2021 Design Trends that We’re Most Excited For


Hold on tight, we’ve almost made it out of 2020! Anyone else feeling an oh so slight sigh of relief? Who are we kidding, it’s more like a massive breath of fresh air... 

Truly, it’s hard to believe 2021 is almost here. There are many reasons to be excited for a new year. But, a big reason for excitement around Parker Gwen are all of the new 2021 design trends that are just around the corner! 

As we prepare to start a new year, we’re leaving almost everything behind for a fresh start. Get ready for hints from the past with a focus on a bolder, brighter, more whimsical future. We know we are. 

Without further ado, here are the 2021 design trends that our team is most excited for: 

Natural Elements

When we say it’s time for a fresh start, we really mean it. 2021 is welcoming elements of the great outdoors into our homes, and we’re here for it.  

We recently talked about the woven textures that have made a reappearance. Now, we’re taking it a step further with a strong, global influence on earthy elements. Stone tables, light woods, dried florals, jute rugs, and natural clay décor – we’re coming for you!


If a nod to grandma’s house sounds like the exact opposite of recent trends, it may not be what you think. 

Grandmillenial is making a bigger breakthrough in 2021 where traditional and cheeky elements live together in harmony. Start adding a variety of chic 80s patterns and shapes to minimal, conventional spaces and you’re well on your way to achieving this look. With big patterns and even bigger texture, this granny chic style is the perfect way to show off your taste and individuality.

Dark, Bold Colors

The time to roll in the color is now. Don’t think blinding, neon lights. We’re talking earthy, warm color palettes like emerald, charcoal, cobalt, burnt orange, and mustard yellow. 

Consider a statement couch, chair, or painting a wall with these bold colors to create an intimate backdrop to your living space.


2021 is not taking itself too seriously. And we aren’t either. Escapism trends are coming on strong through florals, embroidery and anything that will make you want to frolic through the fields of your living room…you know what we mean. Basically, it’s countryside springtime all year.   

So, what are you waiting for? Put Folklore or Evermore on your record player and go all in on Cottagecore.


There is one thing (and one thing only) we learned in 2020 that’s coming with us into the new year – you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style *phew*. 

As we continue to spend a little more time at home, trends are showing more sectionals, sofas, and armchairs with a cozy look and feel, along with layers of pillows and throws that live up to their greatest potential of hygge. And, let’s just say we’re not mad about it.


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