After being cooped up indoors for the majority of 2020, homeowners are certainly ready for a change of décor in their homes over the coming months. Whether you’re looking for a subtle twist on your current style or a complete overhaul, Erris have cherry picked the four most popular and versatile trends for 2021 that you can indulge in over the next year and take your interiors to the next level.
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2020 saw the rising popularity of bold, rich colours and indulgent pieces of furniture such as bar carts and cocktail chairs. 2021 is going to take this beloved trend a step further and we’ll see elements of opulence infiltrating into other styles of décor in the form of lighting, statement pieces, and plush patterns.
Velvet continues to be a hot trend and will be an increasingly popular fabric on table lamps, foot stools, and ottomans.
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2021 will also see homeowners start to reject all-grey and all-white interiors in favour of more personable and warming colours, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. Jewel tones such as blues and greens are increasingly popular as people strive to incorporate more natural tones into their homes.
Little luxuries: Mix some velvet and metallic-patterned pillows into your assortment of scatter cushions and feature a statement art-deco table lamp in your lounge or bedroom.
Go big: Spectacular velvet sofas are a fantastic way to indulge in the opulence trend. Commitment-phobe? A decorative feature wall will add oodles of character to any room.
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We can all agree that we didn’t see as much of the outdoors as we would have liked to in 2020! Interior designers have confirmed that many homeowners are striving to bring the outdoors in with calming neutral colours, a heavy emphasis on botanical themes, and greater interest in indoor foliage – dried pampas grass, anyone?
This timeless trend pairs perfectly with Dulux’s Colour of the Year, ‘Brave Ground.’ Warm this paint up with hints of terracotta, amber, and peach, or lean into the colours of the outdoors with deep blues, greens, and brown tones.
Little luxuries: It doesn’t matter if you’re passionately green-fingered or you struggle keep a single plant alive, you can still embrace this trend! Small (faux) plants can add some fresh homely touches to any room, and dried pampas grass looks divine in dressing rooms and hallways.
Go big: Fancy a makeover? The wallpaper on display in our Newsam show home’s front lounge pairs perfectly with faux foliage and leaf-print cushions to create a stylish botanical retreat.
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The communal pining for the great outdoors has led to a rising popularity of rural décor – most notably, the trend of cottagecore. Not to be confused with shabby chic – which focuses on antiques and faux-rusticity- cottagecore emphasises peace, simplicity, and harmony with nature.
We can expect to see small-print florals, birds, and insects featuring much more prominently on home accessories and fabrics. Think delicate floral bedding, quirky butterfly-print artwork, and your nan’s old kitchen wallpaper!
This versatile trend started off quite simplistic, but this cutesy look has experienced a glamorous makeover in recent years and can be incorporated into almost any style. Whether it’s herb pots in your kitchen or pressed flowers on your wall, there are countless ways to enjoy this trend without going the whole nine yards.
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Little luxuries: Dainty pressed flowers in metallic frames are the perfect way to add a little cottagecore femininity to any room.
Go big: You can transform the whole feel of your kitchen/diner by adding touches of cottagecore! Floral tea towels, cute little herb pots and stripped-back wooden furniture will have you living your ultimate rural fantasy in no time.
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If you have an Instagram or Pinterest account, chances are you’re already privy to this quirky yet chic trend. The good news is, it’s here to stay! This trend takes linework art to new levels and celebrates the female form throughout the home. From plant pots to rugs, it’s easy to integrate this must-have design into your home and add a touch of inoffensive femininity.
Little luxuries: We’ve all seen that plant pot (above) from H&M on Instagram! Sadly, it’s now sold out but there are several alternatives available online. Pair it with a statement cushion or some eye-catching artwork to complete the look.
Go big: Gallery walls are so 2020… go the whole way with abstract line-print wallpaper! A panel of wallpaper behind your headboard can go a long way to elevate your bedroom, and bolder designs work perfectly in smaller places like an en-suite or W/C.
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