The Seven Interior Design Trends You Need To Know By Now


When it comes to trends in the home, it’s safe to say that the past 18 months have revolved around desks and workstations – but what about next?

To get a feel for what the future holds, we take a look at what home improvement design professionals and the Houzz design platform have to say.

“As we move into the second half of 2021, interiors look set to take a soft, mellow approach, with a renewed emphasis on well-being and versatility,†said Amanda Pollard, editor-in-chief of Houzz.co .uk.

Here we’re sharing what’s popular, and which of these trends the Houzz community anticipates you’ll see more of in the coming months …

Goodbye to the open-space trend. Photo: Holly Marder / Houzz

Goodbye open space

“While homes have worked harder than ever over the past year, renovators are looking for stylish ways to divide the space for multiple uses,†says Pollard. “Fewer homeowners searched for open concept homes on Houzz this year.

“Instead, as people search for ways to find a balance between separation and connection, search terms such as ‘interior glass door’, ‘room dividers’ and ‘pocket door’ have seen a rise. increase in interest (up 109%, 29% and 15% respectively in 2021, compared to 2020).

“Spathrooms†have become very current.  Photo: Camilla Ropers / Houzz
“Spathrooms†have become very current. Photo: Camilla Ropers / Houzz

Spas

“Bathrooms were already moving away from the classic, functional white space, with homeowners making bolder decisions for their laundry spaces in recent years. However, 2021 is definitely the year of the ‘spathroom’, â€says Pollard,“ with the owners creating the perfect spaces for a bit of rest and relaxation. ”

“To create a Zen atmosphere, the designers turn to natural tactile materials, with stone, marble and wood, all highlighted, as well as many plants. We even see luxurious steam showers, Japanese-style deep soaking tubs, and “smart” bathrooms appear in the most popular photos. ”

Wisteria in Latte / Slate wallpaper, other elements as part of the bedroom set, wood chips and magnolia.
Wisteria in Latte / Slate wallpaper, other elements as part of the bedroom set, wood chips and magnolia.

Use unused space

“As homes take on more and more chores, it’s perhaps no surprise that homeowners are making sure to use every square inch of theirs. The ‘loft conversion’ saw a massive 107% increase in searches in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2020, â€Pollard notes.

Pollard says that increasing the use of as much space as possible occurs for a variety of reasons, whether it’s creating a home office, a Zen relaxation area, a playroom, or even a bedroom. friends who can be called for any need for self-isolation.

Green is in vogue as a comforting color.  Photo: Rachel Loewen / Houzz
Green is in vogue as a comforting color. Photo: Rachel Loewen / Houzz

Comforting colors and tactile textures

“Over the past year, many of us have sought solace in the outdoors, and we are seeing this translate into design trends, with homeowners favoring the colors and materials we associate with the natural world. Adds Pollard.

“Heartwarming colors such as nudes, beiges and browns are a staple in most of the new photos featured, along with textures like curly.”

Green also has a moment, especially in the kitchen, overtaking blue as the hue of choice.

“It’s not just the kitchen that gets the green treatment, as the search terms ‘green bathroom’, ‘green living room’ and ‘green bedroom’ have gained popularity since 2020,†Pollard adds.

Paneled surfaces are all the rage right now.
Paneled surfaces are all the rage right now.

Paneled surfaces

“Signs have become increasingly popular, up 48% in searches this year – and among the most recorded photos on the platform, we see walls adorned in various styles. Surprisingly versatile, Pollard says there is a style to suit any room or home, whether it’s subtle strapping, traditional shaker styles, or more modern linear siding designs. Additionally, interior designers are reporting an increase in demands for paneling, especially for bedrooms and hallways.

Curved sofas are the trend.  Photo: Luca Girardini / Houzz
Curved sofas are the trend. Photo: Luca Girardini / Houzz

Curves and splines

“With an evolution towards a more comforting aesthetic, curved and fluted designs are gaining popularity, designers and architects at Houzz using them to add softness to spaces otherwise filled with hard surfaces. ”

Pollard also says archways, rounded furniture, and curved kitchen islands all feature prominently in the most popular photos on Houzz this year.

Outdoor living has never been so popular.  Photo: CM Glover / Houzz
Outdoor living has never been so popular. Photo: CM Glover / Houzz

Outdoor lounges

“Where 2020 has seen an interest in growing and gardening tasks, this year is about creating a relaxing outdoor room, with spaces designed for cooking, eating, relaxing and socializing,†Pollard notes.

“Recent photos uploaded to Houzz feature comfortable garden seating areas, fitted with rugs, comfy sofas, bunk cushions and heaters.â€

Last but not least, Pollard says landscapers are seeing an increase in inquiries (up 116% in January from the same time last year), and report that guests see their garden as an extension of their space. of life to use in the evening and cooler months. We are happy to say that the future looks bright and bright.


Isabel M. Bourgeois

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