2020 was a strange year for all of us, and I'm hopeful for the year ahead. So, I have been doing my research and swotting up on the forecasts for what will be the next 'hot' thing in décor and colour trends in 2021.
If you think it's time for a change and have upgrading your home on your vision board for the next 12 months, take a look at the following five 2021 interior design trends. We're sure there will be one you'll adore!
1. Distant Shores: Bringing the Holiday Home
For many of us, a holiday is long overdue, but with further lockdowns proposed it doesn't look like we'll be going far anytime soon. So, it'll come as no surprise that bringing a touch of the exotic into your home is one of the biggest home décor trends for 2021.
Rich blues, tropical greens and vibrant yellows are paired to bring a Caribbean-like vibe to homes with even the greyest of British skies above them. Go bold with prints and bring a sense of the outside in with plenty of plants and florals.
2. Vintage Gems and Classic Touches
"If it's not broke, don't fix it." We've all heard this saying, but have you ever considered what it means for design?
Well, good design is timeless – meaning, décor classics will stand the test of time and blend seamlessly with almost any interior scheme.
This is something that is forecasted to be a theme in home décor over the next 12 months.
Combining antique, salvaged and retro pieces with brand new furniture and soft furnishings will create an eclectic scheme with plenty of layers and texture. It's all about contrast and strong colours, but not clutter.
I love the idea of combining a new statement bed with a classically designed dresser, or purchasing new items that take style cues from traditional design. In 2021, I'm planning on adding a Chesterfield or wingback chair to our bedroom – I think it'll make a great design statement and provide the perfect spot to curl up in with a book.
3. Earthy Shades and Grounded Materials
When it comes to interior colour trends in 2021, I think earthy, grounded tones will have mass appeal. Over the last few months, I've seen more and more people introducing black and dark brown into their home décor schemes, alongside warm taupe greys, and the experts are loving these shades too.
Dulux has named its 'colour of the year 2021' as brave ground – an earthy, warm taupe which it says 'connects back to nature and the simple things' while creating 'a feeling of stability, growth and potential; and provides a firm foundation for change and creativity in your home'.
Also in-keeping with the earthy trend, Sherwin-Williams has named 'urbane bronze' as the must have home décor colour in 2021. Almost black, with grey undertones, this colour will look slightly different depending on the lighting.
As Sue Wadden, Director of Colour Marketing at Sherwin-Williams says:
'The home is now the ultimate retreat from the world and colour is an easy and effective way to create a personal haven. Urbane Bronze encourages you to create a sanctuary space for mindful reflection and renewal.'
4. French Country Shabby Chic
There's something elegant about French shabby chic décor and it's simple to make a room look elegant on a budget, if you combine new and second-hand items.
To master this trend, think ornate gold mirrors, sparkling chandeliers, a comfortable chaise lounge and highly decorative wallpapers. Details tend to be ornate and naturally inspired, but not 41in-your-face. Instead, they provide interest while maintaining a calming aesthetic.
If you're looking to upgrade your bed, our Camille Oatmeal Fabric and Oak Wooden Bed (pictured) would make the perfect addition to this scheme.
For further inspiration, if you haven't already seen it, I recommend watching the TV shown Escape to the Chateau on Channel 4. The show focuses on a British family as they move into their very own French Chateau and renovate it a room at a time to become a beautiful home and wedding venue.
It's clearly been a big inspiration, with the spin-off series Escape to the Chateau DIY showcasing lots more budding chateau renovators.
Pantone of the Year 2021
Now, we've mentioned Dulux and Sherwin-Williams, but if you pride yourself on being bang on trend, or even ahead of most people, then take a look at Pantone.
Every year, Pantone names it's colour of the year. However, pantone of the year 2021 is actually a pairing of two shades: ultimate grey and illuminating yellow – described as ‘a marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting'.
Pantone has chosen these colours to give us hope in the year ahead. ‘It is a story of colour that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.'
Stay on Trend by Designing Your Own Bed
Here at Happy Beds, we pride ourselves on our wide range of styles when it comes to affordably priced beds. However, if you're looking for a truly personalised experience to stay on top of 2021 décor trends, why not Build Your Own Bed?
Our customisable tool allows you to choose the size, shape, colour, material and storage options of your bed, so you can ensure your bed is truly one of a kind and exactly how you dreamed it would look.