The interior decoration of a house or an apartment can be a fun task, and finding the perfect style to make the space comfortable and attractive is not that difficult.
Here are many ideas and design trends of modern and contemporary interior decoration 2021.
Less is more
You must be consistent with this process, and return to each room every few months and observe it with new eyes. You will surely find that there is more to simplify. To ensure that surfaces remain clean, give everything a special place.
For this reason, what is really worth it is to buy quality over quantity and invest in the classics that are really going to stand the test of time, and your level of interest will remain. Impulsive purchases in fashion items do not belong to the modern style. Choose the well-made pieces that are built to last, to withstand daily use.
Nordic and Japanese mix
The Scandinavian and Japanese style are already quite minimalist, simple and functional. And the function of both, known as japandi style, is also. The white color dominates all environments, natural wood, materials and organic forms with all the influence of the great Nordic and Japanese designers of the 50 ′ are its main characteristics.
Large environments with open and bright, comfortable spaces. The furniture design of pure lines, combine the traditional with the modern always prioritizing the functional.
Lately the most marked trend in interior design and decoration has focused on the personalization of spaces. That is, take into account the personal style when creating our home, without sticking so much to the mainstream, or to what the experts think about the latest trends.
Encouraging creativity through the search for one’s own personal expression has become the main style of the majority and this has greatly influenced the possibilities offered by the Internet. Having access to so much information allows us to know new possibilities.
In addition to finding products online, we access inspiring ideas and models from around the world with a simple click. This allows us to define the nuances of our personal style, helps us refine our aesthetic sensibility and trust our preferences and not simply follow the mainstream.
Thus, for example, vintage fashion resurfaces, warm but at the same time modern environments, with simple lines and design elements that are inspired by nature.
For example, we discovered the interiors of this Russian architect, Ekaterina Voronova. This young architect residing in Dublin, Ireland, specializes in designing interiors that reflect the needs and personality of its occupants, optimizing the economy and functionality without neglecting the details.
Its interiors integrate the classic design styles of the 20th century, custom furniture, and personalized environments, combining the new with the old in perfect harmony.
White with black details
This bedroom is designed primarily in black and white, which never fails, with some touches of color on the cushions.
The decoration is minimal and simple, the room looks very bright, painted white and with several windows that provide enough natural light. A good closet will help store a lot of things and also make the space look tidy. The floor with a soft carpet complete the design to make this apartment feel warm and cozy.
Grays and Beige
The protagonist of this environment is the chocolate-colored sofa, which really looks very comfortable and also matches the wall behind it. A neutral color palette, which would look a bit off if it weren’t for the large amount of light that comes through the windows and the splendid view of the trees.
This is to decorate with the least. Contemporary decoration where color plays the main role, balancing the design in plastic form, aesthetically pure and beautiful.
Touches of color
Muted tones are the rule today. Why? They are so clean and fresh that they inspire a great sense of calm. But this does not mean that we should give up color. Yellow shades give a warmer look, while blue shades give a sharper look, and can be used to enhance certain elements.
If you want to introduce a little color, be sure to choose pure tones that blend well with neutrals, such as earthy browns, blues and greens.
Use colors inspired by nature to paint walls, paint windows, for bedding or other decorative objects. Neutral tones such as white, tan and beige always work well indoors, they feel natural and clean. Blues are refreshing like water and sky. The yellows give luminosity like sunlight and fresh flowers. The whole range of green and earth colors.
Contact with nature is indispensable and has become increasingly distant in our daily lives living in big cities. We have lost contact with heaven, earth, water and all the elements we find outdoors that make us feel fresh, relaxed and one with the earth.
How can we incorporate these elements of nature back into our life? The best way is to incorporate them inside our houses. The most obvious way, is through plants, but not the only one, you can also use other elements that are found in nature in your decoration: stone, wood, sea shells, containers with beach sand, wood or straw. Or you can also add photographs or murals of these elements, if you don’t have the real elements at hand.
Natural fibers with different textures and designs such as: wicker, rattan, hemp or jute are also a very good option. You can choose these materials for your furniture or for decoration accessories such as carpets, baskets or lamps to create a relaxing oasis in your home.
