top of page
  • Georgina Hole


2021 is here, and whilst it’s not come in with the best bang our enthusiasm for the new year has not faded – and so we’ve already put together eight interior trends we’re predicting for the year ahead.

Last year we expected emotive décor to be popular, with a focus on our homes being retreats and using comforting fabrics and homeware to benefit our wellbeing. If only we had known how important our homes were soon to become to us.

Similarly, the trends we’re seeing for 2021 take great inspiration from the events of last year with a focus on calmness through nature and light woods, but also multi-functional rooms for those all-important home offices. But we don’t want to dwell on 2020 too much and instead, we want to look forward. Here are our trend predictions for Spring/Summer 2021…

Oh, and stay tuned for part two of this blog where we will be looking at the colour trends for 2021.

Light woods

Taking inspiration from the popular Scandi trends we’ve seen over the last few years, light woods will continue to be a must-have material in 2021.

Tone on tone

This trend uses multiple shades of the same colour to create simple yet beautiful interiors, whether it’s through just paint on the walls or incorporating accessories, furniture, or soft furnishings.


Bouclé was everywhere in 2020 and it looks like it’s very much here to stay for now. After all, who doesn’t still want a bouclé armchair? It started on the catwalk and is now a staple texture for a warm and inviting home. The looped yarns, often in several shades, create a raised curled quality that gives a sophisticated but cosy feel.


Goodbye minimalism and hello maximalism. This trend goes hand in hand with an increased eco-consciousness evident in most design trends for Spring/Summer 2021. Homemakers are embracing colour, light, bolder patterns, textures, and shapes to create an optimistic and stimulating atmosphere.

Grandmillenial Grandeur

A bit of a mouthful, hey? This interior design trend is an ode to ‘old-school’. A twist on traditional and the antidote to mid-century modern interiors. Pretty florals, cosy textiles, pleated lampshades, and lots of fringe detailing.

At one with nature

Replicating the colours, patterns, and scents of the great outdoors in everything from artwork to tableware. Using nature adds a dose of escapism and tranquillity to even the most stimulating or intense environments.

Multi-functional spaces

There’s never been a year quite like 2020 to make us rethink how we use our homes and the rooms in them. As we’re spending more time at home it’s becoming obvious that it makes less sense to dedicate whole rooms to just one purpose – especially in smaller properties.

Using creative storage and design solutions to help living rooms and bedrooms double up as home offices and workspaces is only going to continue to rise this year.

Abstract faces and lines

We’ve seen this buzzing art trend used in wallpapers, art, textiles, and homeware accessories, and we’re only going to see more and more of it in 2021.

Are there any interior design trends you think will be big this year? Let us know your thoughts via @vestainteriordesign.

And keep an eye out for part two of this blog which will look at the colour trends for 2021.

Image sources:

Light woods


Hilary Taylor Interiors

Barbulianno Design

Tone on tone



The Rug Company

Nordic Design

House Of


Conscious Cribs

Archi Products

Luke Arthur Wells



Grillo Designs

Fine Lines

Grandmillenial grandeur

Homemakers Blog

At one with nature

Silk and Willow


Piglet in bed

Multifunctional spaces


Dear Designer

Abstract faces and lines

Not on the High Street

Nordic Wall

Murals Wallpaper


Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page