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Sylish Home Decor Trends For 2021

New Year, New You. It’s time to spruce up your space with a fresh new vibe. One of the top 2021 home decor trends is color, so we were excited when Pantone announced not one, but two Colors of the Year: Ultimate Grey and Illuminating (Yellow). Sleek modern styles continue to prevail, but warmed with a strong dose of hygge, a Danish term that connotes coziness.

Other major trends include metallic accents, sculptural lighting, curved shapes, plush velvets, raw materials such as rattan and reclaimed wood, and lots of texture. Great news for vintage lovers – nostalgia will continue to be a favorite design style in the forthcoming year. We’ve rounded up some inspiring ideas and local Long Beach resources near The Crest, so you can get the look you love.

Pantone Colors of 2021

Get ready for a brighter future. Ultimate Grey and Illuminating (Yellow) are a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting. Practical and rock solid, but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. These hues will inspire your lifestyle, from fashion and beauty to design and home decor.

Embrace Hygge

This year, stark modernism is giving way to hygge, a Danish term that connotes coziness, comfortable conviviality, and a feeling of contentment or well-being. Pronounced hoo-guh, the word derives from a sixteenth-century Norwegian term, hugga, which is related to the English word hug. Think warm minimalism, with cozy textiles, decorative pillows, plush rugs, and soft lighting, while creating as much open space as possible. Complete your hygge ambience with candles, natural scents, and a dash of fresh greenery. Pictured: Accessories from Pottery Barn HERE

Add a Statement Task Chair

Brighten up your home office with a statement task chair while adding a pop of Pantone’s new yellow. The Maston Task Chair from Wayfair offers lots of comfort thanks to its ergonomic shape, and features a durable frame with soft filling. The bright colorful finish will blend with most color palettes, and this chic design is height-adjustable to personally tailor your space. More info HERE

Faux Sheepskin Rug

There’s nothing quite like a faux sheepskin rug to lighten your step. This rug collection from Wayfair features soft velvety acrylic yarns that make it easy to get cozy in any room. Designed for daily indoor use, the faux fur that is super soft under your feet with solid colors that work with a wide variety of decor themes. More info HERE

Muji Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser

Muji’s minimalist aroma diffusers embody the finest qualities of Japanese design. The diffuser uses the ultrasonic wave to effectively diffuse and disperse a fragrant mist in the room, with two adjustable LED light levels and four different sets of timers. Muji also offers a collection of pure essential oils including Lemongrass, French Lavender, Rosemary, and Eucalyptus. More info HERE

Urban Americana  1345 Coronado Ave, Long Beach, CA 90804

Urban Americana is Long Beach’s ultimate source for vintage furnishings and home decor, including furniture, lighting, rugs, art pieces, signs, and more. The 16,000 square-foot warehouse stocks an incredible variety of unique home goods from over 40 different dealers and artisans, each with their own collections. Whether your style is midcentury modern, farmhouse, vintage industrial, or quirky and colorful, they have something for you. Shop in-store or online.

Xcape Vintage  2236 E 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814

Looking for that perfect sofa, chair, lamp or accent piece? In business for nearly two decades, Xcape specializes in high end vintage and mid-century modern furniture, patio furniture, and home accessories. Beautifuly curated and full of great deals, Xcape’s expert staff will help you achieve all your design goals. Check website for hours and appointments.

Restoration Hardware Outlet  81 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA 90802

Ready for some great deals? Check out the Restoration Hardware Outlet at The Pike Outlets. RH is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market, offering furniture, lighting, textiles, rugs, bathware, décor and outdoor. Their collections of timeless, updated classics and authentic reproductions provide a unique point of view and an unmatched combination of inspired design and unparalleled quality. 

Shop Fourth Street Retro Row

The most unique pocket of Long Beach, Fourth Street boasts nearly 100 independently owned and operated stores that offer goods, foods, and experiences you simply won’t find anywhere else. Stretching between Cherry Avenue and Junipero Avenue, it’s a slice of classic Long Beach, earning it the nickname Retro Row. A destination for budget-conscious shoppers and Hollywood designers alike, you’ll find something for everyone. Check websites for in-store, curbside pickup and delivery details. Pictured: Casa de Luxe Vintage Store.

IKEA  20700 S Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746

No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll probably find it at the Swedish behemoth. Fortunately for Long Beach residents, there’s a huge IKEA right up the 405 in Carson. We especially love their clever organizing and storage solutions, because no one wants to be a clutterbug in a minimalist world. And did we mention the meatballs? IKEA recently launched vegan plant balls, made with pea protein, oats, potatoes, onion and apple. These tasty tidbits have the flavor and juicy bite of a meatball – and the climate footprint is just 4% of the original.

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Chasing Paper

Photo #2: Pantone Colors

Photo #3: Pottery Barn

Photo #4: Wayfair

Photo #5: Wayfair

Photo #6: Muji

Photo #7: Urban Americana

Photo #8: Xcape Vintage

Photo #9: Restoration Hardware Outlet

Photo #10: Casa de Luxe

Photo #11: IKEA