Comfort and harmony are at the top of the list for 2021 trends in home decorating. Without spending a great deal of money or tearing out walls, you can make your own design statement that is classy and popular.
1. Wall Murals
If you are at a loss in structuring frames and pictures on a bare wall, consider using an artful mural to present your favorite subject. Murals have been around for thousands of years and are a great way to make a cultural statement. You can bring in a touch of the outdoors, hang a historical artist's work, or show off your love of abstract painting. As long as the colors and flavor are similar to the room's decor, you can't go wrong.
2. Unique Home Offices
This is your space. Make it as unique as you choose by running shelves to the ceiling, purchasing an organic-shaped desk, or using metal bars for holding baskets and storage bins. There is nothing that says one has to stick to guidelines of office decor. Make it special and just for you. Live plants are always a refreshing treat in a small space. Oriental grasses placed in corners or even small air plants dotted along the walls can make your room feel extra inviting.
3. Revise Interior Doors
Give your interior doors a proper makeover by changing the boring hinge system. Barn doors became an expression of country and rustic, but have now expanded to all styles. Pocket doors give added space to compact homes while keeping privacy through locking hardware. Both are a hot trend for today's home living. Double pocket doors are another way of adding grandeur to a room without wasted space. Glass inserts make for an intriguing look for what lies beyond.
Other interior door ideas include chalkboard inserts for children's rooms, solid French doors, or transparent glass French doors that can add a feeling of detailed beauty to an otherwise simple blank door.
4. Global Touches
Global touches of wicker, rattan or primitive wood deliver a warm and earthy feel to an otherwise stuffy space. Whether it is reminiscent of Africa's wildlife and safari plains or the tropical feel of Hawaiian sand and blue water, a hint of a different global scene can bring a twist to a mild decor. If you are an animal lover, the colorful birls, big cats, or powerful elephants can provide a perfectly framed picture of beauty.
5. Outlandish Headboards
Majestic trends for elaborate headboards in vacation hotels have traveled to private homes for a vibrant look. New shapes, fabrics, and whispers of sheer linens can make your bed the focal point of the room. Textures of fabric can further enhance a headboard when mixed with covers and throw pillows. Whatever your fantasy is, select your favorite colors and create your dream world.
6. Historical Traditionalism
18th and 19th-century furniture and accessories will have visitors looking out the corner of their eye for such flavorful additions. Old bookshelves, leather-backed novels, or hurricane lamps are delightful in a well-planned sitting area. Add a classic damask on one wall for a rich and colorful look. That overbearing desk with round feet can become of sentimental value in the mudroom that holds boots, gloves, and sweaters with just a few adjustments. Modern and new have their place, but so do history and character.
7. Vintage Elements
Transitional furnishings will help bring a living space alive with antiques, retro or repurposed pieces. Regardless of contemporary, modern, or minimalistic, a unique design in a coffee table or side chair will add pizzaz to the room. Don't be afraid to use a few rich fabrics to drape over the couch for an impressive look.
These are just a few of the amazing designs in 2021 that can keep you among the hot design trends of the year. Other ideas include adding large geometric shapes to floors and walls or going bold with souvenirs of your life. If traveling is your passion, don't leave those objects in the closet. With as many ways to weave worldly collectibles in with smart modern designs, your creativity can stand out in every room in your home.