Interior design trends 2021 – the 10 must-have styles and looks for the New Year

It’s been a long year, so we have good reason to rejoice when thinking of the interior design trends coming up in 2021
From the growing importance of sustainable materials to elegant elements and a celebration of individuality and uniqueness, our 2021 trend edit will provide you with a curated look that will bring your home into the New Year with sensational style.

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With many people’s attitudes on life-changing during 2020 and many wishing they could get away this year, we take a look ahead at the interior design trends for 2021.

1. RUSTIC VOGUE – A SOPHISTICATED TAKE ON COTTAGECORE

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This look is a crowd-pleaser, appealing to anyone who loves their modern home comforts but wants to inject some character details into their living spaces, too. It works ideally in homes that already have some interesting features, such as exposed beams, original floorboards, or paneled walls, but can equally be re-created with a considered balance of old and new pieces that work together in harmony. 

Reclaimed wood is the core material that holds this look together – look for unique pieces that show plenty of grain and texture, rather than items that are perfectly finished.

Get the look: Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.

2. ARTS & CRAFTS

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An extension of cottagecore, to a degree, the new Arts and Crafts trend embrace the iconic 19th-century movement, born out of the industrial revolution. The movement aimed to reform how things were made and reverse the damaging effects of machine-dominated production, increasing the value of hand-made, decorative pieces.

The Arts and Crafts revival is a trend that’s gaining momentum recently. People are appreciating the value of handmade and decorative styles encapsulated within the trend,’ says Marie Parry of Prestigious Textiles.

Get the Look: Throw PillowsPillow Shams, Rectangular Pillows, Duvet Covers, Comforters, Throw Blankets, Blackout Curtains.

3. DISTANT SHORES 

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We’re all yearning for this, right? Well, the laid-back lifestyle of Hawaii has been reimagined in this next trend. As we long for tropical getaways, interiors inspired by distant shores offer calm and relaxing living space to make a home a safe and inviting place to recharge. Adding a contemporary edge to a classic floral design, the Distant Shores trend features tropical brights, subtle monotones, and soft lemons.

Tropical leaves and florals can be used to bring the outside indoors, with an introduction to greenery into homes. Easy-living digital prints are designed to work in any home with complementary color palettes to emulate the varied Hawaiian landscape,’ continues Parry.

Get the look: Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.

4. VINTAGE

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Antique, repurposed, salvaged and retro pieces all have their place in a vintage scheme. The key is to reference the look rather than slavishly reproduce it, using strong colors, favorite pieces, and a less-is-more approach for a vibrant, cohesive aesthetic. The key to this approach is to provide plenty of contrast. 

Build up a vintage-style scheme gradually. It’s the kind of look that needs layering so choose pieces over time that means something to you. Add a few luxe elements such as rich fabrics and statement lighting to create a modern note.

Get the look: Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.

5. EARTHY, GROUNDED SHADES

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First Dulux announces its Color of the Year as Brave Ground, then Urbane Bronze is hailed as Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year (above). Now, Little Greene will release their latest paint range in January 2021… and, you guessed it, it’s all built around a natural, earthy color palette (above). Packed with rusts, warm greens, deep reds, and slubby browns, it’s comforting, welcoming… and just what we need for 2021. And we love it.

Get the Look: Throw PillowsPillow Shams, Rectangular Pillows, Duvet Covers, Comforters, Throw Blankets, Blackout Curtains.

5. GLOBAL INFLUENCE 

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Inspired by earthy color palettes and warm, natural textures, the Global Influence trend pairs perfectly with wooden, woven, and rattan home accessories. Its bold safari feel is influenced by wildlife and African plains.

We’ve seen ‘Global Influence’ as a key trend for the season across both interiors and fashion. With warmer tones now often being favored over cooler greys this is a key interior trend that can be easily translated into the home.’

Get the look: Mini Art Prints, Framed Mini Art Prints, Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Metal Prints, Wood Wall, Art Posters, Wall Hangings, Wall Murals, Wall Tapestries.

6. OCEAN HUES 

Interior design trends 2021: blue dining room
(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

Capturing relaxing poolsides and beach getaways, aqua, and inky blues offer a calm, contemporary look. Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2021 reflects this shift towards tranquil, yet modern interiors with Aegean Teal (above), a color that is known for its association with peace, calm, and comfort.

Ocean blues are a key color trend for the year. Varying from deep inky tones through to soft Aquas, blue is the perfect color for creating a tranquil home.’

Get the look: Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.

7. CLASSIC TRADITIONALISM 

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(Image credit: Mark Bolton)

A timeless trend taking inspiration from the 18th and 19th centuries, incorporating classic art, antiques, and pieces with history. Classic traditionalism brings a sense of harmony and order to any living space, with a décor scheme that works together perfectly.

It also favors symmetry, which can be seen in soft furnishings embracing ornate scrolls, courtly stripes, and classic damasks. In a move on from bold, graphic geometrics, traditional and classic designs have developed into key trends for the season.’

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The challenge and goal are to capture the aesthetic of global styles through unique and creative perspectives,’ explains Maria. 

‘We usually travel around the world to gain insight into the must-have trends for the season ahead, but this year we have had to think outside the box and gain inspiration from elsewhere.

Taking influence from nature, nostalgia and the desire for a tropical getaway, living spaces will reflect the current situation we are faced with, embracing calming color palettes and familiar patterns that create a sanctuary in any home.’

Get the look: Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.

8. SHABBY CHIC

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This timeless trend epitomizes faded elegance and an unrefined sense of luxury. To create the feel of timeworn opulence from scratch try mixing new buys with vintage market finds. 

Look for decorative accessories such as chandeliers and mirrors that haven’t been perfectly restored, but have aged with character, and opt for furniture and textiles that feel lived-in. Chipped paintwork, faded fabrics and blemishes all add to the charm.

Get the look: Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.

9. FRENCH COUNTRY CHIC

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Fall in love with the new Gallic decorating style of mixing Shabby Chic furniture with glided linens and flea market finds.

Get the look: Coffee Mugs, Travel Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Cutting Boards, Side Tables, Credenzas, Counter Stools, Bar Stools, Benches, Coffee Tables.

10. HOUSEPLANTS

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You only need to peep at Pinterest and Instagram to see that houseplants have never been more fashionable. From retro 1970s-style hanging creepers to blowsy, beautiful blooms there’s sure to be a plant to suit your style and space. 

Indoor plants fell out of fashion briefly in the 1990s, but we’re happy to report that they’re back – not only are they beautiful, bringing vibrancy and color to our homes, but they also freshen the air, filtering out pollutants and releasing oxygen.

Get the look: Sun Shades, Outdoor Floor Cushions, Sling Chairs, Folding Stools, Picnic Blankets, Welcome Mats, Can Coolers, Yoga Mat, Beach Towels.

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