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Entering 2021 with positive thoughts and great design trends!

(4 min read) 2020 has been one long, long, LONG year…I mean, at this point it seems that we’ve been ordering take-out and wearing masks for three years. However, 2021 is about to slay this dumpster fire of a year we’re still in, so the least we can do is give 2020 our own little nudge over the cliff, and what better way to do that than by talking about some good trends that came in 2020 and that are here to stay for the time being.

Gorgeous Interiors by Chrissy Marie
Entering 2021 with some great designs and stylish décor. Interiors by Chrissy Marie.

Gorgeous Kitchen mosaic backsplash
Wonderful mosaic details will fight monotonous color patterns like no other. Design by Stacked Stone Tile.

1. RIP Minimalism

So it turned out that one of the ways this pandemic played into our lives is by bringing the consumer-nature of the modern world to its peak, and by default — making maximalism cool again. Needless to say, as someone who has an urge to puke and have a nervous attack whenever I see a half-empty white room, I couldn’t be happier about it. I mean, it’s 2020. If maximalism is that one good thing that happened this year, I’ll take it.

Maximal interiors by Sherwin Williams
Chic maximalism design. Design by Sherwin-Williams.

Colorful maximal interiors
The colorful joys of maximalism. Interiors by Raddatatt Chazz.

2. Kitchen islands made a come-back

This one completely useless trend made a quiet come back to the scene and, to be perfectly honest, I don’t mind it. People seem to be getting kitchen islands again because they started making food and having breakfasts and brunches together again. If a massive, ugly and unnecessary block of furniture is what it takes to keep that new habit alive, so be it.

Beautiful Kitchen Isle
Perfect for morning family gatherings.

Vintage Kitchen Island
Vintage kitchen island with bar stools.

3. Monochromatic style by a radioactive spider

Once upon a time in a boring land far, far away monochromatic interior meant 50 shades of grey — but in a dull way (omg, I’m rhyming! Rap bars all over this place my guy!) Then 2020 came and we started spending more time at home and, lo and behold, we got sick and tired of muted hues everywhere. So monochromatic has a totally different look these days. 2020/2021 monochromatic is bold, strong, and sometimes even neon.

Beautiful green monochrome design
Green monochrome design with splashes of neon color. Interiors by Audenza.

Beautiful grey and yellow interiors
Grey isn’t so grey anymore.

4. 2020’s chainsaw massacre of the artificial materials

Uh huh, we killed it dude. No plastic-fantastic! Décor made of natural materials is nowhere to stay. Next year will be all about gorgeous natural mosaic art and lush house plants. 2020 taught us to bring the outdoor in.

Stunning mosaic mural by Mosaics Lab
Colorful mosaic tile bathroom wall. Mosaic Design by Mosaics Lab.

Beautiful Kitchen Mosaic Backsplash
Dreamy kitchen mosaic tile backsplash. Mosaic Artwork by Art Monument.

5. Traditional needed a twist

I bet you didn’t even know your good ole blue bathroom needed a fun and colorful mosaic backsplash until 2020 came, right? But now that it is slowly ending and you are tired of your not-so-good ole house interior, you are starting to realize everything could use an edge. 2021 will embrace those tiny feel-good twists we made this year and it will make them larger than life.

Modern home interiors
Make your traditional seating area modern with some sudden drops of color. Interiors by Home Garden World.

Vibrant and modern home interiors
Add a twist to your dining room by adding a zebra-patterned chair or a flashy piece of art. Interiors by My Domaine.

Bright and beautiful interiors
Time for some Christmas décor before 2021 comes with its wonderful new design ideas. Interior Design by Golden Boys And Me.

I’ll let you finish decorating your living room now. That mistletoe won’t hang itself. *wink wink




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  1. Kileen
    December 23, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    These are some really beautiful and interesting color schemes! I’ll always be a fan of the earth tones for my kitchen and living room but I’d love any of these variations.

  2. Faii
    December 23, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Totally enjoyed reading your post and each of the trends which people have resorted to this year. I do love that the island has made a come back.

  3. Jody
    December 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Such beautiful designs. These all make me want to redo my whole house! I love the style!

