Karen Sacksteder shares her take on fading and emerging home-decorating trends for 2021.
Shiplap Out, Wallpaper In
“Shiplap has been appearing in nearly every TV home-makeover show, but there are so many emerging ways of bringing texture into a space instead,” Sacksteder says. “Wallpaper, tile, plaster, rattan, or even living walls of plants are becoming more popular in 2021, instead.”
Bye-Bye Gray, Hello Blue
Gray interiors, especially in the kitchen, are getting traded in for an indigo blue hue instead. “Gray can look cold or lack distinction,” Sacksteder says. “Blue feels more inviting and has lots more character.”
Like all-gray designs, all-white rooms are fading fast too. Sacksteder says those looking to jazz up their all-white interiors without adding bright colors can try combining light-colored patterns and textures, like marble or coral.
Matching Furniture Out, Accent Pieces In
Instead of a cookie cutter set, consider selecting non-matching pieces with complementary colors or designs. “Matching sets are easy but they can be a bit boring,” says Sacksteder. “There are so many fun, colorful credenzas, side tables or accent coffee tables that make the space feel unique to you.”
Industrial interior style often incorporates elements such as exposed stonework, high ceilings, wood and metal elements, and neutral colors. Sacksteder says this fuss-free style has been on the rise, and is fast-tracking as people continue to spend more time at home. “Industrial has this mix of modern and traditional design, which works for interiors that have to serve as multifunctional spaces,” she adds. “I love the personality that industrial lighting, shelving, bar stools, mirrors, tables and clocks add to a space.”
Wicker and Rattan Coming Back
Rattan and wicker details are on their way in, for indoors and outdoors. “These natural materials add warmth, lightness and simplicity to your home decor,” says Sacksteders. “You can bring in this trend through your bigger pieces of furniture like desks, tables, shelving, but also smaller pieces like lighting, mirrors, accessories and chairs.”
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