The colour palette and decor in your space could easily be the difference between a good home and a great one. While it’s important to bring your personal style into your home, a fresh change is always good if you are by the means to make one. Say goodbye to marble countertops and perfectly sleek spaces and say hello to bold colours and vibrant wallpapers with these top interior design trends for 2021.
Classic Blue was selected as the colour of the year for 2021. The blues no longer signify sadness. Blue is synonymous with calmness, confidence, wisdom and stability, among other wonderful things. Resembling the endless sky at dusk, classic blue is a timeless hue, so it’s a good choice of colour to incorporate in your home through a statement wall or pops of classic blue decor, best suited for bedrooms or lounging spaces.
Another strong contender in 2021’s top interior design colours is a pastel green, which has been coined ‘Neo Mint.’ A calming, fresh tone; this colour is sure to brighten up and modernise your space while adding an optimistic charm. Neo Mint is a softer, more comforting tone best suited for bathrooms and kitchen areas.
Shying away from brighter shades is a thing of the past, with bold colours becoming a prevalent theme for 2021. Incorporate pops of colour into your home through artwork, ceramics, statement walls, etc. Colour blocking through bright primary colours adds an interesting appeal and
Mixing old and new design
“Something old, something new” is no longer reserved for walking down the aisle, with the marriage of modern and classic becoming an appealing aesthetic for lounging spaces inthe home. The juxtaposition creates an eclectic feel and tastefully contradicts the perfectionism in spaces that has been challenged with 2021 trends.
Fun with bathroom designs
A room that’s often ruled out as one to have fun with, the bathroom is a space with great potential. Forget the sleek bathroom design the 2010s have been known for and experiment with colourful wallpaper and bold bathroom decor to add some allure to a famously bland room.
Rattan and wicker furniture
For an earthy, rustic aesthetic, rattan and wicker furniture does the trick. What was once a more prevalent trend for outdoor home decor has moved its appeal indoors. A statement chair in your lounging area or dining chairs are a subtle yet impactful way to incorporate the trend into your home.
(Real) house plants
Greenery has become a huge trend over the last year and shows no signs of slowing down with practically every trendy space being filled with plants and ‘plant parenting’ soaring on social media. Understandably so, house plants add a wonderful charm to your space while giving it life and bringing a sense of serenity. Plus, it’s quite an inexpensive addition compared to most decor pieces.
In 2021, it’s out with cool tones and in with earth tones. Shades of brown, olive green and yellow ochre are on the rise and combined while light blues, greys and lilacs are on its way out. Combined with house plants, the earthy tones trend really thrives, making your home your very own sanctuary.
Multi-functional spaces/ home offices
With 2020 being the year many jobs become remote, home offices are a prevalent interior design trend. Spaces are becoming more functional in areas such as kitchens, lounges and bedrooms that were once strictly for relaxation and leisure. Spare bedrooms and unutilised spaces are also being transformed into home offices.
For ages this trend has been strongly associated with grandmothers, but it can be a wonderful way to easily add vibrancy to your home while creating personality in your space. If you’re concerned about overwhelming your home with too much floral, incorporate it into an accent wall for a more subtle touch.
If you need some inspiration, make sure that you chat to our friendly staff at your closest Tiletoria showroom. We have exciting mood boards and experienced staff that work with some of the best interior designers in South Africa that would be delighted to give you their opinion.