6 of 2021’s coolest home trends you’ll soon see everywhere, according to Etsy

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Over the past year, we’ve spent more time at home than ever, which might have prompted moments of scrutinizing your living space. If you’ve found yourself wanting to update portions of your home or apartment, Etsy published a report on a few of the 2021 top home decor trends that have recently been spiking in online searches. 

In the report, Etsy identified six decor styles that are quickly rising in popularity and becoming more mainstream. Among the list are marble-like travertine accessories, Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics, squiggly pieces, accents to create an at-home sanctuary, checkered prints and mushroom motifs. 

Not only will you want to add these funky decor ideas to your Pinterest board ASAP, but they’re also actually practical and affordable to add to almost any current aesthetic — it’s an easy way to make your home feel more “2021.” 

Below are six top home decor trends of 2021 and the items that you can shop now to instantly update your space. 

1. Travertine 

As a super durable material, travertine is a practical accent that can be used in many different spaces. While it had a moment in the ’80s, you can now find more modern versions of the trend. Shoppers are looking for all types of travertine items, so much so that searches have increased 211% this year, according to Etsy. 

Shop the trend: 

  1. CB2 Via Large Travertine Knot, $169

  2. Natural Stone Classic Travertine Vessel Sink, $400

  3. Decorative Travertine Cutting Board, $85+

2. Japanese and Scandinavian-inspired aesthetics

Scandinavian decor has become popular over the years thanks to IKEA becoming more mainstream in the U.S., but now, the interior design style is getting an update by being paired with touches of Japanese decor. Etsy refers to it as “Japandi,” which is “a hybrid of Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics” that creates a “clutter-free yet cozy space.” With the Scandinavian aesthetic paired with Japanese influences, you get a tranquil environment that feels both modern and natural. 

Shop the trend: 

  1. Japanese Edo Period Six-Panel Gold Leaf Screen Throw Pillow, $20.99 (Orig. $29.99)

  2. Waves Round Lacquer Serving Tray, $59.50

  3. Indoor Original Japan Planter, $16.24+

  4. Set of 5 Japanese Style Ceramic Planters, $53.61

  5. Removable Wallpaper Scandinavian Wallpaper, $0.80+

  6. Scandinavian White Ceramic Vase, $38.90+

  7. Round Functional Mirror, $191.25+

  8. HOMFA Nesting Coffee End Tables, $42.99 (Orig. $49.99)

3. Wavy, squiggly and curvy decor

Say goodbye to straight edges because wavy and squiggly decor is having a moment. Not quite a zig-zag nor an arch, these curvy accents add a sense of modern funk to any space. The trend has become so popular that there’s been a 28,236% increase in searches for wavy candles and a 5,296% increase in searches for wavy mirrors, according to Etsy. 

Shop the trend:

  1. Handmade White Jesmonite Squiggle Soap Dish, $20.71

  2. Mid-Century Nordic Scandi Style Candleholder/Vase, $39.92

  3. Asymmetrical Mirror, $224.45

  4. Lex Pott Twist Duo Standing Taper Candle, $40

  5. Neko Table Lamp, $148

4. At-home sanctuaries 

More time at home in 2020 meant re-thinking how to make your home a getaway or peaceful sanctuary. Because shoppers have been searching for ways to promote more relaxing and tranquil environments at home, Etsy has noted that searches for items like faux olive trees and waffle towels have increased by 896% and 120%, respectively. Now’s the time to finally create a spa-like atmosphere in your bedroom or bathroom! 

Shop the trend:

  1. Artificial Olive Tree, $98+

  2. Waffle Towels, $25+

  3. Amethyst Cluster Candle Holder, $48

  4. Ceramic Meso Incense Holder, $64

5. Checkered prints 

Etsy has officially named the checkered pattern “gingham’s modern cousin,” because that’s exactly what it is — an updated version of a classic pattern that’s super versatile in any space, especially if your find it in other colors than just the traditional black. 

Shop the trend: 

  1. Checkerboard Throw Pillow, $49

  2. Checker Print Hand-Tufted Rug, $140

  3. Wavy Checker Incense Holder, $20.71

  4. Checkerboard Shower Curtain, $39

6. Mushroom accents  

As a nod to the ’60s and ’70s, mushroom accents are making their comeback in a big way. Mushroom lamps have stolen the hearts of many Instagram users. Chances are, you’ve seen one on your feed because Etsy says searches for the term “mushroom lamp” have increased 371%. 

Shop the trend: 

  1. Mushroom Punch Needle Pillow, $96

  2. Mushroom Butter Keeper, $16

  3. Ansel Table Lamp, $89

  4. Mushroom Tufted Bath Mat, $49

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