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34 Home Decor Trends That Will Rule 2021

Real Plants

Younger generations are embracing real plants to the maximum, and we dig it. Real plants are great design elements that brighten a room, add a little oomph, and could even improve air quality! They go great in corners or blank places. Just make sure to get a plant that works best for the light-level of the area. 

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Wall Hangings

If gallery walls aren't your thing, try wall hangings. Instead of a mandala tapestry, go for things like macramé, needlepoint, crochet, or larger paintings! Just make sure it vibes with the rest of your decor. 

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Entryway Benches

Entryway benches are getting popular for a couple of reasons. One, they give you the opportunity to reflect who you are via decor. Second, they provide a little place for someone to sit and remove shoes before tracking dirt and grime all over the home. 

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Natural Wood Details

While dark, natural wood has been popular, lighter woods are taking the spotlight. You could add natural wood details using furniture, accent walls, or small items like shelving. 

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Hand Drawn Prints and Patterns

Hand-drawn art makes a home feel cozy whether it's calligraphy or full-on sketches. Adding a little art to your walls could be just what your home needs. Since wallpaper is coming back, particularly with accent walls, it's easy to try out a few little doodles here and there. 

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Tortoise Shell Accents

Tortoise shell is a bit of a throwback, but nonetheless totally fabulous! From fashion to home decor, tortoise shell trinkets and trays can bring in a unique and rich look to your overall room aesthetic. The neutral warm tones in the pattern make it a great neutral texture to elevate your style!

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Fun Accents

The past was about making your home look cookie-cutter, and we're all bored with that. Don't hide your personality. It's your home, and you should show off exactly who you are. Book lovers can make shelving out of old hardbacks, while knitters can hang their own art. At the end of the day, it's your home, and you should be happy in it.

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Excessively Large Mirrors

There’s something about a giant wall mirror that just makes a room feel spacious and bright. The reflection of light provides another light source that opens up your room. Also, using a tall vertical mirror can make low ceilings seem higher, drawing the eye up the wall to the ceiling.

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Statement Ceilings

Go wild on that ceiling! No, really! Instead of a plain, old, boring ceiling (or god forbid a popcorn ceiling, ew), put up a design you love. While geometric is a great decision, some are using it as an accent wall by painting it a bright color.

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Tile Patterns on Walls

Tile patterns on walls act as an accent, especially for smaller rooms. That being said, we've seen quite a few designers incorporate tile into larger rooms, so they're definitely going to be a hit this year. This design is even more affordable with stencils and wallpaper. 

 

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Curves

Don't you want a curvy...home? Well, it's a trend! There's no time for boxy furniture and decor. Curvy mirrors, picture frames, and even couches are becoming incredibly popular. Maybe it's due to the personality of the piece, but we say drag it out!

 

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Living Herbs

Don't you always wish you had fresh herbs for your garden? Well, now those herbs can be useful and a decorative element. Try to grow herbs like basil, bay leaves, chives, cilantro, or dill. These are all easy to grow in your kitchen as long as you have a window. 

 

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Art Deco

Art Deco has been on the "out" side of decor for a while not, but it's waited long enough. Since geometric is coming back, this one was bound to do the same. This style uses geometric shapes and strong colors which will highlight 2020. 

 

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Brass Accents

It’s time to welcome back brass accents! This antique design trend has recently made a resurgence that we’ll see well into 2020. Soft brass creates warmth, which is why so many people are choosing it over stainless steel and copper. If you’re looking for a way to add brass accents into your own home, replace faucets, fixtures, and photo frames with this alloy.

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Creative Bathroom Design

Does your bathroom need a remodel? If so, it’s time to get creative. The standard double vanity and bathtub and shower combo are getting tired. Instead, look for statement mirrors, tiled tubs, and bright and bold accessories to give your bathroom some much-needed TLC.

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Millennial Glam

Millennial’s are recycling glam, and expressing it their own way! From rich metals to bright pops of color on crushed velvet. Millennial glam is all about refreshing classic textures and design with a vibrant outlook. It’s time for something new!

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Pampas Grass

There seems to be a plant that totally takes over home decor from year to year. Last year was eucalyptus and this year it’s pampas grass! Placing these elegant long-stemmed plumes in a floor vase can make an empty corner an interesting feature in your space. 

