COMFORT, RUSTIC, GRANDMA CHIC
If you’ve been redecorating, refreshing and renovating for months now, you are definitely not alone. And after a brief pause during the holidays, this interior redesign trend is carrying right on over into this year. “Spring cleaning” will take on a much bigger meaning this year!
So, haven’t taken the leap yet? Not sure which direction you want to dive into? Wondering how long all that grayness will be trendy? Let’s take a quick look at what some of the experts are saying.
From Better Homes & Gardens
EARTHY, GROUNDED SHADES
First Dulux announces its Color of the Year as Brave Ground, then Urbane Bronze is hailed as Sherwin Williams’s Color of the Year. Now, Little Greene will release their latest paint range in January 2021… and, you guessed it, it’s all built around a natural, earthy color palette. Packed with rusts, warm greens, deep reds and slubby browns, it’s comforting, welcoming, and just what we need for 2021. And we love it.
PLENTY OF PLANTS
It seems like 2020 was the year that many of us returned to the basics (hello, baking bread and green thumbs), and chances are that these primal habits will continue to grow in 2021 — especially when it comes to indoor plants. Incorporating plants into your décor can help refresh and brighten your mood, and you don’t necessarily need to get too fancy (or hire a plant stylist) to create a green home. A few easy-to-care-for indoor plants in a beautiful textured stoneware pot will do the trick.
From Country Living
Achieving this trend, known as Japanese minimalism, is all about mixing elements of Japanese and Scandinavian furniture. It’s been making big waves with interior designers this year, so expect to see the trend trickle down into homes around the country.
OUTDOOR SPACES BUILT FOR YEAR-ROUND ENTERTAINING
Living through a pandemic certainly has caused us to rethink entertaining at home as we know it, but as we begin to discover how easy it can be to entertain through the winter with a few changes, creating these cozy outdoor spaces for year-round use is sure to be a priority for those of us with itty-bitty city balconies and sprawling, lakefront backyards alike.
From Good Housekeeping
“I believe design should be timeless! So what is ‘in’ is that old-world aesthetic that never gets old. Darker, moodier rooms, old oil paintings mixed with a modern light fixture to the tune of not being able to place what era the room is from — that’s how to achieve timeless-ness; mix and match eras!” — Joyce Downing Pickens
From Homes & Gardens
Cottagecore started off as very simplistic, but I think it can also be mixed with touches of glamour to create a luxe traditional style. Elegant vintage style barware, gilded cutlery and statement gold accessories are all ways to get the look while staying on budget —and touches of British quirk will keep the look feeling grounded.
Think: a cuter version of Rustic Vogue, with ginghams and checks vying for attention with vintage prints and motifs – all set within a muted, pastel palette