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Interior design trends 2021

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Design trends change every year and in interior decor it is not limited to just colors, textures, materials and budget as now environmental sustainability also plays a major role in influencing decisions of homeowners and decorators. So let us explore which trends are likely to be continued from this year to the next and which ones are likely to replaced.

The challenges this year have been unprecedented and none have remained untouched so it is likely that the next year we will try to make things cheerful with bright motifs, simple details and sustainable natural materials.

1. Implementation of light toned wood

The Grove, Lakefield Studio BEVD Living room
Studio BEVD

The Grove, Lakefield

Studio BEVD

The trend of dark wood for furniture and walls which was more of a classic era fad has slowly given way to light toned wood. In this lovely minimalist living room a charming feature wall has been created out of timber cladding to divide the hall and kitchen bringing a sense of warm serenity into the area. The wall cladding is part of a sleek upturn that turns into a bar counter while it provides visual lift to the kitchen ceiling with the light tone.

2. Open functional spaces and natural fibers

Serai Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar Norm designhaus Living room
Norm designhaus

Serai Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar

Norm designhaus

The focus now will be on maximum utilization of space to create rooms that are open and make a statement with placement of items in a holistic manner. Here a carpet with distressed design that makes the room look absolutely stunning with the neutral toned furniture and unusual ceiling light arrangement.

3. Millennial trend

Have you heard of the grand millennial trend? This trend is focused on reviving traditional colors and motifs to replace the existing white and neutral colors. Interior decorators and house-owners are bringing out colorful antiques, wicker furniture and old chintz covered sofas to add life to homes. Here is a glimpse of grand millennial style trend with beautiful carved furniture and colorful details on the walls.

4. Arrangement of statement pieces

Majestic Contemporary | BUNGALOW Design Spirits minimalist style media rooms
Design Spirits

Majestic Contemporary | BUNGALOW

Design Spirits

The trend of setting up statement pieces in the middle or end of a room is catching on and is likely to stay till next year. This will elevate room decor to a higher level in a simple way and keep spaces clear of heavy stuff. In this room too the uniquely designed center table is the statement piece here.

5. Extensive use of natural fabrics

Experts feel that the ongoing pandemic and hardships that came with it has witnessed a renewed interest and appreciation of DIY projects and natural fabrics. Instead of artificial materials people are moving to natural fabrics and materials that are easily recyclable. We feel that there will be growing demand for natural fabrics like cotton, linen and wool along with natural materials like wood, stone and bricks.

6. Dark furniture within neutral background

Provincial Providence @ Taman Bunga Raya DCS CREATIVES SDN. BHD. Living room Marble White

Provincial Providence @ Taman Bunga Raya


As we said before people are going to bring on colors with enthusiasm this year and it will be more visible in furnishings and fabrics than on backgrounds. Here a neutral themed home has received a breath of new life with deep velvet sofas, golden hued curtains and colorful table mats.

7. Bring on navy blue

Modern Classic Home Office Latitude Design Sdn Bhd Classic style study/office
Latitude Design Sdn Bhd

Modern Classic Home Office

Latitude Design Sdn Bhd

Navy blue will the new black in 2021 and will play an active role in all rooms. Here the blue tone is used to enhance the library and give it an elegant and contemporary finish.

8. Graphic art is popular

Graphic art is a popular trend among the millennial generation and this is showcased in this trendy bedroom wall that gives a stylish edge to overall room environment.

Want to explore some more interior decor trends? Why not browse through Living room decor trends of 2020

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