2021 Top Furniture Trends

Tara Dickinson
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We’re only two and half months into 2021 and already there is an influx of new furniture and home design trends that are leading the remodeling home boom. With information compiled from trend experts and high profile designers, plus the most current search trends on Google, Pinterest, and retailer sites, listed below are some of the latest furniture styles sweeping the nation. 

 

JAPANDI

Japandi is a hybrid trend, combining the modern flair of Scandinavian design with the timeless elegance of Japanese aesthetics to create a style that brings together the best of both worlds. It's a minimalistic and harmonious fashion, offering simplicity and function with an appreciation for timeless design. Minimalist style continues to be strong this year, featuring a neutral, earthy palette and an abundance of mood-boosting natural elements.

2021 Top Furniture Trends

BIOPHILIC DESIGN

A technical term for design and architecture that focuses on our connection to nature and bringing the outdoors into the home. With a majority of the population living in cities, nature is scarce, thus people are yearning for this feel-good element more and more. As our lives have been more confined to our personal living spaces, the craving for increased outdoor activity, in gardens, patios and balconies has escalated. These spaces allow social interaction in a safe way as well as additional physical exercise. Therefore outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchens, and other outdoor features are more popular than ever.

Biophilic

STATEMENT VASES

This is not your table-top variety. Statement vases are big and bold, with dominant shapes that bring instant attention and joy to a space. Think over-sized, bright colors, and unique designs.

Vases

 

ECO-FRIENDLY DESIGN

A shift towards more conscious consumption is trending in the most positive way, with people reevaluating their consumption habits and environmental impacts. This of course has made its way into the home design and decor side of decisions as well. Consumers are looking for sustainably made products and buying second-hand. Interior designers are predicting a large increase in people upcycling and repairing their home accessories. Consumers also expect businesses to do their part. A Nielsen study proved 81% of people strongly agreed that companies should help to improve the environment.

Ecofriendly

HOME OFFICES

Interior design companies are confirming that working from home has a major impact on current decor and design plans. Putting together a formal workspace has simply become a necessity for a majority of households. This translates to the addition of office type furniture into kitchens, living rooms, and kids rooms; adding multiple workspaces has proven to allow for a more harmonious and efficient home environment.

Home Office

 

COMFY FURNITURE

With the uncertainties of life at the current time, people are longing for safety and security in all forms, even in their home furnishings. Chairs, sofas, beds, and all kinds of  cocooning furniture have gained enormously in popularity. Homey comfort, soft textures, and round shapes with deep cushions is one of the current trends in 2021.

Comfy Furniture

 

HOME GYMS

The explosion of being in our homes 24/7 has led to a huge rise in the trend of creating a space for a gym in the house or garage. Adding some basic exercise equipment, a good sized TV screen, and surround sound speakers is a current furniture trend that looks to be healthy and strong leading into the years to come.Home Gym

 

 

MID CENTURY MODERN

The fifty’s chic of Mid-Century Modern never goes out of style and right now it’s everywhere. Retro natural wooden designs, clean lines, and luxurious textures are what people seem to be craving right now. The feeling harkens back to a simpler, airy, sunny time.

Mid Century Modern

GRANDMILLENNIAL STYLE

And last but not least is probably one you have not heard of before, the Grandmillennial style.

“Taking fringe, trim, chinoiserie, drapery, skirts on furniture, slipcovers, wallpaper—all of that–and updating them to be convenient for today's 30-year-old,” is what grandmillennial style is all about, according to interior designer Becky Boyle.

To summarize, it’s essentially modern-day design partnering with retro elements. It’s using Millennial creativity and imagination to incorporate hand-me-downs and inherited pieces, next to secondhand items and reclaimed furniture while making it all function in a modern home. It’s a style that’s giving a fresh look to outdated trends that were part of their childhood years. It’s cheeky, it’s fun and feels oh so retro in a hip way.

Grand Millenial

 

 

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