Are you looking for ways to update your home but don’t know what to look for or where to start? There are so many home décor styles out there—something for everyone. Knowing about various styles can inspire you to elevate your home. Read on to discover some of the hottest home décor trends in 2021.
Natural materials create a sense of warmth in a home environment. Also, these materials age well. Some examples of natural materials in home décor include linen and wool (for blankets, throws, bedding curtains, and other decorative fabric), rattan (indoor and outdoor furniture), and natural wood. Teak furniture is a prime example of a way to bring natural elements to your home. There are various types of teak furniture, such as side tables, armchairs, benches, and ottomans. Teak furniture is popular for outdoor use due to its ability to stand up against the elements.
Self-care became insanely popular last year, and it continues to be popular this year, too. Incorporating self-care into your home décor is a great way to elevate your peace of mind and comfort level. How can you focus on self-care when decorating your living space? First, invest in super-soft fleece blankets and throws, throw pillows, and rugs. Also, create cozy nooks throughout your home—such as a breakfast or reading nook—where you and your loved ones can wrap yourselves in ultimate coziness while enjoying one another’s company (or a good book). Consider cocooning furniture (snuggly sofas, for example), and ultimately, surround yourself with items you love that make you feel sentimental when inside your home.
People are embracing becoming plant moms and dads. Taking care of plants is such a meaningful act to do. Plus, plants bring lots of natural beauty into homes. Also, they help to purify the air and may improve one’s mental health. Not everyone, however, may be up for taking care of loads of plants—and that’s okay! There are plenty of faux plants that look just as good as the real deal yet require way less maintenance. Therefore, if you’re looking to add the look of nature without the dedication, go for faux plants (but remember to dust them here and there).
It’s smart to have a few pieces in your home that can work double duty, especially if you have a small home or apartment. For example, stackable chairs can be easily stored away. Foldable outdoor furniture can be stored away once your guests leave. Pop-up coffee tables serve as storage and a place to eat. Seek out furniture and décor items that free up your space while still lending a stylish element.
As more people are working from home, a dedicated home office is becoming a necessity for some. A private home office helps to keep the noise level down and productivity up. Plus, home offices allow for just another reason to apply your décor skills! Many retailers are elevating the home office décor they’re offering to ensure these spaces are attractive, comfortable, and personal to you.
Similar to home offices, more people are deciding to work out from home. A private workout space allows you to really focus on taking your workouts to the next level. Plus, working out virtually has taken steam, which gives you a reason to rock your chic yoga leggings, moisture-wicking T-shirts, sports bras, and sneakers.
Stuff everywhere doesn’t look good. However, hiding your things away in so-so storage solutions is only a few steps above keeping items lying around your home. There are plenty of chic ways to keep your home tidy. Multi-purpose pieces—such as ottomans and credenzas can keep your space free of clutter while looking good. Fun storage baskets and cubes can lend a pop of color to your kids’ playroom. Keep your home mess-free and stylish!
Like plants, mini sculptures, and other décor pieces, graphic art will liven up your space and tie rooms together. Owning nice art is no longer for the rich, either! Plenty of sites offer affordable pieces. There are more than enough art pieces out there to help you build your gallery wall or to cover up eyesores (think fuse boxes or that hole your kids made while horsing around). Find one-of-a-kind or copies of your favorite famous artists’ works—whatever you prefer—to hang around your home.
You’ve probably been hearing the décor term “grandmillennial” from various sources. What is grandmillennial? This style refers to what may be considered outdated or even “grandma-ish” but embraced by millennials. These spaces may include vintage finds, Victorian furniture, floral wallpaper, pleated lampshades, and ruffled linens. These spaces may not, on the other hand, include modern designs.
Finally, cottagecore is another design term that’s been floating around lately. Cottagecore décor draws inspiration from the countryside or rural life. Though cottagecore has been around for some time, last year definitely saw a surge of people wanting to embrace it because of how homely, charming, and comforting it can be. This style embraces vintage-inspired décor, fresh florals and plants, and a neutral color palette. Sounds pleasing, right?
Consider the currently trending home décor styles and see how you can spruce up your living space. We’re spending so much more time at home, so making your home cozy and personalized to fit you is a must!