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INTERIOR TRENDS | 15 Top 2020-2021 Decor Trends according to Pinterest – part 1

Be inspired to decorate your home in the new year with the top 2020/2021 decor trends

Did you know that every December Pinterest releases a big research about the top trends for the next year?

The list is based on what people research, like and save in their Pinterest accounts. In fact, the trends are identified by the Pinterest team through an extensive analysis of the global search volumes from August 2017-July 2018 to August 2018-July 2019. Starting from these dates, they then identified ten macro trends each one containing a series of micro trends. Being used for more than 250 million people, Pinterest is an amazing source to understand more about trends and about the directions that different industries are heading off. In fact, Pinterest research explore several industries, from fashion to home design, to food and beauty – just to name a few.

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I went through the complete list and in this article,  I will be sharing the key 10 macro lifestyle trends for 2020, a  list of the top 2020 trends related to interiors, decor and design. Be inspired!


Top 2020 Lifestyle trends

Beyond Binary

From flexible pronouns to unisex nurseries, a broader view of gender identity is on the rise. People are looking for more gender-neutral options for both everyday needs and milestone events. In response, more companies from all over the world are launching inclusive products that steer clear of gendered labels and colours, like Mattel’s new gender-neutral Creatable World dolls, customisable and inclusive without gender limitations.

Of all age groups, Gen Z tends to expect more gender-neutral options. For example, 59% of Gen Zers expect to see gender-neutral options on forms, compared to 40% of Boomers.*

Conscious consumption

A push for more eco-friendly habits is changing how we live—from everyday choices to life’s biggest milestones. There’s a shift towards a more conscious consumption as people re-evaluate their impact on the planet. For many, this means using fewer, more sustainable products and keeping an eye on waste.

People expect businesses to do their part as well. In a Nielsen study, 81% of people strongly agreed that companies should tackle the environmental crisis. People around the world are demanding action to fight issues like climate change, for example. 

Finding balance

When you hear the word “wellness,” you might think of luxurious spas or relaxing getaways. Next year, however, people will be approaching wellness in a simpler and more down to earth manner, as they seek for new easy habits to deal with anxiety, stress and burnout. Everyone has a different routine, you might choose journaling while others are more of a dance-around-the room person. Whatever is your style, there are lots of easy ways to get a daily dose of positive vibes.

Home hub

 Sure, home is where the heart is. But now it’s also where your office is…and where your gym is…and maybe even where your waterfall is. Thanks to new technologies and flexible office policies, it’s never been easier to stay at our homes, which means big growth for industries like home decor, athleisure and delivery services.

Take a conference call from the couch, join a workout from your living room, then enjoy some backyard-brewed beer. Because these days, there’s truly no place like home.

Internationally inspired

The world feels smaller than ever as people trade influences and traditions in every which way. Today’s travellers are prioritising meaningful activities such as cooking classes and artisan visits over common tourist spots. Once they return home, they’re trying to recreate those experiences on their plates and on their walls.

Pampered pets

 People treat their pets just like their human family. Or in some cases…even better. Pet pampering is reaching all-time highs. We’re talking farm-to-table dog food, pet playgrounds and even feline fashion. Increasingly, millennials who might be delaying traditional milestones like marriage are turning to fur babies for companionship. It’s not just puppy love: In the UK, more than 50% of pet parents ages 19-38 said they’d rather cut expenses for themselves than cut back for their pets.

Expect to see more human-like habits come over to the pet world. After all, only the best for our pets!

Responsible travel

It’s time for a travel tune-up. Like many other industries, tourism is reaching an eco-conscious crossroad as people look to minimise their impact when exploring new places. For some travellers, this means monitoring their environmental impact. They’re embracing cleaner transit methods, or even taking staycations instead of long-distance getaways. For some people, it’s more about their cultural impact including avoiding overcrowded hot spots and picking destinations with smaller tourist scenes. Look no further than Sweden, where they’ve coined new words for eco-friendly travel habits: Flyskam (“flying shame”) and tagskryt (“train bragging”).

People still seek adventure—they just want more responsible options to make it happen.


Hear that? That’s the call of the wild, urging you to get outside. Nature is the perfect antidote to digital fatigue, artificial lighting and sitting culture. Getting outside can lower stress and increase energy whether you’re taking in the scenery, mastering survival skills or learning new outdoor hobbies. For others, even indoor plants feel like a breath of fresh air. So, if you’re a thrillseeker, or more of an “eating outside counts” type, maybe it’s time to put down your screens and reconnect with the great outdoors.

Space everything

Get ready for liftoff! In 2020, there’s a new kind of space race. Half a century after the first moon walk, space tourism is finally feeling real. As companies prepare for potential 2020 launch dates, people are getting lost in their outer space daydreams. An extra boost comes from the current focus on STEM educational topics (science, technology, engineering and math). Part science, part imagination, it’s the perfect topic for curious kids. Whether you’re more into the scientific or the sci-fi-riffic, you’re sure to find something to love about this year’s take on space.

90s rerun

Forget partying like it’s 1999. These days, we’re living like it’s 1999. We’re seeing 90s references all over, from high-fashion runways to retro devices. For many, it’s a nostalgic rewind to a more light-hearted era. As Millennials get older, they’re reliving fond memories and bonding over shared experiences. Meanwhile, Gen Z is discovering 90s culture for the first time and putting their own twist on the trends, from modernized scrunchies to glitter gloss. So put on your bucket hat, grab a CD player and start living la vida 90s, one more time.


Top 2020/2021 decor trends


1# Feng shui decor

It’s all about finding balance and wellness in a more everyday way, as we already predicted with the designing for the well-being macro trend last year. People are rediscovering Feng shui decor, with age-old design principles cerated to de-stress and re-energize the living space. ( Pinterest searches up +137% from the past year )




2# Unisex playrooms and nurseries

People are looking for more gender-neutral options for both everyday needs and milestone events. This is especially true within the new Gen Z, which tends to expect more gender-neutral options. The research of ideas for gender-neutral kids’ playroom for example went up more than 75%, while the percentage of researches on Pinterest unisex nurseries designed to avoid gender-conforming stereotypes increased more than 527%. 


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3# Home theatres

Popcorn? Checked! Drinks? Checked! Multi-tiered recliner bleacher seating for ten? Checked. Researches for home theatre design went up +368%. Anybody dreaming of a home theatre too?

4# Coffee stations

Home coffee stations are really rising with more than 751% more in researches on Pinterest compared to the past year. Clear out some space on your counter for your very own high-end altar to caffeine!




5# Garden room and Indoor microgreens

Biophilic design remains as a strong trend. Nurture yourself with nature in your very own secret garden with a private garden room at home ( Pinterest researches up +104%) and grow your own herbs and salad fixings, all year round, all right in your kitchen. (Pinterest researches for microgreens growing indoor up +223%)


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