Interior Design Trends That Will Dominate 2021
As 2020 comes to a close, we can all breathe a sigh of relief, having made it through a year that has fundamentally transformed the way we live, work, and play.
From an interior design perspective, the ongoing pandemic has created the need to design and furnish our homes with lockdown living in mind. Optimising our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing with the right building materials, colours, aesthetics, and decorative elements will be a key focus in 2021.
Here are some of the must-know interior design trends for 2021.
#1 Touchless Home Products & Design
The great pandemic of 2020 has served as a painful reminder of the importance of hygiene in our lives. We’re seeing the increase of hands-free washroom taps, soap and sanitiser dispensers, sensor-activated lighting systems, and a growing list of touchless home products to inspire your home remodel or renovation.
How about Japan’s thoughtful high-tech toilet design for added inspiration? Its amazingly innovative features, which cater for hygiene as well as resource efficiency, include automatic lid opening and closing, bidet (including female-friendly settings), blow dryer, heated seat for those cold winter months, and even an over-the-toilet-sink design.
It will completely transform your loo experience while keeping it germ-free. As a bonus, it eliminates the need to hoard those loo rolls!
#2 Bring the Outdoors In
If there’s one thing lockdown living has taught us, it’s that having a garden or an outdoor space in our homes can make a huge difference to our state of mind.
Being able to take a break from working from home or homeschooling the kids in a green space with plants and outdoor elements will help relax and refresh your mind. Draw inspiration from these smart ideas on creating the perfect outdoor living space.
What about a plant pot that also doubles as a conversation piece? This Levitating Plant Pot features a magnetic base that propels and suspends the plant pot mid-air as it spins continuously. Your house guests will be thrilled to set eyes on this innovative piece of art.
Besides adding outdoor spaces, potted plants, and flowers to your home, you could also mix in some nature-inspired decor such as these absolutely divine layered serving dishes that form a beautiful artistic lotus flower. Great to use as serve ware when entertaining or just as a unique piece of home decor!
#3 Antimicrobial Materials and Surfaces
With cleanliness a top priority for most of us these days, antimicrobial materials and surfaces are seeing a rise in popularity to curb the spread of germs indoors. Examples include non-porous materials such as glass and metal, which are easy to clean and less conducive for bacterial growth, as well as specially designed antimicrobial materials and surfaces that inhibit the spread of germs.
Easy-cleaning upholstery, rugs and performance fabrics that resist stains will also grow in popularity now that kids are spending most of their time at home, resulting in double the housework for their frazzled parents.
#4 Warm & Earthy Shades
Besides bringing in elements of nature and the outdoors, infusing warmth, comfort, and cosiness into our homes is now more important than ever. This can be easily achieved using warm neutrals and rich earth tones that capture the special hygge vibe—something we could all do with during the long, cold winter months.
This might be the perfect opportunity to give your home a fresh coat of paint. Start the year with a freshly repainted home in warm, earthy shades. Alternatively, what about decorating your walls with a collection of beautiful photographs of wildflowers in neutral and warm tones? They’ll be a sight for sore eyes.
#5 Ocean Vibes
On the other hand, calming shades of blue that bring to mind relaxing ocean vibes and carefree beach getaways are also expected to trend in 2021. From soft powder blues and comforting aquas reminiscent of the sky and water to deep inky tones of the sea, ocean blues are key to creating a quiet atmosphere of tranquility.
These luxurious velvet cushion covers available in navy and blue shades will add those calming blues to your home with an indulgent, soothing touch to pamper your senses. Imagine curling up with these incredibly soft cushions on your couch as you unwind from a busy day with your favourite Netflix series and a warm cuppa.
There’s never been a better time to hit refresh on your home interiors! Stay tuned for more creative ideas, tips, and advice on the latest interior design trends.