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Interior Design Trends for 2021

BY Bridge Estate

It’s no secret these days that most of us are spending more time at home than ever before. And we are seeing this reflected in home décor and interior design trends as people shift from designer houses to more comfortable and functional styling. From bathroom sanctuaries and natural elements to indoor/outdoor living, these are the top trends to follow for 2021.



One of this year’s most popular design words is comfort. As we eat, sleep, work, workout and hang out at home, we seek coziness from our interior design. Your home reflects who you are and bringing comfort and functionality into your space can make a huge difference in your emotional and physical well-being.

Big comfy sofas in soft fabrics are replacing less comfortable design pieces, while color palettes are shifting to warmer natural and jewel tones. Bathroom trends include adding spa-inspired amenities like candles, aromatherapy diffusers and dimmed lighting, to encourage relaxation and decompression after a long day of working from home.

Even furniture is taking on a softer, more comfortable aesthetic with a rise in popularity of round-edged designs. Everything from curved sofas and coffee tables to rounded chairs and pillows are bringing a more relaxed and cozier feel to home décor.


Natural Elements

A growing trend over the past year has been the strengthening of the human-nature connection. As we rediscover the beauty of the world around us and the calming effect nature has on our minds, we are seeing natural elements taking a more central role in interior design this year.


Natural textures like wicker, rattan, cane and woven grasses have become more popular, especially in accent pieces, because they bring out a sense of wanderlust and escapism. Cozy throw blankets, faux furs and other natural textured fabrics beckon you to relax and take a break from the world.


With our options for travel limited due to Covid-19, we are seeing a rise in the popularity of indoor/outdoor living. And this makes sense as plants are also one of the biggest natural design trends of 2021. People are looking to inject life and bring nature into their indoor spaces after months of living in full or partial lockdown. Look for hearty plants that require minimal watering and get creative with indoor herb gardens and flower boxes.



A newly coined term, the Japandi aesthetic is a popular form of minimalism that combines Japanese and Scandinavian design. With a focus on simplicity, Japandi looks to clean lines, earth tones and natural materials to create comfortable and functional homes.

The light tones and natural lighting of the Japandi aesthetic works well for smaller homes which can very easily feel cramped and cluttered. Sustainability and the use of high-quality materials are also an important aspect of Japandi design, making this style very appealing to younger generations and those who are more concerned with our environmental impact.


Statement Pieces

Art and décor play a major role in this year’s trends as people look to create meaningful design moments in their homes. While interior aesthetics are trending toward naturals and neutrals, pops of color and bold statement pieces are still very much in.

Covid-19 has also seen people reconnecting more with their families and where they came from, which has led to the use of cultural and heritage-based design elements, family photos and heirlooms in decoration. Playing with the juxtaposition of old and new or modern and vintage brings depth, warmth and a personal touch to any room.

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