Hey friends! Thinking of you as we see so many new design trends happening these days. There has been a huge shift in home decor lately, which usually happens as we go into a new decade. When I wrote this post on 2020 decor trends at the beginning of last year, no one quite knew where exactly the trends would go. Now that we are well into 2021, we have a good idea of where we are headed in design styling for this next season ahead.
One of the hardest things about home decor trends is keeping up with them in our homes. They seem to change so quickly and can cost so much time and money to stay on top of everything. So, guess what? You don’t have to! Yep, I said it.
You don’t have to keep up with every trend that comes your way. It’s important that you decorate with what you love and what means something to you. Budget is always important to consider too. Being stressed about money doesn’t help you enjoy your home. And if there was anything we learned this year, is how to find joy in the simple things in life. While the world is falling apart around us, we need more than ever to love those we live with and enjoy the home we are in.
That being said, if you are like me, and you enjoy change and keeping up with design trends, here are a few simple ideas on how to update your home without breaking the bank. Keeping on top of home maintenance is so important to not become such an overwhelming and expensive update down the road.
Simple updates are key to enjoying your home and helping it feel like a refuge for you and your family, especially in these unknown days. Here are a few ways to update your home with the latest design trends
Simple 2021 design updates for your home
We have gone from a farmhouse to boho style. This means lot’s of textured, natural feeling accessories will help to update your home. Do this with storage baskets, greenery, neutral textured throw pillows and vases, natural colored wood accent furniture pieces, and gold framed mirrors.
Lighting can sure make a huge difference. So spray painting your existing lights or grabbing a few new pieces can really help change up the feel in your space! We are seeing a lot of glass, gold, and black options right now.
Check out my latest kitchen update here where we spray painted our pendant lights to give them a whole fresh new look!
Dark moody colors are in. Black is making a huge come back too. Soft light neutrals also help. And lot’s of off-white walls. I am seeing a lot of colored trim and cabinetry as well. I personally find it easier to update just walls with paint rather than doing a trending color on your trim and cabinets, but colored cabinetry and trim really do make a room feel inviting and cozy if your brave enough to do this. I totally remember painting my Auntie’s home in the early 2000’s with darker trim and lighter walls. It’s wild to see what is making a comeback these days.
I wasn’t quite ready to go darker in our home as I love a fresh and bright space. We did however paint a rich color in our bedroom. Check out our update here. I am so loving our new cozy space.
Natural wood tones are totally here. It feels a lot different than the days of espresso wood colors. This natural color offers the ability to play with darker colors on your walls or keeping it feeling relaxed and bright with off-white walls. Don’t feel like you have to update your wood floors. A wood floor can be so timeless no matter what color wood it is. Do consider adding a few greyed natural white oak color to give a fresh look to your space.
Patterns can definitely be a trendy trend, so be careful where and how you use them as you may tire of it over time. That being said, patterns add so much interest to your space. I personally have a patterned vinyl floor in my ensuite bathroom and still love it so much. Patterns can be bossy in your space so use them sparingly and keep everything else calm and relaxed if you do.
Decor trends 2021
Lots of texture in your accessories, moody emerald and cognac colors used wisely, light and airy off-whites and greiges (a grey-beige) are all totally on-trend right now, along with a simple natural feel and lots of greenery. We have gone away from cool greys and chromes, while def seeing more warm tones like black and brushed gold in finishings.
Keep your fixed elements easy to live with as those cost the most to change out if you get tired of them. Paint and accessories are easier and more cost-effective to change.
I am never done updating my home and am loving the few simple updates we have done lately. I always have so many things on my wishlist, but one thing at a time right??? Start with a list of to-dos and check it off as you have time or money to do so. Grab your free home checklist here!
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