Easy ways you can update your home
We've all been spending a lot more time at home this last year and interiors can make a huge difference to mental wellbeing. As we happily wave goodbye to 2020 and set our sights firmly on the positivity and renewed energy of a New Year, interior trends for 2021 are emerging. A renewed desire to make our homes look and feel amazing means that interior trends are of a higher importance this year. Here are our predictions:
Interior Colour Trends for 2021
The love of navy has been growing over this year and it's not going away. Giving a sophisticated masculinity to any room it gives a sense of "Scandi Noir" it is reassuringly peaceful, luxe and cosy. You do need a room with natural light to carry it off well, layer up items and accessories in this colour to make it really work for you. Contrast a glossy ceramic pot cover with the wall painted in an uber matt finish such as Annie Sloan Oxford Navy.
Combine inky navy with ocean hues of soft aqua and the palest blue. Pool side and beach getaways are unlikely to be on the cards for the foreseeable but combining a hint of these calming tones give a sense of relaxation and add a contemporary look.
Grey interiors have been the new magnolia in recent years but can make any room feel cold if the right shade isn't chosen. Beige on the other hand can be too warm and reminds us of our parents!
The perfect neutral for 2021 is Greige (grey and beige), it sits in the middle and works with both cool and warm colour schemes, making it the perfect neutral to choose when you want calm and balance.
If you want to introduce a little colour into a greige scheme then look for pure tones that blend well with neutrals such as earthy browns, blues and greens.
The Home Office
Working from home has led much of the UK to look at how they use their living spaces. Initially mainly thought of as a temporary solution during lock down working from home is now becoming a norm.
Dedicated workspace, if you lack space for a dedicated office then look at space that is not typically used. Hallways and landings are typically forgotten but often have enough room to fit a small desk or workstation in. Room dividers can offer a feeling of a separate zone, allowing you to work and relax in the same room.
Sustainable furniture is made of reclaimed, repurposed or recycled materials. Upcycling has been growing in popularity for the last few years. We love it as it is not only environmentally friendly but also means that your home is full of individual pieces of furniture, giving it a timeless and unique feel. If you're not sure where to start have a our other blogs on painting furniture
More Plants & Flowers
House plants have been on trend for the last few years and as our desire for connection with the outside world continues we are all realising that these don't necessarily need to be real. Personally I'm no good at keeping house plants alive, and with so many realistic looking faux plant alternatives out there it really doesn't matter if the plant is next to the radiator or in too much shade.
Maybe it's being stuck at home for longer or maybe the idea of lower maintenance and a longer shelf life makes it more appealing. Either way colourful dried flower arrangements are becoming an incredibly popular trend and are set to continue into 2021.
How Do you Dry Flowers?
The easiest way is to air dry them. The trick is to remove the leaves and arrange them into a bunch. Tie them together with string or wire. Hang upside down.
Hang the bouquet in a dry area that isn't exposed to bright sunshine. Leave for 3-4 weeks, then they're ready to arrange. Pop into a large glass vase for maximum impact. They last for up to 2 years.
The Scandi Look
Interior design that reflects Scandinavian style are still on the increase. Nordic Interior design consists of simplicity, functionality and minimalism. Neutral colour palettes naturally increase serotonin levels, boosting positive thoughts and productivity. With so many of us working from home in 2021 there is no wonder creating a calming Nordic style interior is on the up.
The desire to connect with nature is strong so it's no surprise that organic materials and vegetable based fibres are on the up. Last year was all about rattan and monochrome inspired pieces. 2021 is all about rich natural texture, from natural grasses, beautiful wood, natural luxe materials such as marble and high end ceramics.
We hope you've enjoyed our forecast for 2021 Interiors Design Trends. Which of these is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below and share any predictions you might have.