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Mixing Materials

Interior designers are focusing on mixing natural elements like glass, wood, and stone. This makes your home feel a little cozier, yet still trendy. Play around with these materials to find a combination you like best. 

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Sustainable Materials

Younger generations are impacting decor, and that's why this is the year of sustainability. Using “green” materials will make your home eco-friendly and could give you a bit of a pep in your step. Use items made from things like bamboo, wood, and rock. Bonus points if some of the stuff is reclaimed materials. 

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Semi-Gloss

Matte has been huge these last few years, and people are getting bored of it. Now, semi-gloss is making a comeback. It's the halfway point between matte and gloss that people are craving. Regardless of color, give it a semi-gloss coat!

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Formal Dining Rooms

What may seem like an outdated design trend has finally made a return—the formal dining room. Over the last decade, many of us stopped caring about this room. But I’ve always adored it. Hosting dinner parties and holiday festivities requires a formal dining room! In 2020, we’re restoring this room back to its original glory.

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Moody Hues

Dark colors, warm tones, and moody hues have taken over our color pallets. Having the contrast of a dark and neutral backdrop against those rich pops of accent colors elevates interior design to new depths this year. 

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Leopard Print

Everyone’s favorite neutral is back - LEOPARD PRINT! Ok, it’s not quite a neutral, but that doesn’t mean we won’t try to make it one. Leopard print is another trendy way to bring in a satisfying texture in the neutral layers of your design scheme. It’s only in vogue once in a blue moon, let’s enjoy it while it lasts!

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Textured Wallpaper

We’ve spent the last ten years tearing down wallpaper both verbally and physically, but guess what? It’s back, with texture! You can only do so much with paint, and some spaces need a base layer that incorporates a luxurious texture, setting the tone for the rest of the scheme. 

 

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Bar Carts

Bar carts got a little boost a couple of years ago, but they didn't really get steam until recently. Nothing says "entertaining" and "hosting" more than a cart filled with delicious cocktails. Even if you aren't really a drinker, you can use it to store glassware. It could also be decoration for fancy-schmancy wine bottles. 

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Black Walls

Black walls?! That’s definitely new. Interior designers are seeing an increase in black walls, although mostly as accent walls. The decor idea feels daring, so black furniture is always a great secondary option.

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Bold Monochromatics

Bold monochromatic colors are taking over. These are colors of a single hue, meaning they’re deep, rich, and concentrated. It’s completely up to you what colors you decide to use in your home, but you get bonus points if you incorporate Pantone’s color of the year—Classic Blue, or Pantone 19-4052!

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Burled Walnut

We probably sound like a broken record, but texture is everything. Having options to choose from is also a must. For the past few years rattan, wicker, and cane have dominated wood textures. However, this year walnut is appealing to our sleek and rich design schemes.

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Smart Mirrors

This one is getting bigger because technology is getting so cheap. Smart mirrors are all the rage because they can tell you the weather, show a to-do list, and do everything a mini-computer can do! Talk about easy. 

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Multifunctional, Compact Furniture

Anyone with a small apartment can rejoice for this trend. Multifunctional, compact furniture is all about having the ability to do more than one thing at once. Buying something new isn't always in the budget, but if you’re already picking some up, grab a chair that can be a table or a desk that folds up!

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Saturated Reds

This year must be feeling hot, hot, hot. Red was huge on the runway, and now, red is popping up in our homes. Intense red colors can be incorporated via an accent wall or just a few accessories here and there around a room. 

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Lots of Lighting

Time to brighten up your home! While natural light is preferred, adding light fixtures and lamps is always an option. An easy way to add natural lighting is to hang sheer curtains in place of heavy dark ones. 

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Staircase Makeovers

Have you ever thought of giving your stairs a makeover? Probably not, but this trend is popping up on Pinterest. There are so many great options to express yourself. The amount of change depends on how much you want to do -- completely redo the stairs or just add a little carpeting. 

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Dark Green Living Rooms

While you're adding light, balance your home by adding a dark accent wall. As for the color, try dark green! It jumps off the "natural" vibe we're getting all over the place. You can even add plants to your home to really make everything feel perfect. 

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