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Interior design trends 2021 – These are the top trends this year

One of the best things about a new year is discovering all things new – including the trends for the upcoming year. Are you curious about what the biggest interior trends 2021 are going to be? Here are 14 trends you need to know about!
Monday, May 10, 2021
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Interior trends 2021 are all about creating a harmonious home. A place to collect your thoughts and recharge your energy tanks. Especially after a challenging 2020, our homes have come to have a whole new meaning to us. Here are the biggest interior design trends for 2021:

  1. Beige and natural colours
  2. Graphic face art
  3. Bringing nature inside
  4. Ocean fauna and flora
  5. Mid-tone blues
  6. Tactile surfaces for all senses
  7. Statement pieces
  8. Light wood on connecting surfaces
  9. Heritage
  10. Round shapes
  11. Mirrors
  12. Clean lines
  13. Simplistic and rustic interior
  14. Grey is here to stay
Interior 2021 - beige and harmonious home with round shapes like this lamp from Muuto.

After a challenging 2020, the interior trends 2021 are all about natural, beige and calming tones for a harmonious home.

Interior 2021 - beige and harmonious home with round shapes like this lamp from Muuto.

Beige harmony from Ferm Living – 2021 is about warm colours and a beige colour-palette.


Warm, beige and blonde tones are here to stay. We started seeing a more and more warm tones at the end of last year, and they continue to be popular into 2021. As the previously popular all-white interiors start to feel dated, we seek to create warm-feeling homes that add a sense of harmony and calmness to the space.


Simple, graphic sketches of faces and bodies are a popular interior design trend 2021 that we will see more and more of in everything from posters to sculptures and pillows.

Graphic art is one big trend amongs the interior design trends 2021 - here on a lovely poster from Paper Collective.

Trend 2021 – This year we see a lot of simplistic sketches of faces and body. Think posters, textiles, and sculptures!

Living room with just the right decor for 2021 with graphic art, low wooden furniture and beige colors.

Beige tones, graphic art and low wooden furniture are some of the most popular interior trends for 2021.


Sustainable living is becoming a central aspect in our everyday life and approach to interior - and bringing plants into the home is a big part of it. We have always seen greenery as an important part of interior design, but in 2021, we see it take centre stage. Create your very own mini-oasis in your home and enjoy the feeling of being outside – inside. Everything from bigger flowerpots to entire shelves full of your favourite greenery; 2021 is all about bring nature inside.

Nice living room at Ferm Living with bookshelf in beige and pouf in

Bring a little bit of nature into your home. 2021 is all about sustainable living and bringing the outside inside.

Interior design trends 2021 - plenty of greenery! Here in the Iittala pots Nappula.

Whether it is an entire wall or a little tree in the living room – how will you incorporate nature into your interior in 2021?

Pots with frosted glass from Gejst

The Nebl flowerpot by Gejst is inspired by morning fog. A beautiful way to add a touch of nature into your home.


In 2020, we’ve seen a lot of interior details that were clearly inspired by the ocean, especially in the form on shell-shaped vases and bowls. In 2021 we see more of this beautiful trend – but with a twist. 2021 is all about material choice – in particular, degradable materials with a tactile feel. We are loving the irregular shapes, tones and feel of the pieces that add the imperfect-perfect finishing touches to the interior.

White seashell bowl from By On continues to be an interior trend in 2021.

A big 2020 favourite: The Shell vase from By On. A popular choice even in 2021!

The wallpaper with snail pattern from Ferm Living shows how sea motifs will be big in interior design 2021.

Ocean flora and fauna continue to be a source of inspiration for interior in 2021


As a natural result of the Ocean fauna and flora trends, we will be seeing plenty of beautiful mid-tone blue in 2021. Petrol, sky-blue, grey-blue and turquoise are all colour trends we see in 2021.

Blue will be trendy in interior design 2021 as shown here with blue ceramic vases from Broste Copenhagen.

Make a statement with beautiful mid-tone blue accessories, inspired by the ocean from Broste Copenhagen.

Muuto shows what is trendy in interior design in 2021 with light wood walls and blue details.

Even the classic Danish design brand Muuto has beautiful blue accessories to choose from.


This trend has been a staple part of the trend palette for the last two years and carries beautifully into 2021. More and more brands create interior pieces to engage all senses. Mixing rough and smooth surfaces as well as a very particular material choice adds so much more to the design than just the look.

The round vase Ball from Cooee Design with its tactile surface will continue to be trendy even in 2021.

Tactile textures continue to be a central interior trend. The Cooee vases are a beautiful example – Above in the season shade “Shell”.


The interior design trends of the last couple of years have leaned more on the minimalistic side, concentrating on few but deliberate choices of what to place in each room. 2021 is no different. However, in all the coordinated interior, we see more and more statement pieces. A rug, a vase or maybe a lamp. Choose one item to really show your interior style.

