The trends in the design of residential spaces, which have dominated the past few years, are confidently maintaining their positions, so that aesthetic shocks in the new season are not expected. Design idea continues to develop towards creating the most comfortable environment for humans, hence the use of natural materials, a natural palette, and the design of comfortable furniture.
What will be the home interiors in 2020/2021? Calm, thoughtful, inspiring creativity and communication. Fashion here does not dictate abstract style, color and decoration, but is sensitive to the preferences of the people themselves.
- 1 Key principles in interior design 2021
- 2 Paint Color in the interior 2021
- 3 2021 Interior Decorating Trends for the Kitchen
- 4 Trendy home interior decor trends 2021 for the living room
- 5 New 2021 interiors for the bedroom
- 6 Bathroom Design Trends 2021
- 7 Furniture trends in the interior of 2021
- 8 Lighting Fixtures Trends 2021
- 9 Summarize
Key principles in interior design 2021
Emphasis on sustainability is a common trend denominator. Natural elements are actively being introduced into the home environment: from traditional wood and stone to experiments with materials that many consider to be rubbish (for example, sea cane mats or colorful furniture veneer from Mexican corn). Industrial designers are happy to reuse plastic. And of course, living plants remain in the top – vertical and hanging green gardens or arranged in ordinary flower pots. It is not surprising that the green color in the decoration is named one of the headliners of the year.
Laconicism, simplicity and convenience are characteristic of most of the interior projects created today. The future is no exception. Neutral tones and graphic lines do not distract attention and allow you to focus on relaxation, communication and work. In the interior, everything is valued that will provide comfort and silence when you especially want it.
“Strive to live in a steep metropolis, get ready for a tiny dwelling.” Architects are increasingly faced with the task of finding practical solutions for apartments less than 40 square meters. m. How to effectively and beautifully zonate a studio if it looks like a long white box? With the help of bright focal colors, warm shades for minimalistic shapes, glass partitions, partial walls that do not reach the ceiling, the correct location of large pieces of furniture.
The modern lifestyle directly affects the features of the interiors of 2021. The ubiquitous digital communications allow people to work at home, not in the office. This means that in addition to the traditional facilities for recreation, entertainment and everyday activities, you need to create special work areas integrated into the design of the house. Instead of the usual separation of rooms – spaces of mixed use, where work is combined with relaxation, and the boundaries of the zones are easily transformed. The layout can include different floor levels, when the rooms seem to move one into another, autonomous workplaces are connected by a common library, and the sleeping area is located right here, but behind the sliding panels.
The japandi style (the name from the combination japan + scandi) is gaining popularity. The combination of Scandinavian and Japanese design traditions has incorporated the best features of both styles:
- simplicity of forms;
- natural gamut with bright point accents;
- minimum decor;
- plain textured textiles.
And if the Scandinavian trend prefers cool white and gray colors, then the oriental decor introduces warm colors and makes the atmosphere more welcoming.
In the fashionable interiors of 2021, a dark wood boom is expected, which will bring attractive chocolate, chestnut and coffee shades to the design of the rooms. The wood of oak, wenge, mahogany, etc. can be seen not only in furniture, but also in the lining of walls, floors, decorative structures.
The trend for the use of metals in all variations will continue – from silver and gold colors to steel and aged coatings. Ways to include metal elements in the decor: lamps, mirror frames, furniture legs, vases.
Paint Color in the interior 2021
Reputable manufacturers of interior paints, collection wallpapers and selected top design studios annually announce the shade, which, in their opinion, should dominate next season. This time, the focus was on three palettes – of varying degrees of saturation and warmth, but united by the idea of proximity of man and nature, a return to mental and physical harmony.
Trendy colors in the interior 2021: expert forecasts
Design specialists, designers, architects, editors of specialized publications identified coloristic dominants that express the mood of the time.
“Tranquil Dawn” – this is how the name of the shade Tranquil Dawn is translated from the palette of the British brand of paint products Dulux.
