Extreme D.I.Y. for Home Decor

For some homeowners, the pandemic has provided time to tackle projects that had lingered on the “Honey Do” list. Rineeka Sheppard had long wanted to add a concession stand to the home theater she and her husband, Steven, had built for themselves in the basement of their five-bedroom house in Indianapolis in 2018.

But life always got in the way. They both worked and were raising three teenagers and a 5-year-old. But in April, Ms. Sheppard, 38, was laid off from her job collecting defaulted student loans at the state’s Department of Education because of the pandemic and suddenly her calendar was wide open.

“Finally, it was the time,” said Ms. Sheppard, whose favorite part of going to the movies is the concession stand. “With Covid, I was able to step back and take a breath.”

While Mr. Sheppard, 43, a mechanic, built out the space, Ms. Sheppard scoured Facebook

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5 fresh interior design and home decor trends for 2021



a wooden table


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Singapore – Last year, we spent a lot more time in our homes than we planned to, thanks to the pandemic, but it made us realize that home is truly where the action happens. We sleep, eat, relax and now work in our homes, so they’d better be comfortable, set-up to suit our needs and be a reflection of our personalities.

Practical yet comfortable upgrades, multi-purpose furniture, designs that call to mind distant lands and expressions of joy are only some of the interior design and home decor trends that experts say will be buzzing this 2021.

Distant lands and global travel



a decorated christmas tree in a room: Image credits: This Moroccan-inspired layout will certainly soothe no-travel blues/Noelia Martinez Facebook


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Image credits: This Moroccan-inspired layout will certainly soothe no-travel blues/Noelia Martinez Facebook

The pandemic has kept us home-bound, and it’s no secret that we long for a life of freedom, where we can travel and explore at our leisure. The

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7 Easy Maximalist Decor Tips. The over-the-top, eclectic charm of design.

After a long stretch of subtle color palettes and understated furnishings, home design trends are shifting away from the minimalist decor that could sometimes feel stark or oversimplified for color schemes, furniture, and accessories that pack a punch. The over-the-top, eclectic charm of maximalist design is here to make its presence known and Sam Levitz Furniture has everything you need to make this funky, yet, elegant trend your own. Check out these easy tips to bring any room in your home to life with dramatic color choices, bold patterns, and an array of unexpected elements. 

One of the best ways to create an over-the-top maximalist space is by embracing pattern. Or better yet, multiple patterns–the louder the better. The trick to taking several patterns that don’t seemingly go together and combining them to make a room pop with visual intrigue is by starting with a relatively neutral palette. A

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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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