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Home Design Trends of the Year

Home design trends seem to flow and change as much as fashion trends. Luckily some stick around for longer like mid-century modern pieces, but others are in and out just as quick. Take a look at some of the trends that are popular right now for your home!

Vintage pieces are becoming popular

The idea of keeping old pieces and restoring them to new has become one of this year's trends. Vintage items are being seen more and more in different aspects of life, whether it be in clothing, art, or home décor. Having a vintage piece in your repertoire is in style. Vintage being back may be due to eco-conscious decisions to fix an heirloom or previous piece instead of buying new. If you have antique hardware or an old chest from your grandparents, you are ahead of the game in terms of home décor style!

The 70s making a resurgence

The color palette of the 70s is making a comeback, with burnt orange, moss greens, and warm neutrals brightening interiors. Not only are the groovy vibes on their way back with the color palette, but some of the beloved items are seen in this year's trends. Items like rattan storage, vintage rugs, animal print, and warm bold colors in every aspect of the home. While this era’s favorite things are making a resurgence, it is not a full swing back. Often trends come in moderation and we can see that with this one. Taking your favorite pieces from the decade or styling just one or two rooms this way is often the practice. Don't worry if you don't want your whole house to feel like it has time traveled, just a few pieces or an overall homage to the decade will bring a warm ambiance to your home.

Plant life is taking priority

Bringing the outdoors in is one of the popular trends in not only architecture but home décor. Often referred to as Biophilic Design, the idea aims to bring the outdoors into your home through natural materials, colors, and—of course—plants. Moving beyond a few pots on the windowsill, plant parents are now experimenting with plant-covered walls and unique hanging installations. Taking the connection to nature past just having a few house plants to having more indoor-outdoor spaces, plant walls, and a color palette that reflects the outdoors.

Not only are people bringing plant life into the home, but also in the style of their décor. Adding greens, browns, and woods into the color scheme of your home is the extra environmental change that people are loving.

Rounded edges (round furniture, round arches, round art)

Soft lines, arcs, and curves are popping up across furniture collections from a wide variety of retailers. This trend can be traced back to our collective desire for comfort amid stressful times, as curves and rounded forms inherently feel softer and more calming than sharp angles and straight lines. A more rounded furniture piece can compliment angled pieces while giving a more romantic feel to a room. We also see rounded furniture as part of the modern era making a comeback.

Rounded edges can also be found in the art and architecture within the home through arched doorways and soft-edged art pieces.

Sustainable/eco-friendly options

While sustainability is “trending” right now, it's also making its way into every aspect of life due to people enjoying the look, or actively trying to be more eco-conscious. Some of the ways it's been seen in décor recently is upcycling or repurposing items. Taking an old chair and reupholstering it, or changing an item's purpose entirely. Another way we see sustainability throughout design is the choice to use eco-friendly materials and nontoxic/green finishes. Looking for items that are recycled, reused, or from sustainable sources, as well as non-toxic or low-biocide for paints and finishes. Not only are these options beautiful for your home, but our environment.

Mid-century modern style woodwork is still present

Though some trends are coming into style and some are fading away, one that is standing strong is mid-century modern pieces. Honey-colored woodworking and angular lines when it comes to furniture are ever present in the year's trends. If you are a fan of your mid-century dresser and shelving, no need to worry about your pieces going out of style. Though mid-century is often thought of as a timeless style, another reason it's here to stay for a while is due to how easily it fits with some of the other themes we are seeing this year. Mid-century appliances fit and flow well with a 70s color palette as well as round edges in furniture and bright colored rugs. No need to worry about the fan favorite of Mid-century modern fading away.

A full room of color

This idea isn't for the faint of heart. Painting an entire room, door, and ceiling, a bold and vibrant color is becoming a design choice. Not only is this a vibrant and bold trend, but this painting style often gives the illusion of a larger space than reality. Painting the entirety of your small office not only provides the feel of having a larger space, but gives the space more personality, drama, or even just simple joy. If you have always wanted an entire room to be your favorite color of deep turquoise, now is the time to make that leap!

Bold Patterns

This trend goes hand in hand with the previous bold, all-over color. Having bright and bold carpets, bedding, furniture, or artwork is becoming one of the year's popular trends. Allowing more bold patterns and colors into your home not only allows experimenting with color pallets, and a variety of options, but also brings back some needed interest in your home. After spending over a year indoors due to the pandemic, people are often feeling bored or bland about their spaces. Bringing in bold patterns and colors gives the eye more to look at and the brain more to enjoy compared to everything being simple and grey.

Overall more investment is going into our living spaces due to, well, needing to live in them more. More air, lighting, comfort, texture, and overall enjoyment. All-white minimalism fades out when you spend days on end inside looking at a blank wall. Which trend is your favorite?


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