It’s been a strange year, to say the least, with countries across the world dealing with the current pandemic, and finding ourselves staying indoors more than ever. Our homes should be a place where we feel safest and happiest, and given the current situation, they have been the one constant source of comfort that we’ve had.
Interiors are like art. They can make us feel a wide range of emotions and can make the biggest difference to our mental health – something that is now more important than ever. Therefore, with the long and dark autumnal nights slowly but surely starting to roll in, and given that we will continue to spend a lot more time indoors, now is the perfect time to think about some home improvements to turn them into a place of comfort and happiness in these uncertain times.
Read on to discover three interior design trends to incorporate and elevate your home.
Navy and green
Taking over walls and kitchen cabinets throughout 2020, navy and green have been the accent colours of the year, with Dulux even claiming the versatile shade of green ‘tranquil dawn’ as their colour of the year. Green adds freshness and life to any space, no matter the shade – particularly perfect, given that we are spending more time at home. Navy has also been a massive hit over the past year, and this classic, expensive-looking shade is set to stay. Use deep jewel tones to create accent walls to transform bedrooms and living rooms, or replace your kitchen cabinets with these sophisticated and enigmatic shades instead. Afraid to commit? Invest in a few decorative accessories and furnishings to dip your toe into the trend and test the waters first.
Organic, natural, rustic neutrals
Stripping it back to basics and getting in touch with all things natural, organic, and rustic is the current look of the moment, and the trend is only going to grow. Think Mediterranean countryside chic! From various wooden utensils such as beautiful chopping boards and bowls, you can easily indulge in this trend and find many pieces in most homeware shops. Organic pottery is another massive side-trend that fits nicely alongside this one, adding a classic look that will still be timeless for years to come. Look for pots of all shapes and sizes that look antique, or look to buy second hand for a more sustainable take on the trend.
With more and more of us craving calmer environments to block out the stresses of everyday life, minimalist art is seeing a massive resurgence, and one that will see it right through into 2021. Less is definitely more with this trend, and line art, in particular, will have a big moment, alongside simplistic black and white photography, and paintings that blend seamlessly into their surroundings to create a feeling of unity and calm. Hang your art as a centerpiece in your living room, hallway, or even over your kid’s cabin beds to add a unique twist, but with a minimal feel.