This week, we look at what was hot in 2020 and forecast which design trends we expect to blossom in 2021. Take a peek into the future, today…
2020 Design Trends
Ah, 2020; what a year. From fires, to floods, to global pandemics, it seems impossible to recap…but, if nothing else, we at least saw some killer outdoor design trends!
2021 Design Trend Forecast
Now that we’ve seen where we’ve come from, it’s time to look forward; here’s our forecast on what to expect from design trends in 2021!
In keeping with the overall shift to sustainability and resourcefulness, reclaimed wood will be in high demand. Polished timbers are on the way out; the aim of the game for 2021 is grain.
Basically, the more textured, the better!
Maybe it’s the how intense 2020 has been…but the world of design is softening. Next year, our draw to creature comforts and homey touches will keep growing.
Modern spaces will see rustic touches to bring a little lightness into our lives; think cottage gardens, raw materials, textured finishes and tarnished metals.
Art and craftsmanship
Craftsmanship has been a big response to the market saturation that many consumers are feeling. Gone are the days of mass-manufactured pieces; homeowners are looking for an artistic touch in their homes.
Wall art, sculptures, feature walls; however large (or little) your space is, find a way to introduce a piece of art.
With authenticity and cultural respect staying front of mind, look for unique pieces and styles that evoke an atmosphere, rather than tourist-style pieces.
While the style of our gardens get a little more wild, the structure of it may move toward a more contained feel. Raised beds and terraced planters installed in interesting patterns, grids and clusters will bring a stylish edge to your gardens.
This trend pairs beautifully with plants that offer soft, feathery textures, such as rosemary, foxtail grasses, lavender, grevillea and bottle brush.