From the use of more hygienic materials to demand for reconfigurable spaces, 2021 will be bringing a generous dose of trends influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
There’s a growing interest in vintage items for example, and global concerns are always likely to have an ever-changing impact on how we decorate our spaces.
But with people now spending more time than ever at home and their influences constantly changing, we take a look at what we can expect in terms of interior design trends in 2021.
Working from home has its benefits, of course. But spending all that time in the house means the way we use our spaces is constantly needing to adapt.
Spare rooms across the country are now offices, and children may have seen their bedrooms go from a place to play to a place to work!
So with homes now needing to be multi-functional, there’s a growing need to maximise the space available and find storage solutions.
And there’s no reason we can’t be a bit creative with those solutions - like integrating a chalk blackboard into one of the panels of your sliding wardrobe doors for example.
The chalk blackboard in particular is one of those designs that teachers, and now homeschool teachers, have found really plays its part in being both a creative and functional tool.
Creating as much space as possible and de-cluttering a room is of course going to have some great physical benefits - more space for a desk for example - but it’s also going to have a positive effect on productivity.
Encouraging work to be done at a desk rather than on a bed is not only going to help your children get their school work done, but allows them to create the right habits. Bed is for sleep, desk is for work (definitely not the other way around!)
Ever-changing colour trends
The pandemic has limited the time people can spend outside, and the daily walk is becoming something that we look forward to - mainly to just have some time out of the house!
And that trend is set to have an influence on our colour choices for 2021, according to home renovation experts Houzz.
They’re forecasting palettes inspired by nature this year, with more earthy and forest-inspired shades making their way into our homes.
It’s a good job we’ve got __ different shades of glass to choose from for our sliding doors!
Warm earth tones such as burnt umber, terracotta, and clay will be contrasted by pine, turquoise and sage, and then punctuated by the usual popular neutrals.
So if we’re going to be spending a lot more time in the home, we want it to be both multi-functional (maximise that space!) and reflective of the time in which we’re living in terms of colours and lifestyle influences.