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INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR LIVING SIMPLY AND SUSTAINABLY

It’s no surprise that 2020 was the year that fundamentally changed the way many of us live and the way we use our homes.

The pandemic meant that we spent much more time indoors than ever before and transformed our homes from into multifunctional spaces such as offices, play spaces for the kids and havens away from the chaos of the outside world.

Due to the change in the way we use our homes, a few new interior design trends have emerged that focus on sustainability, health and wellbeing.

In this post I share an insight into some of the interior design trends we can expect to see more of in 2021.


Vintage is the New Black

An ever growing interior design trend which we saw in 2020 was to recycle and reuse items in the home so it’s no surprise that vintage and one of a kind pieces have grown in popularity.

There is a increasing design focus towards paired back design which vintage items lend themselves to. They add a level of texture and character and make a space feel homely and lived in.

Image by Claudia Böttcher via Decor8blog.com

DIY Decorating

As we all spent more time at home in the last year, there has been a big revival towards living more self-sufficiently.

Renovation projects were huge in 2020 and many people took this as an opportunity to try their hand at new skills to revamp their homes such as re-purposing furniture and giving old pieces a new life.

Many of the old artisan skills of generations past such as wood-working have had a resurgence in popularity, which has seen a move away from mass produced goods from overseas and a focus on more sustainable pieces made locally.


Nothing beats Natural

It’s no surprise that the use of natural materials is big this year as people crave more simplicity and the need to be more sustainable in their design choices.

Tactile materials such as wood, stone, wool and ceramics are just some of the organic materials we will see more of in 2021.

Not only do they have a lower environmental impact but their organic nature creates a more soothing natural habit in our homes.


A New Minimalism

A big interior trend that has emerged in the wake of so much uncertainty is the need for our homes to be spaces of calm, serenity and relaxation.

To create a welcoming and relaxed vibe in the home, there will be a return to warmer neutral tones such as off whites, beiges and browns.

There will be a focus on de-cluttering and only keeping and displaying items that have real meaning and sentimental value.


Outdoor Living

Well-being is definetly at the heart of the home in 2021 and the outdoors plays a big part in this.

With so many of us being forced to stay home at different stages, having an outdoor space whether it be large or small has become a must for most homes.

Nature has the ability to ground us so it’s no surprise that more people are focusing on creating serene outdoor spaces that act as extended living areas.


If you enjoyed this post you might like to check out – “Sustainably Stylish Tips for Lifestyle, Kids and Home”

Image and Brand Credits: decor8blog.com, brepurposed.com, soulhome.com.au, Kate Zimmerman Turpin, dsignsomething.com and Pinterest.

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