Buyer's Guide

Design Trends in 2021: Organic Finishes for Your Home’s Interior

Decorating with organic finishes throughout your home is one trend that allows you to easily revamp your space, providing a welcome refresh after spending an extraordinary amount of time at home over the last year. As you look to incorporate organic-inspired finishes in your interior design, think texture.

“Consider what you see when you take a walk along the beach,” says designer Smantha Bacon. “You will see coarse sand, smooth pebbles, rugged outcrops of stone, soft and worn driftwood and coarse seashells…It is the varying texture that makes this scheme come alive.”

Mixing Metals

Say good-bye to the days of a singular metal around the house; matchy-matchy brushed silver for every light fixture, candle holder, cabinet pull, and door knob can look dated. Create visual interest by mixing metals such as brass and copper for warmer-hued decor and metals like chrome and silver for cooler-hued rooms.

“Play around with the metal in your home, but don’t go overboard,” suggest designers at Kathy Kuo Home. “Our guideline? Stick to two finishes.” Adding a statement piece in a third metal also creates visual interest without disrupting the flow of a room. Find out more at Mixing Metals at Home: The Do’s and The Don’ts to Know.

Woven Textures

Rattan is back in style, whether you’re trying to achieve boho chic, classic country, or coastal comfort. Woven pendant lights or a jute rug can add texture to any room. Large baskets for blankets, rattan mirrors or art, and contemporary wicker chairs help incorporate this old-is-new interior design trend into your living spaces. For more ideas, read more at The Rattan Trend – How to incorporate it into your home.

Accent Walls

In recent years, shiplap walls became wildly popular, à la Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper fame, and the trend continues to help add texture while maintaining a minimalist feel or modern farmhouse look. If you’re looking for more textured wall ideas, consider a Scandinavian-inspired natural wood accent wall or geometric shapes created with wood strips painted in organic-inspired hues seen here.

Open-concept homes, like those found in Normandy Homes’ floorplans, create the perfect flow for family life and entertaining. As a homeowner, you can personalize your great rooms to create cozy spaces, including stunning accent walls.

“The right accent wall can help break up a large, open room and create a delineated space for living,” recommend designers at The Spruce.

Organic Textiles

Beyond wood-inspired floors and mixed metals, incorporating organic textiles throughout your home creates comfort and interest. Sheer linen drapes welcome plenty of natural light and chunky blankets add warmth. For those hoping to achieve the popular Scandinavian-inspired minimalist look, different points of texture is key.

“The room also feels soft and inviting, thanks to the layers of texture,” said Niki Brantmark, author of The Scandinavian Home. “Think sheepskin throws, pure stonewashed linen, and wool blankets.”

Surprising Accents

Consider adding some affordable organic-inspired accents for the element of surprise. Floating wood shelves in your bathroom or living room create a modern industrial look. Display  botanical-inspired art as a conversation piece or clip seasonal flowers and branches for a true organic vibe. Whether you move into a home already under construction or you select your design package before you build, Normandy Homes offers desirable features that complement organic finishes throughout. From modern metal light fixtures, updated iron balusters, and wood-inspired tile floors, your new home provides the ideal framework as you incorporate trendy organic finishes into your interior design.