Whether it’s broken stone or natural elements and the use of recycled materials, 2021 will be all about embracing raw-looking designs with crisp white interiors, according to property stylist and Vault Interiors founder Justine Wilson.
Ms Wilson said there had been a major shift over the past 12 months to getting back to nature, looking for ways to be more sustainable and generally becoming more minimalistic when it comes to styling.
“For many that feeling of nature combined with neutrals creates a sense of calm and prosperity, at least it does for me!” she noted.
Justine’s top five interior trends for 2021 include:
- Broken stone/crazy paving: This will be a big trend, it’s where
slabs of stone-like terrazzo, terracotta, marble, or slate tiles are
broken into random pieces and laid in a haphazard way creating a
natural-looking pattern. It’s an earthy look that’s was popular in the
80s, and I see it used in modern boho-style homes, hotels, and
- Natural elements: Rattan, cane and woven materials will
continue to dominate, especially in furniture and lighting design.
These raw-looking natural designs will be paired with crisp white
- Rendering interior walls: The use of a sandbag creates a rustic
effect similar to what you would find in the Greek islands or
externally like on a Spanish revival style home. Think white or beige
as the colour of choice, but this will be applied inside in the main living
areas and bathrooms.
- Curves and arches: These will be very popular, especially in
furniture and joinery design. New build homes will have arched
doorways and windows as key design features.
- Recycled timber beams: These will be big, I see these being
integrated in-ceiling design to create the look of a rustic warehouse or farmhouse style but paired with modern colours and joinery. They will also feature in external architectural elements such as pergolas or outdoor breezeways.
“When it comes to interior accents colours, these will remain inspired from natural elements and earthy tones so think olive tones, rust tones, soft blues and beige and sand tones,” Ms Wilson added.