2021 Interior Design Trends

It’s hard to take in that we’re already at the end of the fourth quarter of one of the strangest and most trying years ever! Regardless of how 2020 has gone, it’s time to focus on 2021 and beyond. The InnSpace team is continually working to stay educated and up to date with the Design Trends of the Hospitality world, and all the new requirements that will flood the market moving into the future.

One of the main things, going forward, that hotels are focused on is cleanliness and updated interiors, which makes the guests feel more comfortable and relaxed. In a recent survey we conducted, the answers revealed that most travelers would be looking for a branded hotel with a stringent cleaning protocol in place and newly renovated interiors. So, what will these new renovations look like moving forward?


Willie, one of our Interior Designers, had some great insights about trending design elements. Here’s what she had to say.

“Design-wise, sustainability and use of biomaterials are becoming more and more important. It is also crucial to design a more functional space out of a room and make accommodations available for longer stays.”

When our team begins a new design phase, we will look into adding the local culture within the hotel itself through food, coffee, artwork, toiletries, and more to pinpoint the direction the design phase will go.


Animal prints are trending big time right now. We’re not just talking fur patterns, but actual prints of animals. Retro and glam prints, chintz/florals, and metallic fabrics are also becoming a large part of our neutral palette.


With the current state of the world, technology is utilized more and more, and with the advances made using keyless entries, television platforms like Netflix and Hulu, and mobile check-ins, guests will feel more at home and safe during their stay.

As we look at the bigger picture, first impressions are everything. Lavish lobbies are here to stay, and while color palettes are continually changing, you’ll notice a lot of usual core classics like Inkwell, Ultimate Gray, and Buttercream paired with jewel and retro tones.


Every year Pantone® comes out with a color of the year. This year they’ve chosen a marriage between two colors. Ultimate Gray + Illuminating Yellow. We’re pretty sure it’s safe to say that these colors will be utilized a lot in the design world in 2021.

Source: https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2021

A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.


TrendBook put out a great post about their predictions for Interior Design trends leading into 2021 and a lot of their predictions matched what our team thought as well. 

Their predictions are as follows:

  1. A Naval color trend – beautiful navy blues.
  2. Lighter woods
  3. Sustainable Modern Design
  4. Interesting statement pieces
  5. More natural elements
  6. More gray! The color of the year
  7. Modern Rustic
  8. Face line graphic art
  9. Industrial Interior Style
  10. Neutral color schemes

For more information on the 2021 design trend predictions, click here to read their full article.

BRING ON 2021!:

We are thrilled to be welcoming in a new year and can’t wait to show everyone our latest projects as they start wrapping up. A huge Thank you to everyone who persevered with us through 2020; as challenging of a year as it was, we found some good in it and got to develop relationships with some wonderful new clients in the process.