For most of us, spending more time at home in the past 12 months has become the ‘norm’, and creating a peaceful and inspiring home is more important than ever before. There is no shortage of fresh, new home decor trends, and some of the easiest ways to transform your home are to tie in with the recent trends with colour and textures. Here are some of the top interior trends for 2021 and how you can incorporate window coverings to add a new modern touch.
Blame being stuck inside during lockdown, but natural, earthy tones have struck an obsession with interior designers across the globe. Dulux announced its colour of the year as ‘Brave Ground’, a warm earthy tone, and now everything is having a nod towards naturals tones and shades. Heavy textures, beiges, eco and rough fibres, and anything that is a nod towards a natural movement will be popular. Blinds have become growing in popularity with this movement because customers can pick custom fabrics in natural textures and with heavy weaves to suit a range of colours from light beiges to earthy browns. For the past decade, cold industrial greys have ruled supreme, but this year warmth is the new trend. Read more about Blinds vs Plantation Shutters
Modern vintage is a big comeback trend for 2021. One-of-a-kind pieces will add a layered look to your home and make it look more liveable and less heavily designed. People are moving away from the stark, minimalist look of years past and looking for lived-in looks and paired-back designs. The best thing about vintage can be patterned fabrics and wallpaper, which is also making a comeback. If a whole large wallpapered wall may be too much, merely adding textured and patterned blinds in a feature room can give a vintage nod without being too overwhelming.
We’ve had shabby chic and rustic vibes in recent past trends, and this trend is still in-line with the need for a nostalgic cottage and comfort look people seek in their homes. It’s quite a simplistic trend, and it can be mixed with touches of glamour to create lux traditional looks or more country looks. Traditional woods mixed with off-whites and beiges in window coverings can complement this trend with ease. Mix and match natural textures for a cosy and inviting look that lift both home and spirit.
Bringing the outside in to reflect a space of nature and calm is a big tend also kick-started by being locked down during the pandemic. Unsurprisingly, the desire for tranquillity within the home is strong. The design reflects a response to human needs, and this year, people will seek balance and calm in their interiors. The easiest way to bring the outside in without compromising security measures is through windows and doors, which allow natural light and views of gardens and pools into the home. Shutters allow natural light and views from any room in the home while still giving the home much-needed privacy and protection from neighbours.
In our modern world, it’s becoming less labour-intensive to run your own home. Along with the rise in smart homes full of internet-connecting devices and robot vacuums, smart blinds will also become the new norm. Smart blind will function like normal blinds. In addition to letting in or blocking out light, they can prevent the loss of heat, block UV rays and provide privacy from the outside world at the push of a button.
If you’re looking to update your home to reflect the new trends for 2021, speak to one of our team members on how we can incorporate window coverings to suit any style or trends you’re looking for in your home. Call us now for a free quote!