I recently started a new interior design series in partnership with Living Spaces here on Fab Everyday, working with some of their interior designers to bring you tips and trends for home design and decorating your space. Today we’re sharing the next article in our #FabLiving collaboration, brought to you from Living Spaces Interior Designer Brynna Evans. Following up from our article on 2021 Color Trends (and what it means for interior design trends for 2021), Brynna is sharing 2021 furniture trends based on upcoming 2021 home décor trends, and how you can start adding some of these furniture trends to your home now.
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2021 Furniture Trends
By Brynna Evans, Interior Designer, Living Spaces
With this year coming to an end, why not start coming up with ways to update your home using next year’s trends as your guide! In the last few years, you will notice that natural materials have become the main focal point of interior design trends (and the interior design trends for 2021 are following right along). If your home is already decorated with this style, you won’t have too many things to update. However, if you haven’t had a chance to change your space in the last few years, you might be able to incorporate the old with the new.
This year’s designs are based around bohemian influences with neutral and pastel color palettes. It focuses on sustainability and its relation to modern design—repurposing our old furniture into new pieces that are usable for any room in the home. This is a similar concept to our Elements collection at Living Spaces. They use various recycled materials from different countries to produce one of a kind looks that will be the envy of your friends.
Here are a few of next year’s trends and how to incorporate the 2021 furniture trends into your own homes.
2021 home décor trends: Antique Meets Modern
Magnolia Home does a beautiful job of incorporating antiques into modern day homes. They have a wide selection of timeless products that can be included in design year after year. My passion for interior design started with mixing new trends with old antiques. My home is a variety of modern upholstery and accessories with antique wooden accent pieces. I love that I can incorporate my grandparent’s mid-century modern style with my newer items. Luckily they are very similar to furniture pieces purchased in-store today, so I am on trend without even trying. Goes to show that everything comes back into style at some point.
2021 furniture trends: Cane
With people starting to focus on the fact that the Earth’s resources are not endless, many designers are incorporating as many sustainable products as possible into homes to reduce waste. Cane is a beautiful product that dates back to the 1600s; it adds fantastic detailing and warmth to otherwise simple pieces. I own a caned and wooden stereo cabinet that I turned into my tv stand. I remember admiring this piece in my grandparent’s living room as a child and all the memories of holidays playing on the stereo. It is fun to incorporate a part of history into my space, combining today’s styles with antiques from my family’s past.
Interior design trends for 2021: Rattan
Rattan is also another popular material we see today in outdoor furniture, accent chairs, wall art, and lighting. Rattan is made of pliable stems of palm trees, allowing them to bend into intricate shapes and patterns. This look is on-trend for the boho style of design and will be something that will last throughout the ages. Although when most of us think of rattan, we think of outdoor patio furniture. It is becoming highly popular inside the home as well in every room of the house.
2021 home decor trends: Navy Blue
Navy blue is considered a neutral color when decorating a home; however, it can also be added to an earth tone room to create vibrancy. Nate and Jeremiah have constructed the Ames sofa, which uses simple lines with quality custom upholstery to make that statement. This eco-friendly high-performance fabric is not only stylish but stain-resistant as well. With our Special Order program at Living Spaces, you can customize many pieces with your taste in mind at no additional cost to you!
2021 furniture trends: Light Wood
Light woods add brightness and warmth to any home. When decorating small spaces that do not have much natural light, it is essential to stay away from dark materials and colors. The lighter woods can go either traditional or modern, depending on the item’s detailing and the wood grain throughout the pieces. Nate and Jeremiah do a great job of creating transitional pieces using the lighter-toned woods of their Gramercy and Centre collections. These collections can be used in any décor style, with different accessorizing, you can define your specific style.
Furniture trends for 2021: Statement Pieces
Reclaimed items are a great way to add a statement piece to the home! Whether you add a reclaimed wood sideboard that combines rustic materials with modern detailing, or a metal bicycle turned into a bar cart. These items add interest to any home. Whether outdoors or indoors, you need to have a piece that expresses you and your taste. The bar cart below would be perfect for a bicycling enthusiast or promote your love of the outdoors. Bringing the outdoors in with these natural materials while still shopping sustainably.
Interior design trends for 2021: Expressive Art
One of the new year’s most significant art trends will be incorporating facial features and expression into the home. This allows a person to incorporate their personality into the artwork throughout the space. The modern simplicity of this style of art adds feeling while still creating a monochromatic room. Individuality is one of the most missed opportunities when coming up with a design concept. Adding a piece of yourself is what separates your home from your friends and families. Some people go with the design trends without incorporating themselves into it. Don’t forget to include yourself in the design process!
Sometimes you don’t have to remodel or redecorate your entire house to be on-trend. You can start by making a list of your current pieces, splitting them into keep and donate. If you don’t want to get rid of furniture, sometimes moving it into a different room can update that space, making the piece feel new. Then head to the Living Spaces website to create a wishlist of new items that will modernize your home. If you are unsure of how to use the 2021 furniture trends discussed above, schedule a design appointment online with our designers.
About the Author
My name is Brynna Evans, I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, where I completed her Interior Design degree. Since then I have moved to Southern California with my boyfriend Joshua and our two dogs, Milo and Mazie. I started working in flooring, but quickly moved on to work for Living Spaces Furniture as an Interior Designer. Where I have been there for the last five years helping guests complete their home design projects. Recently I have been working on a design coalition creating courses for team members to become designers throughout the company. My personal designs are inspired by my love for nature, which I use to create unique and colorful spaces.