Stylish Interior Design Trends to Watch in 2021

Now more than ever, our homes are the most important place in our lives. As we aim to create a refuge from the pandemic, it is here that we relax, work and spend time with loved ones. This year’s design trends are being guided by a combination of comfort, practicality and beauty encapsulated by a renewed focus on personalization. When updating your space, you will, of course, be guided by your own tastes and preferences; however, if you, like us, are inspired by beautiful things, then continue reading to learn how to create the perfect welcoming interior!

Bold is Beautiful

2021 is all about embracing bright colours, bold prints, and interesting textures to breathe new life into your space. “Color, colour and more colour," Sara Khodja, CB2 Lead Product Development says. "Mineral shades are huge this year and also have a neutral air about them—making them easy to work into an existing design. Don’t be scared to mix patterns within that colour palette, too. Texture is just as serotonin-inducing as colour.” Incorporating globally-inspired textiles such as block-printed cloth napkins, throw pillows, and quilts are all the rage in home design this year.

colourful throw pillows

In Harmony With Nature 

Sustainability is more than a trend; it’s a way of life. You can create a sense of warmth and comfort by adding hand-loomed rugs, natural artworks, and garden-inspired tablecloths to your space. If you’re considering a renovation, try using raw materials. 56% of designers say stone will be the most popular material of 2021. The options for incorporating stone into your home are endless, including benchtops, furniture and even tableware. Not into stone? Metal and glass are also coming in hot.

floral printed table linens

Feel-Good WFH

Smart, open concept design is here to stay. We all want to increase productivity when working from home, so a functional space that inspires and motivates us is key. Whatever your needs, one thing great home offices all have in common in 2021 is versatility. Choose furniture that can be easily repurposed and moved around so you can work, exercise and entertain in your space. Why not create a makeshift bar that could double as a desk and place it in front of a window with a view. Thoughtful furniture placement can increase square footage in the room, making it feel open and airy instead of cramped and crowded.

blue handloom rug 3'x5'

Indoor/Outdoor Living 

Perhaps the biggest must-have trend of 2021 is the idea of seamlessly blending your inside and outside areas. With more time being spent at home, many of us feel eager to take some of our indoor activities like cooking and lounging outdoors on a beautiful day. To make your balcony or patio more intimate and inviting, try using outdoor rugs, decorative throw pillows, floral table settings, cozy lighting and maybe even a fire pit! Turn your space into a dreamy relaxation zone where the whole family can spend time together and connect.

In many ways, our homes are a reflection of our lives and how we see ourselves. Therefore as our space evolves, it should represent thoughtful choices and become the embodiment of everything that makes us happy. When we create a place that meets our needs and expresses our character, we enrich our lives.

What are your favourite home decor trends for this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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