The New Year is usually met with a mix of sadness and relief, but this year everyone seems more than ready to see the end of 2020. As we enter 2021, let’s take a look at some of the popular home trends that will start to fade and disappear this year.


Modern Farmhouse

The minimalist, rustic décor that has dominated interior design for the past few years is finally beginning to fade. A big part of the reason this trend is being put out to pasture is that it was overdone, especially in spaces like apartments where the look wasn’t organic. Shiplap just looks out of place in a city condo.


White Kitchens

White kitchens have been all the rage for a while and it’s easy to see why. The white makes the space brighter and airy, but people have grown tired of this trend, especially in high-end custom homes. People are now embracing richer colors and stones rather than doing white on white.


Open Floor Plans

Open concept floor plans have tons of benefits, but people have now realized that having separate spaces does have advantages as well. Especially now that people are stuck at home more, the lack of privacy and noise control has become a burden. People are now adopting a more mixed floor plan, keeping some parts open while closing off others.


Single Purpose

The COVID-19 pandemic really made people reevaluate how they use their homes. One major thing people realized is that single purpose spaces and furniture are just not practical when you have to spend so much of your life at home. With remote working and virtual schooling, people now want spaces that can serve multiple purposes.



Bye-bye, minimalism! While keeping a clear, clutter-free home is great, with people spending more time at home that just isn’t very realistic these days. Expect to see a more layered, eclectic vibe take hold. That style is more suited to the busy activities our home sees these days.



Calming neutrals are great, but people are starting to crave bold colors. Even introducing a few colorful statement pieces should be enough to punch new life into your home. Try researching color psychology a bit to see which sort of energy you want to bring into your house.


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