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Design Trends 2021

Thinking of refurbing your home but unsure how to make the space modern and homely?

Not to worry, our design team have got it covered!

In this article, we discuss the design and colour trends for 2021, and how our tailored interior design service can help transform your renovation with this year’s key trends and the first one has to be:

House Plants

Whether it’s because we have been couped up inside but houseplants have never been more fashionable. From retro 1970s-style hanging creepers to blowsy, beautiful blooms there’s sure to be a plant to suit your style and space.

Indoor plants fell out of fashion briefly in the 1990s, but they are back – not only are they beautiful, bringing vibrancy and colour to our homes, but they also freshen the air, filtering out pollutants and releasing oxygen.

Brave Ground

Dulux recently announced their colour of the year as ‘Brave Ground’. “A warm balancing neutral connecting us back to the colours of the earth and brings a bolstering, balancing feel to any room. It’s also a versatile shade that lets other colours shine’’ This shade would fit perfectly in a loft conversion or a home office to bring a cosy element.

If you are unsure how to use colour in a room, let our experts help with finding your perfect shade.

Rustic Vogue

This look appeals to anyone who loves their modern home comforts but wants to inject some character details into their living spaces, too. It works ideally in homes that already have some interesting features, such as exposed beams, original floorboards or panelled walls, but can equally be re-created with a considered balance of old and new pieces that work together in harmony.


I think in these times of sustainability the Vintage vibe has really taken off, whether it’s antique, repurposed, salvaged or retro pieces they all have their place in a vintage scheme. The key to this look is to provide plenty of contrast with favourite pieces collected over time and a less-is-more approach with a few rich fabrics and statement lighting will create a vibrant interior.

Global Inspiration

With the majority of people staying at home this year, global inspiration within interiors, where our spaces reflect the travels we long for, the sea and distant shores are going to be hot this year. The trend features tropical brights, subtle monotones and soft lemons and with the Pantone colour of the year being ‘lluminating’, a zingy yellow, you are all set to holiday in your home.

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