The home decor trends that will be popular in 2021, according to interior designers



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Modsy's Trend Report was released on Wednesday.


Modsy’s Trend Report was released on Wednesday.

  • On Wednesday, Modsy released its Trend Report for 2021, which predicts what home decor trends will be popular in the coming year.
  • Experts think that people will embrace comfortable and traditional furniture to make their homes more welcoming, as well as natural-looking materials and lighter wood.
  • Sustainable and affordable designs are also becoming more popular.
  • Designers are expecting to see more colour in homes in 2021 as people tire of a neutral colour scheme.
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Like anything else, home decor evolves. And although the bigger shifts are more noticeable over longer periods of time, there are typically new trends that enter the design space each year.

To help people keep abreast of these trends, Modsy releases an annual Trend Report full of predictions of what will be popular in people’s homes in the coming year.

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Fall home decor trends: Comforting hues, flexible design

In recent years, brown anything in a living space was considered by some arbiters of decor as drab and outdated. But this fall the hue is back in favor, in part because of the unsettled, anxious state of the world.

“Brown traditionally makes people feel comfortable and safe, and those are feelings that many of us are looking to our homes to provide,” says interior designer Dawn Hamilton of Oakland Park, Florida.

It’s just one of the trends in decor this season, when the pandemic has made home an even more essential space for living, working, studying and more. Also on the watch list: flexible rooms, indoor and out.

COZY PALETTE

Hamilton says today’s brown palette is being used in new ways, as a neutral in all kinds of materials, and as an accent color.

“Brown feels very earthy and rich. It’s warm and inviting, and has the same grounding

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