Industrial styling may be the next big trend in 2021.

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Mixing wood and metal in the home is becoming more trendy. 

Industrial interior style often incorporates elements such as exposed stonework, high ceilings, wood and metal elements, and neutral colors.

Karp explained that this fuss-free style may be a rising trend in 2021 as people continue to spend more time at home.

“Industrial style has a mix of modern and traditional design and works for interiors that have to serve as places to live, work, and play,” he said.

Plaster walls may make a comeback.

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Plaster is more difficult to install than drywall, but the effect is nice. 

Before the invention of drywall, interior walls were often created by layering plaster over wooden strips called laths.

“Drywall is quicker to install and provides a more uniform surface, but the depth and texture of plaster is making a comeback,” Street told Insider.

To explore this trend without ripping out your walls, she suggested coating your drywall with a thin layer of plaster.

Natural fabrics may gain popularity over synthetics.

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There’s a trend shifting toward more sustainable home fabrics. 

Synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, and rayon may lose ground to natural and recycled textiles in 2021.

“With the growing awareness of environmental issues, I foresee a trend for using more sustainable materials and natural fabrics in the home,” Thompson said.

He singled out textiles like organic cotton, recycled polyester, and low-impact linen as prime candidates for 2021 trends.