Part of the decor in 2021 will be to have a statement piece in the home, like a nice rug - here with graphic Stripes from NRJD.

A rug is a great interior statement piece to use in your interior in 2021. Here you can see the Stripes rug by NJRD.

Collage with furniture that are real statement pieces in the home and a big interior trend 2021.

While 2021 interior trend still lean on the minimalistic side with few and deliberately picked pieces, we also see bold statement pieces. Which one is yours?

Interior 2021 - inspiration from Muuto with the lamp Post and light wood on the wall and floor.

Muuto shows the 2021 trend of light wood across different surfaces paired with a statement piece. Discover the Post lamp by Muuto.


Light, untreated wood adds to the tactile trends that will see more and more of in 2021. While wood as a natural material has always been part of interior trends in one way or another, in 2021 see a lot more of it! Create a harmonious feel by using the same wood on stairs and walls or walls and ceilings.


Another focal point in interior trends 2021 is heritage. Everything from untreated materials to getting to know the designer behind the product – 2021 is the year we want to know more about our interior. Cultural aspects also play into 2021 interior trends, including interior accessories that hint at different cultures and heritage.

Historical figure from House Doctor.

Interior trends 2021 explore topics including heritage, material and culture.


In our ambition to create more harmonious homes in 2021, we see a lot of soft, rounded shapes. Everything from furniture to textiles and interior accessories follow this trend. 


2021 interior includes mirrors in all shapes in sizes. Combine and arrange your mirrors in different installations. It is all about mindful placement to create exciting reflections and light in your home.

Round shapes will be a big interior trend 2021, as here with a round wool rug from Ferm Living.

We see round shapes in all aspects of interior in 2021. Here you see the View rug by Ferm Living.

Interior 2021 - mirror, beige tones and eye-catching table.

Mirrors are another big part of the 2021 interior trends. Create extra light and space with mindful placement.


In contrast to the rounded shapes found in 2021, we also see classic clean lines. Everything from classic minimalism to clean, perfectly made hotel-style beds.


Even though the majority of the 2021 trend revolve around natural elegance, we see touches of rustic and bohemian styles peak through. The 2021 take on the rustic styles are a little more simplistic than what we have seen in the last couple of years with more focus on material choice and genuine craftmanship.


If you are worried that your newly-painted grey walls are being phased out with all talk about beige, warm tones – don’t be! Grey interior is here to stay. Pantone’s colour of the year is “Ultimate grey” and we see it peak through in many 2021 collections. Especially unpolished concrete is finding its way into our interior in the form of accessories, work surfaces and floors. Grey continues to be a classic interior colour that is perfect to combine with other 2021 interior trends. 

Interior 2020 - living room from Ferm Living with tone-on-tone beige colors and tight lines on the furniture.

Inspiration by Ferm Living – This year we will see more clean, minimalistic designs in the warmer colour palette.

Tight lines on beds and bedding like here at Menus designer hotels will be trendy this year.

Clean lines, beige tones and grey – The Audo – a boutique hotel by Muuto, shows how you can skilfully combine beige and grey tones.


All trends that we see for 2021 can be summed up in two simple concepts: Natural elegance Slow Living.

Natural elegance

In 2021, we will continue to see a great deal of untreated materials such as wood and stone. These combined with elegant shapes and colours that create an effortless natural elegance in your home. Match, for instance, a rounded sofa with a table made of rougher stone or wood. This way, the previously popular bohemian vibes turn into a simple elegance with clear influences taken from classic Scandinavian design paired with Japanese simplicity.

Interior 2021 - a raw surface in form of a brick wall combined with elegant beige colors and wooden furniture will be super trendy next year.

Natural elegance – A concept that represents interior trends 2021 perfectly.

Interior 2021 - inspirations from Broste Copenhagen shows a stone wall and white kitchen details.

Rough and tactile surfaces such as stone walls will be more and more popular in both kitchens and living rooms in 2021.

Interior 2021 - harmonious interior in earthy colors.

“Slow Living” is the second concept that shapes the 2021 interior trends. Create a harmonious home based on sustainability and nature.


The 2021 interior trends are all about slow living. 2020 has changed what a home means to us and how we would like to feel when we are in it. We have recognized the importance of a sustainable home that we can relax and feel at ease in. Spaces specifically chosen for meditation, designed with calming tones and tactile materials, as well as bringing nature into the home, will all play a big part in shaping the 2021 interior trends and how we decide to interpret them. 2021 more than ever is all about building a home with an inside-out perspective.

Are you curious about all new designs we have picked for this year? Explore our New Arrivals and latest design favourites. 

Written by: Arijana Kapic

Photo: Angeliqa Daldorph, Pontuz Löfgren, Ferm Living, House Doctor, Menu, Broste Copenhagen, Muuto,Cooee Design, By On, Geijst

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