7 Interior Design Trends Everyone Will Be Trying in 2021, According to Experts

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Affordable (But Cool) Home Decor Gifts You Can Buy On Amazon

While you’re probably hip to how great Amazon is for purchasing inexpensive electronics and other everyday essentials, we’re not so sure you knew how awesome the website’s giftable home selection could be. Believe it or not, the site we all know and love for its cheap, well, just about everything also features a surprising assortment of affordable and design-forward home finds, too. That’s right, the next time you’re stocking up on socks or your favorite discontinued lipstick, you can just as easily throw a fab apartment gift into the mix to meet that free shipping minimum.However, as with any large conglomerate, separating the good stuff from the basic can be tricky. Lucky for us, Refinery29 curated a beautiful Amazon-Home shop that we can consult for additional interior gift guidance. In an effort to scope out all the

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Flipping Houses in 2021? Keep These 5 Home Renovations Trends on Your Radar

If home flips are on your radar for the new year, then take note: Home design trends are changing.

According to predictions from Houzz and the National Kitchen and Bath Association, 2021 should usher in new trends in color, home technology, and even tile — and if you want your flips to align with buyer preferences, you’ll want to study up.

Here’s a look at some of the larger trends the two industry players forecast for the new year:

1. Open floor plans will be out

They used to be all the rage, but open floor plans are no longer in high demand. With so many Americans now working from home, people are looking for properties with more privacy, like areas for family members to work, hop on a video call, or take virtual classes in peace.

According to Houzz, providing this space can be done in several ways,

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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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Maximalism surging to break up minimalist trends

The clean-lined, subdued-color aesthetic of minimalism has dominated the design scene in recent years, and although that contemporary look is still widely popular, maximalism — its rebellious, loud counterpart — is stealing some of the limelight.

“Minimalism is always less is more, whereas maximalism is more is more,” said Beth Diana Smith, a New Jersey-based interior designer.

The look, which mixes color, pattern, texture, cultures, shapes and eras, lacks a rigid definition, but you’ll know it when you see it. The aesthetic can be rooted in 1980s excess, or traditional, classic styles, or even evoke a bohemian vibe.

“Maximalism is about surrounding yourself with the things that you love,” Smith said. “It can be art, decor, furniture, anything at all, but it all boils down to layering those things beautifully together in a strategic way. For me, the goal is to always create a ‘wow’ factor.”

Smith has brought the

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