If we learned any lesson at all in 2020, it was without a doubt how important our homes are in our lives. Design companies across the spectrum clearly heard this message too—the buzzwords for the pieces we’re seeing so far in 2021 are optimism and positivity. Happy yellows and soothing pastels are in vogue in the color arena; earthy, textured stone and bright brass are among the popular materials; and the 1960s vibes of peace and love are fully back in the form of rainbow emblems. We’re all hopeful, of course, that 2021 is going to be a better year, so with that in mind, read on for 14 top design trends that are sure to brighten your home in the coming months.
1. DISCO GLAM
Can’t go out to the club anymore? No worries! Now you can relive the old days by bringing the party to you with the Disco Chair by Rachel Shillander from The Future Perfect.
This popular 1950s shape is back, so to add these optimistic circular symbols to your life, try the Lambert chandelier from Jayson Home—it would look stunning in an entryway or over a dining room table.
3. 1960’S VIBES
Follow the rainbow! Octaevo will bring positive energy to your tabletop with this colorful paper vase.
4. CHANNEL TUFTING
This upholstery trend is enjoying a renaissance across all furniture categories, and Roche Bobois made it the focus of its new Intermede sofa by Maurizio Manzoni for their Spring 2021 collection.
5. BLACK AND WHITE
Always a beloved graphic combo, black and white is having another moment in the home. Kelly Behun’s Split pendant for Hudson Valley Lighting hits all the right notes for this monochromatic look.
The cut-out forms of Henri Matisse have long been admired in the design world—this rug by artist Liz Roache for Pierre Frey is a new exploration of the storied concept.
With tented rooms popping up everywhere on Instagram, it’s only a matter of time before stripes follow. For his first outdoor collection as the new artistic director for B&B Italia, Piero Lissoni chose this tried-and-true classic on the Borea sofa.
8. WICKER, FOREVER
If you thought wicker was going away—think again! These days, companies are focusing on using the time-honored material for indoor products like this lovely scalloped side table from Serena & Lily, which could also double as a bar.
We all want to add a pop of color to our homes, right? This warm, sunny yellow is the way to go—we recommend starting with Heather Taylor Home’s new sunflower gingham bedding.
Do you still have tigers on your mind after binge-watching Tiger King last year? For 2021, Cowtan & Tout is launching this chic warp print in three colors.
This super-shiny metal is making a comeback, in hardware, in lighting, and now in furniture, too, with pieces like the large-scale Mass dining table by Tom Dixon.
“Turquoise is one of those colors that evokes mood-enhancing good vibes,” designer Michel Smith Boyd says. Pictured here is his favorite shade, Nifty Turquoise, from Sherwin-Williams.
We all need more grounding in our lives, and travertine will surely do the trick. Kelly Wearstler clearly agrees, as she has just introduced this beautiful Dume pedestal table carved entirely out of the textured, earthy-colored stone.
Straight from the fashion runway, soothing pastel hues are now making their way into homes. We especially love these hand-dyed acrylic tables by South Korean designer Sohyun Yun, available on 1stdibs.
From ELLE Decor