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5 Home Trends You Need to Know About in 2021

What new trends in home decor are emerging in 2021, and how can you incorporate these home trends into your design ethos? We answer these questions and explain how to layer our expert styling tips and new collections into your home's aesthetic.

We asked Kelley Mason, our Stylist and Manager of Creative + Content, to identify and give her insight on the five top home trends for 2021. They include:

  • The statement pieces and muted tones of Soft Deco style
  • The lean towards artisan-crafted products
  • The addition of richly-textured walls
  • The blend of traditional style and modern touches
  • The creation of your own home office
Read on for more about each of the latest trends in home decor and find out how they all tie back to the need to incorporate character and a personal narrative into your living spaces, curating them with eye-catching pieces and accents.

Soft Deco

Malibu Home, Architectural Digest, February 1990

Soft Deco home trends combine organic, sculptural forms with sensual and tactile materials. Exaggerated statement pieces crafted in soft textures keep the look minimalist yet warm. As we continue to stay home more, I believe we will want to decrease the clutter and increase the eye candy—when everything is a standout piece, you don't need as many items to generate the same impact or visual experience.

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Artisan and Handcrafted Pieces

Earthbound Collection, Fall Editoral 2020

Artisan and handcrafted items feel special and unique. These are the thoughtful, purposeful elements that make a design feel curated and collected over time, rather than impulsively thrown together to fill a space. When each piece has a story, a patina, a home feels full of life and movement. I think there will be home decor trends that lean towards handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces to create this personal, unique quality in our homes.

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Textured Walls

Dustin Reynolds, Design by Jeremiah Brent

As we spend more and more time indoors, decorating trends that favor textured and tactile walls will reign over flat and painted ones. Treatments like Venetian Plaster, grasscloth wall coverings, and wood paneling add an outdoor aesthetic to indoor spaces like the kitchen, dining, and living room, giving an organic yet refined quality of movement.

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Blending Comfort with Traditionalism

Ginny Macdonald Furniture Collection

Think of the rustic charm of Hudson Valley, with its arts and crafts boutique finds, or grandmillenial pieces like decorative needlepoint pillows and slipcovered sofas. Whether used as a statement piece or designing the look of a whole room, these nostalgia-inducing accents are fun and welcoming, with a story all their own.

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The Home Office

Anissa Zajac, House Seven Design

With more and more people conducting business out of their homes, it’s no surprise that the home office has become one of the most sought-after spaces to design. A sturdy desk, comfortable chair, and well-placed windows are just the beginnings of functional and productive work space. Even shared spaces and multi-functional rooms are getting spruced up with the WFH treatment as we enter 2021.

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