2021 will be like this: sustainable, technological, colorful and beyond sensory. Who said? Big brands, social networks and research institutes. And what does this mean in practice? That the decoration trends for 2021 will say much more about being, than having. They will explore experiences and sensations. A year to unite concepts, instead of separating them. A year without right or wrong. One year to be what you want and live as you please.
Only that? Of course not! There is much more going on in this decorative universe and we were not going to miss the opportunity to tell you everything. So get ready to check out the main decoration trends for 2021:
- 1 Who dictates decoration trends?
- 2 Reconnection with nature
- 3 Colors for all tastes
- 4 Upcycling
- 5 Going inside, literally
- 6 Technology combined with simplicity
- 7 Curves, lines and geometry
- 8 Maximalism and minimalism
- 9 Handmade pieces
- 10 Everything in sight
- 11 Multifunctionality
- 12 Monochrome and tone on tone environments
- 13 Collages
- 14 Gradient effect
- 15 Lowered beds
- 16 To see and to feel
Who dictates decoration trends?
As in fashion, decoration and interior design follow trends that change year after year.
Those who are usually behind these new ideas are the big names and brands of design, such as the Swedish giant IKEA (leader in the segment of furniture and interior design) and Pantone (world reference in colors). Social networks, especially Pinterest and Instagram, and research institutes such as WGSN, which specializes in developing trends based on the behavioral analysis of individuals, are also responsible for configuring new trends.
The IKEA brand, for example, disclosed in its catalog five pillars to meet the needs of a home in 2021, they are: comfort, security, belonging, property and privacy.
The comfort item concerns the ability of people to feel comfortable and satisfied with the surrounding environment. In terms of security, the idea is to promote a welcoming environment, a safe haven, leaving the idea of locks and padlocks a little.
The concept of belonging, on the other hand, is directly linked to the ability to be accepted as if it really is and to recognize oneself in the place where one lives. Finally, the idea of property and privacy comes to talk about the power to control the space in which you live, with the right to environments that provide reflection and disconnection.
But that’s not all! There’s more, follow:
Reconnection with nature
Sustainability, reuse and the use of natural materials will be the watchwords in 2021. Following a trend (and need) that grows every day, designers, architects and decorators will have the mission to insert sustainability concepts more and more into their projects. , such as solar energy, rainwater harvesting, reused materials, such as demolition wood, for example.
Bamboo, ceramics, straw, wicker and other natural materials will also be setting the trend in 2021. They will be everywhere, from the sofa to the wall covering, through the kitchen utensils.
We cannot fail to mention the plants as well. They continue to spread love in green tones throughout the houses.
Colors for all tastes
Although Pantone has chosen Classic Blue as the color of the year 2021 and WGSN has named Neo Mint as the new sensation, other colors will also be in evidence.
As is the case with the shades of pink, demonstrating that the Rosa Millennial has not completely gone out of fashion yet, the yellows, especially those closest to mustard and the most varied shades of green.
Classic and neutral tones like white, gray and black will also show their strength in 2021.
Another big bet for 2021 is the earth color palette, as is the case with terracotta, ocher and nude. Perfect to combine with natural materials and the concept of nature that will permeate the environments.
And we can’t talk about nature without talking about sustainability and the concept of upcycling . Do not know what it is? We explain. Upcycling is the creative reuse of materials and products that normally reach the end of their useful life or are no longer of commercial value.
In upcycling everything is reinvented, it gains new functions, uses and design. A pallet becomes a sofa, old jeans become a cushion cover, an old door becomes a headboard, and so on.
A good prospecting in antique fairs or thrift stores will also be the face of the year 2021. Ah, of course, that good old visit to the grandparents’ house in an attempt to rescue some unique piece, full of history and nostalgia.
Therefore, recycling, reusing and reframing will be in fashion in 2021 showing that it is possible to combine design, sophistication and style with sustainability.
Going inside, literally
The year 2021 is also a year of turning inward, literally, either within oneself or within houses. This means, in terms of decoration and design, that homes will be more receptive and cozy than anything else.
