Hottest Interior Designs You’ll Want in Your Home NOW

Our homes are our sanctuaries and it’s totally understandable that we’d want to take the time to design based on our personalities, tastes, and our needs. When we’re deciding how we’d like to decorate our homes, we may hire an interior designer or we may wing it and look to design trends for inspiration. 

There’s no denying that whether it’s your first home or you’re just looking for a change, following interior design trends are a great way to get some ideas of what you could do in your own home. Realtors believe these design trends will be in high demand in 2021.


Grand-millenial (Granny Chic) design isn’t the same as shabby chic that was popular in the early 2000’s – it has a flavor all of its own. This design style features nostalgic, old-timey pieces with a modern flare. Wicker, rattan furniture and furniture with bold upholstery fabric will become popular, as well as needle-point and fringe accent pieces. 

Other ways you can tap into the grand-millenial design is by pairing stained furniture (walnut, mahogany and cherry stains are popular options) with abstract art or having metal accent pieces. If you like the idea of floral wallpaper but aren’t fond of your grandmother’s powder room, you can find modern floral peel and stick wallpaper that’ll achieve the desired look without worrying about ruining the walls if you want to change it at a later date.

Tranquil color palettes

Warm earth-tone colors bring a sense of comfort and coziness to any space. Deep colors like olive green, burnt orange, and camel are fine examples. If you prefer a cooler color palette, ocean inspired shades like sky blue, tidewater, and baby blue may be good choices. 

Spa-like bathrooms

Although spa-like bathrooms aren’t necessarily a new trend, it’s still a very popular trend among homeowners. Folks want a spacious bathroom where they can relax after a long day. 

HomeLight’s Spring Survey shows 64% of buyers are interested in double-sink vanities, 36% want rainshower heads, and 29% want artisan tile work. Other features that you’ll find in a spa-like bathroom include heated floors, dual shower heads, surround sound, and upgraded toilets. 

Closed floor plans

In the past, whenever you turn on a home improvement show or a house hunting show on television, you’ve probably noticed that the overwhelming majority of properties feature open floor plans. People would want to be able to chat with others in other living areas while they’re preparing meals or they just want to have an open and airy living space. 

However, COVID-19 has changed all of that. Instead of open living areas, people crave privacy. They want to be able to retreat to a room and close the door to get some peace and quiet. Plus, since people are working or doing schooling from home, folks are interested in private offices where they can do their work without distractions.

High quality furnishings

Forget furniture from big box stores or Ikea… Quality is more important to homeowners because they know that by investing in a good piece of furniture, they won’t have to worry about needing to replace it anytime soon. 

Not only are homeowners looking for quality furniture, they’re keeping the environment in mind and are buying furniture made from sustainable and/or recycled materials and natural fabrics. Another way homebuyers are purchasing quality goods is by going to second-hand stores – especially if they’re going for that Granny Chic look!