While buying a dress and a sofa are two totally different things, homeware has trends, too–certain designs that are in fashion at that moment, and are, at the same time, timeless.

When it comes to interior design, there are elegant trends that have withstood the test of time. Whether you’re a DIY interior designer decorating your own space or someone who wants to get a professional opinion, here are some of the top trends for 2021 and 2022 to consider.

Light woods

This material brings some Scandinavian inspiration into our homes. Light woods are used not only for floors but to cover walls and ceilings. The use of sustainable and natural materials is one of the top trends in recent years, turning spaces into organic, ecologically-friendly environments. Light woods and raw aesthetics are in for multipurpose spaces.

Artisanal and natural materials

With the pandemic, it’s become ever so important to take care of our wellbeing and create cozy,  harmonious spaces. The use of neutral colors is a good start, as is the integration of artisanal pieces. Handmade items are being valued more and more. Craftsmanship is capable of transmitting feeling through their imperfections and uniqueness. Each piece tells a story. In valuing craftsmanship, we manage to create spaces in which people can enjoy a bit of perfect imperfection.

Neutral colors

As I said before, neutral colors will never go out of style. They are ideal for intimate, cozy, yet elegant spaces. Consider using a neutral palette throughout a space and create contrast with details in trending colors like light green, blue, or coral. These hues stand out against neutrals and grays. Speaking of gray, this is one of the top colors for next season. It gives a lot of character to spaces when combined with other neutrals like white, beige, soft brown, or similar tones.

Curved minimalism

We’ve seen it in fashion and now in interior design: people love vintage. Pieces from the 60s and 70s, like those designed by Pierre Paulin, Oliver Mourgue, or Jan Ekselius, achieve a minimalist aesthetic. The rounded and sinuous shapes of these pieces create welcoming spaces with clean, dynamic lines. The idea is to have just a few well-selected pieces of furniture in soft shapes and interesting textures and details.

Sustainable design

Since we’ve already mentioned the importance of natural materials, you might have already guessed that the most innovative interior and furniture trends for 2021 are sustainable ones. Driven by climate change, the need to develop more uses for discarded plastic is growing stronger. New bioplastic, reused, and low environmental impact materials will be a major design trend. Designers are creating upholstery with new, unique cutting-edge materials.



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