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Design and Décor Trends in 2021

4 Trends for the New Year

This year may feel different in many ways, but there’s one thing we can look forward to once we’ve put away the holiday décor and said so long to the New Year’s Eve celebration: new trends in home design and décor.

Here are four trends to consider incorporating in your house this year.

2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze

2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams

1. Use of “Urbane Bronze”
As the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year, we expect to see this hue used in more homes in 2021. It was chosen with regard to the turmoil we felt in 2020 — the deep brown is associated with earthy tones and is considered an opportunity to make your home feel more grounded during the overwhelming moments we may continue to experience into the new year.

With darker wooded furniture making an impact this year, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing Sue Wadden said Urbane Bronze made a fitting connection to the trend and turned into a trend itself.

“One of our stylists works with a really luxurious furniture line, and they’re shifting their wood tones,” Wadden shared with Architectural Digest. “We’re just going to see that out and about in the world, so that’s how that theme came about and we realized [Urbane Bronze] was the right color.”

A room filled with deep wood tones can benefit from this hue, adding another layer of richness to any cozy atmosphere.


Bright Blue Bedroom

Incorporating classic hues like blue is a timeless way to make a room pop.

 2. Incorporating classic hues
Urbane Bronze isn’t the only trend to think about, especially if you err on the side of caution when it comes to incorporating darker colors into your design and décor scheme. Shades of blue and gray may seem safe, but they’re always trending and long-lasting. You can take a deep dive into these colors and repaint one of the rooms in your home, or you can follow a more subtle approach by utilizing the colors in throw blankets and pillows, or in sofas and lounge chairs.





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Black and white style in a living room

3. Taking a risk with black and white
If you’re looking to make a big splash this year, consider taking a bold approach through a modern black and white theme. It’s a dramatic way to start the new year; it’ll be a huge hit with your friends during virtual happy hour with your new design scheme screaming in the background.






Shiplap accent wall

Shiplap accent walls will be replaced with other textured options.

4. Saying goodbye to shiplap
Shiplap siding has been a trendy texture for years, boosting its popularity in homes across the nation. That doesn’t mean it’s a trend that’s going to last forever, though. This style may be on its way to a screeching halt.

DIY Network’s Rachel Street told Insider that now’s a good time to pack up the shiplap and start with something fresh.

“Shiplap appears in nearly every TV home-makeover show, but there are so many other emerging ways of bringing texture into a space,” she shared.

Explore tile and rattan walls this year instead. If you’re a plant lover, you can even incorporate a wall of greenery in an area of your home that could use a little life this year.

Contact us today so we can discuss these trending options and use them to complement your personal style throughout your home.

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