Spring is always a time to think about redecorating your home, the whole Spring clean and new broom seems to take a hold when the weather is improving and we want to brighten our homes. Redecorating can cover a whole raft of possibilities, ranging from the simply cosmetic – new soft furnishings for instance, to the more dramatic renovations – new floors, window and doors, or even rebuilding – adding a loft conversion or another room.
Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to be influenced by the latest home trends that you can see in the style magazines and daytime magazine shows.
Here are a few of the trends that are making waves in homes and interiors in 2021.
Using real stone
Natural stone is a smart yet unusual choice for your home, one that can be both stylishly modern, and yet equally can be traditionally rustic – it all depends on the types of natural stone chosen.
Beautiful granites and marble are great as worktops and can also be incorporated into large tables. These can look ultra modern and contemporary, and can also look luxurious when highly polished totally fitting in with a Scandinavian kind of minimalism. These stones make a statement, so it it best to keep the rest of your decor simple in order for the stone to be the star.
Slate is perfect for kitchen’s if you are aiming for a more traditional look, I’m thinking of a real farmhouse look with an Aga and large wooden table at the heart. I love the classic black slate, but you could opt or a grey or reddish colour way to match your fixtures and fittings.
You would have to be living under a stone to not notice that Art Deco, always a harbinger of glamour and decadence, has been making a comeback. And whilst the most glamorous of deco items are the originals that you can source from eBay and Etsy, along with other antique sites, there are plenty of reproduction pieces to be found online, in places such as Home Bargains and BM.
Key trends have included a drinks trolley, last seen carrying bottles of Cinzano in the early 1980s, but now the perfect place to store rather exquisite Gin bottles that have also grown in popularity in recent years. If you haven’t space for a trolley, then a large glass mirrored tray for your martini glasses is another lovely idea for a feature.
Your Art Deco choices don’t have to be large and ostentatious. There have been some stunning hardback editions of Agatha Christie’s key works that have a very art deco feel and could make a lovely arrangement on a shelf, especially with some modernist style bookends.
Patone Colours 2021
The patone colours of 2021 are actually two colours which go together so perfectly and are sure to become a colour scheme in many a living room. Ultimate Gray and ‘Illuminating’ a rich bright yellow shade are great as working as a neutral and a splash of colour, and you can see these being used in both soft furnishings and wall colours, with the illuminating yellow being perfect for a chimney breast or accent wall.