The source of inspiration was the gentle, subtle colors of the morning sky at different times of the year. The psychological message of the chosen tone is connected with the paradoxical emotional disunity of people in the era of high technology: the better digital connections, the weaker the human connection. This topic does not arise for the first year – among designers, philosophers, filmmakers (I immediately remember the film “She” about the romantic relationship of the writer and the operating system). The serene pale green shades used in the home space are designed to calm, create a harmonious peaceful background, cause a desire to touch each other.
In the interior, the shade is recommended to be used as an alternative to white – for walls, ceilings, wooden surfaces. Experts compiled four supporting palettes for the main tone, each of which corresponds to the shades of dawn according to the seasons and is represented by a colder or warmer gamut.
Mint green + cobalt, smoky, blue-gray, dark gray, light sky, pale gray.
Mint green + dusty, pearl blue, light and dark sand, sky pink, asphalt, coffee.
Mint green + pale pink, pastel blue, white cotton, blue, light purple, terracotta, citrus, gray pink, black.
Mint green + chocolate, pink-gray, burgundy, gray-blue, dark green, sapphire, ocher.
This is how the companion shades from the winter palette look like:
The photo below shows how you can use the main color of 2021 in the interior of the living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom. The light shade chosen for the walls expands the space and equally successfully harmonizes with both pastel and more intense colors.
The British company Graham & Brown, which sets the world fashion for wallpaper and premium class finishes, has voiced its own favorite – a shade of Adeline (in honor of the full name of the famous writer Virginia Woolf). This is the name of a deep, dark green color with excellent aesthetic characteristics: it creates a natural, calm atmosphere in the apartment and house, and due to its versatility it is suitable for decoration of any room. Trendy green shades in the interior of 2021 look modern and dramatic, especially in conjunction with metal.
The manufacturer named the main wallpaper next year – Bloomsbury Neo Mint as an ideal companion for paint. Floral neoclassical wallpaper with traditional English floral motifs (rose, chrysanthemum, primrose) and a mint pastel background. The link was the darkest shade of leaves in the picture. According to the authors, the pattern easily fits both in the surroundings of a country house and in the most modern apartments.
But even without the inclusion of floral themes in the design, the dense bottle-green tone of the walls, upholstered furniture, accessories is an undeniably luxurious accent of the room.
Another trendy color in the interior of 2021 was proposed by Jack and Huei, a design team from Australia, based on the Pantone palette (a developer of color schemes). The name of the shade translates as “bleached coral” – a pale grayish-blue tone. Coral reefs acquire such a coloring in nature due to the detrimental increase in the temperature of ocean water, so that with their choice, designers want to draw general attention to the environmental problem. And at the same time to show the possibilities of a beautiful and noble color in the interior space.
The bleached blue hue is universal – it is neutral, like gray, and at the same time bright and creative, like white. Light and airy tones look optimistic, relax and soothe. Cool in tone, go well with warm beige, pink, green, yellow, white colors, dark wood. Blue-gray can be used in modern, traditional and vintage styles for painting walls, upholstery, curtains.
As you can see, the actual colors in the interior of 2021 suggest two approaches to design. Pale mint shades of the sky and almost transparent blue shades of the sea as a background will create the most neutral light space, completely unobtrusive.
Colors that are cool in intonation will allow you to focus on the decor – textiles of different colors, wood, precisely accentuated color accents. But the dark green color on the walls will attract all eyes exclusively to yourself. Depending on the desired effect, it can be balanced with shining metal, bright white inserts, light wood, pink, gold, gray shades.
2021 Interior Decorating Trends for the Kitchen
The main trend is environmental friendliness, practicality and minimalism. Even if it is a classic style kitchen or Provence, its design is devoid of unnecessary furniture and details. At the same time, minimalism expressed in strict lines and colors does not mean a rejection of luxurious materials – marble, granite, textured wood, glamorous metal accents. What interesting things did the kitchen design prepare for 2021?
