Design Trends 2021

2020 was a helluva year! I cannot count the ways the events of 2020 impacted our lives. But I am here to talk about interior design and, needless to say, the pandemic changed the way we live inside our homes. It shook some well-established trends loose and also pushed a few up-and-coming trends to the forefront.

For instance,  dedicated home offices will be trending…….well, duh. But along with that, “delineated spaces” are making a comeback (I talked about this 6 months ago). Having separate spaces is not only a necessity for working and schooling at home, but also because many extended families came together under one roof this past year, and there is even more need for privacy when you live in a multi-generational household.

Then there are a few trends that may not have been so obvious like rattan furniture coming back into vogue and innovations in bathroom furnishings. I guess I should have seen that coming. I mean, a toilet paper shortage sparked a lot of interest in bidets!

My favorite trend listed in the article below is a return of retro furniture and color palette. Now, whether your kind of retro is from the 50’s, 60’s or even 80’s, wrapping yourself in a palette that conjures up memories of good times past can be comforting, but don’t go overboard!

Anyway, enjoy this article from, and even though these trends are reactionary we can still hang on to a few of them long after the dust has settled. Bringing natural elements into your home and “cozying” up your space are good ideas any year!

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Nancy bradley

I consult, design, and remodel spaces that reflect the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget by getting the cost question out of the way and really listening to what my client wants and how much they have set aside for their project.