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The Best Trends in 2021

I know we all like to think we are individualistic and unique and choose what we like. Whether we like it or not, we are influenced by popular trends and the mass media on what we like and what we don’t like. Those trends become what’s available to us in stores and becomes what we see everywhere. 


Return to Tradition | Coined “grandmillennial” or “granny chic” this trend could have a lot to do with COVID 19. We learned that our home is our sanctuary, and so a return to traditionalism, coziness, comfort, because that’s what we want out of a home. The style of this return to traditional and the familiar is called Grand Millennial. Characteristic of this style is a lot of traditional furniture, lots of patterns, wallpaper, sort of a modern take on english countryside. So keeping it out of the “granny” but a nod to it. 


Earthy Colours | We’re going to be seeing a lot of blues, greens, coppers, browns, mustard yellow. You can probably already see these colours in stores now. Warm colours also help achieve a warm and cozy interior.


Lighter Woods & Nature | Again, this could be a trend related to COVID. This is a trend of wanting to return to nature, to the organic. It’s not fussy, it's easy, lots of greenery and plants. Lighter wood tones go with any style as well. Bringing in jutes, wools, linens, light wood colours, marbles, anything you would find in nature, that’s going to be in tune for what we will see happening in 2021.


Curved & Rounded | What’s going to be in will be curved or rounded furniture. Things that are postmodern and think 1980’s. Geometric furniture is still very much in, but focuses on things that are more minimal, and more dramatic shapes. 


Plants, Plants & More Plants | It’s all back to basics, plants help to purify the air and brighten your mood. Plus it doesn’t have to cost much, just get a plant that’s easy to take care of if you don’t have the greenest thumb around.


Tidy Multi-functional Spaces |  More spent indoors and more home offices means it makes less sense to have a room with only one purpose. The design of home offices will focus on uncluttered minimalistic set-ups. Furniture with clean lines but that has space for storage will be essential.


Feng Shui | The art of finding harmony, balance and flow - all the themes of 2021. Incorporate some feng shui principles is a great way to start.


Robust Wicker and Rattan Furnishings | Woven rattan furniture and decor are durable while adding texture and a natural, light feel to a room. Textiles of any kind are always good to add to a room.


Welcome Back Wallpaper | You can use wallpaper to create a statement wall. Peel-and-stick wallpaper is also excellent for renters and those who like to change their space frequently.


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