2021 Interior Design Predictions

Interior Design Predictions 2021

2020 has been the year of staying home and using styling to create practical, comfortable and happy living spaces, but what does 2021 have in store for us, and how can we prepare?

If there is one thing we have all taken away from being at home this year, it’s how important it is to create spaces that we feel comfortable living in, can be multifunctional and meet our lifestyle needs. But after staying within our own four walls for a large portion of the year, now might be the time to give our homes an update so 2021 feels like a fresh start.

To help get you started, we have investigated what interior trends we anticipate will make waves in the new year, and how 2020 has impacted the way we will style and live in our homes moving forward.

Handmade décor

Rattan, weaves, woven baskets, jute, repurposed furniture – all handmade textures and items that would make a great addition to homes. They not only provide a sense of uniqueness and delicacy as they are textures and items that use handmade techniques, but they have a great physical presence in spaces that can really add to your home styling. 

Additionally, many people during the pandemic started creating their own DIY décor. Displaying and hanging those pieces throughout the home can add an additional sense of pride to spaces, as these are things people took joy in creating themselves. 

Travel Treasures

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Travel treasures

While state-wide and interstate travel is here and on the horizon, we may still be some time off from travelling to our favourite destinations overseas. Many of us have collected trinkets, photographs and special pieces on our travels in the past, and we anticipate that these will become popular new décor items that will be featured in homes.

By displaying these travel treasures and using them in our interior design, it can remind us of the happy times we have spent travelling and give us a beautiful sense of nostalgia. They not only insert a little joy into our home but make great talking points

Yellow Styling

Goodbye white on white

What 2020 has taught us is that spaces need to make us feel happy and cheerful. Many people, millennials in particular, are starting to turn to vintage patterns, wallpapers and styles for interior design inspiration, which is becoming known as the grandmillennial style.

Additionally, we anticipate that colour will also start to feature more heavily on walls and in styling across homes. These include cheerful colours that add personality to spaces, with yellow being being pegged as one colour we may see more of in the coming year.

Candle - Simple Luxuries

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Simple luxuries

In our previous blog on how to create home sanctuaries, we emphasised how important simple styling elements such as smell, texture and trinkets can really boost your mood and make you feel more relaxed at home. It is predicted that in 2021, this will remain something we turn to when designing and styling our homes - small luxuries that brighten up your environment such as candles, fragrant soaps and beautiful cushions.

Miimi and Jiinda x Adairs

Photo by @miimiandjiinda on Instagram

Indigenous patterns and materials

Australia is blessed with some amazing indigenous artists, and we are starting to see more and more of this artwork and design featured across mainstream homewares and interior design brands such as Adairs who partnered with artists Miimi + Jiinda. Please note that it is important when shopping for indigenous art and styling items that you ensure you are buying directly from a business or brand that benefits the First Nation peoples and businesses.

Shop local

Local items

While online shopping was a blessing during our lockdown, we believe there is going to be a shift to local shopping as we enter 2021. The ability to browse and liaise with locals will become more important for shoppers as we transition into a post-covid normal, so it’s predicted that finding pieces created by locals and Australian brands will be featured more heavily in our interior design and styling for 2021.