Home sweet home! Perhaps this idiom has never been as more timely than this past year when we spent more time between the walls of our home than ever before. In doing so, the main set of our lives was provided by the furniture and colours we chose to surround ourselves with. Once we’ve taken down our winter decorations, and the Christmas tree is gone, it’s always a good idea to add some new, exciting elements to the walls of our home or just a room. If you don’t want to get caught up in a big makeover, even a few well-chosen textiles can add a sense of refreshment to different spaces. So it’s definitely worthwhile to take a look at some of the trends below if you’re looking for something new. Trend forecasts for 2021 are also championing diversity: our home is a place for entertainment, quality time, peace and community experiences all at the same time.
From quarantine to the rural idyll
Although this trend had already started prior to this year, it seems that now is the time the cottagecore hashtags have truly reached their height of fame, with interiors appearing on Instagram, idealizing rural life. Having to keep a distance from others gave the trend an extra push, and is one of the main interior design trends of the following year with close-to-nature elements, a touch of vintage, and lots of ceramics, natural materials and an atmosphere filled with nostalgic elements.
The world is round
Round shapes are one of the best ways to create homely and harmonious spaces. So feel free to choose a sofa that will allure with its soft lines on a daily basis, together with a good book and a warm blanket for a cosy break. However, if you don’t want to part from your beloved couch just yet, a few round pillows or a round mirror on the wall can make your day even more pleasant and balanced too.
When furnishing an apartment, if comfort and tranquillity are not the only goals you want to reach, but to also add a little boldness between the walls, one of the best places to start is the bathroom. Why? Because the time of white tiles is over, instead, feel free to use bright colours when choosing walls or furnishings too. For inspiration, we recommend the bright, sunny hue marked by Pantone as one of the on-trend colours of 2021, which will fill you up with the joy of life even on the gloomiest of mornings.
Green light for the lovers of flavours
Many agree that the heart of a home is the kitchen, and it’s true that delicious aromas and flavours attract residents and guests alike. So let’s put an end to the depressing, dark green, grey or blue walls of the previous years and instead use the tiles of the last century with earthly green tones in our kitchen and furniture next year. Coupled with lighter walls and kitchen counters, we can open our spaces and make one of the central spaces of our homes a friendlier place.
Naturally, just naturally
However, you don’t need to paint the walls and buy new furniture to feel like you’ve refreshed your surroundings. An ideal option is also to simply change and switch a few textiles. Next year, choose timeless materials, such as linen and cotton bedspreads, curtains, tablecloths or bedding in the spirit of environmentally conscious thinking and sustainability.