Eye On Design: Interior Design Platform Modsy Reveals the Top Style Trends of 2020

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Casual Modern Dining Space (All Images Courtesy of Modsy)

A few weeks into Manhattan’s Covid lockdown it became clear that I would be working from home for the long haul, so I created a small budget to upgrade my home office with a few new items. A new task chair, a small colorful rug, and a set of strategically-measured storage cubes helped to create a pleasant and comfortable workplace within my apartment, while optimizing the functionality in the 50-square foot room. Now that our homes are often serving as offices, and even classrooms, you might also be looking for design ideas for the way we live right now. With that in mind, Modsy, an online interior design platform, has just released its 2021 Trend Report, which is brimming with quarantine-inspired interior design trends, emerging style predictions for next year, product sales comparison insights, and survey data from thousands of people across the U.S.

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Livingroom: Elegance Meets Modern Design

Let’s get inspired with a closer look at some of their findings!

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Vintage Eclectic Home Office

With more time being spent at home, people are using their home interiors to show off their personalities. Thus, Eclectic Style has risen in popularity by 13%.

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Rainbow Nursery

The percentage of Modsy customers designing a nursery in June 2020 was 40% higher than the 2020 average. Likewise, sales in the baby/kids product category grew 60% from June 2019 to June 2020. Does that indicate a Covid-19 Baby Boom is a real thing?

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Dino Delight Nursery

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Closet Changing Station

People are also repurposing spaces within rooms to add much-needed storage that blends in with the overall room design.

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Industrial Rustic Home Office

Home Offices, of course, were on the rise this year, with home office furniture sales tripling in April 2020 vs April 2019. Consumers (25%) reported lighting as being the most important component of the home office, followed by quietness/ soundproofing (20%) and ergonomic furniture (18%).

Check out a few cool designs that fit every lifestyle.

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Entryway Office Nook

Here’s an example of a minimal design aesthetic that makes perfect use of a previously empty space.

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Home Office for Two

Here, a former Den or TV Room transforms into a comfy and functional office for a couple working-from-home!

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Bedroom Office Nook

An office that fits neatly inside the bedroom makes for the quickest morning commute ever!

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Motivated and Mobile: Flexible Home Schooling Space

For parents of many school age children, the classroom moved into the home due to Covid-19. A few key adjustments can transform an ordinary room into an ideal space for learning.

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Study Nook

Here are a few additional take-aways:

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Mid-Century remains popular, as the style’s clean lines and flexibility make it ideal for small spaces.

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Farmhouse Style Family Room with Modern Traditionalist Twists

Traditional Style rose 6% in popularity, while classic style grew 11%, despite these styles being consistently the least popular among Modsy customers in the past.

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Storage furniture and Accent Chairs were among the most popular products Modsy customers purchased in 2020. Main seating purchases rose in May, with customers spending an average of 4% more on main seating furniture that month.

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Modern SouthWest Living Room

69% of people surveyed engaged in a home redesign project in 2020, with many customers opting to reorganize, move, or change the aesthetic of their spaces.

In 2021, Modsy expects that the desire for nostalgia will increase, with Grandmillennial style taking hold. The site also expects bold wall colors, which perhaps remind people of hotels and restaurants, to make their way into homes. To read the full report, please visit to Modsy’s website.

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