You may have been led to believe that interior trends come and go, but that is not necessarily the case. There are numerous interior trends that are here for the long-haul, so if you are looking to update and redecorate your home but are unsure which home décor tips are worth their salt, the following guide is here to help. Make your home unique but completely yours by considering the following top interior trends of 2021.
Look at the Pantone Color of 2021
Every year, Pantone release their ‘Color of the Year’ which can directly impact how we decorate our homes and even the color of clothing that we see in the shops. While we do not advise that you decorate your home in the Pantone ‘Color of the Year’ regardless of what color is chosen, you should keep an eye out and see if it is a color that you like and enjoy. If you do like the color, you could paint a feature wall or add ornaments that feature that particular color, making your home much more modern and fashionable.
The Pantone color of 2021 features two colors: Ultimate Grey and Illuminating. Illuminating is a strong and bright yellow, whereas Ultimate Grey is a more earthy color. Combine these two colors together for a rustic color palette. These two colors also embody positivity and radiance, perfect for homeowners looking to add a pop of color to their property.
Add Indoor Plants
The inclusion of plants and foliage within the home continues to be popular in 2021, and there are no signs of this trend slowing down anytime soon. Plants offer a wealth of benefits besides making a home much more endearing and colorful. These benefits include:
- Boosting your mood, making you much more positive and promoting better mental health
- Increasing your productivity levels and helping reduce stress, which is ideal for office spaces
- Can reduce the likelihood of you getting a sore throat and a cold
- Boosting creativity and concentration
- Cleaning the indoor air by absorbing toxins and producing oxygen
- Reducing noise levels by offering a cushion for sound
- Adding life to a home due to their colors and vibrancy
Make Your Kitchen Homely
The kitchen is considered the heart of the home, so rather than neglect your kitchen because you think it is a place to store and cook food, you should consider elevating the space so that it is more homely and welcoming. If you have the ability, you should consider making your kitchen more open plan. This means, if you have a wall between your kitchen and dining area, you could knock it down so that you have a larger space for socializing if you have guests over for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Furthermore, you should also invest in cutlery, kitchen equipment and tableware that suits your home’s overall theme and is aesthetically pleasing. The kitchen is a great place to add character to your home. For instance, if you love coffee, brands such as KINTO design beautiful homeware such as a coffee brewer and espresso cups that encompass Japanese minimalism. See what’s in stock at SSENSE and take a look at the homeware that they can offer you.
Do Not be Afraid of Dark Hues and Color Palettes
Many people stick to lighter color palettes when it comes to decorating their homes because they believe it will make their homes brighter and airier. While this is true, it does not mean you should avoid darker color hues and palettes if you prefer these color schemes. You can always offset the room by having slightly lighter furniture and ensuring that there is enough natural light. Of course, if there is a room that does lack natural light, you may want to refrain from choosing a very dark color that could make the room seem smaller and dingier.
Minimalism reigns supreme with many homeowners embracing this theme and ensuring that their homes are free from clutter, bright and airy, and introduces clean lines. There are numerous versions of minimalism, so if you are unsure as which one suits you most (be it Scandinavian or Japanese), research both and see which trend you prefer the most.
Cottagecore Continues to be Popular
The term ‘cottagecore’ is not known to everyone, but the term simply refers to a simpler and sustainable décor trend that encompasses nature. While it is usually used when describing a fashion trend, cottagecore can also influence a home’s interior design. Here’s a greater look into cottagecore.
Make sure that you decorate your home how you wish. While trends can be persuasive, it is your home and you have to live there, so make sure you are choosing a color palette and theme that you enjoy.