Home & Lifestyle 29 January, 2021
It was an inevitable repercussion of a year like no other and while we get to grips with an open-ended stint at home again, 2021's interior trends are reflecting our new daily habits. As home improvements soar and our attentions naturally turn to our current and consistent surroundings in our humble abodes, there are plenty of new directions to take your space in.
From bringing nature in to visiting exotic climes (aesthetically only, of course), this year's interior trends encapsulate a mood and attempt to bring some much-needed joy to our lives. Luckily, at Westfield London's Home Quarter, we have everything you could need to give your home the new year update it deserves.
Since the pandemic there's been a mass exodus from towns and cities to the countryside and interior trends have caught on. There's been a big focus on nostalgic, vintage décor that hails back to better times and cosy cottage vibes. But 2021 will see a more sophisticated take on the trend with less of a kitsch theme– think city slick meets country cool
Botanical Florals Framed Prints, Set of 3, £100 John Lewis & Partners
FatFace Deep Well Round Floral Tray, £8 John Lewis & Partners
Let's face it, we're all dreaming of far flung locations and lost summer holidays at the moment so why not bring a little bit of out there, in? Whether it's the laid-back island life of Hawaii or the tropical flowers of Costa Rica, interiors are teeming with digital prints, clashing hues an subtle accessories that can transport us to more relaxing surroundings.
Faux Palm Leaf Branch, £22 West Elm
Sunset, 1972 (Pink) by Andy Warhol Framed Print by King & McGaw, £63 Heal's
If there's one thing we were all grateful for in 2020 it was nature. Surrounding ourselves in the simplicity of the great outdoors has directly influenced this interior trend as we yearn for the outside. Combining earthy greens with browns, rusty reds and deep reds gives a beautiful atmosphere to your space and can be easily achieved through a few subtle tweaks.
Olea Rug, £3,190 Natuzzi
Crinkled Cotton Blanket, £34.99 H&M Home
With Netflix series Bridgerton transporting us to the luxe glamour of the past, we'll all be looking for regal touches to bring a little decadence into our homes. Ornate scrolls, rustic antiques and 18th century chairs can bring this trend to life in an instant while majestic art prints and gold accessories are a more subtle alternative.
Holcot Ottoman Bed, from £1,299 Tempur
Decorative Leaves Rectangular Wall Mirror, £169 John Lewis & Partners
Hampstead Square Cotton Footstool, £650 The White Company
As we all got to grips with working from home in 2020, it looks like this is a trend set to be carried over into 2021 as the home office becomes the focal trend for the year. From carving out a little nook to full-on office renovations, finding a productive place in the home is helped along by clean lines, good light and chic furniture choices to transform your motivation this year.
Office Desk, £567.90 Raft
Series 7 Fully Upholstered Swivel Armchair Leather Walnut by Fritz Hansen, £1,704 Heal's
Marble Cloud Bookend, £35 West Elm
We're going all out this year in an attempt to make the most of a more hopeful year. This trend is all about filling your space with memories and things that make you happy so all bets are off. This could be multiple family photos, clashing prints, trinkets from past travels or multiple furniture pieces in a small place. The rulebook is out the window as we focus on bringing joy to our homes.
Embroidered Cushion Cover, £12.99 H&M Home
Dunston Grey Ceramic Elephant Object, £25 Habitat
Lockdown in winter has been a challenging and frustrating time which is why comfort is key for the home this year. To emulate warm and sunnier months, fill your home with burnt oranges, yellows, burgundies, teals and greens alongside splashes of bold prints for a cosy space to see you through winter.
Princeton Dining Chair, £494 BoConcept
Velvet Pillow Back Left Hand Facing Large Chaise End Sofa, £979 DFS