Use natural floor coverings. Wood, cork or bamboo floors will look much warmer and cozy under your feet than artificial coverings.
Nature has an unquestionable appeal and as we said before it is vitally important to integrate it into our daily lives. Life in big cities separates us from direct contact with natural elements, to counteract this we try to bring the exterior into our homes. One of the trends in interior decoration is to decorate with floral, botanical or animal prints.
Nothing more cozy than an armchair with many cushions and a carpet. To complete the set a vase with some flowers on a side table. This warm corner that seems to be inviting us to put on some slippers and sit comfortably to weave.
Stimulates the senses with aromas of nature with woods, incense or floral essences. The sounds of rain, wind or beach are widely used in luxury spas so that the body feels relaxed and in harmony with nature. You can use this same method at home. And finally, always choose ecological materials, in bedding, towels, cleaning products, and even in paint. You will feel closer to nature, and the planet will thank you.
It is essential that natural light floods all environments, places lighter curtains or curtains and allows light to transform spaces.
The dining room integrated into the living room is the best solution for an apartment to look and feel more spacious. Good lighting is another key to creating cozy and spacious environments. Open the windows to breathe fresh air, turn off the air conditioning from time to time and let in the breeze. As human beings, we need fresh air to feel alive and at peace.
Ideally, all windows have a beautiful view. If shrubs that block the view have grown, it is time to prune it. Make the most of the view of the garden, the pool or just the children playing in the yard.
2021 Interior Design Trends
To bring you closer to the 2021 interior design trends, we consulted with the leading designers and experts in this field.
After several years of use in interior decoration, minimalism was finally abandoned in 2021. This year you can bet on maximalism, you have a much wider range of possibilities and you can combine different styles. With this new trend, you will be able to use more interesting decorative items that are not standardized or simplified.
The fireplace is becoming an increasingly popular decorative element and will be completely renovated by 2021. Modern fireplaces with increasingly subtle designs will make all the difference in living room design. In addition to adding value to homes, this element creates a very welcoming environment.
Straight shapes are preferred in minimalist interiors. In 2021, as we have already explained, minimalism will no longer dictate the rules of interior decoration. So curved and more curly pieces of furniture and decor will be the most desirable. From padded down chairs to curved coffee tables, these will all be allowed and encouraged for interior decorating.
Combining a kitchen with a living room may seem like a thing of the past, but the trend is back in 2021. Creating a kind of quicker food nook in the kitchen is a practical and trendy idea. This informal space will be very useful and cozy for a more intimate or more private meal.
The ceiling has been ignored for years, but by 2021 it will have the effect it deserves. From the use of moldings to bold lighting scenarios, by 2021, the ceiling will come to life and enter the decor scheme.
As we mentioned, straighter, more traditional shapes will not be preferred by designers in 2021. Sofas will also take on different shapes and arrangements.
Due to the rather long tendency towards sterility of interiors, the materials used in them were mostly smooth and glossy. If you touch such materials with your eyes closed, you may not understand what exactly you are touching.
But in 2021, tactility comes to the fore. Therefore, the materials used in the interior must be pleasant to the touch. The roughness of velvet or the coldness of the stone will fill the interior with new sensations.
For furniture and decor, you can use velvet, soft leather, or textiles with a tangible texture that makes you want to touch.
For example, a sofa is an important part of the living room, it can be made from leather, velvet or textiles with a pronounced texture.
A kitchen apron can be made of marble, and a carpet with a large, soft pile can be laid out on the bedroom floor.
All this will add the necessary tactility to the interior.
For a very long time, cold and even sterile interiors were in fashion. It all came from Scandinavian design, which has been the king of interior design for a very long time. It is based on gray or white walls. And if in our country only recently began to understand that making all the walls in an apartment white does not turn it into a hospital, now, by 2021, white and cold colors in the interior are no longer in trend.
They are replaced by warm and nude tones that become the basis of the interior. And if during this time you were able to fall in love with white, then do not forget that it has many shades.
It is worth playing with different shades of beige.
