What’s In and What’s Out: 2021 Interior Design Trends

In 2021, the world of interior design will be completely different from what we are used to. There will be new styles that come into trend and old ones that go out of style.

Any designer needs to know which directions they should follow to stay successful in this industry. In this blog post, we'll talk about some of the most popular interior design trends coming up for 2021!

Grey kitchen interiors are going out of style for 2021

In the next few years, we can expect to see fewer grey kitchens, making a space feel cold and empty. Instead, we'll start to see more of the color indigo blue (with accents of white) in kitchens and other rooms for 2021.

Indigo blue tends to warm the space and provide a more sophisticated feel than grey.

Grey kitchen interiors are going out of style for 2021

All-white interiors will become dated

All white, minimalist rooms will be considered dated in 2021.

What's the point of decorating a room if it doesn't have any personality? By adding color, pattern, and texture to your space, you can make it more inviting and lived-in.

The best way to do this is by using accent pieces that stand out, such as an upholstered statement chair.

All-white interiors will become dated

Mid-century modern decor schemes may finally be going out of style

This year the mid-century modern style made a comeback. But this time around, it could be going out of fashion just as fast! The types from that era are pretty uniform in look and feel (think lots of clean lines), making them seem dated 2021.

Instead, we'll start to see more design features from later eras, like the 1980s and 1990s. These styles are a little more flashy but still have clean lines as their defining characteristic (think lots of geometric shapes).

Accent walls will also fall out of style in 2021

An accent wall seemed to be on everyone's design list for the past few years. But as we see more and more of them, they'll start to feel old-fashioned in 2021! Instead, homeowners will want to create a “wow” factor with their design choices by incorporating lots of different colors and textures into one room or space.

For example: instead of just painting an accent wall blue, homeowners might paint one wall blue, purple, and another turquoise. If you can't decide on just one accent color or pattern in your living room, try painting the back of every shelf a different bright hue! As long as they tie together within your whole color pallet, it will be a good mix for your space.

Matching furniture sets are out in 2021

In 2021, matching furniture sets are out! Homeowners will want to mix and match pieces that have a similar design but different colors. The more eclectic, the better- it'll showcase your personality and style for all of your guests to see!

Here are some tips for matching different furniture pieces. You'll want to stick to the same styles but mix up colors and patterns. For example, instead of a matching coffee table and end-table, maybe try something like an artfully mismatched coffee table with modern sofa pillows on one side for decoration.

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If you are looking for a touch of vintage charm in your home, granny chic is trending. These styles feature vintage furniture and accessories with pops of color to add a modern feel. White-washed wood and bright colors will be the norm this year! The most popular accent colors for these homes: reds, oranges, pinks, and yellows.

Other granny-chic design pieces to look out for include:

  • Vintage-style bedspreads and curtains
  • White kitchen cabinets with chrome hardware, marble countertops, and stainless steel appliances.
  • Retro light fixtures in the dining room or entryway

The key to the granny chic design is mixing old-fashioned pieces of furniture with modern elements together for a cohesive look.

Rustic ceramics in the kitchen

Rather than smooth, uniform backsplashes, the new look is rough, uneven.

Rough, uneven backsplashes are the new look in kitchens. Rustic ceramics provide a pop of color to the room and authentic touch that modernity can't replace.

Green kitchen cabinets are the newest trend in home design, which seems to be happening right now. Green is no longer about earthy and natural. It can be bright or muted, depending on preference. Green adds drama to any room.

Industrial styles will make a massive appearance in 2021

Industrial styles are taking over in kitchens. This style is more about rough edges and heavy materials, so it should be interesting to see how this trend evolves with a new year on the horizon. Definitely not for everyone, though!

The industrial look will make an appearance in homes all across America come 2021.

Industrial-style kitchens have become a trend in the last few years and are still going strong. From metal countertops to exposed brick walls, this look is for those who want their home to be more edgy than traditional.

This style can include Metal counters, exposed brick walls, textured tile, and concrete floors.

Wicker and rattan furniture is making a comeback

The natural materials used in this style are perfect for a home with more of an exotic feel. With the busy world, we live in today, it's no wonder that people want to bring life and beauty into their homes instead of living inside all day long. The variety is endless when it comes to these styles, which makes acquiring them even more accessible!

Wicker furniture has been making its way back onto store shelves over the last few years as well, primarily due to its recent rise on Instagram feeds worldwide. With so many new designs available nowadays at reasonable prices, you really can't go wrong!

If you're looking for something a little less trendy than wicker or rattan but still have a similar vibe, then you might be interested in some bamboo furniture, which is also a great and sustainable resource.

As you can see, the design trends coming into style this year are really quite different from those coming out of style. Interior design styles for 2021 will be all about bringing life into your home, whether it's through wicker or bamboo furniture or even just adding a little more color to areas with some colorful rugs and cushions!