Home decor fabric trends 2021: colors, patterns, and materials

Home decor fabric trends 2021: colors, patterns, and materials

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During the pandemic, textile and fabric companies had to rethink their business processes. The global decline in production prompted the formation of topical issues of rational consumption and new ideas. While the fashion industry is gradually moving away from the concept of rapidly changing trends, the interior sphere is still lagging. Thus, millions of tons of accessories and furniture are thrown away every year. Based on this, at one of the leading exhibitions dedicated to textiles (Heimtextil), most of the trends for 2021 were formed by the idea of wise use of resources.

Environmental friendliness and naturalness

An active life in megalopolises forms an increasing desire of residents for natural purity and perfection. First of all, preference is given to organic materials and textiles that demonstrate their natural origin. Textures with various flaws and imperfections are in fashion. Environmental innovations showcase collections of fabrics made from algae, mulberry, and other raw materials.

The colors that define the trend concept are reminiscent of classic camouflage. This is a monochrome or solid color palette, without any apparent patterns and color blocks. The key ones are:

  • Natural colors with many beige, powdery, brown, and green hues;
  • Terracotta and ocher;
  • Accent blue-gray, coral, and warm orange.

Durability and off-season

The idea is to move away from seasonal textiles to more durable fabrics. The fundamental principles are functionality and versatility inherent in the Scandinavian style, but not without an artistic component. The priority is on minimalistic materials with durable weaving, which do not require additional lining. The primary palette is dark green, asphalt gray, cream, deep blue, dark brown (almost black).

As part of this concept, designers advise to take a closer look at the following fabrics in 2021:


Its classic soft texture makes it incredibly popular in home decor. It is one of the most robust and most durable fabrics and is about three times stronger than cotton. Other benefits of flax include:

  • Resistant to lint and abrasion;
  • Environmental friendliness. Flax plants do not require irrigation, practically do not need pest control, and are not harmful to the environment;
  • Natural shine and color ranging from beige to ecru or gray;
  • It has antimicrobial properties and is mold resistant.


A textile innovation that deserves special attention. Feels like velvet and on performance indicators such as vinyl. The main advantages of the fabric:

  • Incredible stain resistance;
  • Wear-resistant and waterproof;
  • Does not contain harmful substances, has an antibacterial effect;
  • Air-permeable;
  • No special cleaning is required.

Faux suede

High-quality fabric, which is actively used for upholstery of sofas, is one of the favorites among designers. Unlike woven fabric, which is composed of interwoven fibers, faux suede achieves its uncanny resemblance to natural through a finishing process that reproduces the texture and feel of real suede.


Usually, many associate this material with winter sweaters and bulky blankets, but it is also a wonderful, eco-friendly, cozy thing for home decor with high aesthetic and operational characteristics.

New is well forgotten old

The meaning of the idea is to move away from the introduction of radically new solutions and rethink existing ones as if putting original patterns on top of old fabrics from last year’s collections. The design is based on traditional motives, such as small or large floral patterns, various kinds of stripes, checks. As for the color palette that defines the concept of the trend, at the forefront are the non-dominant dusty tones of blues and pinks, the familiar shades of green, yellow, blue, and copper-orange.

The mix of textures and elements

The main idea is the manifestation of the creative process with many textures, layers, patterns. Vivid examples of the trend:

  • Patchwork. Textile mosaic, when small pieces of different fabrics are gathered into a single beautiful composition.
  • Embroidery. Embroidery patterns in 2021 focus on romantic design. Amazing, delicate floral patterns will increasingly decorate bed linen, curtains, and fabrics such as wool, velvet, and others.

The conceptual palette is more pronounced than other trends. These are emerald, yellow, burgundy, lavender, pink shades of medium saturation.

All presented trends are united by a common sustainable development concept based on the search for adaptable, useful solutions. The Heimtextil exhibition, which will be held on January 12-15, 2021, online, will present innovative exhibits for interior decoration and tell about each material’s potential and production.