Interior Design Trends 2021

A few of our favourite interior design trends 2021

New year, new home! 2020 has been one of the strangest years on record, so what better way to start 2021 on a good note than with an interiors refresh! Interior design trends for 2021 are full of ideas that are ready to give your home a new look and feel. 

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The Bonita 3 seater and Orion rug with playful slogan throw pillows

We’ve gathered some of the top trends for the year to come so you can find a look that’s ready to ring in the new year right.

I want Scandi

Although this style has been around since the 1950s, Scandinavian-inspired interiors will continue to be one of the major interior design trends 2021.

Scandi style promises a timeless look thanks to clean, minimalist lines and high-contrast colour palettes. Think plenty of greys and whites accented with black or metal details. Light hardwood flooring and even walls create an airy, open space.


Simple statement pieces like the Bonnie Bar Stools and Harlan Bar Table bring contemporary appeal

If that feels too cold to you it’s the perfect opportunity to bring in a bit of Danish hygge (cosiness) and add some warmth with snug throws and textured accent rugs. Finish it off with lighting that creates a natural look and bring a sunny feel to even the coldest, most Scandinavian days.  

To Grandmother’s house we go

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We love these textured throw pillows and Sleepdown sequin duvet set on our Lagan Oak Bed Frame

Maybe the minimalist Scandi style isn’t for you.

If you’re more of a maximalist and you love to play mix-and-match with prints and patterns, it might be time to embrace your inner nan.

Coined “grandmillenial” style by House Beautiful, this favourite of interior design trends 2021 is all about looking back to yesteryear and having fun with textures, colours, fabrics… the list goes on.

Think tea-time at your granny’s house (or, if you’re a granny yourself, know that you’re so cool the grandkids will want to steal your style).

Grandmillenial style is full of cheerful florals, pleated lampshades, and ruffled details.

The colour palette is sweetly pink, white, and other soft, romantic hues, and the result is a room where you can’t wait to sit down for a cup of tea. 

Back to nature

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A plant (real or fake) is a perfect accent to an ultra-modern space

Natural materials like wood and stone are never going out of style, but other aspects of the outdoors are making their way inside for interior design trends 2021.

Obviously for all the plant parents out there, filling a room with ferns may be the way to go, but for those who lack a green thumb there are still plenty of ways to bring a natural element to your interiors.

A lovely leaf or fern-pattern wallpaper can make a statement on an accent wall, or evoke plant life through green hues for furniture or accessories.

Mixing dark and light woods can also bring natural beauty to a room and create an earthy contrast.

If you love nature aesthetics but want to take it a step further, think about eco-friendly and locally-created furniture pieces to add extra green appeal to your living space. 

Let’s get organised 

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The Howie Home Office Desk can double as a convenient console table

A lot of us found ourselves working from home for the first time this year, or just spending a lot more time around the house than usual.

And that made some of us realise that we could do a much better job organising our stuff.

While we’re hoping we won’t be spending as much time inside our own four walls next year as we did this year, we could still take the opportunity to tidy up, and that’s why decorative storage spaces and convenient organisational pieces are interior design trends 2021.

Cabinets that are as practical as they are attractive and multifunctional pieces like ottomans with secret storage compartments are a great way to embrace the trend.

And of course tables that can pull double duty as desktops are a must-have for WFH comfort.

Lauren Mateer

Lauren Mateer

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