Hot Design Trends for 2021 | Austin's Couch Potatoes Furniture

Hot Design Trends for 2021

We’ll show you how to use plants, colors and art in your home decorating projects!

The 2020 lifestyle was one where we spent more time at home. In fact, I-a diehard homemaker myself-spent a record amount of my free time lounging about in my apartment this past year and it's clear that trend is going to continue on into the new decade so now’s the perfect chance for you to rethink your living space!

 The world is in turmoil, but interior design trends are focused on creating a sense of calm and joy inside your own home.  What we can expect to see for 2021— it’s looking pretty great!

 Blue is in!

This year's Pantone colors are all about the blues.  Blue tones come in many different shades including navy or dark blue velvet hues in order to stay on trend for 2021 without appearing too sad like other darker shades of purple can do.To make your home more lively, we suggest adding some bright colors to the mix.

Numerous studies have been conducted to determine the effects of color on human mood. One study showed that blue colors instill feelings of peace and calmness, perfect for a home office or bedroom! The serene effect is due in part to our brain associating this hue with sky and ocean, reminding us of tranquil times spent outdoors. So go ahead - paint your walls an inviting shade today!

Lighting up your home!

It's the time of year to open up your windows and let some sunshine in! As long as you keep them bare, by 2021 instead of heavy curtains or blinds blocking out natural light we recommend keeping them bare so as not to cut off any sunlight. This will help you keep a happier mood during wintertime while also making those long days feel shorter.

Sunlight just might be the best investment you can make for your home. On top of doing wonders to keep people happy and healthy, it also helps us save energy!
Sunshine is one of nature's most perfect gifts - so why not bring as much into our homes as possible? Whether in form of skylights or solar panels on roofs, this light will help brighten up any room and provide a natural source for heat during winter months.

When it comes to light, the natural kind is always best. It boosts serotonin levels and prevents depression by enforcing a sense of social bonding at home because we are staying indoors more often when winter approaches. This allows us to share in activities like board games or watching movies with our loved ones which fosters personal connections without computer screens getting in the way.

Parenting for Plant Owners

Artificial plants are great, but for the upcoming year I recommend you make an investment in real live ones. They're more expensive and they take up space, but when everyone is cooped up at home during these tough times it will be worth it to bring some life into your house with a few easy waterings!

A lot of people don't think twice about the benefits that plants have in their homes. For instance, they can act as a natural air purifier by absorbing toxins while also providing oxygen to better your health and mood. Plants are so more than just pretty pieces to fill up space or add some color; these living things could be doing much more for you!

The great thing about flowers is that they can make your home feel more alive. Not only do they smell good, but research has shown that exposure to plants and nature-like settings boosts mood!

When you're feeling down or just need a little pick me up, there's nothing like the natural beauty of some fresh cut flowers in your living room to brighten things up. Flowers have been proven by researchers as an easy way for people suffering from depression to start getting better: "Studies show how even brief exposures – such as sitting next to a window with herbaceous plantings outside it - may reduce feelings of anxiety". So go on now - give yourself (and everyone else) something beautiful today!

Rethinking space not used

The living room is the new formal dining and sitting area. When you're getting ready to spruce up your home for Spring Break cleaning or just yearly maintenance, why not convert that outdated formal space into a more useful one?

We design spaces with a lot of personality so they can be used for living in!

The creative space we've always wanted is just a room away. If you're an artist, why not make your studio? Or if you prefer to spend time reading in peace and quiet, transform the dining area into a library with towering bookshelves as guardians! The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating our own personal sanctuary of creativity.

Make your furniture work for you

I’ve just returned from a long day at work and I can finally relax in my own home. It has been ages since the last time that I could really kick back on my couch, so it's about to get real!

I have this thing where when things around me are out of place, it throws off those places that I spend the most time. Like for instance if my living room is mess and not put away right then as soon as I walk through the door into my kitchen everything seems wrong to me because they're connected after all.Your home is a window to your personality. Everyone has different tastes and preferences, so it makes sense that what we feel most comfortable in will be represented by our homes? People are always looking for the best way they can live their lives; it's no surprise then why you would want all of these things to reflect who you are too!

One of the tricks to creating a space that feels big and open is by utilizing multi-purpose furniture. For instance, how about using a console table instead of a desk.  You’ve never seen furniture like this before. Trust me, it will change your life!

Do you want to miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime because your schedule is too busy for family time? What about those Sundays where there are no plans in sight? We have just what you need - multifunctional furniture that's stylish and functional for every occasion!

Why we love natural!

 Imagine living in a space that is filled with natural textures and earthy tones. You will have an organic-looking room, but what about the furniture? Keep it simple by sticking to wooden pieces paired with wicker baskets or marble coffee tables for added texture.

Staying true to nature this year means embracing more of those light wood grains on your shelves as well as adding terracotta vases and other elements like these around your home!

There are many ways to add a sense of texture and homey feeling in your space. One way is by adding different fabrics, such as leather pillows or faux fur throws on the bed for an extra cozy feel.

