Design Ideas

Your home is the artistic reflection of you and your family. You should love the space that you’re in. One of the ways to do this is to regularly change up the decor, furniture, and overall interior design. However, whether you are home remodeling or just updating a few furniture pieces, it can be helpful to take a look at the current design trends. 

Are you ready for some inspiration? Here are some trending interior designs to keep an eye on in 2021. 

1. Chic Wallpaper 

Wallpaper is easier to apply on smooth walls; however, you can do wallpaper even on textured walls. There are some considerations of wallpaper for textured walls. You’ll want to choose a wallpaper that goes with the texture of your walls. For instance, you could select a stone pattern in which your textured walls would actually add to the look whereas stripes would not be a good wallpaper for textured walls because it might make it look wavy. 

2. Eco-Friendly Accents

Anything eco-friendly is becoming a hot trend. Many people implement eco-friendly designs in either eco-friendly furniture or building materials. 

Eco-Friendly Furniture

Eco-friendly furniture is by far the easiest way to begin to add eco-friendly elements to your home. There are two designers that are making some great eco-friendly furniture. Herman Miller makes furniture and accent pieces for all over your home and as a company is working towards a zero-carbon footprint by using renewable energy sources for production and renewable materials for construction. Another great company for eco-friendly furniture is Greenington’s who makes furniture out of bamboo which is far more renewable than traditional furniture materials like wood. 

Building Materials 

Of course, bamboo plywood can be used in building materials too if you are doing a remodeling project or building a new home. Bamboo plywood can be used for wall panels, the ceiling, and flooring. There are also other green building materials that can be used to build the structure itself for a new home. 

3. Flooring Updates

Flooring is one of the main things someone sees when they walk into your home but also is vital in how you feel in your space and the functionality of it all. In 2021, one trend that we are going to continue to see is faux wood flooring and one new one is the introduction of statement rugs. 

Vinyl Flooring That Looks Like Wood 

Vinyl flooring that looks like wood continues to be put in homes because it provides the classic look of hardwood floors but is stain and waterproof, a category that hardwood can’t compete in. Additionally, it comes in multiple colors and designs so it can fit any look you are trying to go for. 

Statement Rugs

Statement rugs are a new interior design trend because they are an easy way to change the feel of a space without replacing flooring. Additionally, it provides a focal point for the roof and is more comfortable to walk on than a lot of flooring.

4. Energy Efficient Elements

Energy efficiency started as a trend many years ago, but with the current climate of the world, implementing energy-efficient elements is an even bigger interior design trend in 2021. Here are some things to incorporate.

LED lighting

Changing your light bulbs out for LED is not only energy-efficient but allows you to bring a brighter design to your space without changing much. Your home will look completely different in the best way with LED lighting, but your wallet and the Earth will thank you!

Low-E Glass

Another element to implement to jump on the energy-efficient trend is with Low-E vinyl windows. The low-E glass reflects heat from the sun on your home on the outside and reflects heat from your furnace in the winter back into your house. This is possible because Low-E glass is coated with a thin layer of metallic particles. Keep your home comfortable and stylish by implementing Low-E vinyl windows in your interior design in 2021.

5. Brighten Up Your Lighting

Speaking of lighting, bright lighting is already a trend, but it is here to stay in 2021. Table lamps and pendant lights are vital in creating a bright yet cozy space. They provide something that standard overhead lighting just doesn’t. Add extra lighting in your space next time you’re looking to change something. 

6. Statement Furniture

Make a statement in your home with statement furniture. This is a hot trend for 2021. Try a bright sofa in the living room, a modern glass dining room table with curved lines, or a stool in the office that will be the talk of the room. 

Start with Smart Furniture

Smart Furniture is a great place to start when updating your home for 2021. No matter the room or your style, we have stunning selections for you. We are an online furniture store with a customer service-centric approach. Shop stress-free online with us to implement some of these trending interior designs. At Smart Furniture, we are committed to keeping you with the trends allowing your space to be the most beautiful it can be.

Natalie Akins is the Interior Design Editor at Innovative Building Materials. With over 20 years of interior design experience, Natalie has worked on many projects including commercial office design and residential spaces.

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