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Trends 2021: Comfort

After being confined to four walls for way too long in 2020, it’s no surprise that comfort is THE essential trend for 2021. Like the air you breathe, it’s indispensable for your sanity, serenity and well-being. So embrace comfort in every room of your home! Where you live has not only become your family focal point but your personal destination.

Merrick Lane can help you expertly create your home comfort zone. Curated essentials that are elegant, luxurious and accessible. Timeless and on-trend. Furnishings and décor that let you put your own spin on your own space.

Nature is at the forefront of this comfort trend offering up colors and hues that bring the essence of the outdoors, inside. It’s how to make coming home feel like “welcome home”.

 

Trending Now: 2021’s Go-To Comfort Colors

Green

Whether it’s sage, mint, blue-green or grass, the color green is calming and soothing. No wonder it inspires hope and optimism when seen in a room. Check out Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2021, Agean Teal 2136-40. Or the subtle and sophisticated Gray Cashmere 2138-60

Blue

Who doesn’t love ocean blue, a Robin's perfect blue egg or the deep indigo of a fading sunset? These rhapsodies in blue are considered comforting, trustworthy and timeless. Explore the fun and optimistic Benjamin Moore Windmill Wings 2067-60, especially when paired with black & white.  Or the rich and elegant Van Deusen Blue HC-156 on walls or cabinetry.

Neutrals

Like your favorite pair of sweats, they never go out of style and you keep returning to them time and again. Grey and beige (aka: Greige) are the new, warm go-to neutrals. As you bring the outdoors inside, explore the full range of hues from cream to mushroom to chocolate. Check out Skimming Stone No. 241 by Farrow & Ball paired with white trim. Or Broccoli Brown No.W108 which has been designated a Colour by Nature by the British Natural History Museum. The deeper you go, the more luxurious, cozy and restful the space becomes.

Trending Now: 2021’s Go-To Comfort Textures

Soft to the hand and soft underfoot. Earthy hues with natural elements and textures. Linens and wools on sofas and upholstered chairs. Faux Mongolian rugs, pouf pillows and throws. A supple leather pillow or chair elevates that home-y, comfy feel. A faux fur casually thrown on top. Cottons are superior for what touches your skin directly, like bedding. That soft vibe even translates into wood. Aim for light, natural and muted textures presenting an elevated, clean design. And it doesn’t matter if it’s on furniture or on the floor.

Speaking of floors, if you are seeking budget-friendly flooring look no further than wood-look vinyl planking and stone-look vinyl tiles. Even marble-look tile and DIY-friendly tile. Lightly whitewashed or cool colored floors create an inspired and timeless foundation for Merrick Lane.

Let’s not forget surfaces: clean, washable and low maintenance which is no surprise given this past year when we washed everything that came into our home.

Trending Now: 2021’s Go-To Comfort Style

Stylistically, it's about simplicity, a great level of functionality and a more minimalist aesthetic. Interestingly, Millennials are finding value in vintage and antiques--timeless, high quality pieces that tend to be heavier by nature--and are pairing them with minimalist tables, beds and rugs creating a uniquely individual and eclectic charm.