  4. Kate
    December 23, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    These are all great trends! Never been into minimalism to be honest… and I definitely love traditional with a twist!

  5. Catherine
    December 23, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    I love these ideas! Something about the new years really inspires me to do a little home refresh myself…thanks for the inspiration! Have a beautiful holiday season!

  6. Candace Hampton
    December 23, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    My favorite thing about this post is how festive, colorful, and very well put together it is. I love all the trends you have listed here. Our kitchen island is a favorite place for us to gather and do activities amidst everything going on. Thank you for sharing your findings going into the new year!

  7. Millie
    December 23, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    I love that kitchen backsplash! You have given me some great ideas for my next home remodel!

  8. Knashz
    December 23, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    Cannot wait for 2021! Sure, not everything will be fixed, but a New Year is also wonderful.

  9. Emily Terrell
    December 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    So many ideas – where to start?! Personally, slight minimalism is sticking. The only true clutter I’m okay with is books everywhere. I’m looking forward to when I can buy our home and have a mosaic backsplash though. That would be amazing. And definitely painted walls. Hate renting with white walls everywhere.

  10. Kuntala Bhattacharya
    December 24, 2020 at 1:05 am

    I love the decor of each one of them, so elegant beautiful and gorgeous. Excellent

  11. anas
    December 24, 2020 at 1:47 am

    I love this post. So much inspiring thoughts and designs. Thanks for putting this together, cant wait for your new post!

  12. Cristina Petrini
    December 24, 2020 at 4:06 am

    It is impossible not to have positive thoughts with such cheerful and designer interior ideas! I love so much this colors!

  13. catherine santiago jose
    December 24, 2020 at 5:23 am

    Every design is beautiful and unique, and the kitchen island design is one of my favorites.

  14. Angela
    December 24, 2020 at 6:52 am

    Love the KITCHEN ISLAND decor how beautiful kind of my dream. Thanks for sharing

  15. Stephanie
    December 24, 2020 at 8:39 am

    I still prefer minimalism, but otherwise I agree with the rest! Especially the kitchen island, I use mine All. The. Time! And I have been working on bringing more plants and outdoor feels inside this year.

  16. Elizabeth O
    December 24, 2020 at 10:53 am

    You showcase some of the best mosaics I’ve ever seen. They are bright and cheerful and very creative. I’d love to add some to my home someday.

  17. Krysten Quiles
    December 24, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Happy almost 2021 friend. Here’s hoping it’s much better than 2020 has been!

  18. Sandra D
    December 24, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    I’m usually a minimalist when it comes to design but I am LOVING these colours and prints.

  19. Wanda Lopez
    December 24, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Great designs. Love a good kitchen island. Today I was looking at some coffee tables and still haven’t found the one for me.

  20. Mae
    December 25, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Loving all these 2021 design trends, especially the grey with a pop of color! Some great mosaic design too! Looking forward to 2021!

  21. Nimra khan
    December 25, 2020 at 11:44 am

    I really like this post with so many inspiring thoughts and designs. Thanks for putting it together, can’t wait to see your new post!

  22. Lyosha
    December 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    love the design ideas, very stylish, cozy and festive! Merry Christmas!

  23. Kelli A
    December 25, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I would love to have a space that looks like the one from Interiors by Raddatatt Chazz. That is beautiful!

  24. Ana
    December 25, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Yes! These mosaic designs look so stylish and creative😍 Love the designs ❤️

  25. Line
    December 25, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Such fabulous and inspiring ideas as well as trends which I can take into account for the coming year when I do my renovations.

  26. Kathy
    December 26, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I love the explosion of colors. It has been all about minimalism and beige so the change to a lot of colors is really great.

  27. Melissa Cushing
    December 26, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    We just bought a new home and will be re-tiling the bathroom shower area and may have to do something like this as they are so unique and stunningly beautiful! I am ready for a new year as we need one after 2020 and it is all about staying and being positive!

  28. Indie
    December 26, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    Hope and Positivity is the need of time. Here’s hoping for a better year ahead. Lovely designs though 🙂

  29. Kuntala Bhattacharya
    February 26, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    awesome decor full of life and energy and magnificent colours. Loved all of them.