Welcome back. We’ve all spent a lot of time indoors in 2020, not only were we craving more comfort but we’ve been forced to reimagine our space to meet the demands of our new lifestyle. Such a huge number of people really got stuck into redecorating while in lockdown, which is you’ve read the Good Home happiness report you’d know how “home happiness” does wonders for our mental and physical well being.
Here I will go through some of the most recent trends and buzzwords we think will grow into next year and beyond, enjoy!
Cottagecore aesthetic, simply put, is a look inspired by a romantic interpretation of rural life. Think of a mixture of shabby chic and rustic with a sprinkle of British quirkiness. It’s cosy and it’s cluttered. It’s an escape to the countryside with victorian style furniture, William Morris wallpaper, vintage mirrors and chintzy patterns. There is no minimalism here!
Wall panelling was originally used as a practicality but through the centuries decorative panelling turned into a fine art. Nowadays the panelling of the 20’s isn’t over the top but it does add subtle detail which has some stunning results. It’s also very easy to do yourself, there are thousands of videos online of people doing their own DIY panelling. So if you want to give a room or even just a wall a little uplift give panelling a go.
Over this past year there has been a huge growth in popularity for a more earthy toned aesthetic, which fits in with dried flowers and grasses perfectly. It’s popular with millennials who see it as a greener alternative to fresh flowers and it’s also a very popular wedding choice, there have even been pampas Christmas trees! They don’t always have to neutral, you can pick up some really quirky and bright colours on Etsy and create beautiful bouquets that are designed to last.
Down to Earth Colour Schemes
Dulux have revealed their colour of the year 2021 as Brave Ground. Again this colour is mirroring the shift of aesthetics from grey to beige. Dulux have created multiple colour combinations to show how you can incorporate the colour of the year into a palette you prefer.
Having a multi-functional home is part of the new normal as our living rooms are doubling up as offices, gyms and maybe even a bar. Having clever storage in 2021 is a must. A storage ottoman can easily store gym equipment or office supplies. It can also be used for extra seating, style it with a large tray and it can become a coffee table and of course it can also be just a foot rest.
New Old World
Design should be timeless and the old world aesthetic never really gets old. It doesn’t have to look like the inside of stately home like Buckingham Palace, it can be given a more contemporary feel by switching out some aspects for modern alternatives. Continue to use dark wood and moodier tones but mix in modern light fittings and art work. Keep as much of the properties original character like its parquet wooden flooring or ceiling roses but fill it with modern furniture and fabrics.