Tastes and preferences play a major role in decorating interior spaces, but every once in a while, it pays to learn what is currently in vogue so you can keep your home decor up to date. For San Diego homeowners looking to give their interiors a 2021 refresh, here are some of the mesmerizing interior design trends you should watch out for.
The ‘Less Is More’ Approach to Decorating
In 2021, we can expect to see a more minimalist, simplified approach to interior decorating. Interiors will be decorated sparingly, with pieces that create visual clutter being stored away or removed and meaningful, essential pieces taking the spotlight. Giving each of the items a home will make it easier for your surfaces to remain clean and clear of clutter, while investing in classic, well-made pieces that are built to last instead of fads will result in a living space that will stand the test of time and create interest.
Neutral, Pared Down Color Schemes
The minimalist approach to decorating will also be reflected in the way colors are used in interiors. Neutral color schemes consisting primarily of grays, beiges, and whites will take center stage in 2021, resulting in simple, pared down interiors that calm the mind and soothe the eye. Gray tones in particular will be dominating the scene, adding a sophisticated, modern touch to interiors and creating balance in whatever way they are introduced. Combining black and white hues will result in a clean, sleek look, while mixing grays and beiges will create a perfect balance of cool and warm tones and result in an aesthetically pure design and a harmonious look.
Pops of Color
Even though 2021 is expected to be all about muted tones and neutral hues, it doesn’t necessarily exclude the use of color. While neutral and desaturated colors will help create a calming background and a blank slate, pops of color will be used to inject personality into living spaces and breathe life into design. Opt for yellows and oranges to warm up the space or play it cool and use blues to give your interiors a sharper feel. Make sure that the colors you select pair well with neutrals – blues, greens, and earthy browns are all great examples of pure tones that will blend in perfectly with a neutral, pared down color scheme. Draw inspiration from nature and add colors by relying on anything from wall paint to accessories to bedding.
In Harmony with Nature
Speaking of being inspired by nature, 2021 will be all about introducing natural elements to foster a connection with the great outdoors. From lighting to scents to plants to materials, organic design features will be integrated into interiors, with comfort and well-being taking the center stage when it comes to design. The biophilic design principles will be applied in different types of interiors ranging from hotels and homes to offices and gyms. Reputable brands such as Biofilico are leveraging the proven health benefits of nature to come up with healthy interiors that balance the comfort and well-being of its users, while also being practical and aesthetically pleasing. Natural elements will fit seamlessly and organically into interiors, bringing in positive energy and breathing life into living spaces.
This is another major trend we expect to see everywhere in 2021. Textured walls add complexity to an otherwise simple design and give new dimension to a room. Whether we are talking about decorative plasters, wallpapers, or wall panels, textured walls can enhance the mood of a room and add drama without the need to tackle any major remodeling projects or investing in new furnishings. If adding texture to all your interior walls feels a bit too much, you can accentuate just one interior wall by adding texture. Aside from being a great way to break up an otherwise monochrome look, an accent wall also acts as a marvelous focal point and goes a long way in adding visual interest to a room.
Personalized Living Spaces
In 2021, the focus will be on creating personalized spaces that showcase a homeowner’s individuality. Homeowners are encouraged to break away from trends and mainstream decor and use their interiors as blank canvases for telling their own stories. While trends and experts’ opinions can be used as general guidelines, we should spend more time making our homes feel more like ‘us’ instead of them being a reflection of what is currently in vogue.
A home is a place that should exude warmth and comfort, and sometimes, a couple of tweaks are all you need to make your home more beautiful and functional. Keep these trends in mind, but remember to add a dose of your personal style for a home that is on-trend, yet perfectly unique.