If you’re looking to give your home a quick refresh in 2021, now is the time to read up on the latest decor trends taking Instagram by storm. Here, we’ve rounded up five you need to know – from this season’s must-have colour palette to a bedroom revamp that guarantees sweet dreams. Get these interior styles on your radar…
1. Parisian Bedrooms
Wanderlust is extending to homewares this year. If you can’t get to Paris, then bring Paris to your home with beautifully ornate furniture that updates your bedroom. The Atelier collection features weathered white wood and intricate details that were made for Instagram, lending a touch of French flair to every corner of your favourite room.
Complete the set with the Atelier High End Bed, Atelier Ladies Wardrobe and Atelier Dressing Table. Hang a Paris Map Framed Picture on the wall as a finishing touch. Then, to warm up the white, add velvet cushions, pastel curtains and a gold vintage mirror. Et, voila.
2. Yellow Accents
Pantone’s 2021 Colour of the Year, Illuminating Yellow, has found its way into homewares. If you’re looking to add colour to your home, make this the hue you turn to with bold accessories. Any shade works – from mustard and gold to daffodil and lemon – injecting a ray of sunshine into neutral and grey interiors.
Cushions are one of the easiest ways to channel the yellow trend. Combine style and comfort with the Bee Yellow Cushion, the Meghan Mustard Cushion or the graphic Geo Ochre Mustard Cushion. The Casafina Candle offers a scent as sunny as the vibrant jar. Place it on a table next to the Orla Kiely Linden Snuggler.
3. Rustic Dining
Give your dining table some rustic charm in 2021. You’re looking for natural materials, earthy tones and accessories that add to the shabby chic feel. This starts with your dining table, so watch out for large, wooden surfaces in warm, rich woods. The Blake Fixed Top Dining Table + 4 Chairs is exactly the look you’re going for.
If you prefer a bench over chairs, the Madeira Dining Table and Madeira Bench are a rustic dream team. Place them in a kitchen dining area, and top with a raw cotton table runner and a vase of pampas grass. On the wall, place the Tofu Nordic Wall Clock to tie the whole room together.
4. Japandi Vibes
For years, Scandinavian styling has given homes a fresh, bright, airy and modern update. Now, interior designers are fusing the trend with minimalist Japanese accents for a look dubbed ‘Japandi’. Focusing on light wood furniture, greenery and muted colour palettes, it’s a zero-clutter aesthetic that refreshes living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms.
Try Japandi with sleek wooden furniture that boasts plenty of storage (great for de-cluttering). The Bordeaux collection is perfect, as it ties into the minimal theme with a warm oak finish. Some of our must-haves include the Bordeaux Wide Sideboard, Bordeaux Coffee Table, and – if you’re working from home – the Bordeaux Corner Desk. Complete the look with dusky pink, navy blue or burnt orange accessories, then add plants to every surface. Serial plant killer? No problem. Look to the faux Fern Potted Plant instead, which appears all-natural yet never needs watering. It’s a win-win.
5. At-Home Bar
During lockdown, many have discovered the joys of at-home mixology. No wonder, then, that at-home bars are set to be big in 2021. If you’d like to set up one of your own, you can make it as big or as small as you like, opting for a cosy corner or, if you’re lucky, a full cocktail bar room. So, what will it be?
If your bar space is snug, try a drinks trolley that holds all of your favourite tipples. The Hammond Drinks Trolley has two shelves: one for bottles, and another for glasses and accessories. If you’re building a larger bar, make sure you have plush barstools at the ready. The blue Ottowa Barstool adds a welcome pop of colour, while the Belvedere Champagne Barstool enhances neutral decor. And, finally, no at-home bar is complete without a sign to set the mood. Hang the Drink & Be Fabulous sign so the ‘regulars’ know where to go.