New year, new luxury home décor trends to explore and play around with. We consulted the experts, and now we’re sharing the 2021 luxury home and interior design trends to know, along with the top 5 coveted home décor furniture buys in the maximalist 1970’s trend. Since we’re stuck inside for while longer, why not redecorate? Or at least dream a little dream. Spoiler alert: for 2021, being on-trend means embracing that ’70’s show.
home and interior design trends to know in 2021
February is the month for many of the influential design and home interior trade shows, so it seems an apt moment to assess one of the accelerating trends in luxury home décor in 2021: maximalism.[white_box]
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Maximalism is back, and minimalism is fading away
Mid-century modern – read 1950’s and ’60’s styles – and all-white minimalism are fading, to be replaced by strong vibrant colors and a 1970’s bohemian vibe. Patterned wallpaper is trending, too, adding to the idea that “layered, collected, and eclectic” are the new buzzwords in luxury home décor. As are “color, visual interest, and playfulness.”[white_box]
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mid-century is out, and the ’70’s are in
1st Dibs surveyed hundreds of designers from all over the world for their 2021 Trend Report. One of the key messages? “A 1970’s aesthetic is likely to be once again in vogue.” 29% of survey participants predict that the 1970’s was the decade most likely to feel on point for 2021.
Vogue notes that in 1972, the Museum of Modern Art in New York invited 12 Italian designers to participate in the exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape.” The creators of two of the must-have maximalist furniture items beloved by design mavens and Instagram made their American debuts at that show.[white_box]
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5 coveted home décor buys to channel the maximalist trend
What does all of that mean for your own nest? If you want in on this particular trend, here are some of the icons of the era that are starting to gain fame on Instagram. From high luxury price points to a chic rental, there’s furniture or other home décor out there right now perfect for a spring home refresh.
1. The Ultrafragola Mirror
This groovy mirror was designed by Milanese “architect, industrial designer, philosopher and provocateur” Ettore Sottsass in 1970. Employing materials that were considered radical and shockingly new at the time was his hallmark. Like the wavy vacuum-formed acrylic sheet and colored neon light. Vintage design site 1st Dibs notes that “ultrafragola” translates to “the ultimate strawberry.” It’s a reference to the women and men who would view themselves within the sensuous curves of the mirror. If you want more of the backstory, New York Magazine did a comprehensive history of the mirror about a year ago.
BUY NOW: $10,500.
2. The Mario Bellini Camaleonda sofa
This bulbous sofa – which is modular and can be configured in numerous ways – is red-hot thanks to its multiple appearances on social media.
Bellini described his creation in an interview with Architectural Digest. “I crossed two words: camaleonte, or chameleon, an extraordinary animal capable of adapting to its environment, and onda, or wave,” he said.
3. Vintage objets d’art from the ’70’s
These brass crane birds are emblematic of the ’70’s vibe in home décor, according to Architectural Digest.
BUY NOW: $675 for the pair.
4. Gucci Heron Print Wallpaper
Wallpaper is trending, and who better to turn to than Gucci when it comes to chic maximalism? In this Gucci Heron print, the birds are portrayed against either a soft pink or green background with dragonflies scattered throughout.
BUY NOW: $490.
5. The Madda Chair from ZZ Driggs
This modern take on a club chair, the Madda by ZZ Driggs, is photogenic and extremely cushy. We love it in “Lagoon,” but it’s available in three other colors, too. Even better? You can rent it if you want the flexibility of remaking your space anew next year this time.
RENT or BUY NOW: $3,500, or $130/month.
coveted home décor buys to embrace the maximalist furniture trend in 2021
That’s our overview of what you need to know about one of the hottest 2021 luxury interior design trends, along with the top 5 coveted home décor furniture buys in the maximalist 1970’s aesthetic.
What do you think, dear reader? Are you ready to embrace your inner maximalist?
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