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Best Interior Design Trends for 2021

What are the top home trends that we predict will be everywhere in 2021? Like fashion, interior design trends change year by year—new trends pop up out of nowhere, some trends come back into fashion again, and others get lost in history! Whether you’re looking to get the latest motorised roller blinds, eco-friendly furniture, or fashionable décor, adapting to the latest trends doesn’t mean spending big.

Below, we reveal our top predictions for design trends in 2021. Read on and pick and choose the trends that you love most.

1. Light Woods

Light coloured woods are slowly becoming integral style choices in New Zealand home renovations. More and more we are seeing natural timbers being integrated into flooring, as well as into furniture, décor, and walls as well.

2. Non-White Kitchens

Along with the light wood theme is the growing shift away from white, stark kitchen designs, and a shift towards natural tones, wooden countertops, cabinets, and timber venetian blinds.

3. Natural Elements

A new appreciation for nature has blossomed amidst the stress of COVID-19 and lockdown this year. A growing trend has seen a rise in houseplants and wooden décor being incorporated into home designs. Sustainable furniture, homewares, and functional designs are also coming into the limelight in recent years. On top of this, people are also deciding to shop locally and invest in eco-friendly designs that have less impact on the environment.

4. Natural Lighting

Along the same lines of appreciation for nature and eco-friendly designs, a greater interest has been shown for large floor-to-ceiling windows, and promoting natural lighting in the home. Motorised window blinds will be in even higher demand, as they provide excellent solutions for hard to reach areas of the home and remove the hassle of pulling heavy cords to move large blinds.

5. Integrated Living Spaces

Integrated living spaces such as open floor plans that include a kitchen, dining area, and living zones are becoming an ideal layout choice. This is because they allow people to fully enjoy their time socialising without having to leave the room to prepare food or drinks. This modern lifestyle dynamic is perfect for those who love hosting gatherings and socialising.

6. Smaller Spaces

In 2021 we believe that a focus on optimising smaller spaces will arise. A trend towards building smaller houses and apartments means that homeowners will want to optimise their homes to fully utilise the space they have available. Some of the ways they will do this is by incorporating functional, space-saving elements such as smart technology and by investing in more compact furniture designs.

7. Intelligent Rooms

The next step up to a room that is smartly designed and functional is a room that uses smart technology! Smart technology continues to rise and makes our lives more convenient. We believe that increasingly homeowners will include smart tech designs in their interiors such as motorised roller blinds, one-touch doors, invisible slides, and self-boiling kettles.

Retro Vibes

With retro, nautical, and neoclassical styles making a return to popularity in recent years, the use of retro designs such as floral wallpaper, and shutters as window treatments are also likely to make a comeback in the new year. For anyone who wants to bring a touch of character and elegance into their interior design, this trend may be the one for you.

New year, new window treatments?

If you’re looking to revamp your home décor these holidays and step into the new year with a fresh perspective, let us help you! Optimising your window treatments with fashionable, functional solutions can be a great way to increase your home’s appeal while making it eco-friendly at the same time.

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