What we know about interior design trends in 2021

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 by Team Arrow

What we know about interior design trends in 2021

Interior design trends change to reflect the world we live in. In today’s society, everything is impacted and shaped by everything else—from the food we eat and the films we watch to social media influencers and viral TikTok videos.

When it comes to interior design trends in 2021, it’s a bit of a mixed bag, making it tricky to predict the Next Big Thing.

The last twelve months have been the most bizarre on record for… pretty much everybody. Staying at home for an entire year has changed the way we spend our free time, the way we interact with those we live with, and what we expect from our living environment. 

Having been confined to the same four walls, the way we live has simplified, with many of us opting for minimalist design over busy rooms of clutter.


A green explosion

Everywhere you look online, plants are becoming the new cool thing to have, love and showcase. Instagram Reels are filled with plant-lovers, celebrating their living jungles and ever-growing collections. People all over the world have been shut up indoors for months on end, and the logical solution when you can’t go outside is to bring the outside in.

Pandemic aside, we all love plants. They bring a good mood to our home offices, add a dash of color to our bedrooms and even help to purify the air. Whether it’s a hanging creeper straight out of the 1970s or a cute little cactus, houseplants have never been more in vogue.

Beyond collecting cacti, green is most certainly in when it comes to interior design. Green interiors evoke thoughts of everything from balance, growth and restoration to health and nurturing. Plus, with so many shades to choose from, you’ll definitely fall in love with those perfect green tones for your home.


Chic home office with house plant

Chic home offices

Working from home means creating a productive office space. Make room for plenty of books (for the perfect Zoom call backdrop), a spot for your favorite coffee cup and an almost-unkillable plant and you will have created the perfect home office. 

Although your desk may later be covered in paperwork, think simplistic, minimalist design. When it comes to work-related interior design trends, you’re going to need motivational artwork, a wooden writing-style desk and bare floorboards for the most Instagrammable office around. 

A chic home office is lacking in clutter, for the most productive working day imaginable. Now all you need is the coffee to get you started.


Bursting colors

Scrolling through Pinterest or videos online can quickly make us realize that our homes are lacking in color. This year has seen minimalism dominate interior design trends, allowing bursts of color to shine through in contrast to simple, sleek furnishings.

These colors don’t have to just be on the walls, however. Many are beginning to upcycle their kitchen cupboards simply with a splash of paint. You’d be amazed at what a deep, rich, navy can do to an otherwise-white kitchen space.

Are you brave enough to introduce bold patterns, vivid shapes and some garish color to your home’s style?


Budget-friendly kitchen remodeling 

Remodeling your kitchen on a budget is taking social media by a storm. Like never before, kitchen lovers are scanning the aisles for the perfect paint to give their cupboards a new lease of life, all without breaking the bank.

But it doesn’t end there! Upgrading your kitchen space can go above and beyond painting cupboards and updating handles - with many choosing to refresh their kitchen’s style with a simple countertop redesign. 

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean an entirely new countertop but simply upgrading the existing one. Some choose to do this by painting their current countertop or wrapping it in vinyl for even more options of design.

Don’t believe us? Head to Instagram and check out some trending Reels in home remodeling. 


Wood paneling

If lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that we can do pretty much any small DIY task after following tutorials online.

Wood paneling has become the new feature wall style for homeowners, adding a little depth to bedrooms and living areas. Easy to execute with a lick of paint and a couple of tools, this simple interior design trend can have a huge impact on your home’s style.


Contemporary country style

There’s just something about warm amber tones, mellow meadow prints and beautiful embroidery that makes a house a home. 

So far this year, interior design trends have seen gorgeous natural textures introduced into modern homes for that country-style vibe we all adore. 

If you’re looking to bring this trend to your home, mix muted colors with folksy and characterful prints to really bring out this style.

However you decorate your interiors in 2021, remember: this is the year for creating the living space you’ve always dreamed of. So go big, and don’t look back! 


Feeling inspired to update your home’s style?

We can help! The Arrow Renovation experts can help you transform your ideas into the perfect remodeling project. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom or even your windows, we can help you design the perfect space for you and your family.

Call us today to schedule a free evaluation and design consultation in Lansing, Leawood, Prairie Village, Shawnee, Overland Park, Olathe, Lees Summit, Raymore, Lenexa, Kansas City, and nearby!


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