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What 2020 Has Taught Us About Home Decor

Posted by admin on February 18, 2021

The year 2020 has been a defining one for most people. It has guided people towards rethinking their priorities and helped them realize what is important to them. For most people, staying at home proved to be much more difficult. The extra time spent at home has allowed an even greater number of people to rethink their home designs and use their space in an optimal manner. The experts in this field have studied these changing tastes and preferences and, keeping that in mind, we’ve come up with home decor trends for 2021 that you can incorporate in your house.

The first element is about functionality. Ask yourself this, how are you using your space? You should be making the most of it. For the past few years, open floor plans have been all the rage. Much like modern workspaces, the home too has been decluttered off walls and unnecessary small rooms. It has all been about putting things out in the open. When you picture an open floor you obviously don’t think of entering a house that has no rooms. It is simply about pulling down unnecessary walls, giving an open-eye view and a much cleaner space. But the multi-purpose bigger, open room proved to be rather disastrous for people who had to work from home. 

With most of 2021 also going to be spent at home, the designers are now rethinking their plans, saying it is good to have a door you can close. 

This will also put room usage to a maximum, and let you have separate spaces for different functions. While building new walls in an already-constructed house might seem a bit too extreme, room dividers and pocket doors are considered good enough options. For people thinking of constructing their house, you might want to reconsider your open floor plan. Remember the days when most big houses had a study or office area? Most Instagram influencers too propose the idea of a home office, a studio space, a desk with a filing cabinet, for working comfortably from home. 


Home decorating trends for 2021: find the right balance between too much stuff and minimalism
Decorate your house with the items that give you the most happiness

The most important theme of home decor trends for 2021: Minimalism. It has become quite popular in recent years. It’s all about decluttering the house to declutter the mind’. This mantra makes sense for a lot of people when you can go out regularly and enjoy a number of activities, and leisure time. However, during the lockdown months when people had to spend too much carrying out most of their daily activities at home, a sparsely-filled home didn’t do anyone any good. 

While a minimalist lifestyle is one inspired from Japanese customs, in most parts of the world, it’s about giving an outlook that boasts of minimalism i.e. storing away most of the personal belongings. This requires smart storage which not many houses can have. This year, it’s all about decorating your home as per your needs, tastes, and preferences, while also not having too much going on. It’s about finding the right balance between what you need, what you want, and how well you can place it in the house.


This year is all about durability. It’s no longer about fast furniture in line with trends; it’s about things that can last a long time and be styled in a number of ways. You should now be investing in furniture that can serve multiple purposes and is adaptive in living spaces. This year is all about investing in furniture that has greater intrinsic value. It is about choosing furniture pieces that are the closest to you, and will last much longer. This also means that you should pick colors that can be styled against a number of wall colors. For this very reason, you’ll be seeing a lot of wood furniture, especially in darker tones.

Home decor trends for 2021 tell you that people are now, more than ever, driven towards multipurpose furniture pieces that can be modified as per use. The year 2021 is all about using spaces efficiently. We are looking for a coat rack on the side of a book rack, all of which can be folded into a big table as well. It’s about versatility and functionality. 


Home decorating trends for 2021: add a pop of color
Bold is always beautiful in home decor

Neutrals and nudes are not here to stay in 2021. It’s all about adding a pop of color here and there and making your home the fun space it is supposed to be. Add warmer tones to bring the room together and make it seem cozier. However, do not go overboard with colors. Layer it up in a way that makes aesthetic sense.

These were our top picks for home decor trends for 2021. If you have picked on a few more, write to us at Also, keep checking BLUE JAY Blog, Pakistan’s largest real estate blog on all things property.

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