Continuing the installation of recent years, designers are willing to combine the kitchen area with an open studio space. Psychologically, it is very comfortable: to cook or eat food and be able to communicate with the rest of the family in the living room, to feel part of a holistic home environment.
The task of the designer is to integrate the kitchen into the living environment organically and neatly with the help of common finishing materials, color policy, convenient location. At the same time, the decor is free from unnecessary elements; rational solutions with mobile designs are relevant in the current and future seasons – for example, you can hide the kitchen front behind sliding panels. The principle of “hide if you can” is gaining popularity for both small apartments and large areas.
Kitchen design 2020-2021 ideally combines aesthetics and ergonomics. Ostrov can function as a hidden and open storage system, which will partially or completely abandon the upper wall cabinets (the traditional arrangement of the lower and upper rows of kitchen furniture is already considered a little boring by many). The interior illumination of the island showcase will decorate even the most concise industrial-style kitchen.
The dining table as part of the kitchen “island” is not just a long-term design trend, but also a justified rational approach to the organization of the room.
In the interior of the kitchen in 2021, brass, copper, stainless steel, as well as imitation coatings will be actively used.
Options for incorporating metal into the design:
- design hoods;
- steel apron;
- facade cladding;
- stainless steel cabinets;
- decorative inserts or sheathing of an island structure;
- brass mixers;
- legs of bar stools.
We are talking about single accent details of golden, copper, silver color, as well as full-scale metal design of the entire kitchen. A wonderful effect will give the warm shine of brass in a minimalist setting. Successful companion materials are wood (especially with a rough texture), granite, marble.
Marble decoration remains in fashion – it is always stylish and elegant. Even in the extremely restrained design of the kitchen, beauty can be expressed with a simple rectilinear block of natural stone.
Natural material is present in the form of:
- an apron;
- monolithic “island”;
- bar counter cladding.
Models of new kitchens decorated with “Arabescatto” (polished Italian marble with a gray-brown background and a large ivory pattern) look incredibly impressive.
A characteristic trend in the interior of the kitchen 2021 is to minimize the use of handles. Advantages of systems like “touch to open”: convenient operation, compact surfaces, the possibility of non-standard distribution of cabinets, more free combinations of facade and finishing materials. Experts are convinced that the idea will be in demand for at least the next few years.
The design of the kitchen in the new season will support the general trend: any variations of green are welcome – from soft pastel to rich blue-green, as well as gentle grayish-green tones.
Dark kitchens are still at the peak of interior fashion. The muted matte surfaces of dark stone, faceted marble, dark wood are unusually beautiful, especially in combination with clean modern lines and the absolute simplicity of expression. A slight difference in shades is only for the benefit – you get the effect of a relief surface.
It is not necessary to be limited to black color, it is better to combine it with thick coffee, gray, gray-brown, wood tones – the kitchen will gain a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
But dark kitchens need a large well-lit area, because tend to darken the room. Therefore, they are more suitable for open floor planning. Otherwise, you can select only a few sections of black cabinets and complement them with a lighter wood.
In the interior of 2021, experts highlighted the decorative techniques popular in past seasons, but which are better to refuse:
- varnished cabinets – they were replaced by matte textures;
- contrasting patterned ceramic tiles, glass mosaics;
- florid or large handles – now they are thinner or completely absent;
- open cabinets and shelves – better closed glass or completely opaque;
- very colorful kitchens (bright, accent colors) – instead of them are monochrome, dark scales or a traditional white design.
Trendy home interior decor trends 2021 for the living room
The design of the main premises of an apartment or house follows the logic of the main trends of the next year. The priority is natural materials, flowing simple forms, accent metal decor and the leading design principle: a cozy and comfortable environment, personally oriented to a specific person. No need to complicate the situation too much with trimmings, accessories. It is enough to use a calm color palette, comfortable furniture, but pampering yourself with a hint of luxury is not prohibited.
The color favorite is represented by three shades, which predict the greatest preference in the design of rooms:
A very neutral, pastel green tone mixed with gray. Suitable for background wall decoration.
