If staying in has got you contemplating the home improvements that might improve your lockdown living, the Evening Standard Homes & Property has a few ideas. After analysing the most-searched-for design trends of 2020, the website has come up with a list for anyone looking at a new year revamp. Here are four big trends you might want to consider:
1 Bolder bathrooms
If you fancy a change from the muted and minimal, you’re not alone. Pink, gold and navy were the most searched for bathroom colours on interiors website Houzz last year with the trend for opulence predicted to continue in 2021.
2 All white in the kitchen
Conversely, white kitchens will dominate in 2021 with pale shades strong for worktops as well as cabinets. Could it be down to a bigger focus on clean in the covid era? Says Leila Touwen of contemporary kitchen designers Pluck: “There is definitely an association between white and cleanliness and obviously the idea that the space where food is prepped and cooked is clean is appealing.”
3 Inspired by nature
When it comes to paint colours a natural palette is key, according to Dulux who have seen their muddy neutral, Brave Ground trending on Instagram. Warm and woody shades such as terracotta and sage have done well too – apparently, they make the perfect backdrop if lockdown has seen you acquire some new houseplant friends.
4 Vintage appeal
While coronavirus was everyone’s big preoccupation last year, fears about our global environment weren’t far behind. If your new year’s resolutions focus on buying less and reusing more, this trend may be the one for you. Vintage pieces tend to last better than the modern and mass produced – they hold their value too and sometimes come with a story of their own. In the absence of junk shops and flea markets search eBay or the websites Vinterior and 1st Dibs.
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