Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2021

After a year of spending more time at home, “Quarantine” has heavily affected the coming design trends for 2021, where we have seen a focus on creating spaces that are multi-functional, serving the need to work from home, as well as warm, inviting and calming. Here are our top interior design trend picks for the new year:

1. Nostalgic and Comforting “Grandmillenial” Style

It’s no surprise that after the stress of 2020, we would gravitate towards calm. “Grandmillenial” is the modern chic take on what you would find in your grandmother’s house. This style evokes a sense of calm and comfort, bringing serenity and peace to your home. Think floral wallpaper, antique paintings, delicate china, crocheted throws and vintage touches.

2. Earthy, Grounded Tones

Satisfying the desire to feel grounded and more connected with nature, earthy tones will dominate in 2021. Look to warm beiges, browns, rustic oranges and shades of green to make your space feel warm and inviting. In the kitchen, green cabinets are on trend. Our line of Belenco Natural quartz countertops, which reflect characteristics from nature, pair perfectly with this 2021 design trend. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, which studies design trends annual and surveys over 700 architects, remodelers, showroom professionals and manufacturers across North America, “light colored quartz countertops with slab or long subway backsplashes will be on trend for the next few years.”

3. Conscious Consumerism

Quality over quantity is the motto here. 2020 had consumers more interested in the ethics and sustainability of products. 2021 will be no different, eco-concious designs will play out in the home with choices made for based on durability and sustainability. BBMG’s Conscious Consumer report revealed that 87% of U.S. consumers are more likely to buy from brands that have shown their commitment to eco-friendly practices. Belenco quartz countertops check both those boxes, with their nonporous high durability, more than 90% natural quartz and commitment to eco-friendly materials.

4. Multi-Purpose Spaces

Again, spending more time at home has us rethinking our living spaces, influencing this 2021 design trend. With home needing to be a place of work, play, living and connection, it is necessary that spaces are multi-functional. This could look like a kitchen island that also functions as a dining table and work/study space. Or, maybe your home office also becomes a fitness space.

5. Outdoor Living Spaces and Bringing the Outdoors Indoors

Here we’ve found more of creating spaces we want to be in. With the loss of travel and normal adventures comes bringing touches of adventure into the home. Whether it’s tropical island-inspired wallpaper, a beach themed bathroom, or lots of houseplants, we have seen inspiration from the outdoors make its way inside in some of the latest interior design trends. Outside the home, there has been a focus on outdoor living spaces, places to connect and entertain safely outside and connect with nature.