Plus design tips on how to achieve these interior decor trends.
The home has had to work harder than ever this year, doubling up as a home office, a classroom and a haven.
I have put together ten home decor trends that are guaranteed to give your home a lift now and for many years to come.
HOME DECOR TRENDS
I’ve noticed many designers using oversized dry flower arrangements in their interior designs.
This gives a greater connection to nature and looks very stylish.
Dried flowers last all year long and their rustic appearance and natural texture make them an especially lovely home accessory in the Autumn.
HOW TO DRY FLOWERS OUT
Find a dark, dry area with good circulation such as an attic or pantry.
Take string and tie the steams so that they hang upside down to dry.
Allow two to three weeks for them to dry out completely.
Home interiors have and continue to fiercely consider the environment when using materials.
It’s always more advisable to invest once rather than buying cheap several times over, for your purse strings and the environment.
HOW TO USE THESE MATERIALS IN YOUR DESIGN
Linen is especially hardwearing so that makes its great for sofa fabric and tablecloths.
Use wool in your rugs and throws to add texture into your room.
Natural wood can be used as kitchen countertops, bed headboards or as flooring to instantly add character to your interior.
With more of us working from home, bringing greenery into your space is vital.
Plants improve the air quality around you and reduce anxiety and stress.
Our brains associate nature with relaxing and this helps boost our moods.
If you aren't a 'plant person' consider getting succulents as they are low maintenance.
Consider using terrarium's to display your plants.
WHICH PLANTS TO SELECT FOR YOUR HOME
If you don’t particularly have a green thumb a Pothos (Devil’s Ivy) is a great place to start as this plant can survive without much light and can take over and under watering.
The Spider Plant is a perfect option if you are keen to multiply your greenery quickly as this plant has fast growing shoots.
Make sure to place it in a sunny spot and water weekly.
Stick them on a sunny windowsill and rotate from time to time.
Water the soil plentiful in the warmer months and less so in the colder months.
Jara terracotta planter set by Nkuku
Igara mango wood terrarium by Nkuku
Keeping colours simple and natural for your interior is always a winning combination.
Items such as rattan, camel colour tones and deeper tone such as olive greens and tan leather.
Pairing this will natural stones such as travertine and light oak floors will create tasteful interior that will always have style.
HOW TO USE EARHTY PALETTES IN YOUR DESIGN
Warm, earth-toned colours make any space feel inviting.
Opting for a nature-inspired paint colours can bring instant warmth to your space.
From burnt deep reds and bark browns to inviting mushroom greys and sandy beiges, picking swatches reminiscent of the outdoors makes for a calm home interior.
The country chic interior look is on the up and one the most popular floors to pair with this look is herringbone flooring.
Distressed herringbone blocks work especially well when looking to achieve this interior look.
They bring an instant aged character to your space, but still feel current and cool.
Distressed herringbone wood flooring in colour 1913 by Urbane Living
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT HERRINGBONE FLOORING
Size is always important when it comes to parquet flooring.
Smaller pieces (60mm width x 300mm length) will create a rustic and traditional setting.
Opt for a slighter bigger size (90mm width x 450mm length) for a modern feel.
Oak is always a good species of wood to go for as it is hardwearing and is available in many colour tones.
Dominica oak in herringbone by Urbane Living
NAVY BLUE KITCHENS
I’ve noticed many of my clients opting for dark blue or navy colours for their kitchen units.
This is a super chic look and adds a level of glamour to your kitchen space.
WHAT MATERIALS TO PAIR WITH A NAVY KITCHEN
If you have a breakfast bar, introducing brown leather stools into your colour scheme will work well against the dark tone of the navy.
This beautiful interior style is a mix between Japanese design and Scandinavian functionality.
The result creates a feeling of art, nature and simplicity with a warm and calming effect.
FSC wooden bench by Hubsch
WHAT ELEMENTS DO YOU NEED TO CREATE A JAPANDI INTERIOR?
Focus on clean lines, well curated furnishings and light muted colours.
Combine both styles of furniture to create depth and variety.
Declutter as much as possible and ensure each piece of home decoration is considered.
Stick to using natural materials such as wood, bamboo, linen, rattan, wool and paper.
Using eco friendly clay paint on your wall will enhance this interior look.
Nkomi baskets by Nkuku
Almond Valley wool rug by Amara
No we are not seeing a return of the ‘popcorn wall’ effect, thank goodness.
But there are modern ways to add texture to your wall with wood panelling and wallpaper.
By adding texture, you can make a real feature of your room.
Cadogan oak as wall cladding by Urbane Living
HOW TO ADD TEXTURE TO YOUR WALLS
Wood panelling can work very well as a headboard or as an alternative wall feature.
Wood that has been wire brushed brings that extra punch of texture and wood naturally delivers warmth into your interior.
Look out for textured wallpaper such as sisal and grasscloth.
This natural fibre grasscloth wallpaper makes a great material for feature walls and sisal takes colour exceptionally well, providing a large range of colours.
Selva Pandan natural wallpaper by Urbane Living
Wherever you can fit a desk in to create a dedicated space for work is well worth it.
With life now consisting of working from home for many us and zoom calls, creating a space where you can focus your mind on your work is hugely beneficial.
If you can place your desk close to a window to take advantage of the daylight as it does wonders for your mental well being.
HOW TO CREATE A HOME OFFICE IN A SMALL SPACE?
Reimagine your living space and switch up the furniture to fit a desk in.
To make the most of the space, choose a narrow, long desk as this will take up less space.
Consider having shelving installed above your workspace to house your printer, notebooks and stationery.
Opting for a glass desk or one with open frame will take up less space visually and look modern and neater.
I hope this article has given you some great inspiration for your home decor trends for the coming year.
If you are refurbishing your home this coming year and would like so advice please feel free to contact me on email@example.com