If there's one blessing that 2020 has bestowed upon us, it has been the unprecedented opportunity to reconnect with our homes in a way we've never quite done before. With this, our priorities have shifted from booking trips to faraway countries, to nurturing our own slices of paradise. As interior design becomes our main form of escapism leading into the new year, we're already looking to the trends of 2021 to inspire our next home renovation.
It's no secret that aspirational interior design has taken over our Instagram and Pinterest feeds, but how will the design trends of 2020 translate in 2021? Will boucle continue to reign supreme, and how will our relationship with sustainable design continue to flourish in the year ahead? Below, we answer all your burning interior questions and more, with our round-up of the 5 interior trends we'll be seeing everywhere in 2021.
The rise of the boucle armchair became an interiors staple for every it-girl and cultural icon in 2020, and to no surprise, the instantly recognisable texture is here to stay in 2021. In fact, textured fabrics in general that generate feelings of warmth, coziness and comfort will be taking over – think faux alpaca, sheepskin and mohair.
With so many galleries and artists transitioning to online, finding a unique piece of art that truly speaks to your space has never been easier. It's also a great opportunity to support fresh and unknown artists, which speak to a range of different price points.
As the trend towards 70s-inspired interiors continues to grow, embracing organic shapes like curved sofas and egg-shaped chairs and coffee tables is a simple way to introduce a sense closeness and calm into your home.
With Instagram pages like Curated Spaces revolutionising the way we shop for furniture, more and more people are leaning towards the allure of vintage furniture. This comes as no surprise given the current interest in 70s and 80s interior design, as well as the growing approach towards a more sustainable way of living. It's also a gold mine for unique and covetable design pieces.
If one thing is for certain, 2021 will be not be the year to play it safe. As far as interior trends go, there's a heavy focus on mixing different textures, shades and prints to achieve a truly eclectic style footprint that will make any artist's heart sing.