We’re exploring the home trends that you’re likely to see in catalogs and online this year! A few have been around for a bit and there are some new ones popping up to incorporate our new style of living.
Well we’ve all spent a lot more time in our homes this past year haven’t we? It doesn’t matter if you live in a big house or a one room apartment, 2020 was the year to experience your living spaces in a whole new way.
In the past we mostly left our homes for work, school, lunches, brunches and dinners; parties…..remember those days?
2020 has shown us a whole new way of living. We are doing “all the things” in our living rooms now. From classrooms to work to work out’s, our home is the space to get it all done and it’s changing the way that we use our homes.
There are good and bad things that have come about from so much time at home and one of them is that we all seem to be getting those home decor projects completed. It’s easy to ignore a few “to do” items when you’re not home all the time but if you’re not going out then those small things might have turned into big things that need attention.
Our home has been fairly neutral for many years. I had a boutique and there was so much color going on at the shop that I was okay with not having too much color in my home. But guess what? Once we retired the shop I have missed having more color in my life and 2021 is the year we are adding it back.
What do you think the home trends for 2021 are going to be? I don’t think any of these will surprise you but read on for my predictions of the 2021 home trends!
My 2021 Home Trends Predictions
If you’ve ever lived in a small space then you’ve learned how to make your space work for more than one thing. A dining table for a desk or a closet for an office.
Even the best laid out designs had a run for their money over this past year.
When you’ve got multiple kids home schooling and multiple adults working from home we’ve all had to figure out how to share the internet and our spaces to get more done.
The upside of this is that we’ve become accustomed to hearing a dog bark or children playing during a business meeting. We are learning to keep a designated work space in our homes these days and since so many of us are using laptops it’s easy to move from one space to another for a change of scenery.
The downside is that all of the open concept floor plans mean we have to find quiet spaces with doors to concentrate on those business meetings.
I think there’s a big market for furnishings that can do double duty. We’ve definitely seen a rise in clever way’s to stay organized and sane in a shared home office.
We’ve got a few tips on how to Create a Home Office in your bedroom if yours isn’t working as well as you’d like it to or you don’t have a designated home office in your space.
Say that word a few times and we can all agree that it’s a mouthful.
Grandmillennial style is a term that was coined by House Beautiful late in 2019. It started picking up steam in 2020 and seems to be in full force now. If you haven’t heard the term yet I’m betting that you’ll be seeing a lot more of it since there are instagram accounts dedicated solely to the style.
This style is also known as “Granny Chic” and it uses many design styles that we’ve seen in the past like florals, fringe, needlepoint and heirloom furniture. I’m always a fan of mixing classic pieces with more modern styles so you can bet that I love this style!
This isn’t your grandmother’s style though.
This is an updated style (ahem, cue the word millennial in the name) that keeps it from being to stuffy or overdone. Instead of having walls, curtains and bedding all in the same patterns it incorporates the best parts and leaves out the overdone fussiness.
Think about adding fringe on the bottom of a velvet sofa. Fabrics. Skirted tables. Mixing in antiques with more modern pieces. Rattan and wicker accents. And wallpaper – we’re going to see a lot more wallpaper and murals in the upcoming home trends.
Those needlepoint pillows aren’t just going to be beautiful flower designs either. Expect to see snarky sayings where you might not expect them!
The indoor gardening phase is in full force. This it definitely the time to experiment with house plants since we’re home to enjoy them and to care for them.
Plants add interest to our spaces and living interest at that. They can act as a sculpture and help clear the air too. There are websites and instagram accounts dedicated solely to houseplants now so it’s easier than ever to find the plants that will work for your light and care ability.
Even if you think you have a black thumb it might be time to give it another try.
Growing herbs indoors is a great way to have fresh herbs for all the new recipes we’re trying out!
We’re seeing a move away from the neutral spaces that have been so popular for the last few years. Watch for color and maximalism to start trending back into spaces.
I’m excited to get away from so much white and grey. It’s a lovely and calming style but I love a more eclectic look so I’m excited to see bold colors back in the mainstream again.
A move away from mimalism
Minimalism has its rewards for a busy lifestyle, but being home around the clock has left a lot of folks craving more cozy spaces. Remember, it doesn’t have to be cluttered to be cozy.
It might be that we need a few more objects to hold our attention so this is the year that we’ll bring in more curated art and objects to our spaces.
The things that we handle each day should feel good in our hands and on our skin and now’s the time to really pay attention to all those things.
We’re all seeking comfort in our homes and that’s a good thing.
This is the year that real decorating is back in style. It’s the time to move your furniture from one space to another and think about how you really live in your home. If you’ve got a corner that you’re not using then brainstorm ideas of how to make it more user friendly and comfy.
Our homes are meant to be lived in and we don’t have room for spaces that we don’t use.