As professional and passionate interior designers, we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we weren’t constantly aware of the current industry trends. Especially when a new year rolls around, it’s our responsibility (okay—and it’s a lot of fun) to research which styles are about to take the interior design world by storm and which ones are likely to bow out. It also happens to be our job to tell everyone we know about what we find.
So, without further ado, here are some of the top trends we and our fellow experts expect to see at the forefront of 2021 interior design:
After a pretty brutal year, people are seeking the warmth and comfort of natural, earthy palettes in their spaces. Rich green and brown hues are particularly on the rise, but you’ll also be spotting more playful earthy shades like marigold, cinnamon, rust orange, and deep reds. Natural textures like wood, rattan, stone, marble, and other earthy textiles will continue their ascent as well.
The pandemic and other events of 2020 have had a lot of impact on the way we perceive and think about things—including our space. This year, we’ll see people putting much more thought into stylizing their accessories and other details we didn’t pay much attention to before we spent 24/7 staring at them. The result? A more layered designer look. Count on everything from seating and statement pieces to bath towels and wine glasses getting an upgrade.
When you’re stuck in a space indefinitely, you have to make the most of every inch. In 2021, the priority is comfort, approachability, and functionality for our interiors. Dining rooms that are used once a year and living rooms only dusted off for guests are a thing of the past. Expect multifunctional pieces to create a lot of multipurpose spaces.
Relaxed and cozy is the vibe this year as we continue to log more and more hours on the couch, bed, home office chair, guest room floor…hey, we all need a change in scenery once in a while, okay? Interiors are moving away from grandiosity and midcentury looks and toward warmer, more grounded design elements. Bonus points for looks that evoke a sense of calmness and nostalgia too—here’s looking at you cottagecore.
Is 2021 the year you’re finally going to overhaul your space? The Hudson & Crane interior design warriors have your back! Our process is a collaborative one, which means you’re the one writing your own design story, and we’re just here to help you tell it.
Give us a shout at 202-436-1223 today, so we can get started on something amazing!