Interior Design Trends in 2021: How to Incorporate them into Your Home

More people than ever have been updating their home in recent months, thanks to spending more time at home. If you are considering updating your home, but want to make sure you are on trend, this information will let you in on what’s predicted to be hot in 2021 and give you ideas for how to incorporate them in your home.


Earthy, neutral colours are set to be big this year. Natural, soothing beiges and browns are just what we need after 2020, and splashes of colour in shades of green are also topping predictions. Dulux’s Colour of the Year is ‘Brave Ground’ – a warm, versatile shade that would match beautifully with a rich, forest green. Adding houseplants finishes the look perfectly.

Other colours predicted to be flooding our homes this year include sunny, bright colours such as Pantone’s ‘Illuminating’, and warm colours such as Mulberry. 

Don’t dismiss colours like grey either. This neutral shade has been popular for a few years now, and it is still relevant today. Try having a feature wall in a warm yellow, such as Pantone’s colour of the year, Illuminating, and tone it down with a soft grey on the other walls, neutral soft furnishings, and accessories. 

Cottagecore & Rustic

Cottagecore is an aesthetic which celebrates the simpler pleasures in life and fits with the neutral colours set to be big this year. Very apt for recent times, where we have been forced to spend more time indoors than we might want, you can achieve this look by embracing nature in your home, and create a feel of bringing the outdoors in.

Dried flowers are making a huge comeback, as are antique accessories such as mirrors. 

Similar to Cottagecore, the rustic aesthetic has been steadily gaining in popularity in recent years and is a relatively simple look to achieve. Raw and natural materials are perfect for this look and creating DIY rustic items is a fun and frugal way to add your own touch.

Natural Light

Another trend brought about by spending more time indoors, more homeowners are finding ways to promote natural light. Roof windows have been popular for some time, but another addition gaining momentum is roof lanterns, which unlike traditional roof windows, do not lie flat, but protrude into the into the air, allowing even more natural light in.

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Floors & Walls

Long thought to be confined to the past, intricate flooring and walls are back in fashion. Herringbone floors and wood panelled walls are making a comeback, and a new addition – mermaid tiles, are appearing as a fun and easy addition to both bathrooms and kitchens.

Other Cultures

Scandinavian décor has been on trend for some time, with its clean, modern lines and colours. While this is set to continue in 2021, a new evolution is becoming popular. Japandi combines the simple functionality of Scandi-design with rustic, minimalist Japanese design.

It is well known that our surroundings have a direct effect on our mood, so it is no surprise that the trends predicted for this year are linked to calming and uplifting feelings. Hopefully, in the not-too-distant-future, we won’t be needing to spend quite so much time at home, but in the meantime, make sure that your décor promotes a healthy state of mind.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.