Japandi or cottage core? You decide…
Inspired by Interior Design Masters? Transform your living space with these five new interior design trends for real people.
Frome-based interior design expert Annie Webb creates beautiful – liveable – homes for real people, using digital visualisation so clients can see exactly what their re-vamped space will look like – from every angle and with all their own furniture and accessories and other bits and pieces – at the outset. Clever, eh? So who better to ask about this year’s coolest – achievable – interiors trends? Over to you, Annie…
1/ Into the dark
We all love looking at dark interiors on Instagram, but may be hesitant about using them in our own homes. My favourite dark hues at the moment are really dark greens and deep, rich mulberries, plums. If you would like to go dark and have an east or north facing room, try olive green, which has a green/grey undertone. Stylish and welcoming by day and effortlessly cosy and luxurious at night, it looks great with burnt orange and black accents.
2/ Cottage core
Have you heard of this? Like me, you’ve probably seen it online and in magazines but not realised it has a name. Its about nostalgia, harking back to better times, referencing English countryside skills and crafts. It’s all about creating cosiness. Key components are dried flowers and a natural colour palette with warm tones. Keep your eye out for down on the farm kitchen ware and find that vintage tea set your Granny gave you.
3/ Luxury minimal design
Think pared back Scandi, but with every single item made from premium materials. One of the most relevant interior design trends for 2021. For this to work, every item of furniture and all your accessories should be made from luxurious or handcrafted materials. It’s all in the detail. More really means less in this category, a true minimal approach with less items on display. The colour palette is light and restrained. Polished brass or gold details are paired with marble, stone and exquisite textures.
This sensational trend is really intriguing. The mix of Japanese and Scandi is making big waves with interior designers, so expect to see the trend trickle down into our homes. It’s a mix of Scandi rustic simplicity combined with sophisticated Japanese design. Based on the wabi-sabi element of perfect imperfection, mixed with elements of hygge focusing on warmth and comfort, you create a combo of opposites, like light Scandi wood tones with the dark wood of traditional Japanese design.
We all suffered from being apart from our families in 2020 and the need to feel closer to them. Even if we are not with our friends and families physically we can keep them close by displaying precious family items around us. Re-evaluate all your vintage pieces, old photographs, those nostalgic items or gifts that never seemed to have a place in your home. Just the action of finding a special space in your décor for a sentimental piece will make you feel they are a little closer.