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What do smart tech, nature, comfort, upcycling and bold wall colours all have in common?

What do smart tech, nature, comfort, upcycling and bold wall colours all have in common?

These are just a few of the hottest home decor trends for 2021. As we start the new year, it’s a time for new beginnings, so why not renovate your home to match the latest interior styles?

Start as you mean to go on with up-to-date surroundings and a fresh outlook for the new year, using strong colour palettes, organic shapes and textural design elements.

We take a closer look at the top trends designers are predicting for our homes this year:

Bold wall colours

As most of us spent the majority of 2020 at home, missing outside entertainment and dining experiences, this year’s trend is to incorporate restaurant style design into home décor schemes. Create the look and feel of fine-dining and a boutique hotel within your home.

Think black and gold, or dark grey and mauve. Choose deep wall colours offset by lighter wood furniture, neutral chairs, pictures and cushions.

Forget neutral wall tones and use bolder shades to showcase rooms as a perfect place for home dining and entertaining.


Contrasting colour schemes

Avoid the matchy-matchy look by using intense, contrasting colours and bold accents. Define the spaces within your home using strong colour palettes or a monochrome effect. Style your home to reflect your personality by adding a bit of flair to your choice of furnishings and furniture.

Think Victoriana meets mid-20thcentury design. Carefully consider the colours you use for each room, as this will have an impact on how you might end up feeling when using the space.

Avoid using intense colours in areas where you are working or sleeping. Instead, choose vibrant colour palettes for living or dining rooms.


Layer textures for effect

Combine different materials and tactile objects to create an individual feel to your home. Nature and upcycling are big trends for 2021, so bring the garden into your home with big plants, rustic cushions and organically shaped objects.

Use sculptural lighting to offset your décor scheme and to open up spaces within each room. Blend modern shapes and materials together, such as stone and glass, jute, ceramic and organic fibres.

Choose a fabric armchair to combine texture and patterns with cosiness and comfort. Design living spaces to reflect your individuality and to create a sense of personal style within your home.


Comfort and traditional vibes

For obvious reasons, home comfort was key in 2020, and this trend is set to continue in 2021 too. The aim of the game is to create a cocoon-like effect in your home, where you can relax and curl up after a long hard day.

Introducing the latest buzzword - ‘grandmillennial’; this style blends modern design with a décor scheme reminiscent of your grandparents’ home. 2021 will see a move from bouclé to crochet, with a nod to more classical patterns and traditional styles.

Think busy patterns, ruffles and deep cushions, offset by antique ornaments and soft leather armchairs. And nothing says comfort more than a leather recliner that offers heat and massage (warning: you may never want to leave your house again!).


Low maintenance and smart tech

Simplicity and functionality underpin design trends for 2021. Choose a smooth, bonded-leather reclining chair for your living room, which will only require a simple wipe down for a busy family setting.

As we move forward into an age of intuitive smart tech and the Internet of Things, consider combining technology into your furniture.

Did you know that you can now buy an office or gaming chair with bluetooth speakers?


What will you do with your home decor this year?

Overall, 2021 décor trends are predicted to reflect the nation’s ongoing appetite for comfort and security. Old-fashioned styles mixed with futuristic tech and nature-inspired spaces are set to rule the design scene. How will you incorporate this design style into your home?


If you’re looking to upscale your home décor in 2021 then why not consider a brand-new chair or sofa? At Furniture Online, we have something to suit every taste and style. Our friendly customer service team are always happy to help with any queries. Contact us by using our online web chat tool.


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