Last year we saw a shift in trends as the pandemic took over the world and changed the way we use our home. In the design industry many trends are spotted at design events many of which were cancelled or moved online. 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 on into 2021, as we’re still not out of the woods with the pandemic just yet.
Last year I personally 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. And Little Greene paint company also agrees. In their 2021 trend report they saw a big sales increase in the colour green.
We also saw lots 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.
When I say homely kitchens and bathrooms what I mean is softening the harsh lines, making it less kitchen-y and more personality. These spaces tend to have a lot of harsh lines, angles and seen as a practical space. However now we are seeing a trend in softening the harsh lines with fabrics, curtains, layered lighting bringing artwork and vintage pieces into these spaces.
With being confined to our homes I think a lot of us have realised the need to make our homes personal and to not worry about what other people <insert as appropriate, family, friends, neighbours> will think. 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.
With the rise of working from home, home schooling 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 as one space.
The broken plan has become a good way of closing off doors and still allowing the light to come through. The space can feel like one whole space or segregated very easily.
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