The most popular interior design trends of 2021 and how to achieve them

If you’re looking to redecorate this year, this is the perfect article for you. No matter your personal style and preference, 2021 has bought with it a range of stunning interior design trends that will inspire you when you decorate – here are some of We Buy Any House’s favourites!

Minimalism

Brooklyn industrial style dining table

Brooklyn Dining Table

Minimalism is a gorgeous trend that pops up regularly, but this year it’s come back bigger and better than before. This style focuses on open space and intricacy and works in both big and small homes, making it even more versatile.

If you’re looking to design your home in the minimalist style, the key is to focus on limiting the amount of stuff that you have and ensuring that the pieces that you do have on display work together to create a flawless theme throughout the room. Pick your colour scheme and stick to it, and remember that less is more!

Maximalism

Maximalism trend living room

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A perfect contrast to the minimalist trend, maximalism is an incredibly exciting style that isn’t for the faint of heart. This really is the opposite of the minimal theme, where you can focus on creating layers of colour and print to make an almost-too-much feel when you walk into the room.

Animal prints and clashing colours are what this is all about, and while most people may think that this trend is an easy one that you can just throw anything at, it’s actually tough to perfect. You need to strike just the right balance for this to work, and it can take some time to find it. The best way to approach it is to work in layers and keep adding until you hit the sweet spot.

Monochrome

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A classic style, black and white, will surely never go out of fashion – however, this year, we’re seeing this trend in the bathroom, which is a big change. Generally, bathrooms sit on the neutral colour palette, with lots of whites, greys, and stone shades. The introduction of black into the bathroom is a stunning one that we wish we’d seen before now!

It can feel like a very intimidating colour, but black hues can be added gradually until you hit the effect that you’re going for, so focus on your accessories first and then work up to something bigger. Shower frames in black give an amazing sleek and clean-cut look to bathrooms and transform the room with such a small change.

Boho

boho living room with orange corner sofa

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This trend is another that’s been on and off for a little while, but we’re seeing it come back with a bang, and it’s entering homes across the country. This trend focuses on the scandi-style patterns and gives off Aztec vibes.

There are plenty of ways to incorporate the bohemian vibe into your home, looking at pillows, throws, and rugs with the classic zig-zag patterns and working with warm-toned colours. Think burnt sienna, mushroom, and cinnamon to combine and create a soft, indie home.

Cottagecore

Roman large dresserRoman Large Dresser

The cottagecore style has been growing since 2020, and this year it’s coming back harder and stronger than ever. Focused on nature and simplicity, this trend is the perfect way to get back to your roots and provides an escape from the pressures of the real world – something we’ve all wanted over the last year.

For this style, nature comes into the home in the form of plants, prints, and colour, welcoming in deep shades of green and stone that work together beautifully. Vintage furniture also fits well into this aesthetic and gives the home a softer, more welcoming feeling, as if you’re retreating from modern society into a simpler time.

Bright and bold

Bevel Oak double bed

Bevel Double Bed / Hercules Side Table / Novara Lamp / Cosmopolitan Round Wall Mirror

Previously, the go-to colour scheme in homes was grey and white, with touches of blush pink or mustard. These shades are stunning together, but this year we’re seeing houses bursting away from those palettes and delving into things much brighter, especially in bedrooms.

Blue jewel tone living room

Brighton Left Hand Chaise Sofa / Brindle Side TableBrindle Large Sideboard / Trend Accent Chair

Jewel-tones are becoming hugely popular across the country, with stunning hues of emerald-green, sapphire blue and ruby-red spreading through each room of the house. This trend is such a popular option as you can use as much or as little of the colour that you choose as you like; for those who don’t want to go all-in, adding new accessories in these shades make a big difference. Bolder decorators are choosing to move forward with feature walls or even the entire room in these shades, which gives a glorious effect.

The best part of these design trends is being able to personalise them to your taste, so no matter how you want to incorporate them, you can find the perfect balance when you redecorate!

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