From colour palettes, prints and patterns to customisable, unique solutions, here UK experts share their thoughts on interior trends for 2021.

Helen Shaw, Director, Benjamin Moore UK

“Many of us have become more colour confident, and we’ll see this continue into 2021 as we take the time to take the plunge and redecorate at least one room in a rich colour. We’ll continue to see deep greens awash our homes, but also more earthy, rust tones as we look to connect with nature and feel grounded. From full scale floor to ceiling room refreshes through to smaller projects to add accents, creating a fresh space that feels invigorating and inspiring is a goal for all of us.”

Rachal Hutcheson, National Retail Manager, Sharps

“Walk in style fitted wardrobes, are fast becoming one of the most desirable spaces within a bedroom. Not only offering the ultimate in luxury, these areas help to make the most of every inch of the space available, satisfying an increasing desire to be organised and making an event of dressing and styling outfits. These areas will be designed in neutral tones and with designated shelving to display favourite fashion pieces that bring us pleasure.”

Sharps, Shaker Dove bedroom with Darcy Handles

Rohan Blacker, Founder, Pooky

“Bold lampshades will be particularly popular in the coming year; whether it be bold in colour, in pattern or a bit of both. We have seen an uplift in sales of our brighter, more vibrant shade varieties. These shades pair perfectly with more neutral interior schemes adding a pop of accent colour. Alternatively, match with complementing shades or opt for print on print to match with curtains, or quirky wallpapers to bring out your own style.”

David Snazel, Buyer, Carpetright

“From engineered wood through to laminate, luxury vinyl and vinyl, hard flooring will continue to remain popular in homes across the country next year. Not only are these solutions highly durable, they can help to effectively transform a space and make a design statement in the home
without a large investment. Additionally these styles are particularly easy to maintain; offering a visible level of cleanliness and satisfaction with a light sweep and mop.”

Suzy McMahon, Sofology, Buying Director

“An increased desire for choice will be evident, with customers looking for ways to customise their chosen sofa to ensure it meets their exact requirements. As such there will be a much greater demand for features such as headrests, bolsters and footstools, together with practical configurations which integrate storage and pull out sofa beds. Scale will also be a factor, with a shift towards larger scale sofas with deep seats; particularly in homes with larger families.”

Sofology, Cubos Modular Sofa

Claire Wilks, Designer,

“There is a growing trend for jeweled-toned, textured velvets to cater for bolder ‘instagrammable’ interiors. These fabrics are perfect for bringing an effortless layer of luxe into your space. Our latest fabric collection boasts a selection of textured and subtly printed velvets – some would say it’s the velvet 2.0. From palm prints and subtle leopard through to engraved, jacquard velvets, the trend embodies the beguiling blend of beautiful design and plush materials.”

Charles Annable, Managing Director, Grosvenor Wilton

“People are going bolder with pattern and colour for the carpet. In the same way that homeowners threw caution to the wind with bold paint and wallpaper trends over the last two years, this ‘bolder the better’ outlook has trickled down to flooring and will continue for 2021. New technologies mean creating intricate designs in multiple colours and textures for carpets is far more achievable than ever before, meaning colourful and patterned quality carpets can be produced affordably and easily adopted into the home.”

Grosvenor Wilton, Metropolitan Collection Alambra rug

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