We all love trends! In this trend loving world, we all look for something fresh stylish and eye-catchy every day. We also have an eye for trendy home interior & decor ideas, but we often get confused when it comes to choosing our home decor & interior. But you also feel so? Then have a look at these home decor ideas that are trending in 2021:
POP OF COLOUR:
It is a known fact that colours make us feel more positive. In 2021 one will see cheerful hues dominating the home. It could be a yellow or bright cherry accent wall, or bright floral sofa upholstery or a bright impressive artwork that will break the monotony of the space.
TRENDY WORKSPACE AT HOME:
Due to the pandemic, work from home and home schooling have become the new norm. There is a rise in demand for flexible spaces which can function as comfortable and productive home offices and study areas. “With space constraints, innovative and flexible solutions, especially mini-study nooks, are being integrated at home. Well organised working space with ergonomically designed office chair, shelves, proper lighting, attractive backgrounds for video meetings and also a folding chair that helps for digital detox after the work, are need-based trends that will dictate the home interiors and will continue to evolve, in the coming year says,” Prashant Chauhan, creative director of Zero 9 design firm, Mumbai.
One of the impacts of the imposed lockdown is the reduced accessibility to open and green spaces. As a result, the need to bring the greens into the home has increased. People will like to nurture a kitchen garden in their balcony, window sill or terrace, to add a dose of freshness and enliven the spaces. The addition of indoor plants in corners or table tops will increase. Vegetable gardens are trending at the moment, so one would see Tulsi, curry leaves, mint, aloe vera, etc., blooming in container gardens at home in 2021. Be it indoor plants or a vertical garden, green plants known for their numerous benefits will make a big impact in the interior décor.
Moreover, as they freshen indoor air, bring the clarity and calm of nature indoors, people are taking this activity as grounding and life-affirming. Also, developing a collection of interior plants wins on all levels- aesthetic, functional and mental.
ACCENT FURNITURE AND STATEMENT PIECES:
Since people are forced to entertain and have social gatherings at home, interior spaces are going to be reflective of personal style. Prioritising the design of one’s home is a definite trend.
“The post-pandemic client will look at interior design and especially homes as not just living spaces but spaces to express themselves. Besides, people have been moving towards accent or statement pieces of furniture that are nestled amongst subtle unobtrusive monotone schemes over- elaborate design schemes. A similar trend is also seen amongst artwork and artefacts as clients prefer to place one statement artwork on a wall other than populating the wall with artefacts,” states Natasha Aggarwal, interior designer and founder, NACL (Natasha Aggarwal Creative Living).
TECHNOLOGY WILL BE EMBRACED IN A BIG WAY:
Demand for home automation has increased with the penetration of smart devices and affordable internet. Technology will play a crucial role in the way we work, practically revolutionising home spaces. Smart home technology will increasingly appeal to buyers and one will see a rise in dishwashers, robotic vacuum cleaners and AI-enabled kitchen appliances and gadgets controlled through voice commands or remote commands be it music, TV, heating and cooling, lighting or security.
COMFORT AND FUNCTIONALITY OVER AESTHETICS:
With the lockdowns, people have been confined to their homes. Since most people had to rely on themselves for domestic chores, the need for a simplistic, functional and easy to maintain home is a growing trend for the coming year. “Houses are now required to meet multiple needs such as that for entertainment, work, exercise, flexible and adaptable spaces will gain priority over aesthetic, high maintenance spaces. Zones that reinforce opportunities to prioritise self-care are more important now than ever in home offices much like our spaces, home owners want the furniture to be flexible and multi-purpose too,” states Aggarwal.
According to Modsy’s Trend Report, in 2021, people are likely to prefer sofas, sectionals and armchairs that have a comfortable look and feel — something that you could curl up on and binge-watch TV or read a good book. Apart from this, furniture pieces that are less minimal or mid-century and instead, are more traditional, with simple decorative carvings and knotty wood surfaces, would make a difference.
Besides natural light, creative lighting is sure to dominate homes in a big way. A flexible lighting setup can brighten the décor. “As we are all spending much more time at home, there is much consideration given to light home offices and work spaces and relaxation areas. One will see growing demand for lights with settings for brightness, colour, and transitions. Advances in lighting controls and fixtures offer energy-efficiency and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) flexible fixtures, portable lamps and automated controls via mobile applications, in homes allow better adjustments for essential lighting and decorative illumination,” adds Chauhan
The pandemic has made people realise that the home is the sanctuary and the focus is on wellbeing. Now, the main aim would be to create a soothing aura through sound-proof windows, fountains and fragrant candles. So, there will be a rise in yoga and meditation areas, restful hobby corners, and spa-style bathrooms with rainfall or jet spray systems. “Also, uncluttered and clean open space, less distraction to the eye, minimal sleek furniture, stylish storage will be in vogue. Disinfecting devices, home cleaning equipment antibacterial and antimicrobial surfaces will be in demand. People will like to infuse homes with things that promote peace, calmness and positive energy —such as maximising daylight, wind chimes and indoor plants to de-stress the mind and body,” adds Chauhan.
People will explore indigenous products that blend the traditional and contemporary elements to create a vibe in modern homes. Designs rooted in the Indian culture but with a modern appeal will be in vogue. Locally made furniture, handmade crafts will be back – ethnic lampshades, traditional lamps, Jharokha murals, exquisite hand woven furnishings with embroidery, natural textiles, paisley pattern, kalamkari, ikat, terracotta, Madhubani artwork, are surely making their way into urbane homes.