The biggest home decor trends of 2021, according to Etsy

Alice Howarth
·3-min read
Photo credit: Etsy
Photo credit: Etsy

If you’re looking to spruce up your home, there’s never been a better time to do it. After a year of staring at the same four walls - it’s likely you’ve noticed pictures you’d like swapped out or splashes of colour you’d love to add.

This month, Etsy has released its 2021 Home Decor Trend Guide and it’s brimming with big and bright ideas of how to refresh your house, whether you want to fully commit to creating a working-from-home office or rethink the entire look of your bathroom.

From minimalist aesthetics to out-there prints, these are the decoration trends that will really upgrade your living space this spring:

'Japandi'

If you love a minimalist look, the coming together of Japanese and Scandinavian interiors will be a match made in heaven.

Photo credit: Etsy
Photo credit: Etsy

BUY NOW Floating bookshelf, £699, Etsy

Coined 'Japandi,' the style merges a pared-back aesthetic with a homey, rustic style. The result is a beautifully tranquil but modern finished look.

Travertine

Marble has been a craze for a while but what about travertine?

Photo credit: Etsy
Photo credit: Etsy

BUY NOW Decorative travertine cutting board, £36.39, Etsy

Another durable, sustainable material in home decor - travertine was last big in the ‘80s but is slated to be the new neutral in our homes, with searches up 211% on Etsy for travertine items.

Crazy for Wavy

As you may have seen all over social media, squiggly decor is proving seriously popular at the moment.

Photo credit: Etsy
Photo credit: Etsy

BUY NOW Teapot and cups, £116.45, Etsy

It’s an easy-to-implement trend whether you want to introduce it to your home in a small way - with a wavy-handled mug - or a statement way - with a big floor-length mirror.

Home spa

When you can’t visit a spa, why not bring the tranquillity home?

Photo credit: Etsy
Photo credit: Etsy

BUY NOW Bath caddy, £53, Etsy

From waffle towelling to eucalyptus shower bundles, bath caddies to olive trees, Etsy has found people are turning their bathrooms into Zen-inducing sanctuaries and that’s certainly a trend we can get behind.

Checkmate

One of the biggest interior patterns of the moment, searches for chequered print items within Etsy’s home and living category have jumped 889%.

Photo credit: Etsy
Photo credit: Etsy

BUY NOW Tiled coasters, £5, Etsy

From rugs to plates, placemats to cushions, there’s no end of ways to incorporate the big and bold design into your living space.

Mushroom motifs

Not a trend we necessarily saw coming but people are going crazy for the mushroom motif.

Photo credit: Etsy
Photo credit: Etsy

BUY NOW Toadstool art print, £5.50, Etsy

Last popular during the ‘60s and ‘70s, there’s been a 371% increase in searches for mushroom lamps on Etsy and a whopping 902% increase in searches for mushroom pillows and pillowcases.

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