So far, 2021 hasn’t given us much to look forward to, so we’ve decided to try and look at the more positive aspects of a new year. With the year that we’ve had, it’s no wonder that certain trends are looking like they’re going to be popular this year. These include homely/cottagey/rustic; outdoor; travel; colourful and luxury/warm. The home office, too, is still a strong part of 2021 interior design. Here’s our pick of what we think is going to be at the top of the list this year.
1. Holiday vibes
Let’s face it, we’re all pretty fed up of grey skies. While real life holidays may still be a distant wish, we can bring the feel of distant shores into our homes. We predict that a sunny oriental/Moroccan vibe will be big this year. Think sun, sand and sea – lots of sunny colours, bright cotton throws and natural materials.
These bright pots and plates (above) are made from Berber wool from the Sahara region of Morocco, sourced by Bohemia Design. They’re sure to add a little bohemian flair to your interior. Priced around £50 to £60, for more details see Bohemia Design.
For many of us, our relationship with our homes has never been stronger. In 2020 they were both a source of entertainment as we gardened and DIY’d, and a sanctuary where we felt safe. This year, we predict that we’ll be ‘nesting’ – investing more time and budget in our homes to create even more feeling of security. Think luxury fabric and rich, warm earth tones.
This luxury quilted Amortie bedlinen set in gold (above) is inspired by the chic Art Deco era and combines a decadent feel with modern practicality. Each set includes a duvet cover and two pillowcases, and prices start at £98 from The French Bedroom Company.
Just as our bond with our homes as strengthened, so has our relationship with our gardens. For those of us lucky enough to have any outdoor space, it’s been a huge advantage over the last few months. Now the weather’s not very conducive to outdoor activity, we predict a move to bring the outdoors in! House plants and foliage-inspired furnishings are the order of the day.
This fabulous peacock mural designed by Andrea Haase helps you create an extra window! It’s available in made-to-measure sizes depending on the amount of room you have, and prices start at £35/m2 from Wallpaper experts Wallsauce.
4. Bright and bold
Most of us are feeling in need of a little cheering up by this point in proceedings, and a pop of colour always helps lift a colour scheme. If you wouldn’t normally choose bright colours in your decor then compromise by adding bold accessories rather than painting your entire room shocking pink!
The Curvarella velvet chair in cherry pink (above) oozes Hollywood glamour, and will make you smile every time you see it. The curved back and gold coloured metal legs add a touch of style, and you can dress it up or down by adding patterned or neutral cushions. £699, available from Audenza.
5. Safe at home
We’re cheating a bit with this one by lumping a few similar trends together – homey/cottagey/rustic – perhaps we could invent a new term for it? We’re thinking a traditional, slightly folksy vibe with the emphasis on natural materials, homemade and handpainted accessories and a general homespun feel. This trend reflects the nationals newfound interest in crafting, so it’s best accessorised with examples of your own work!
This Vermont shabby chic coffee table is painted in chalk white with a limed oak style top and has subtle distressing to give the impression of a vintage piece. This useful little table would be easy to customise to your own requirements, and costs £169.15 (was £199), available from Maine Furniture Co.