Favorite Design Trends of 2021


Favorite Design Trends of 2021Predicting design and style trends can be a tricky business because no matter what, you should LOVE your own home and style. Owning a shop, styling homes and producing goods for wholesale has made me fall in love with multiple styles over the years. There are a few “trends” that I feel are here to stay and have a timeless appeal.

Here are a few of my favorites for 2021:

{Shopping for the latest 2021 trends!}
{Image via The Back Porch Mercantile. Knoxville, Tennessee.}
{Image from Jean Stoffer Design.}

1. Lots of Natural Materials

From beautiful marble, to wood and earthy pottery, there is something for everyone to love. Natural materials are pretty and practical for everyday use too; they are strong and durable, and only get better with age.

{Image via The Back Porch Mercantile in Knoxville, TN.}
{Image via The Back Porch Mercantile in Knoxville, TN.}

2. Preserved Florals

Preserved florals and filler are still making a beautiful statement in vases and bowls. It looks at home with faux and living plants. I like to use it when styling a console or bookshelf.

{Image via Jean Stoffer Design.} {Image via Jean Stoffer Design.}3. Mid Tone and Rich Color

White is still beautiful, but we are loving all the beautiful soft greens, blues and mauve as well. These colors are appearing on furniture, accessories, florals and wallpaper. It’s exciting to see color back in our homes!

{Image via Jean Stoffer Design.}
{Image via The Back Porch Mercantile, Knoxville, TN.}

4. Mixed Metals.

Brass, nickel and copper are all at home together. Mixed metals look warm and inviting. Don’t be afraid to mix it up in your fixtures, hardware and accessories. The juxtaposition is always beautiful and timeless!

Trends come and go, but good functional design is forever. No matter what the trend, you should love your home. What’s your favorite design idea for 2021?

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Hello! My name is Jenny and it’s wonderful to meet you. I grew up in East Tennessee and graduated with a BFA from the University of Tennessee. Go Vols! I met my husband, Nathan, during our time as collegiate runners. We love calling Knoxville our home and raising our two boys, Caleb and Noah. My passion for art and creativity runs deep. I translated my love for good design into a full time business in 2013 when I opened my lifestyle shop, The Back Porch Mercantile in the Bearden area. You can follow my adventures in life and shopkeeping at @shopbpm and @xoxo_jennyleigh on Instagram.


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