For some, creating an elegant, sophisticated home is always at the top of their priority list and a task they really enjoy. For others, it can seem far more daunting. After the year most people have, as the pandemic has caused many people to spend more time at home than ever before. So, if you’re one of those who find interior design complex or challenging, but you feel your place is in need of an update, read on for 2021’s top interior design tips.
Scandinavian design — while not a new trend — never goes out of style. Sleek lines, intelligent design, and minimalist style – it works for many homes. Perfect for modern or even old homes, it’s a style that’s adaptable to any size room. If you’re still not sure, make sure to read a guide on everything you need to know about Scandinavian interior design and pick out some key rules to follow in your own home.
This trend is almost the opposite of the Scandi style mentioned earlier. This involves a riot of color, fabrics, patterns, and textures. Perfect for those free spirits who enjoy loud colors and exciting patterns, this is a great trend to introduce into your home. Think exciting wallpapers, plush soft furnishings, and playful furniture.
There’s a rise in warm, cozy design at the moment. That should come as no surprise, as many people have spent more time at home due to the pandemic, and people are seeking comfort from their homes. By using rich wall colors, building cozy bookshelves into the walls, and adding interesting art to your walls, you can create a space that feels chic yet friendly. And who doesn’t want that from their home?
Rustic makes perfect
Reject modernism, minimalism, and sharp lines with the new cottage trend. This embraces rough edges and natural textures. Consider incorporating this into your home with the use of linen, wood, slate, and rattan. You’ll be surprised how elegant a rustic-look room can be, by keeping warm white as your base color. Keep it looking put together by not over crowding the room and carefully thinking about the color palette. Think warm, natural tones like greys, reds, greens, blues, and rusty reds.
Homeowners are frequently caught bemoaning a lack of storage space. So, when you upgrade the decor, why not invest in some clever storage solutions? Consider multifunctional pieces that will keep your home clutter-free and looking full of space. You can go down the classic route with sideboards that look stylish but hold a surprising amount of stuff, or go modern with hidden-storage footstools and elegant cabinets that can make the room seem much more spacious. With all the clutter tidied away, you’ll be amazed at how much more relaxing a room is.