Over the last year, people are spending more time at home. From converting the spare bedroom into the home office to creating outdoor garden rooms for the whole family to enjoy, the race is on to make the most out of the space you have. While many households have opted to buy bigger homes, other people are trying to create a warm and inviting haven without moving or extending. Those working from home more will understand the need to switch off and build an environment where you can spend time with friends and family. Keep reading to find out about our favourite home interior trends we’re seeing this year. 

In this article: 

  • Maximise Your Home Space 
  • 5 Home Interior Trends to Inspire You

Maximise Your Home Space 

How do you maximise the space in your home without extending or buying a bigger house? This is a question that baffles many. The majority of people are always looking for ways to make rooms feel bigger and more welcoming. Whether you have a small home or not, it’s vital that you make the most of any space you do have. 

There are many ways you can increase space within the home without spending a fortune on a two-storey extension. The home continues to become a sanctuary for many, and the desire for a bigger and lighter space is increasing. There are plenty of things you can do to maximise your home space. Here are our top tips to get you started: 

  • Declutter your home regularly 
  • Rearrange your furniture 
  • Use subtle lighting and mirrors to bounce light 
  • Find better storage solutions 
  • Install light-coloured flooring to add more light 

5 Home Interior Trends to Inspire You

Your home interior can make a huge difference to how you think and feel. The right colour palette can elevate your overall sense of well-being and calm. Home interior trends always evolve over time, and we’re excited to see what 2021 has in store. Here are our top five interior trends to inspire your next home project. 

1. Japanese Meets Scandi-Style

The combination of Japanese and Scandinavian styles results in elegant minimalism that brings together two very different worlds. The fresh, cosy, and sophisticated style create a tidy and functional space in the home. Think low-profile furniture, paper lamps, ceramics, natural lighting, and wooden flooring.  

2. Neutrals Everywhere

With the right choice of design, greys and beige can be warm and inviting. If you want to create a light and airy space with a sense of calm, neutrals are a must-have. Colours that bridge the gap between neutral and bright will continue to increase in popularity with lots of calming textures, parquet flooring, and well-placed statement furniture pieces. 

3. Real, Faux and Dried Indoor Plants

House plants aren’t a new trend; they have been popular for a while. But as more people want to bring the outdoors in, plants of all kinds are being accepted. Not everyone has the light and space to nurture healthy indoor plants. Your plants can be real, faux, and dried, with many realistic alternatives doing the job. An excellent in-between option is dried plants which can survive up to two years and look fantastic. Try adding some long pampas grass to your decor. 

4. Organic Materials

Organic materials continue to be big this year and beyond. Add rugs made from natural fibres like jute, sisal, and wool. Rich and textured woods will pop up with this interior trend, with more people opting for an untreated and raw finish. Embracing wooden floors with natural rugs will be a winner this year. 

5. Outdoor Living

In the last year, the garden has taken on a new meaning. It’s the space where you can unwind, work out, spend time with the family, plant vegetables, and even install a home office. Maximising your garden space and extending outdoor living will continue to be huge this year and beyond. Turn your green space into an extra room of the house with cosy garden benches, cushions, outdoor rugs, and coverings. 

Creating a haven of calm and peace is important, especially in today’s world. Your home should be an inviting space that you look forward to spending time in. As the home serves a higher purpose, it’s important to divide the space you have so that you can switch off from work and take the time to enjoy your surroundings. 

July 18, 2021 — Katie McKay