Your Guide to 2021 Home Design Trends

2021 Home Design Trends

If you’re anything like us, you are ready for 2020 to be over! And what better way to celebrate a new year than with a little home redesign? Here are some of our favorite 2021 home design trends.

Navy Blue

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If you’re not ready to commit to navy blue walls or cabinets, a fun statement piece like this chair is a great way to add in the trendy color.

We’ve seen some navy trends this year, but in 2021 navy blue is poised to make a grand entrance! Expect to see navy furniture, cabinets, and even wall colors. It can create a trendy, but sophisticated look in the home.

Honorable Mentions: If you like the idea of a navy blue wall, bold wall colors and “statement” walls will also be popular next year. Check out some popular colors HERE and get inspiration for your statement wall HERE!


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This blend of natural materials with lots of flowers is a great illustration of cottagecore trends.

It’s not just for trendy Instagram accounts anymore, cottagecore is going more and more mainstream. This 2021 home design trend started in Scandanavia but is picking up steam as people crave a more sustainable, slower life. So what does this look like in real life? Think English countryside. Floral prints and natural materials are a great place to start. Look to nature for inspiration and even incorporate wildflowers or dried herbs. Other great places to find cottagecore pieces are thrift shops or vintage stores. Don’t forget to listen to Taylor Swift’s whimsical Folklore album as you decorate!

Want to dig in deeper with this trend? Check out THIS great article!

Light Toned Woods

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This gorgeous end table fits two top trends: minimalism and a light wood tone.

Goodbye dark wood shades, hello blonde oak! Lighter shades of wood help create modern, cozy-looking spaces and can even make a room feel bigger. Some are attributing the rise in this trend to another popular one: minimalism. A light wood works perfectly in a minimalist, zen room. Plus, they work in most decor styles. Work light woods into your furniture, cabinets, floorings, and even your ceiling!

80s Style Decor

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We love the idea of geometric shapes and pop art entering people’s homes again, just as long as big hair and blue eyeshadow doesn’t come back too!

They say all trends come back eventually and the 80s are no exception! Get ready to see lots of geometric shapes and pop art in people’s homes. Trend experts are expecting lots of bold patterns and colors and playful shapes. If you’re not quite ready to go full 80s, maybe start with one piece of pop art on the walls or try a light fixture in a fun, funky shape. However, if you’re wondering just how funky this trend can get, check out these houses!


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This pink paint is such a soothing color. It would be a great, calming addition to any home.

Neutral palettes will continue to be popular design trends. Soothing beiges and greys will be popular for both wall colors and furniture. But if you’re bored with those, try adding in a soft pink for a calming effect.


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If you don’t want to go “full Granny” you can always start small by adding some needlepoint art to your walls.

Here’s a trend we didn’t see coming: the grandma aesthetic coming back! According to interior designer Kevin Isbell, millennials want to rebel against their parents and their styles. In an interview with Better Homes & Gardens he said:

“Raised during the mass market furniture explosion, they are rebelling against the monochromatic catalog looks that they were raised with and are looking to earlier generations for inspiration.”

2021 Home Design Trends…and Beyond!

While we love all these fun 2021 home design trends (and can’t wait to see how people bring them to life) these aren’t the only trends we’re keeping track of. As always, all of us here at The Shannon Jones Team are also keeping a close eye on the housing market. While we predict that mortgage rates will stay low and home prices will go up, COVID-19 is still a wild card. There are no guarantees except what we know right now, and what we know is the market is hot!

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Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster