The coronavirus pandemic has led to a shift in our homes. As many people spent more time indoors throughout 2020, they were craving more comfort in their lives and were forced to reimagine their spaces in order to meet these demands.
What’s hot this season?
Trendy reclaimed wood, knotty pine walls, and reclaimed leather furniture are making their way into home decor. The focus of the trend is to reimagine an object for its value as well as for its sentimental value. It is about recreating an object in a new way, but with the same importance as its original form. With reclaimed furniture, we can see a confluence of traditional and up-cycled materials. This tends to be especially prevalent in one-of-a-kind pieces.
Transitional materials tend to be more budget-friendly and allow for more experimentation. These materials include suede, wool, and velvet, which can be used for areas that are both homey and glamorous.
Trends in color
The green and white scheme that dominated the runways of many designers is finding its way into interiors everywhere. A sober color palette, commonly used by architects, designers, and decorators over the last decade, has been re-introduced in the home.
With its ability to reflect the rich hues of nature, white is a great neutral choice. Fittingly, the color white is said to heal, purify and protect.
Many people gravitated towards shades of grey and beige in 2020. From a traditionally white kitchen to a lushly colored living room with warm blues and russet reds, this shade scheme can bring tranquillity to your home.
Colour has been a huge player in the new home aesthetic and as technology advances, we will be exposed to more color palettes.
Trends in textures
For millennials, wellness became an imperative, and meant looking towards “natural, ecological, and organic materials,” said Lamy. “Hearing about environmental issues has prompted a growing interest in living a more sustainably adjusted lifestyle, with use of a lot of natural textures and materials such as twigs, wicker, burlap, and hemp.” There is no place for concrete and steel in these surroundings; instead, wood, stone, and hemp are favored. For example, a piece of textile from a place like Japan, which tends to have a similar color palate as Japanese textiles, would be a good choice for such material.
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Trends in fabric textures
Embellishments. A reinvention of velvet for this season is using embossed velvet on chandelier earrings, tops of sweaters or knits and bags. You can also emboss velvet and its fabric siblings in cushions and throws.
An elevated cool guy look. We’re seeing more guys come out of the woodwork this season. This is a good thing as it helps break down those rigid man-woman boundaries. Male homewares are getting the feminine makeover with cushions, cushions, cushions.
In the United States in 2020, blue is a firm favorite, representing the sky, faith and the power of women. Silky dresses with embroidered lace motifs in pastel hues – many boasting the nostalgic feel of quilting patterns – are everywhere.
Celebrities’ lifestyles dictate trends and they’re serving up faux fur.
Trends in furniture textures
Soft-to-the-touch, suede furniture was an easy choice for year one of the recession. While we have yet to see a resurgence in this high-end trend, we have moved on to softer mattresses, bedding, rugs, and couches.
Trends in lighting
Whimsical pendant lights have become a thing! Preference has shifted toward flat lighting, though. Even pendant lights that are curved are becoming a thing.
Trends in design
“Seamless” has taken over! Long gone are the days of the tufted, country-inspired, farmhouse-style rug. Instead, looks of the moment are made up of clean lines, thin polka dots, and other geometric patterns.
Trends in accessories
Simple and minimal, we find that maximalism is moving out.