10 Interior Design Trends to Avoid in 2021
It’s easy to get comfortable with the decor and style of your home, but occasionally we need a makeover. It just takes a few tweaks, updates, and sometimes a little sacrifice to keep your home looking like new. An annual decor renovation will save you in the long run from a home that needs a complete overhaul when it is decades behind the trends.
Of course, fashions come and go. Our current obsession with everything modern mid-century is a testament to this fact. However, don’t hold onto items simply because they are on design trends. This should not be your only reason. Following interior design trends takes a long time (and some nostalgia) before any of them return for another heyday. Many times after getting something that is trending we realize that it was not a good idea in the first place. So we would never recommend that you go lightly for trends if you are not truly in love with style.
These 10 interior design trends have had their good and performance, but it’s time to say goodbye and remove them from your home to keep it fresh, current and fashionable in 2021.
- 1 Remember the trend of white on white
- 2 Design trends gone – Millennial pink
- 3 Design Trends Best to Avoid: White Industrial Retro Tiles
- 4 Design trends that are no longer in fashion – Color blocking
- 5 The use of false stones such as terrazzo and marble
- 6 Fake plants
- 7 Fork or Pin Legs
- 8 Rose gold details
- 9 Expensive furniture without personality
- 10 Children’s themed rooms
We have nothing against white walls that will never go out of style, and we still love the calm atmosphere of a neutral white room. White is a crucial color to balance and enhance other features in your home, but the white-on-white trend has become a bit old-fashioned, especially the fashion to paint not only walls but also ceilings and flooring all in white.
Because whites with shades of blue and black tend to look sterile, slightly warmer whites and even sandy tones are a more classic and cozy option.
One color that was everywhere is millennial pink. It’s the pale blush tint we’ve seen in stores, hotels, restaurants, and homes in recent years, and we’re not going to deny that it’s been fun. We will always have a love for the color pink, but if you want to avoid getting stuck with an appropriate decoration for 2018-19, our advice is to avoid millennial pink. If you really love a soft pastel color palette, consider nude or sandy shades, which have a more timeless quality.
Dr IKEA shelving does not deny that we know it has or has had. This is the KALLAX box shelves, and yes, they were an excellent storage solution for all of us. But unfortunately, the fact that 1 in 2 homes had one in their living room meant that they were leaving very fast. Consider replacing yours with a glass display case or some built-in shelves to make your home feel a little less 2014.
Retro tiles have had a revival in industrial-style homes in recent years, due to their gritty, grungy appearance that originally graced the walls of the New York subway. We’re not going to tell you that they had their moment, but the streamlined, square, or even curved tiles have replaced them, so if you have industrial tiles and don’t want to completely renovate a bathroom or kitchen, consider bleaching the grout so that the shape of the Outdated rectangle is more subtle.
Color blocking in wall design to create distinctive walls. Color feature walls or half color walls are a fun way to play with color in your home, but if you have a favorite shade and want to be more contemporary, pick a color palette for your home and paint a whole room with the theme. Just choose carefully, because there are so many wonderful colors that don’t look that wonderful from a 360 ° angle.
Fake materials are also a risky option, and fake terrazzo and marble are especially bad and guilty. The main problem is that they never look like something real, so while true terrazzo and veined marble can be impressive in your bathroom or kitchen, consider more affordable and beautiful natural materials if you can’t have the real product.
It was never a good idea and should stop. There is no reason to have fake plants, flowers, or greenery in your home. If you’re having a hard time keeping plants alive, there are plenty of low-maintenance houseplants you could try, and if they don’t work, the fresh greenery and foliage in a large vase is a much better way to bring nature home. We advise you to check our articles on how to grow your plants and what are the best options for indoors.
Loved by fans of DIY and DIY furniture. Fans, tables, and forks with fork legs gave us a sleek industrial look, and were often an affordable option, so we don’t blame you for being on trend. However, there are many inexpensive options on the market that can and should replace pin or fork legs.
Rose gold accessories and ornaments were a feminine and current choice in your bathroom for a short period of time, which has now passed. Like millennial pink, you can have too much, and rose gold is a little bit, well, pink. On the other hand, nothing says classic like silver chrome or golden brass, so we recommend following these timeless shades.
We see houses full of expensive furniture, but lacking individual personality or style. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that if you buy really expensive furniture it will look better, as that is not always the case.
Children only like a theme for a short period of time, so try to design with your future in mind. You want a space that is child-friendly, that incorporates your child’s personality and includes basic concepts that will resist the test of time and adolescence.