(https://www.trendesignbook.com/trendbook/trend-book-2021) The Trendbook is one of the most respectful sources for professionals in design. Their publications are sold worldwide and all their trend predictions are usually reflected in what the retail shops stock (or will be stocking). So here is our take on the trends we can start implementing now!
1. With Pantone released the Colour of the Year being Classic Blue, this colour is continuing being the favourite in interiors. It only gets a little darker, jumping into a Navy shade. It look like Naval colours will be a trend for 2021, it will be a “new black” if you like and will be most popular when creating contemporary interiors. This colour best look is in plush velvet or glossy subphase.
2. Light Woods – this will be a trend material for interiors, lovely fresh schemes, with a hint of Scandinavian style. Don’t concentrate only on covering your floors, look into implementing this material on walls, furniture detailing, kitchens and even ceilings. It will also be highlight for multipurpose spaces.
3. Sustainable Designs, Materials and Products. With a growing environmental concern (even after we’ve given a nature a little break during the worldwide lockdown), interior brands are looking into more sustainable material and pieces. 2021 will determine a new age in developing more sustainable household and design pieces – bioplastics, reused materials, low impact pieces and items made from recycled materials will see the rise in development and demand. With designers worldwide creating beautiful pieces that are being considered sustainable.
4. Statement pieces - the thing of 90s.. But the trend of having statement piece in your home is back! With our shopping habits completely changed over the last few years, and many high street brands producing more and more unique furniture and home décor, compared to few years back when you could only buy a funky piece only from a designer brand (£££££), we all jumped on the bang wagon of owning a statement piece, hence the Trendbook has picked up on that. Not only maximalists love a quirky wall art, minimalist clear spaces are becoming more desirable for décor enthusiasts. After all, owning a statement piece, be it a furniture, material or accessory, gives a luxury touch to any interior.
5. Nature – we heard this saying so many times “bringing outdoor indoor”.. In 2021 it will be LITERALLY. Natural and organic materials bring us “down to earth” and remind us of exterior life, providing peaceful environment in either home or work space. So get ready to see more vertical gardens (thing of 2019, but we love it!), hanging plants, indoor trees and even moss splashbacks!
6. Grey Interiors. With Farrow & Ball, Little Greene and other big paint / home colour brands introduced us to a new ways to use grey few years back, we couldn’t get enough of it. So the trend continues! There are certainly many more shades of grey than 50.. And using millions of different combinations will help you create a cool neutral colour scheme, connecting technology and modernity into elegant spaces.
7. Modern Rustic – sort of a new interior style.. It’s a blend of old and new (not to be mistaken for a mix of modern and traditional). This style promotes comfort interiors with a touch of contemporaneity, think an old writer’s hideaway or 60’s seaside retreat, vintage armchair paired with a contemporary new sofa..
8. Face Line Art– first appeared on e-boutiques for art and home accessories, but what really made it even more popular was Neptune styling (Neptune.com), interiors influencers and poster print companies such as Desenio (desenio.co.uk) or Iamfy (iamfy.co). This trendy print has been revived through wallpaper, art, home décor and patterned soft furnishings (such as bedding, cushions, upholstery etc.). Some would say it is peculiar for Tribal style home décor.
9. Industrial style – something that is often introduced into a loft style design. A very popular trend over the last couple of years, we’re seeing more and more homeowners that diy and self-builds using this particular style. Simply because it is easy to design, just throw a bit of exposed brick wall with some metallic shelving and antique copper lighting – and you’re nailing it! 2021 will be all about a more sophisticate approach though, perhaps making it a little softer with a touch of bright colour and less masculinity, as this style might not be everyone’s cup of tea. However we’re already seeing a lot of brands offering very typical industrial style pieces.
10. Neutral colour schemes. Something any property developer or estate agent advises to decorate your home in when preparing your house for sale or rent. Somewhat correct, but it was never a popular trend when decorating your own home (as this is often seen as “blank canvas”). No, I don’t mean magnolia.. Neutral colour scheme is ideal for creating more intimate and welcoming environments, it can be anything from light neutral colours, such as creams and whites, to anything dark – charcoal or chocolate. Remember that any neutral scheme still needs personality, so make sure to add striking statement piece and introduce metals or blacks into the scheme to make it your own.