home decor trends of 2021

We all have our own individual style and our homes are the perfect place to express that creativity. If you've been in the slump a bit because you haven't decorated your space the way you want, take the new year as an opportunity to upgrade.

"Redesigning your home is an exciting process, and breathing new life into your home through new interior choices can be a great way to ring in a New Year," says Nima Ghasri, Director of Good Move. "What's more, if you have the time, capacity and funds, redesigning your home can be a great quarantine project."


Try these decor trends to help you get excited about redesigning your home in 2021:

1. Cottagecore chic

If you're into "Bridgerton" and anything Austen-related, this is the aesthetic for you.

"Cottagecore has become more popular within the last few years with an emphasis on soft tones, repurposed materials, and agricultural aesthetics," says Ghasri. "Achieve your farmhouse fantasy by filling your home with rustic woods, metals, and rich fabrics. If mindfulness and serenity are priorities, especially within a work-from-home office environment, combine neutrals with natural elements and leafy greens."

2. Color, color, color!

A splash of color on the walls can revive a room and is an easy and simple way to change up the style of a room.

"Similarly, pastels and sorbet shades have been a long-time favorite for interior colors, and help to create a soft, calming environment," says Ghasri. If you aren't into pastels, earthy tones are also on the rise for 2021. Combine this with neutral accessories and appliances creates a charming warmth across your home office, living room and bedroom.

3. Nordic minimalism

This style collates all the positive elements that have made Scandanavian interiors so popular.

It's all about clean lines, muted colors and uncomplicated living, and is particular suited to smaller spaces—great if you live in a flat or shared space.

"To recreate Nordic minimalism in your home, make use of natural light, greenery and neutral tones," says Ghasri. "Styling according to the essence of hygge, the Danish feeling of comfortable contentment (not dissimilar to practicing Feng Shui), will also heavily promote Nordic minimalism and coziness in your surroundings."

4. Vintage

While many home interior styles come and go, vintage styles are elegant and timeless.

"Easy ways to execute a vintage feel in your home are through your choice of accessories, fabrics, and color palette," says Ghasri. "Think rustic antiques, repurposed retro, and just about anything considered classic chic. Upcycling old furniture is also a great way of breathing new life into your pieces, and is a great task to help fill in your time during lockdown."

5. Shabby Chic

Want your home to ooze elegance and comfort? Shabby chic may be exactly what you're looking for. This style is somewhat of a toned-down vintage look, that offers a sense of luxury by combining new and vintage pieces.

"Add personality to your home with some antique decorative accessories, such as an aged chandelier or some worn furniture that has a little wear and tear," says Ghasri. "The key here is to make sure they only look distressed and are, in fact, going to last."