The color of the vegetation will bring a lot of freshness and positive. Looks great when applied to one dominant surface.
Very beautiful tone for walls and furniture. Favorably combined with armchairs and sofas in the shade of pink powder, terracotta, warm gray color, black and white and color posters.
In the interior design 2020-2021, velvet is always present. The material has a rich, tactilely pleasant texture and universally fits into classic and modern styles. Perfectly combined with a natural palette, rounded forms of furniture, metal shine. It is used as an accent fabric of very beautiful shades – emerald, amethyst, sapphire, pink garnet. For the walls in such a living room, it is better to choose a plain decoration – white or saturated dark color.
Increasingly, elements of furniture in the style of the 70s are being introduced into modern apartments and houses – with smooth wavy lines, rounded silhouettes, bright blue, green, pink colors.
Interest in this period has been not the first year. This is not about verbatim copying of models of the past, but about their adaptation to minimalist, Scandinavian, art deco design. It can be one or two chairs of an unusual shape, an unpaired sofa is quite enough to give the atmosphere a characteristic intonation.
The photo of the interiors of the living room 2021 shows the design options:
Designers focus on simplicity and comfort. In their understanding, the modern bedroom is a small bright and comfortable space for relaxing, reading and sleeping, preferably with high windows and good lighting. The room is logically divided into cozy corners for different tasks (bed area, dressing table, place for an armchair and a coffee table), but the interior remains open.
Storage systems are masked as much as possible: they hide in sliding wardrobes, behind mirrored facades. In the decoration, preference is given to natural fabrics of natural colors, it is highly encouraged to use wood with a pronounced pattern for the floor, individual sections of the walls.
Designer interior bedroom 2021 offers to pay attention to such a thing as a canopy. Only not traditional wooden, with bulky supports, but an elegant metal one – of four thin elongated racks connected by a frame that can be left open or draped. Such a canopy brings a dynamic, urban atmosphere to any decoration and gives the bedroom composition a geometric clarity.
Great idea, in particular, for a man’s apartment or an active modern couple. Four-poster bed models are very diverse. The frame can be pure black or painted in the color of the walls, matte or chrome.
A noticeable trend in the design of bedroom 2021 is the arrangement of a bed on the platform. When modeling the design, the authors are inspired by the Asian interior style with wide wooden flooring and a minimum of decor or give the podium more free features: with a small staircase, built-in drawers and open shelving, lighting.
The designs of the bed platforms are so creative and attractive that they are even used in spacious bedrooms and apartments, where there are already enough storage spaces. Podiums are no longer an attribute of small-sized urban housing.
Among the interior decorations for the bedroom of the season 2020-2021, the upholstered bed headboard is the leader. If in recent years wood trim has prevailed, today the designer fashion highlights complex backs – voluminous, fabric or leather in the style of Chesterfield, upholstered in soft panels with geometric patterns.
Bathroom Design Trends 2021
Like any other part of the house, the bathroom is sensitive to fashion changes. Just new items in this direction appear less often and are more carefully thought out, because even redecorating a bathroom will require a substantial investment. And also a thorough reflection, because the reconstruction of space and repairs are usually carried out here no more often than every 10-15 years. Let’s talk about ideas from manufacturers of plumbing and ceramics, as well as interior designers.
It is about including the bathroom area in the rest of your home environment so that you no longer hide it in the darkest corner. The smart fusion of the bathroom and bedroom creates a warm and cozy atmosphere. The lack of monolithic visual boundaries between the rooms forms a single oasis for relaxation, health and pleasure. The font itself with such a layout creates a strong visual accent. The concept of combining in the interior of the bathroom 2021 has many creative solutions and examples.
World collections of equipment and furniture for bathrooms include sinks of beautiful colors. For example, series from the Italian company Cielo ceramica, new and successfully launched several years ago, stand out in pleasant pastel shades.
Light and dark gray, brown, green ceramic sinks are complemented by cabinets in the same color. The metal console completes the elegant look – matt black or bronze.