And to achieve this goal, pillows and soft blankets, lamps to create special lighting, good kitchen utensils to serve yourself and visitors, will be available.
This trend also indicates the need for even greater integration between environments, with the collapse of walls and the dynamization of spaces. Which brings us to another finding: 2021 will be the year of loft and studio homes.
Technology combined with simplicity
If, on the one hand, everything suggests that 2021 will be a year full of simplicity, nature and reconnection, on the other hand, technology advances and conquers an increasing space inside the residences.
This is great to demonstrate that modern man can be ecological and sustainable, without giving up comfort and certain facilities. Not to mention that technology is also a great ally of sustainable actions.
So don’t be surprised by the recurring use of household appliances that obey voice commands and intelligent sensors capable of turning lights on and off, as well as opening and closing taps.
Curves, lines and geometry
2021 is not a year dictated by rules. In those 365 days everything can, including the forms that will be present in the composition of the homes.
Get ready for a year in which organic curves and movements will be highlighted, straight lines and geometric shapes, whether squares, rectangles, hexagons or polygons, which will be in the sights of designers.
Maximalism and minimalism
If the year 2019 was marked by minimalism, the year 2021 brings an opposite movement: that of maximalism. You mean it’s the end of the minimal style ? Of course not! He keeps snatching hearts.
It turns out that in 2021 it will be common to also see environments full and full of decoration. Lots of colors, lots of pictures on the wall, lots of furniture filling every space in the house.
Another major trend for 2021 is handcrafted pieces. It can be a piece of furniture or a mug, it doesn’t matter, what will count here is that personal and exclusive touch in the pieces. The more rustic and less plasticized appearance of parts manufactured on an industrial scale is everything your home will need to be more comfortable, cozy and true.
Everything in sight
The concept of open storage, seen in previous years, continues. Here, large, heavy cabinets leave the scene so that niches and shelves can be used. In the bedrooms, the idea of open closets, mounted on macaws, remains. In kitchens, shelves, niches and even crates. In the living and dining rooms, trolleys with compartments and racks of simple but elegant design.
In addition to ensuring a greater visual breathe for the environments, open storage allows everyday objects, such as books, kitchen utensils, necklaces and hats, to become decorative pieces. Remember the idea of reframing things? Because it fits perfectly right here.
It cannot be denied that the houses in 2021 will remain small. The solution? Multifunctional furniture. More than a trend, betting on furniture that has seen something else has become a necessity.
Monochrome and tone on tone environments
Not everyone likes it, but anyone who appreciates the idea of monochromatic environments will identify with this trend.
And when we talk about monochrome we are not referring to black and white spaces. No way. Monochrome in 2021 has color, a lot of color. Therefore, do not be alarmed when faced with environments all in green, blue or pink. From floor to ceiling, through furniture, these color-impregnated environments will be one of the strengths of 2021.
But if it all seems a little exaggerated to you, don’t worry. A good alternative is to bet on a tone-on-tone composition. Choose a color, define your favorite nuances and voilà!
Abstract, colorful patterns with differentiated prints will stamp the walls of the houses in 2021. The idea is quite simple: just cut pieces of paper and paste them on the wall, however you want, forming a fun and unpretentious mural, but full of style.
As well as the tone on tone, the gradient or gradient effect, will be on the rise in 2021. The idea here is to use compositions that start from a lighter nuance until arriving at a darker one, whether or not they can go through color variations.
Everything indicates that this trend will become popular in fabrics, with cushion covers, blankets, sheets and bed covers.
The lowered beds are another strong trend for 2021. Also known as Japanese beds, this type of bed is placed close to the floor, perfect for minimalist-style environments.
The lowered beds can be placed on mezzanines or on a higher part of the floor.
To see and to feel
Finally, another strong trend for 2021 is sensory design. What is it? Pieces designed to cause some kind of effect on the human nervous system. It can be through smells, textures or colors. In other words, 2021 will be a year to touch, smell and feel.
So, which of these decoration trends 2021 spoke louder in your heart?