Interior Design Trends 2021


Interior Design Trends for 2021? In the turbulent times of 2020, it can be hard to focus on what’s going to happen next year. But as the design is always influenced by the culture of the times, 2021 trends will combat culture. 2021 trends aim to bring calm aesthetics in our homes all while having a bit more fun with experimentation. Design trends are balancing dark colors with light woods. Experimental art and bold pieces are also trending in 2021. These bold statements are combined with the natural biophilic elements. Here are some of the main trends you can add to your homes.


Color Trends


Naval blue is probably the most popular color design trend. It replaces the emerald green craze of 2020. Naval brings a rich palette to a room creating an elegant yet contemporary feel. Naval is mainly popular for wall color as well as furniture. 


Grey tones are another trend for 2021. Saturations with grey are a perfect way to subtly connect the more bold colors we will see in 2021. The neutral palette will mainly be seen on walls and larger furniture such as couches.




Lightwood is a big material trend for 2021. Having a Scandinavian influenced wood for flooring and the walls brings a lighter tone. This helps space feel more open and airy. 

Rustic Modern

In 2021 it is expected that the rustic modern style will continue in popularity. This style helps contribute to sustainable design. Rustic modern style is a chic way to combine the old with the new. Reused and exposed materials are a low impact way to bring history while still keeping up with the contemporary.



Faceline Art

As we have experienced such uncertain times, the interior art is moving away from being colorless. It’s focusing on bringing color and fun into our homes. A specific trend is face line graphics. These artworks are minimal and modern all while creating fun continuous lines. 


Statement Pieces

Another art trend of 2021 is having an artistic statement piece. These pieces aren’t restricted to the wall, but can also be seen in the form of lamps or even chairs. Instead of ‘cookie-cutter’ pieces, designers are opting to have one-of-a-kind pieces. They create an effortlessly cool style to your space.


Nature Elements

A big decor trend is bringing nature to the indoors. The trend of biophilia will continue into 2021 bringing the calmness of nature into our spaces. Biophilic design is including the simple aesthetics of nature. Focus on including Greenery in all rooms.  By including greenery such as living walls, we have a connection to nature as well as purifying the air. Natural materials, such as woods are also a way to bring biophilic elements to the indoors. 


After a stormy year, interior design trends 2021 look to bring some distraction and balance to your space. The mix of bold colors and art pieces with the neutrality of greys and light woods ensures your space will have a calm simplicity while still bringing some fun and excitement. 

The article was written by Christine Fay Smith

“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer who focuses on interior and hospitality design. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world with her passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”