What's In and Out in decor in 2021

Curious to know what trends this year with regard to decoration? We tell you everything!

The pandemic came to influence our daily lives and with that the way we live our homes. More time spent indoors meant major changes and necessary adaptations to the space we inhabit. Before Covid 19, we went to gyms, offices, restaurants, cafes, public or private transport, in short, we spent our entire lives practically away from home and at the end of the day, most of the time, we returned home just to sleep. Reality changed and we were forced to spend 24 hours a day at home, which forced us to make our office, our gym, our restaurant, and our home all in one place!

Home models that previously served us no longer serve it. We had to readapt, look inside our homes and renovate. So have the decor trends. We consulted several national and international sources and now leave here some of the tips on what's In and what's Out in 2021 in decoration.

End of FarmHouse style

One of the reasons why this style is on the way out has to do with the fact that it has been widely used by everyone. The farmhouse's rustic style was carried over to city apartments or suburban houses, which had nothing in common with the urbanity of the surrounding environment. It's been so overused and abused that it's way out of this year's trends.

The end of white kitchens and wood clusters

The focus on kitchens is towards a more careful and original style, tending towards marble and quartz. It's goodbye to white kitchens and plain, minimalist aesthetics.

Whether for cabinets, tiles or wall colors, sage green is here to stay and brings an ecological touch to kitchen decor. More elaborate cabinets will also be favored, in other types of nobler materials and details of different and bold handles and doorknobs.

End of Open Space spaces

The pandemic brought about the need to organize spaces for greater privacy and separation between living space and work space. Having multiple functions in the same place has become complicated and almost unbearable in this scenario: work, entertainment, school, playroom, living room, gym, etc. Thus, the concept that has prevailed until now will begin to undergo changes with the creation of spaces separated by glass or cement walls in order to have functionality and physical auditory privacy for the performance of other activities.

It won't be a concept that will change overnight, but it will change for sure.

End of disposable furniture

Although the impulse is to buy more affordable furniture and accessories in the future and due to specific needs in the home, demand will be based on the quality and longevity of the pieces. People are starting to create a greater relationship with household objects, especially personalized products, while at the same time aligning themselves with the motto of sustainability and durability of things. Fast and disposable consumption will fall into disuse.

End of Minimalism

The pandemic also highlighted the fact that less is not always more when we have to spend more time indoors and need a less austere environment. Shopping on Amazon during this period didn't help either, so what is wanted today is not minimalism but organization and functionality. We are moving towards a more “maximalist” concept. We are leaving perfect, ultra-modern, perfectly-shaped and untouchable environments for imperfect but well-lived environments.

There will be a mixture of the ancient and the modern, giving up lacquered objects for matte, opaque finishes, varnished concrete on walls, in short, everything that gives a more comfortable and more natural look.

Neutral colors

With the entry of Maximalism, we will give way to experimentation. The neutral, gray and cold look has its days numbered. This year neutrals will be more connected to nature, brown tones will be in demand as well as green ones. The monochrome style is gone with the introduction and mix of new vibrant and expressive colors to neutrals.

End fake plastics

No more plastic flowers and other materials made of this material. The future is all natural and organic, so all decorative materials will use wood, stone, sustainable fabrics and natural colors, not chemically produced.

Dried plants are a good alternative to not having to take care of pots and plants if you don't feel like it.

No more sofa and bed covers

They are obsolete in the face of the innovation of new furnishing fabrics that already have high-tech characteristics, resistant to stains and liquids, for example. Fabrics these days are incredibly durable and resist anything from stains to food, liquids, pets and children. The paradigm has changed!

End of Mid Century Modern style

It's an all-too-repeated style and is turning into something different and more interesting according to interior designer Alexander Doherty. There is beginning to be a return to the art deco design aesthetic that was popular in the 1930s and 1940s. This translates into vertical line design elements, meticulous handwork, bold geometric shapes with rich finishes and also more sculptural designs that mimic this period. of architecture.

End to dark colors

Darker tones are out of fashion for now. They are too dramatic colors and close a space. Working remotely in 2021 means that spaces have to be multifaceted, which does not allow the use of dark colors in limited spaces without actually having convenient lighting. A dark space is less adaptable.

Creating entertainment spaces at home

Staying at home is the new alternative trend to going abroad. Bigger TVs, better sound systems and plenty of seating are a priority. We now have a more comfortable and functional approach when cinema, concerts, sport, culture and everything else is seen indoors. Increased sofas and seating spaces are a 2021 concern.

Frequent meals at home also began to ask for better kitchens, tables, chairs, plates and cutlery to remember the places they could not go to.

Deep down, the 2021 trends were clouded by the pandemic events of 2020 and which are still very visible in 2021. Trends accompany people's way of life and adapting to new times and realities is the watchword.

And now, what changes are you going to make in your house?

Sources: Forbes, Elle Decor, Vogue