You can also pay attention to the colors of wenge and brown, if you use them with accents, you can get a very stylish option.
The bathroom is perhaps the most intimate place in our apartment. No matter how many people are in the family, in the bathroom we are mostly alone with ourselves. And the trend towards closeness and intimacy of the interior is growing in design, which is why bathrooms in black and graphite shades are becoming popular.
Such an interior gives a person more peace and tranquility.
Natural materials will also be relevant here. For example, you can use natural stone: marble, onyx, agate.
A dark colored natural stone sink will also add style. But the overall dark color of the room is important here, so don’t be afraid to use brown or dark gray tones for your walls and floors.
Doing everything in black is a bad option, such an interior will quickly get tired and crush. When lighting use warm lamps, it will also give intimacy and comfort.
Since the mid-1980s, most modern kitchens have been decorated in white. Cabinets, countertops and kitchen islands were often chosen in light colors. This is changing in 2021. As we’ve seen, darker shades will be in vogue, and kitchens are no exception. For example, installing dark wood cabinets is a good idea to bring your kitchen up to 2021 trends.
When it comes to lighting living rooms, the trend will be to use wall lights with an artistic silhouette. In addition to great flexibility in lighting the rooms, these lamps give rooms a very modern and interesting look.
Bedrooms will also be digitally decorated. Using more futuristic lighting will be another big trend to look out for in 2021 if you love interior decor.
By 2021, areas decorated with mirrors or mirrored objects will look even more elegant and trendy. This year, experts are mostly encouraging the use of mirrors with a more artistic touch.
Another major interior trends 2021 is bringing to interior design is brass items.
The desired result is somewhere between a polished and a matte surface, which gives the items a very organic look.
2021 Home Decor Trends
2021 is all about sustainability! Natural materials such as wood, basket or stone are particularly popular and can be found in all furniture. But lamps in rattan design or chairs in Viennese weave are also in demand.
The absolute dream team in 2021 will be light wood tones in combination with rich, dark colors. Dark blue in particular will play a major role in the interior charts next year, but dark green, rust red or magenta also offer a nice contrast to light natural materials.
Welcome back, industrial design!
To match the exposed walls, the industrial style is coming back in 2021 home decor trends. Concrete, metal shelves and furniture in a clean design give the room a touch of factory atmosphere, but look extremely stylish. Industrial elements can be found on many pieces of furniture in 2021, so that they can be wonderfully integrated into furnishings without being too much of a focus.
Bring nature home
A nice example that the industrial and natural look can perfectly harmonize: While the room is designed in light natural colors and materials, black metal legs create a clear contrast that brings structure to the furnishings. An industrial lamp goes wonderfully with it.
Let it shine
A little retro shouldn’t be missing in 2021 either. We dig the beautiful dome glass lamps from grandmother’s cellar. They give off warm light and can also be colored – for example with yellowish or greenish colored glass.
Give me structure!
We learned to love one thing in quarantine and the magic word is structure. Now we are bringing it to the wall – by removing the core, paneling or exposing it and painting it over. Structured walls are trendy in 2021, so how about the familiar brick look?
Bring the world to your wall
The wallpaper is coming back! This time we use them selectively and in a limited way. Wallpapers offer a wonderful way to simply bring the world home when we miss it. It can be a beach, a forest or just a wooden structure. There is enough choice – let off steam.
Let it hang
We have taken them so much to our hearts that we’re guaranteed not to let them go next year, but to let them hang: plants can not only stand on the ground, but also fly – by simply attaching them to the ceiling. Hanging pots are still an upgrade for any room!
Rustic dining rooms
Another piece of furniture that we like to keep for a while – after all, we also want to live more sustainably. Dining tables made from a natural piece of wood, complete with grain and individual shape are still trendy in 2021. Rustic furniture is combined with modern industrial elements and ensures style and comfort at the same time.
We have learned one thing this year that we will definitely take to heart in 2021: A cozy home is the be-all and end-all. That is why we are now larding it with soft, cozy materials such as velvet, teddy bear and cotton. Incidentally, velvet sofas often come in muted colors that harmonize wonderfully with the natural rest of the interior.