to a room. They are an investment that will give you a great  return and they are enjoyable too.
  • Mirrors.  Yes, they are great to check and see how you look, but they are also timeless décor pieces. They can help a small area look much bigger.
  • Luxurious throw blankets.  We all love to cozy up on the couch under a warm, cozy blanket.  Don’t just run to Walmart and pick one up for $5.00.  Invest a bit more and get one that is really luxurious.  It will stand the test of time. 
  • Detailed pieces of furniture like console tables, night stands and ottomans.  These pieces help a room feel complete and take a rooms décor from bland to wow.
  • Family heirlooms and personal items that bring you joy. 

Decorating your home does not need to be complicated and trending.  Invest in a few good pieces and enjoy!