2021 Home Trends That Aren’t Going Anywhere

March 19, 2021

2021 Home Trends That Aren’t Going Anywhere

Home decor is cyclical and ever-changing. We see trends come and go, and as pretty as they are at that moment, sometimes we have to stop and think, "How long is this going to last? Am I going to want to change this next year?" 

Yep, the never-ending conundrum of home trends is something we don't want to do with haste. I get it. I watch Shea McGee work her magic, and at 11:34 pm, I want to bust out a paintbrush and paint all of my woodwork stark white, but I resist. Our home is from the 1930s and still has all of its original built-ins. They are something to admire and would look beautiful white, but this is a trend that there is no coming back from. 

It is possible to safely play in the home trend world without completely renovating everything every seven years. Below you will find the six safe home trends that aren't going anywhere anytime soon or are so inexpensive that you can play around with them without breaking the bank. 


Our grandparents' wallpaper is a thing of the past, but wallpaper is making a strong comeback! It is the perfect accent piece to make a big impact in any room, and because there are so many fantastic peel and stick wallpaper options out there, you don't have to worry about scraping the glue off the walls in a few years if you decide to change it.

Open Kitchen Shelving 

Pinterest has predicted open kitchen shelving to be one of the biggest home trends for 2020! Cabinetry usually is one of the most expensive items for a kitchen renovation. Floating shelves break up the monotony of identical cabinets, they are a great way to display all of your dishware and glasses, and they help create an open kitchen concept that makes your kitchen appear larger. 

Natural Woodwork 

The unpainted furniture look is picking up steam right now, and we think you will see it more and more. The distressed painted furniture looks to be taking a back burner while wood tones are taking the spotlight. 

Indoor plants 

Indoor plants are growing more and more popular. Honestly, they have always been popular, and I don't know if I could have too many. They seemed to gain more popularity during the pandemic and are only getting bigger. We are loving the look of edible herbs complementing a shelf or the trailing vines of Pothos. Plants can help breathe life into any room.

Multipurpose Spaces 

With more and more of us working from home, cloffices (closet/office) seem like a good idea to help find a space to work without taking up a whole room. With clever planning, you can turn almost any space or corner into a functional area to work, do zoom calls, or encourage your kids to do their homework. 

Vintage Art 

Vintage art or vintage-inspired art is adding a new element to gallery walls. Finding true art may feel like a Goodwill hunt that you don't have time for, but Etsy has so many shops dedicated to authentic vintage or vintage-looking art that it is easy to create this look. 

Like everything, these are guestimates made by people way more decor savvy than me, and honestly, who cares? When it comes to our homes, there are no rules we aren't meant to break. Do whatever makes you feel at home and comfortable, and build a space that you love. Please let us at Willow and Grace Designs know how we can help! 

Are there any of these trends that you are loving and can't wait to try? Let us know in the comments below! 

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