Fashion changes all the time, right? Well, decor is another thing that changes a lot. It can be tough to keep up with, but thankfully, what we put in our homes doesn't change nearly as much as what we wear! Still, furniture, paint, and everything involved with home décor still goes through periods where it's either "in" or "out."
Since no one can realistically redecorate their home four times a year (like fashion), decor sticks with yearly changes. Then, there are five and ten-year trends that stick around longer. Often, the changes stick with materials, while other times it's adding something small like a fresh coat of paint or a new accent to complement an already beautiful home.
For 2021, there’s a ton of trends you'll want to add to your home ASAP, and you’re sure to see them in your friends' homes! Before we get into the list, we want to stress that you should decorate for your happiness. Think of this slideshow as a suggestion!
Did you know...
- After her role as First Lady came to an end, Jackie Kennedy went into the publishing business. She became an associate editor at Doubleday and worked mostly on autobiographies. In fact, she was one of two original editors for Michael Jackson's 2009 autobiography Moonwalk, a #1 New York Times bestseller.
- Jennifer Aniston's star-defining role on friends started a hair craze in the 90s that even lasted into the early 2000s. Called "The Rachel," Aniston's shoulder-length haircut had grown-out bangs and highlights styled to perfection. A hairdresser in Detroit noted that at the peak of its popularity, 40% of her business was devoted to recreating "The Rachel." Too bad that it was notoriously difficult to maintain on your own at home.
- Jackie Kennedy is famous for redecorating and renovating the interior of the White House. Actually, on just her first day, she ordered $50,000 in changes for new rooms for the children and upgrades to the kitchen. She later hosted a tour of the White House for CBS News which was viewed by 56 million people and won her an Emmy Award.
- While attending the Grammys in February 2000, Jennifer Lopez stepped out in a green Versace dress that instantly became a phenomenon. The barely-there ensemble had a dramatically low cut that came below JLo’s belly button. It became such a talking point that it was Google’s most popular search query up to that point, and it spurred the company to include images into search results. It became the motivation for Google Images.
- In the summer of 2007, Joh Hamm became a household name when Mad Men premiered to critical acclaim and strong ratings. Just over a year and a half later, Ellie Kemper stole America's hearts (and Dwight's and Andy's) when she became the new receptionist on The Office. Before they were famous, Hamm was Kemper's high school drama teacher!