It’s always hard to know which trend to follow and which one to watch pass by as it doesn’t quite fit the feel of your home. Above all else, we should be striving for eternal style, but it’s too hard to resist picking up a trend or two, especially after the year we have had trapped inside and getting sick of our surroundings. If you are looking for fresh decor in 2021, here are 10 decor trends that might be worth implementing at home.

Greater Storage Solutions

Marie Kondo really rocked the boat with her book and Netflix series that was all about getting rid of your unwanted items, and now the Home Edit series and movement online have championed that effort once again. Smart storage solutions will be a big trend in 2021 and finding ways to make these solutions tie into your home style. Think boutique shoe cabinets and vintage coat stands or anything functional and fashionable.

Bold Colours

Great innovation always follows periods of oppression and downturn, and so 2021 will be filled with bold colours splashed around the home in the form of furniture and accent pieces. If you are undecided about whether to do that yellow feature wall – this is the year to give it a go!

Large Indoor Plants

Not surprisingly, indoor plants are here to stay. One big change in 2021 is that they will be getting bigger and more over-the-top, as this can have quite a luxurious effect if done correctly. Of course, that’s not to say you should bring a huge potted lime tree in your living room, but think big ferns, palms and cascading vines for your home decor.

Contemporary Art

There was a time when personal art was minimal in the home, as no one wanted to make a misstep and so we all ended up with the same beige prints around the home. In 2021, it’s all about contemporary art that makes us feel nostalgic for our childhoods and a time past. The KAWS movement has really bought this playful type of art to the surface, and now we are seeing homeowners try and emulate their own interpretation of this movement. 

Mixed Textures

Mixed and layered textures have been building in momentum, and in 2021 you can expect to see a lot more of this. Not only are these mixed textures going to appear on our beds and couches, but also on our floors and tables. Layering rugs and bamboo can create a really lovely effect, and table decor is going to be just as dramatic in incorporating lots of materials.

Smart Homes

You might not think that Google Home and Amazon smart devices have any place in a discussion around home decor, but they are a growing trend in the home styling space and deserve a call out. With many more iterations being rolled out and new names entering the market, we can expect to see these home systems integrating with even more technology in the home. There may also be some new colourways being introduced to these lines so that every home can get the one that fits best.


It’s incredible what can be achieved with enough elbow grease and the right vision, and the stunning home decor pieces that are being upcycled add some real flair to any home. We all want to be doing our part to consume less and recycle more, so consider looking in new places for your new items and actually acquire something from the past instead.

Outside in

House plants are not where we draw the line in 2021, as many are undergoing some light renovation work to open their homes up to the outdoors more. This might mean knocking down a wall or adding glass bifold doors, but the idea is to see and feel the outdoors in those living spaces and kitchen areas. If you are looking for a place to buy or rent in 2021, make sure this consideration is at the top of your list.

Innovative Temperature Control

In the spirit of sustainability, many smart homeowners are choosing to construct their home in a way that they block or invite sun and set their home up for the optimal temperature year-round. There are even consultants out there that can tell you which plants to grow that will naturally cool your home, or what building materials to use to ensure you are warm in winter. Use your decor to your advantage and think smart about how these decisions impact the feel inside your home.

Less Is More

Despite all those amazing home decor trends we just spoke of, less is always more. If you can achieve a vibe at home with only three items, why do you need seven? Think intentionally about all your furniture and home decor accents, and strip the ones that add no value are simply props in a cluttered home. It can be scary to have less around the room but trust that the items you have chosen are conveying your message.

Here are just 10 home decor trends to watch in 2021, and there are sure to be many more when the year starts to take shape. As with any home styling, try one thing at a time and see what works, because not everything is going to be the right fit for your home.

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