Interior design trends that will rule in 2021

One thing common to all of us is our home, which speaks our likes, dislikes, and our aesthetics in the world of interiors. While every year a trend takes the lead and becomes our favourite, it is expected that 2021 will see a lot of change after the dullness of 2020. While we are moving forward, it is expected that interior trend will take us back in time with a pinch of past and ethnicity to it. In my opinion, the year 2021 interior trend will be highly influenced by the concept of sustainability, Made in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat, that saw a sudden spike during the pandemic in 2020. From the business perspective, this trend will give a boost to Indian homegrown brands and at a macro level will contribute to the economy. From home décor to furniture, office ware to artifacts, everywhere a subtle glimpse of India will be visible. In terms of design aesthetics, it is believed that the market will see a swift shift towards sleek and minimalistic spaces/furniture for more effective use of spaces, focusing on tidy and uncluttered setups. While these details will surely mark the change of trend, here are a few details of the interior trends that will rule in the industry in the year 2021.

Ethnic Element

Ethnic elements in interior design will inspire people to travel and discover cultural similarities and bring them home. It is expected that home décor in 2021, will see a lot of travelling, resulting in bringing more essence of ethnicity and elegance in the form of natural textiles with ornamental patterns.


The new-age minimalism will see the perfect blend of it with the feel of 60s. This will help bring in more free space in the flats and make houses look bigger and smarter. This trend was first popular in co-working spaces but now will be a hit in homes as well, as they are cost-effective and very much functional.

Retro Feel

While minimalism will take shape in 2021, it is also expected that there will be a shift in design aesthetics in furniture too as it will be all about the feel of 60s. Right from your furniture to upholstery, everything will tone down to the calmness of the 60s.

Hues Attention

As far as hues are concerned, 2021 will see a lot of soothing shades such as indigo and green. Also, it is expected that the neutral palettes will see more demand in office spaces and homes as well, as they are easy to play around in terms of detailing and accessorizing.


If we look back in the year 2020, the core concept of Atmanirbhar Bharat and Made in India has taken over in all sectors and it is expected that in the year 2021, it will continue ruling the market along with the idea of sustainability. The idea of sustainability will further diversify the market of DIY and reusable innovations and bring in more personal touch in interiors for homes and offices.

Greenery Goal

Whether it’s a working space of home vertical gardening saw a major demand during the lockdown and it is expected that the demand for fresh air will bring in more variations in vertical home and kitchen gardening in 2021. From spirituality perspective, home plants as a part of decor are the first step towards harmony and help bring peace in your personal space as well. It is expected that this home décor trend of bringing prosperity and peace through plants will surely rule reel and real-life both.

Floor File

As we are going back in time, it is also expected that floor bedding and seating will see a comeback in 2021, with a lot of comfort of cushions, floor lamps, and art installations that will make it a cosy space at home. Even co-working spaces are expected to revive the lounge spaces, where green carpet, cushions, coffee and laptop tables will rule and people will be seen fighting for floor spaces than chairs. From a space management perspective, floor seating helps accommodates more people as compared to table chair set up at home and even at workspaces.

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Authored by Ms. Devika Verma, Chief Marketing Officer, BuildWorx, an Architecture and Design Company