January 4, 2021

Interior Trends 2021

Last year we saw a shift in the trends as the pandemic took over the world and changed the way we use our home. In the design industry, some have suggested that trends are gone due to the pandemic. However, there are a few patterns I’ve noticed with the clients I’ve worked with last year. So the trends you might say was lead by how we need our homes to work rather than a particular material, colour etc. Below are a few trends I feel will continue into 2021, as we’re still not out of the woods with the pandemic just yet.

Green paint

Last year I saw a huge increase in the colour green with my client projects. My clients wanted to feel in touch with nature especially those living in the city. The Little Greene paint company also agrees. In their 2021 trend report, they saw a big sales increase in the colour green.

Photo by Ren Ran on Unsplash & Farrow & Ball

Earthy tones

We also saw a lot of natural earthy tones on the market and that’s likely to carry on. With textures like wood, rattan, wicker, cork, timber materials that bring warmth and feel grounded.

Photo by Clarisse Meyer on Unsplash and Lindsay Harrington

Homely Kitchens and Bathrooms

Softening the harsh lines, making it less kitchen-y and adding more personality through artwork, quirky pieces and cookbooks. The kitchen and bathroom tend to have a lot of harsh lines, angles and seen as a functional space. However, we are now seeing a trend in softening the harsh lines with fabrics, curtains, layered lighting bringing artwork and vintage pieces into these spaces.

Photo by Christian Mackie on Unsplash, Sabonehome.com and Photo by Curology on Unsplash 

Rise of Strong colour and more colour confidence

With being confined to our homes I think a lot of us have realised the need to make our homes personal. It’s something I help my clients with and I’ve noticed a lot of clients taking that leap into the world of colour! 

If you want to get more confident using colour check out this blog post on How to Get Colour Confident

Image: How to Decorate by Joa Studholme and Charlotte Cosby

Broken Plan

With the rise of working from home, homeschooling and living becoming the new norm. Homeowners are installing crittal style doors, half walls, screens to get some privacy and be able to work. It’s where open-plan meets segregated space but still feels like one space.


The broken plan has become a good way of closing off doors and still allowing the light to come through. The area can feel like one whole space and can be segregated very easily.

Image: Sims Hilditch

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