Of course, washbasin options can be brighter – blue, orange, pink, blue. Against the snow-white background of the room, such accents will work to the maximum.
Metal shine is still relevant in the decor of the bathroom, but manufacturers of designer fittings and accessories are trying to diversify this segment. Interest in dark matte textures is projected to rise. For example, as in the VAIA collection of the German company Dornbracht, where faucets, shower sets, shower and towel holders are available in three dark matte shades – platinum, brass and bronze.
Warm earthy shades embody originality and coziness, and the silky texture of the surface is exceptionally tactile. Clear contours of equipment and accessories look great in minimalist interior, traditional or eclectic style.
A few more photo examples with black mixers from other manufacturers:
Among the trends in interior design 2021 last year’s ideas are actively continuing. An indisputable hit is the design of the bathroom with materials with the texture and color of concrete. In the collections of tiles and porcelain tiles, you can find herringbone designs, imitation leather, hexagonal and small square format, mosaics, etc.
Due to the interesting shape and embossed surface, fashionable gray shades of graphite, smoke, wet sand enhance expressiveness and are now suitable not only for a strict industrial style, but also for a more traditional cozy atmosphere. Especially in combination with brass, bronze, marble and wood.
Furniture trends in the interior of 2021
The task of furniture is to personalize the atmosphere of the apartment and the house, so the emphasis in the new season is largely on handmade items, products based on author’s sketches. Ancient pieces that have received a second wind are also valued. Among other trends, in addition to the use of dark wood announced at the beginning of the article, three can be distinguished.
Smooth, wavy contours combined with straight lines are definitely a trend in homes with a modern design. Upholstered furniture with metal details will enliven and decorate the simplest environment. Shiny chrome, black steel, bright yellow and white golden shine, painted in neutral colors of the design, are in use.
There are materials that are popular regardless of changing trends, but there are seasons when you can’t miss them in the finish. So the interior design in 2021 predicts a rush for leather chairs. Classic luxury items in the style of Chesterfield will continue to decorate the loft spaces, the original models of genuine or synthetic leather will receive their attention.
A specific red-brown-orange shade of burnt clay will be in demand not only for furniture (sofas and armchairs with leather upholstery, coffee tables, facing the kitchen “island”), but also for accessories: carpets, flower pots. In a lighter or more saturated version, he will cope with the task – to create a bright accent.
When creating chandeliers, floor lamps and lamps for interiors in 2021, creative designers were inspired by space materials and the surrounding nature.
Pulpo, a German manufacturer of furniture, fixtures and accessories, has presented a series of Stellar Grape fixtures (Star Grapes). It includes chandeliers, floor lamps, table lamps, sconces. Handmade frosted glass gives a beautiful muted glow.
The brand of a talented Anglo-Italian designer couple – Jopato and Kumbes – is well recognized thanks to the author’s collection of Bolle Bubbles fixtures (“Bubbles”). For the new season, they developed unusual Moonstone chandeliers (“Moonstone”), which in shape and texture resemble the surface of the moon. The material was bone china – a kind of porcelain mixed with bone ash and Murano glass.
The new creation of industrial designer Tord Bontier portrays the sun and is called the very romantic Sun Light of Love. It consists of 390 rays in gold or white decoration.
For the Terzani brand, Italian Dodo Arslan came up with the Argent chandelier (“Silver”), resembling a shimmering cloud. The model consists of a dozen round silver metal discs. Due to the fact that they are attached to the frame manually, each chandelier gets its own game of reflections.
The creative union of the Dutchman Marcel Vanders and the Spanish porcelain manufactory Llardo led to the creation of a series of Nightbloom lamps (“Night Flowering”). It is based on the image of flower petals dancing in the wind. Each detail is molded manually and decorated using the Kintsuga relief technique.
Trends in interior design in 2021 are focused on a painstaking search for harmony for a person – whether he lives in a large private house or a small city apartment. The new season marks the tricks with which it is possible to achieve this harmony – simple but beautiful shapes, natural colors, colorful decorative textures.