Cozy up

If you find yourself feeling a little down in the dumps, check out this way to bring back your self-care routine. Surrounding ourselves with things we love and are passionate about is one of the best ways to get energized again! Throw away that idea from last year's "minimalism" trend... it’s time for some more creativity and personality as well! Make sure what you put on display makes sense though—you don't want an overcrowded mess when visitors come over. People love to feel like they’re being wrapped in a warm hug when they walk into the room. A messy bedroom can make people uncomfortable and cause them to lose their way, but if you set up your space this will never happen!

As you're building the perfect space, it's important to declutter and downsize what you own. This will help your home feel more spacious and also make it easier for new things to enter into your life!

Prioritize storage

 The best way to create a space that feels vibrant and alive is by surrounding yourself with what makes you happy while also maintaining order. And, let's face it: It’s easy for clutter to pile up when you're always home.

While keeping your living-space organized may seem like an impossible task especially if you are self-employed or work from home, there are some tips on how make life easier in the long run! To start off, pick out different spaces around your house where things can be stored properly; one of these spots should be designated as “the place for everything else." By doing this instead of just having items scattered throughout the room (inevitably causing chaos!), organizing will feel more manageable because once

You can't have too much space! That's why a credenza is the perfect piece for you. You'll be able to use it as an art gallery, serving station and more without any clutter or cluttering your mind with anxiety.

The bookcase is a functional piece of furniture that helps you keep your living space organized. It can also serve as storage for more fragile items or act as an attractive fixture in the room.

The shelf provides so much functionality and aesthetic appeal to any home, it's no wonder we love them! The shelves are perfect for storing anything from books, games, craft supplies - even pictures on their walls if they're not too heavy. And while the shelving unit may be used primarily for its beneficial features like plenty of compartments and stability with enough weight bearing capacity to store your heavier belongings securely; don't forget about how great this beautiful piece looks when partaking in decorative art arrangements such as displaying photos amongst other family heirlooms!

 Welcome back wallpaper

Wallpaper is having a much-needed resurgence in popularity, it's not just for covering walls anymore; wallpaper can be used to make statement walls, create color around your cabinets or line shelves with its fun patterns! And the best part about this trend? You don't need access to professional installation services because you can easily do it on your own at home.

Wallpaper has been slowly making a comeback since 2015 but so far we have seen some really innovative trends from designers like Benjamin Moore and Kelly Wearstler that show how versatile wallpapers are when they're installed as ceilings instead of being stuck against the outside of buildings where everyone expects them to go (pun intended).

Wallpaper is an excellent decor choice for renters because of its versatility, ease-of-use, and affordability. You can put it up like a giant sticker to completely change the look of your room in minutes with peel-and-stick wallpaper that has all sorts of designs from which you may choose. When you get tired or bored with one design, simply take it down and replace it!

Add pops of color

With the cooling tones of blue that are becoming more popular, find creative ways to add color and make your space a little less sad. We recommend incorporating bright yellow chairs or even adding colorful peel-and-stick wallpaper like on a piece of furniture such as bookshelfs near windows.

Bright colors have been proven to trigger happiness and uplift your mood. Add color bombs in unexpected places around the house for a lift, or give them as gifts to brighten someone else's day!

It has been scientifically established that adding more colorful items into one’s home can make you happier than before. Color Bombs bring an element of surprise with their fun design while infusing personality into any room they are placed on- putting anyone who sees it instantly in better spirits and giving off good vibes all over the place!

 Reimagine your kitchen

It's time to get creative with your kitchen design and we don't mean cooking! European sleek styles, exotic finishes and unusual space solutions will be influencing kitchens in the future. Replace that typical upper cabinet with an open shelf or use a wine rack as unique storage system for just about anything from spices to tea pots. Kitchens are becoming more than necessary; they're now considered art by some residences where it is typically their favorite room of the house because there is so much functionality inside them.

When you find yourself tired of the bland, and seemingly never-changing design for kitchen cabinets, don't fret! The new trend in cabinet designs is all about what's on your walls. Picking a bold black or green pattern will give spice to any kitchen without taking away from its functionality as an area where we enjoy cooking our favorite dishes with family members. In addition to these colors being aesthetically pleasing, they also add warmth that may not have existed before!

Decorate with graphic art

 The future of artwork is changing. In 2021, people are paying more attention to how art can tie a room together and one trend in particular keeps popping up: bold face line art that make any space totally cool. Whether it’s on canvas, prints or even mugs these faces add unique style to homes all around the world!

This trend is so cute and accessible. Etsy has tons of affordable prints, and if you're artsy there are even DIY kits that will let you paint your own one-of-a kind piece to frame on the wall—the possibilities are endless!

Grandma is back

 In 2021, we’ll see more people going “granny chic.” This look is defined by velvets, brass and a mishmash of patterns--essentially it's grandma-approved fashion that looks like you raided her closet for your everyday outfits!

Granny chic is all about keeping it sustainable. You can find so many vintage pieces or upcycle your old clothes and make them new again with a little creativity.


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