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Interior design trends 2021 – the 6 must-have looks to take your home into a new year – in style

Reinvent and refresh your home for the new year ahead

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As we prepare to approach a brand-new year, we’re looking ahead to the interiors trends that will be influencing our home and lifestyle choices in 2021.

From the growing importance of sustainable materials to elegant elements and a celebration of individuality and uniqueness, our 2021 trend edit will provide you with a curated look that will bring your home into 2021 with sensational style.

With many people’s attitudes on life changing during 2020, and many wishing they could get away this year, furnishing fabrics company, Prestigious Textiles asked their Head of Design Marie Parry to highlight the interior design trends for 2021.

1. Arts and Crafts

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The new Arts and Crafts trend embraces the iconic 19th century movement, born out of the industrial revolution. The movement aimed to reform how things were made and reverse the damaging effects of machine-dominated production, increasing the value of hand-made, decorative pieces.

‘The Arts and Crafts revival is a trend that’s gaining momentum recently. People are appreciating the value of handmade and decorative styles encapsulated within the trend.’

2. Distant Shores 

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The laid-back lifestyle of Hawaii has been reimagined in this next trend. As we long for tropical getaways, interiors inspired by distant shores offer a calm and relaxing living space to make a home a safe and inviting place to recharge. Adding a contemporary edge to a classic floral design, the Distant Shores trend features tropical brights, subtle monotones and soft lemons.

‘Tropical leaves and florals can be used to bring the outside indoors, with an introduction to greenery into homes. Easy-living digital prints are designed to work in any home with complementary color palettes to emulate the varied Hawaiian landscape.’

3. Moody Minerals 

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Embracing luxe fabrics and atmospheric colour palettes, the moody minerals trend is inspired by stunning natural forms. Add a hint of metallic into living spaces with fabrics that embrace the shimmering surfaces found in minerals. The metallics are then complemented with large-scale marble-effect velvets, showcasing a stunning spectrum of color and setting a tone of effortless sophistication in any interior.

‘Drawing inspiration from natural forms, moody minerals are popular in the autumn and winter seasons. Combining this trend with subtle metallic highlights creates an opulent, yet easy living feel to any home.’

4. Global Influence 

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Inspired by earthy color palettes and warm, natural textures, the Global Influence trend pairs perfectly with wooden, woven and rattan home accessories. It’s bold safari feel is influenced by wildlife and African plains.

‘We’ve seen ‘Global Influence’ as a key trend for the season across both interiors and fashion. With warmer tones now often being favoured over cooler greys this is a key interior trend that can be easily translated into the home.’

5. Ocean Hues 

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Capturing relaxing pool sides and beach getaways, aqua and inky blues offer a calm, contemporary look. Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020 reflects this shift towards tranquil, yet modern interiors with Classic Blue, a color that is known for its association with peace, calm and comfort.

Reflecting on the 2020 Pantone Colour of the Year, ocean blues are a key color trend for the year. Varying from deep inky tones through to soft aquas, blue is the perfect color for creating a tranquil home.’

6. Classic Traditionalism 

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A timeless trend taking inspiration from the 18th and 19th centuries, incorporating classic art, antiques and pieces with history. Classic traditionalism brings a sense of harmony and order to any living space, with a décor scheme that works together perfectly.

‘It also favours symmetry, which can be seen in soft furnishings embracing ornate scrolls, courtly stripes and classic damasks. In a move on from bold, graphic geometrics, traditional and classic designs have developed into key trends for the season.’

‘The challenge and goal is to capture the aesthetic of global styles through unique and creative perspectives,' explains Maria. 

'We usually travel around the world to gain insight into the must-have trends for the season ahead, but this year we have had to think outside the box and gain inspiration from elsewhere.

‘Taking influence from nature, nostalgia and the desire for a tropical getaway, living spaces will reflect the current situation we are faced with, embracing calming color palettes and familiar patterns that create a sanctuary in any home.’