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The Top 2021 Home Trends

January 11, 2021

We talked to designers, gathered search trends and compared style reports. The top home trends are in, and there's one thing they all have in common: a happy ambiance for a bright year ahead.

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Photo: Julie Soefer. From: Marie Flanigan Interiors.

The Trends Are In

Home decor in 2021 is giving us a hug after the year we've had — in the form of cozy cottagecore spaces, curved and welcoming furnishings, comforting color palettes and playful designs. We’re blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors and turning our homes into functional and organized (and cute!) havens. Keep scrolling for a full 2021 trends report.

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And by cottagecore we mean dried flowers, floral curtains, taper candles (with gold holders, of course), ruffled bedding, reclaimed wood. Think Taylor Swift’s Folklore album art, and why not throw in Evermore for extra inspo. Cottagecore is Euro-rustic, woodsy and cozy, and it’s one of the top five most Googled home trends, according to Share to Buy. Leanne Ford even renovated her kitchen cottagecore-style, which is reason enough to assume the style is here to stay.

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Cozy Bathroom Sanctuaries

As Eyeswoon designer Athena Caldrone says, a bathroom is a means of escape: a quiet, relaxing space to decompress. So, we’re extra-happy about the fact that Yelp cited sanctuary-like bathrooms as a 2021 trend. Some simple ways to create a moody bathroom: dimmed lighting, candles and eucalyptus. Plus, Athena suggests reglazing (she’s done it in her own home!), a cost-effective alternative to buying a new tub or installing new tile. “It’s the best way to give a bathroom an extra-clean, new feel,” she says.

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Photo: Amber Ulmer. From: HGTV Magazine.


Say hello to the shelfie: a cozy shelving setup in the corner of your kitchen. Pinterest saw a rise in searches for clay dishes, kitchen plate racks, colored glasses and copper pots. We’ll gladly invest in some extra-cute accessories just to show them off on open shelves. Our inspo: A Beautiful Mess blogger Elsie Larson’s colorful corner (she decorated her shelves with vintage dishes).

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