11 Must-Have Summer Styles of 2021 - Pier 1


Looking for the latest looks to freshen up your home for the summer? We’ve done all the work for you and gathered the hottest home design trends of 2021. From global to coastal and everything in between, you’ll find it all right here. For your style inspiration. 

Curved Contours

Circular shapes are huge in home decor right now, and we couldn’t be more onboard. The gentle curves create soft lines that are soothing to the eye and create a calming ambiance. So this season, we’re looking at round mirrors, round ottomans, round rugs -- basically, round everything. And we especially love round chairs. They’re perfect for small living rooms and those corners that were made for curling up with a good book on a rainy summer afternoon.

Adaptable Work Areas

The work-from-home movement had many of us punching in from areas of our home we never thought possible. And as we moved our laptops from the kitchen table to that corner we now call our office, we found just the right WFH furniture to pull it all together, in the most fabulous way possible. This summer, we’re continuing the trend of styling our home offices to work with the way we live and look the way we love.

Calming Botanicals

The leafy green look is trending this summer, both indoors and out. And it makes sense why. Plants can simultaneously bring a room to life and have a calming effect on our moods. And you can capture all the benefits of adding botanicals to your style, whether your preference is a pot of bright blooms on your porch, a summery wreath over your mantle, or a perennial print on your wall. 

Worldly Wonders

This summer’s global trend just might be influenced by our pent-up demand for travel. Global style features warm, earthy colors, natural textures, and wooden decor pieces inspired by the African plains. A perfect pair with boho decor, global accessories give a worldly look to any room in your home. 

Bold Colors

This summer, we’re seeing bright colors pop up as a jaunty juxtaposition to modern, minimalist design. These livened-up spaces are a surefire way to show your cheery personality and create a focal point with a simple splash of color. So while you’re pulling out your raspberry pink dining chairs to seat your guests, know that your creative style choice is on-trend.  

Coastal Calm

It makes a ton of sense that coastal designs and color palettes are all the rage this summer. After all, who doesn’t want to feel like they spent the whole summer at the beach? When you’re ready to refresh your space this summer, look no further than the calming blues and tranquil greens to bring a seaside vibe to your home -- and your tabletop. Even if you’re miles from the coast. 

Luxe Looks

Turns out a taste of luxury is just what we needed to lift our spirits this summer. Gilded styles, lavish fabrics, and tufted details add a glimmer of shimmer and make our homes feel extra-special. If the luxe look is for you, just toss an elegant throw and a pile of plush pillows on your sofa and add an opulent pleated ottoman. Instant luxury.   

Nods to Nature

The boho look is back in a big way, and with it comes our attraction to all things natural: wood, rattan, cane, seagrass -- it’s all on the summer 2021 interior trend hit list. You can find it in everything from wall decor and furniture to lighting and rugs. Give your entertaining space a natural vibe with a statement seagrass pendant paired with natural wood dining chairs. 

Accessories, Accessories, Accessories

With all the Zooming we’ve been up to over the past year, it’s not surprising that we’ve been busy styling our #shelfies with our curated collection of decorative accessories. And this summer, the trend is leaning toward more-is-more. Those carefully placed knickknacks of yesterday are being replaced with layers of colorful, textural decor we love to look at. 

Wallpaper on Everything

If you haven’t yet wallpapered anything in your home, this just might be your year. Wallpaper is sprucing up everything from ceilings and accent walls to shelf backs, stair risers, and drawer fronts. And the peel-and-stick variety makes it easy to install and swap out with a new pattern. 

At-home Entertaining

As we start entertaining more, creating stylish spaces to welcome our guests is becoming a priority. And our at-home entertaining spaces are cropping up in all kinds of places like our porches, sunrooms, and patios. We’re rolling out the red carpet for our loved ones with a 5-star restaurant-style experience with chic table settings, ambient lighting, and cozy decor so our guests will never want to leave. 

Shop the Summer Trends of 2021

Fill your own home with all the latest looks of summer right here at Pier1. Shop for top-trending furniture, decor, rugs, lighting, tabletop, and everything you need to put your unique and stylish spin on the spaces you love the most. 


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