4 Design and Décor Trends to Look Out For in 2021

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Whether you’re renovating to sell or simply to spruce up your abode, we’ve got the inside scoop on four design and décor trends expected to dominate in 2021.

Increased Greenery

If you spent the majority of 2020 cooped up inside, it’s little wonder you’re left craving nature and greenery. According to Place Paddington Director and Lead Agent, Andrew Degn, you’re not alone. He says increased remote work has seen buyers and sellers crave a quiet and peaceful lifestyle, complete with homegrown veggies and a dog.

If you don’t have space outside for a veggie patch or luxe garden, the good news is you can get on board this trend by scattering some (indoor-friendly) plants around the home in trendy pots. Homestolove.com.au predict plants such as mistletoe cactus, narrow leaf fig, elephant ear and chain of hearts will trend in the new year. Although it’s best to purchase plants that will thrive in your home’s lighting and climate.

More Home Offices

Forget the home theatre or third bathroom. Buyers, sellers and renters are chasing bigger properties with bigger home offices, according to Place Bulimba’s Business Development Manager, Lisa Perruzza. If you’re looking to sell this year, look for ways that you can convert other rooms (or empty nooks) into a study space to appeal to those needing a robust work-from-home space.

Inspiration From Pantone’s 2021 Colours of the Year

Art and fashion connoisseurs wait with bated breath each year in anticipation of Pantone’s Colour of the Year announcement. This year, Pantone chose two colours instead of the usual one – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (a vibrant yellow). According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “the union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic. This is a colour combination that gives us resilience and hope.”

If you’re nervous to experiment with the bold combination of grey and yellow, don’t panic – there’s ways to subtly include both tones in your next renovation or refresh. Instead of picking up a paintbrush or rushing out to buy a bright yellow couch, experiment with pops of yellow or grey in your art work, scatter cushions, vases and more. In doing so, you remain on-trend without making semi-permanent or very expensive commitments to this colour combination. Still chasing more grey and yellow inspiration? Check out this Vogue article by Lilith Hardie Lupica.

1970s Throwback

Already popular in late 2019 and throughout 2020, 1970s inspired décor and design will continue to be on-trend. Justine Wilson, leading property stylist and founder of Vault Interiors says 70s inspired décor like rattan will continue to dominate the marketplace. “Rattan, cane and woven materials will continue to dominate, especially in furniture and lighting design,” says Wilson. “These raw-looking natural designs will be paired with crisp white interiors. Curves and arches will be very popular, especially in furniture and joinery design. New build homes will have arched doorways and windows as key design features.”