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14 Home Trends That Will Bring You Positive Vibes This Year

From sunny yellow to disco glam, here are the top ways you can liven up your home in 2021.

disco chair by rachel shillander for the future perfect and travertine table by kelly wearstler
Courtesy of The Future Perfect and Kelly Wearstler

If we learned any lesson at all in 2020, it was without a doubt how important our homes are in our lives. Design companies across the spectrum clearly heard this message too—the buzzwords for the pieces we’re seeing so far in 2021 are optimism and positivity. Happy yellows and soothing pastels are in vogue in the color arena; earthy, textured stone and bright brass are among the popular materials; and the 1960s vibes of peace and love are fully back in the form of rainbow emblems. We’re all hopeful, of course, that 2021 is going to be a better year, so with that in mind, read on for 14 top design trends that are sure to brighten your home in the coming months.

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1 Disco Glam
disco chair by rachel shillander from the future perfect
Courtesy of The Future Perfect

Can’t go out to the club anymore? No worries! Now you can relive the old days by bringing the party to you with the Disco Chair by Rachel Shillander from The Future Perfect.

2 Bubbles
Jayson Home

This popular 1950s shape is back, so to add these optimistic circular symbols to your life, try the Lambert chandelier from Jayson Home—it would look stunning in an entryway or over a dining room table.

3 1960s Vibes
paper vase riviera by octaevo
Courtesy of Octaevo

Follow the rainbow! Octaevo will bring positive energy to your tabletop with this colorful paper vase.

4 Channel Tufting
intermede channel sofa by roche bobois
Courtesy of Roche Bobois

This upholstery trend is enjoying a renaissance across all furniture categories, and Roche Bobois made it the focus of its new Intermede sofa by Maurizio Manzoni for their Spring 2021 collection.

5 Black and White
Hudson Valley Lighting

Always a beloved graphic combo, black and white is having another moment in the home. Kelly Behun’s Split pendant for Hudson Valley Lighting hits all the right notes for this monochromatic look.

6 Cut-Outs
float cut outs rug by liz roache for pierre frey
Courtesy of Pierre Frey

The cut-out forms of Henri Matisse have long been admired in the design world—this rug by artist Liz Roache for Pierre Frey is a new exploration of the storied concept.

7 Stripes
borea striped outdoor sofa by piero lissoni for bb italia
Courtesy of B&B Italia

With tented rooms popping up everywhere on Instagram, it’s only a matter of time before stripes follow. For his first outdoor collection as the new artistic director for B&B Italia, Piero Lissoni chose this tried-and-true classic on the Borea sofa.

8 Wicker, Forever
Serena & Lily

If you thought wicker was going away—think again! These days, companies are focusing on using the time-honored material for indoor products like this lovely scalloped side table from Serena & Lily, which could also double as a bar.

9 Yellow
Heather Taylor Home

We all want to add a pop of color to our homes, right? This warm, sunny yellow is the way to go—we recommend starting with Heather Taylor Home’s new sunflower gingham bedding.

10 Tigers
tiger inspired tigra fabric by cowtan  tout
Courtesy of Cowtan & Tout

Do you still have tigers on your mind after binge-watching Tiger King last year? For 2021, Cowtan & Tout is launching this chic warp print in three colors.

11 Brass
mass brass dining table by tom dixon
Courtesy of Tom Dixon

This super-shiny metal is making a comeback, in hardware, in lighting, and now in furniture, too, with pieces like the large-scale Mass dining table by Tom Dixon.

12 Turquoise
nifty turquoise paint by sherwin williams
Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams

“Turquoise is one of those colors that evokes mood-enhancing good vibes,” designer Michel Smith Boyd says. Pictured here is his favorite shade, Nifty Turquoise, from Sherwin-Williams.

13 Travertine
dume pedestal travertine dining table by kelly wearstler
Courtesy of Kelly Wearstler

We all need more grounding in our lives, and travertine will surely do the trick. Kelly Wearstler clearly agrees, as she has just introduced this beautiful Dume pedestal table carved entirely out of the textured, earthy-colored stone.

14 Pastels
Courtesy of Sohyun Yun
Sohyun Yun

Straight from the fashion runway, soothing pastel hues are now making their way into homes. We especially love these hand-dyed acrylic tables by South Korean designer Sohyun Yun, available on 1stdibs.

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