Each year ushers in new trends in nearly every industry. Furniture and home design trends are continually evolving and changing as people look for new ways to decorate their homes. In 2021, there are a number of trends that people have already started incorporating into their houses. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular furniture trends of 2021.

Furniture Style Trends of 2021

There are several new style trends in home décor and furnishings. One of the major trends that has taken hold over the past few years—and seems to be here to stay—is using natural materials or finishes. Wood, glass, stone, and metal are still more popular than plastics and synthetic fabrics. In 2021, expect to see more unpainted wood furnishings, stone textures, plants, wicker furniture, and ceramic pieces in homes.

natural wood dining table

Combining natural materials will also be huge this year. Using two different types of natural materials can provide a contrast in texture and pattern, which is on-trend right now. Think wood paired with quartzite or marble or ceramic paired with metal or concrete. Walk into a furniture store and you are bound to see wooden dining tables with marble tops. These natural pairings can provide a sophisticated look in any home.

Lightly colored woods are expected to make a big comeback this year. Gone are the darker stains in 2021. Instead, you can expect to find raw light-colored wood to be the more popular choice. Ash, birch, and oak could be very popular woods for furniture for the time being.

Metal is very stylish right now. In the past, metal was frequently found in only bathrooms and kitchens. Now metals like brass, bronze, gold, blackened bronze, and copper are popping up in nearly every room of the home. You are likely to see many metal lamps, coffee tables, end tables, and more. Black metal is also trendy in modern designs, even though what is considered modern is ever-evolving.

metal cocktail table

Geometric textures and patterns are still in this year. Geometric shapes have been trending for a few years now, but you can expect to see even more as we kick off the new year. Look out for asymmetric shapes in artwork, furniture, textiles, and more.

Luxurious fabrics are back in style, and velvet upholstery is chief among these. You are likely to feel like you have stepped back in time when you see emerald or amethyst velvet chairs and sofas, and this is because these pieces were in style in the 1920s.

Vintage furniture is coming back into style, and many people are scouring antique and thrift stores trying to snag a vintage piece for their homes. However, it is pretty easy to get similar pieces new as they are being manufactured today.

Comfortable beds are another top trend. Soft fabric upholstered beds make bedrooms cozy and inviting. Who doesn’t want to crawl into a comfortable bed after a hard day of work? For this reason, upholstered furniture and cocoon beds will be one of the biggest furniture trends in 2021.

Color Trends for Furniture and Interior Design in 2021

Color trends are some of the most popular in the world. Many people start with a fairly neutral palette and then add in color with statement pieces, furnishings, or small pieces of décor. Color is powerful in design, and in 2021, there are many color trends that you might be interested in implementing in your home.

Gray is still on trend this year. The Pantone Color Institute named Ultimate Gray, along with Illuminating (a vibrant shade of yellow), the two Colors of the Year. Used together, these two colors create a warm, optimistic environment of strength and positivity. However, both colors stand up independently as well.

Bold, rich colors are on-trend in 2021, too. In fact, the Pantone color institute chose Ultra Violet as one of the most popular colors of the year. This deep purple ushers in an eye-catching new look in 2021 as pastel shades are officially out of style.

navy sofa

In addition to Ultra Violet, navy, mustard, emerald, and terracotta are all popular shades this year. Another popular shade is Oceanside, which is a blue-gray-green hue. Powdery pink is another color that is taking off this year. One reason that this pink shade is so popular is that it can be used in contrast with many other colors, such as navy and royal blues, pine green, and bright yellow. You can likely find furniture in all of these fun, trendy shades.

Natural tones are also in fashion this year. Part of this is due to the natural trend sweeping the furniture and home décor world right now. Many people are creating a bohemian vibe in their homes, leading to natural colors filling their spaces. Look out for more browns, beiges, greens, grays, and blues in the furniture world.

Are you looking to fill your home with furniture in the latest styles? Look no further than Furniture Mall. We offer a wide selection of furniture in all styles, including the latest trending styles of 2021. Come see us at our Olathe and Topeka locations.