4 Interior Trends For 2021

As 2020 draws to a close, you’re probably thinking about the new year and what you’d like to achieve.

Perhaps you’d like to finally tackle a few nagging jobs, like repainting the hallway or updating the kitchen? Or, maybe you’re hoping to replace your sofa in the January sales?

Whatever’s on your to-do list, we’re here to help! Below, we’ve shared 4 emerging interior trends to inspire your choices.


1) Home Office Shake-Up

For most of us, working from home became compulsory in 2020.  Experts forecast that remote working isn’t going anywhere.  It helps businesses reduce their overheads and is as good as a 10% pay rise for some workers who spend thousands on commuting costs each year. 

This is expected to have a knock-on effect for home decorating. Next year, we’ll see people renovating their spare rooms, home offices and living spaces in preparation for spending more time working from home.

Sales for garden offices are expected to rise too. Google Trends data shows searches for garden offices over the last five years peaked in the summer of 2020. Garden offices create extra space and provide refuge from the distractions of home life.  Plus, once you’ve finished working for the day, you can close your laptop, lock the office door and walk away from work. 

Above: gardenretreats.co.uk, originalbtc.com, norsu.com.au, anniesloan.com

2) Beige Is Back!

Dulux named ‘Brave Ground‘ as their Colour Of The Year choice for 2021. It doesn’t surprise us that the paint brand chose the calming sandy shade, warm neutrals are predicted to be a big trend next year, as people shun the colder white and grey tones that have dominated recently.

One could argue that we overused beige slightly in the 90s and 00s, which led to it falling out of favour. But we seem to be turning back towards comforting warm neutrals in this new decade. The versatile shade will add a hint of calmness and serenity to your interior space.

Above: furniturechoice.co.uk, darlingsofchelsea.co.uk, dulux.co.uk

3) Trendy Tiles

Leaf through the pages of an interiors magazine or open your favourite social media website and we guarantee it won’t take long for you to find a room transformed by tiles! 2021 is predicted to be the Year of the Statement Tile. Instead of opting for patterned wallpaper or flashy furniture, homeowners will let their floors do the talking!

Here’s a tip if you’re looking for something truly unique: avoid large hardware chain stores that sell the same, generic designs. Shop at some of the smaller companies that sell an abundance of tiles in a range of on-trend colours featuring modern motifs. Some of our favourites:

Above: wallsandfloors.co.uk, originalstyle.com, tilemountain.co.uk

4) Rich & Exotic

This is another trend we’ve spotted on social media and inside interior design magazines recently. It’s also reflected in the collections coming to the high street next year.

Look for deep, rich tones printed with large florals and peppered with exotic motifs. Perfect for walls and furnishings.

Above: wallsauce.com, woodchipandmagnolia.co.uk, thedesignarchives.com, loladesignltd.com, mindtheg.com, feathr.com, oliviavictoria.com

Featured image: wallsandfloors.co.uk

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