Our humble homes, whether we love them or hate them at this point, have seen us through a lot in the past 12 months. But as much as we’ve learnt to utilise our spaces for work, rest, play and the many, many lockdown emotions in between, staring at the same four walls on repeat (and then some) might mean an interiors update is well and truly justifiable- hellooo incoming haul.
Enter: 2021’s most noteworthy interiors trends. Sage everything, whimsical cottagecore, effortless Japandi style and faithful home offices are where it’s at for both small and mighty renovations that can transform your space quicker than you can say ready, steady, ‘add to cart’.
The need to know …
Sage is the new neutral! This light green hue is popping up everywhere in 2021, and its versatility and calming nature are two of the reasons it’s a sure-fire win when it comes to the home.
Sage is the new neutral! This light green hue is popping up everywhere in 2021, and its versatility and calming nature are two of the reasons it’s a sure-fire win when it comes to the home. Adding depth, interest and a nod of modern elegance, sage is a colour that works universally in modern, traditional and minimal homes. Go subtle with sage soft furnishings or make a soothing statement with paint or panelling and feel confident that this subtle but stunning hue is here to stay.
Next up: Cottagecore. TikTok accelerated this whimsical trend in 2020 and it’s here to stay this year too, as the Internet’s latest spin on rustic reverie. In many ways Cottagecore is a lifestyle as much as it is a trend, embodying simple, idyllic living that embraces nature and femininity, but there are a few simple ways of bringing this trend into the home that can give you your own slice of hazy homeware. Think farmhouse living, the English Cotswolds, faded florals, the combination of old and new and bringing the outside in. It’s Taylor Swift’s ethereal Folklore brought to life and we cannot get enough.
We love a blend of trends that tick multiple boxes in one, and Japandi living does just that. Combining the cosiness of Scandi hygge and the minimal serenity of Japanese interiors, this trend is one that thrives in 2021 as we continue to seek comfort from our homes. Both the Eastern and Western influences here focus on minimalist warmth and practicality, making this zen take on home living one we can all benefit from. Think clean lines, natural light woods, quality driven materials, elegance and cleansing house plants. It’s the ultimate trend fusion to embody calmness in the home, and goodness do we need it!
If a full-on interiors makeover is out of the question, changing one statement piece in a room can give your home big results but with minimal effort, and who doesn’t want that, especially in the bedroom department.
If a full-on interiors makeover is out of the question, changing one statement piece in a room can give your home big results but with minimal effort, and who doesn’t want that, especially in the bedroom department. Statement headboards can be transformative and shape the mood and feeling of a bedroom, with natural rattan, cosy velvet and elegant cotton canopies each offering a different je ne sais quoi to your boudoir.
And finally, we’re still out here talking about the humble home office. The makeshift meeting rooms and clutter shoved just out of view of your webcam might have seen you through the start of the pandemic, but to keep your mental health and productivity in check, nailing this setup is essential. Everyone has their workspace preferences, but a combination of calm, comfort and inspiration make for a foolproof space that can keep you motivated along with a morning coffee and killer Spotify playlist.
2020 made us hyperaware of the importance of having a home that truly feels like one, and as we continue to spend more time in our protective spaces, there’s never been a better time to refresh and revitalise your sanctuary.
There really isn’t much some fresh bedding and a cuppa in a calming space can’t fix.
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