Home Decor and Design Trends through the Decades

Home design has seen everything from mason jars and kitchens in all-white to eco-friendly furnishings and minimalist interiors. Here’s what to expect for the future.

The design and decor of homes has evolved dramatically over the past few years. Home Design has also seen its transformation and movement in the same time frame that music has moved from hard rock and R&B to pop and contemporary art, fashion has gone from all-denim cuts to layered cuts, and so on. Decor 2021 constantly evolves, using different materials, textures, or spaces that flow into one another.

Home decor and design can only exist with constant change. In contrast to the past, when trends could last for decades, and the value of a home was primarily practical, today’s emphasis is on the design and the spaces that echo the people who call it home. The trend of smaller, compact homes is a recent development. The lack of space has led to the increased need for indoor greenery. Furniture and upholstered furniture have evolved into modern, minimalist, and eclectic styles. Given the rapid changes in decor and furnishings, it makes sense to revisit old trends every so often. Understanding how walls have become fluid, open, and welcoming while the set has remained simple and complex.

Below are the trends of home decor for 2021 and the transformation of the home that we see today.

Trends from 2000

The release of Backstreet Boys, Blu-ray, and the iPod marked a decade of rapid and sudden change. Although it was not too long ago now, the decor trends from that time have been a part of centuries gone by. This was when we became obsessed with white kitchens, jar storage, and other trends. See how the style influenced the rest of your home.

Shabby Chic Bedrooms

Before the modern farmhouse, there were shabby-chic bedrooms. They were rustic, distressed, and slightly off-kilter. There were ruffled lace sheets, white-washed dresses, ornate lamps, and non-conformist air.

Entertaining Living Room Trends

Remember that large entertainment unit in your living area? It was a common sight in most homes. Blu-rays, radios, speakers, televisions, and other equipment were all packed into it. Most living rooms were dominated by heavy, bulky gear.

White kitchens are in vogue.

Most kitchens were white. The trend is still prevalent today. Lighter, whiter ones replaced the dark wooden cabinets with slatted shelving. This became the dominant color tone in all kitchen furniture.

Mediterranean Bathroom Trends

In the decade following World War II, bathrooms became more extensive and luxurious with elaborate features. Toilets became more prominent and more elegant, with ornate features.

Mismatched Dining Furniture

In the 2000s, mismatched furniture broke the mold of perfection. Dining rooms became whimsical and fun. Table and chairs were bought in small quantities and with different colors to create a warm atmosphere.

Contrast Colour Tones

In the same decade that white kitchens and pastels were popular, there was a study of contrast of darker colors and deeper shades. Pantone’s 2002 “true red” and deep browns reflect this trend.

Single Collectible Accessory

Mason jars, storage boxes, and other containers were used everywhere. They were used to store odds and ends and bobs in kitchens, cabinet counters, and bedroom dressers. Mason jars were used to store wine glasses, candles, and vases. They redefined the possibilities of compact glass containers.

Design and Decor Trends for 2010

The 2010s seemed surprisingly sober, despite the continuation of the whites and experiments of the previous decade. The iPhone was introduced, as were new music sounds and a greater environmental focus. Home design and décor became more straightforward, minimalistic and understated. As we can see, much of the style countered excesses from previous decades.

Tiny Closet Spaces

In the past, bedrooms were elaborate. But in 2010, they became more functional. The bedroom has become more spacious, with less space for closets and changing rooms. Furniture and doors are becoming more modern.

The Poufs in Living Rooms

Flexible and easy-to-use furniture was born from the minimalist feel and relaxed furnishings. Cushions and poufs became comfortable floor seating. They were everywhere, from patios to living rooms, balconies to the dining area.

Trendy Open Shelved Kitchens

A minimalist approach and a small cooking area meant that kitchens needed to be open, airy and organized, and free of traditional heaviness. Even though it required more work, it was a great way to display dinnerware.

Geometric Tiles Bathroom Trend

In this decade, the simple, floral bathroom tiles gave way to hexagonal and diamond-shaped tiles with better visual appeal and more personalization.

Modern Farmhouse Dining Trend

The farmhouse style continues the shabby-chic look from the previous decade. Simple, unpretentious, and chic design with wood tables, rough-textured surfaces, patchwork, and functional furniture.

Color Tones for Millennials

The 2010s were all about these strange but beautiful contrasts, especially regarding walls in single rooms. All-white was too dull, so pastels and flowers were used instead. Dark browns and grays were replaced with deep greens and mustard shades in the kitchen, dining, and bedroom areas.

Open Floor Architecture

The open-plan design has replaced closed and confined spaces with walls. Open-plan homes are a warm and welcoming space, whether in small, compact apartments or large, sprawling houses.

Trendy Dull Gold Hardware and Accessories

Brass, bronze, dull-gold taps, pipes, and finishings for bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens became a sought-after architectural feature.

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