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05/07/2021   POSTED BY

Interior Design Trends 2021: What’s Coming Next

It’s been a strange year across the world as countries went into lockdown. But what’s remained a constant comfort while stuck indoors is being able to tend to our castles. Interiors can make a huge difference to mental wellbeing, so seeking out the latest home trends is something we particularly look forward to.

According to reports, the interior design trends 2021 has in store for us will be a progression from what we’ve seen so far. Expect an elaboration on 2020’s biggest talking points. Think natural, organic and simple. A celebration of the earth’s raw materials and a subtle use of colour to evoke emotions. From statement wallpapers to Instagrammable plants, here are the interior trend shifts to watch.

Navy prevails as the 2021 interior trend colour

gold colour and navy marble wallpaper in pink and grey bedroom

Mural in photo: Blue Swirl

Who knew the navy trend would last this long? While the on-trend navy living room has made big waves in the design world, many will agree that it’s not an easy colour to execute. But its beauty triumphs regardless, and we could see this enigmatic shade becoming a trend classic in coming years.

Going against the advice of using light colours to open up space, this trend brings a sense of ‘Scandi Noir’ and sophisticated masculinity to a room. It oozes grown-up, expensive luxury. And when working with this hue, the goal is to go all out.

Don’t just stop at navy coloured wallpaper for your dining room walls. Coordinate with matching navy dinner plates and decorative accessories too. As long as you have enough natural light coming in, a navy overdose won’t leave you in the dark.

If you’re worried about your room looking one-dimensional, try a wallpaper like this stunning Blue Swirl Watercolour design for a bit of high-end charm.

Textured walls are going to be everywhere

blue and white marble wall mural in trendy lounge

Mural in photo: White Marble

Texture in interior design is important because it impacts sensation and touch. It can be the feeling of plush carpet under bare feet, the tactile nature of a wooden countertop, or simply the perception of a room when you enter. Texture will be the main theme for walls and we’re excited for all the new products that will follow.

According to Milan Design Agenda, nature plays a big part in this story. Stone, marble, wooden beams and wall panels will have their revival. Wallpaper designs like this sleek White Marble wallpaper are an easy way of recreating such complex textures without renovation.

This is definitely one of the most notable interior design trends 2021 will bring. Not only is it ambience-altering, but it’s easy to achieve. Tactile design can be easily translated in a visual way, and our collection of texture wall murals will get the same effect for less.

Minimalist art will be a conversation starter

line art of face in white room

Art that blends seamlessly with interiors is set to be a major trend in 2021 as more homeowners crave a calmer environment.

The minimalist lifestyle, inspired by Scandinavian homes, encourages us to buy things that are useful, beautiful and well-designed. Less is more – and clutter is a no-no. This concept has been evident in our changing choice of art too.

Movements such as line art will blossom. As will appreciation of simple, thought-provoking black and white photography. While in wallpaper, minimalist Japanese ink murals will be the rising trend to keep an eye on.

‘Neutral neutrals’ are set to shine in interiors

mustard chair and black decor room

Greige (grey + beige) is the colour trend that excites us the most for 2021. We all know that grey has been a staple for home design in recent years, firmly establishing itself as a mainstay for decorating colour palettes. But without the right balancing skills, grey can leave your home feeling cold. The alternative, beige, can sometimes be too warm.

Cue the ‘neutral neutrals’ that sit in the middle of the spectrum. Something like greige works in both cool and warm colour schemes, making it the perfect neutral to choose when you want a sense of calm and balance.

fur print of a cats fur wallpaper with black and white furniture

Mural in photo: Wild Cat Fur

Our gorgeous Wild Cat Fur wallpaper is a luxurious take on the greige colour trend and adds plenty of texture to keep things interesting.

There’s also a growing demand for peacemaker colours that bridge the gap between calm neutral and full-on brights. These come in the form of soft pinks, muted ochres, and easy-on-the-eye hues like organic pistachio.

Plants can be real, dried or faux

Pampas grass and green leaf potted plant

House plants have been a big trend for ages. Today, the indoor jungle booms. But as the human connection to the outside world grows, people are realising that beautiful botanicals don’t always have to be real.

Let’s face it – that tropical palm you’ve had your eye on probably won’t survive next to your dehumidifier. If for whatever reason the real deal just doesn’t work out, turn to faux. There are so many realistic-looking alternatives available these days and they’re respected in the most distinguished design circles.

beige pampas grass in a clear vase stood on the floor

But the hottest craze we have to talk about right now is dried flowers. With a life of up to 2 years, preserved arrangements are a smart investment compared to the fresh variety. The seriously Instagrammable pampas grass trend has inspired us to explore other ornamental grasses and dried foliage, opening up a whole world of possibilities.

illustrated green palms and tropical plants in wood decorlounge

Mural in photo: Subtle Jungle

Fluffy pampas plumes, dried palm spears and grasses work particularly well with tropical or botanical design themes. So something like this calming Subtle Jungle wall mural can provide the perfect backdrop for all of your plant displays (whether they are real, dried or faux).

Interior design trends in 2021 are all about organic

boho wicker hanging chair and an assortment of rugs and cushions

The use of organic materials and vegetable-based fibres comes as no surprise. Last year we saw this idea evolve from just wicker and rattan to natural silk upholsteries, hemp curtains and even cork walls. Anything that connects us to nature gets the thumbs up, and next year we will see a shift into luxe decor.

Rich textural expression will be the headline story, and raw, untreated woods will make an appearance too. But expensive natural materials like marble, decorated tiles and high-end ceramics will be central to finishing the grown-up home. A nod to artisans means opulent tile patterns are having a resurgence too, so there are plenty of trends to explore.

From highlighting stone wall features and embracing wooden floors to adding retro terrazzo to the mix, there is a multitude of ways you can feed the raw, organic narrative.

*This post was originally published 13th August 2020

We hope you’ve enjoyed our forecast for Interior Design Trends 2021. Which of these is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below and feel free to share any predictions you have! Or, if you want to see the latest styles, see 2022's top interior design trends.

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Steve Miller


Love natural elements. Thrilled to see this as an expected trend.

Amy @ Wallsauce


Hi Steve! We also love how natural elements are big in interiors next year and the importance of sustainability. :)



In love with a textured wall or maybe even a minimalist art that just catches anyone's attention.

Amy @ Wallsauce


Hi Nancy :). We're glad we have given you some inspiration. If you have any more questions please email info@wallsauce.com.



Can I subscribe to the blog?

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Hi Emily. You can subscribe to our newsletter which gives details about current trends as well as discount codes. Simply visit our homepage and scroll down till you find the 'Subscribe Now' button. - https://www.wallsauce.com/



This wonderful interior design trend is what I am in for. Thanks for sharing this. Something to look forward in 2021

Amy @ Wallsauce


Thank you for your comment, Ava! We are looking forward to next year's trends as well. Please don't hesitate to email us at info@wallsauce.com if you have any questions.



Thank you for an update on this year's trends-some of us older, design-challenged people (ahem, me!) need major help keeping up with interior design trends. I had my kitchen cabinets redone several months ago by a local cabinet refinisher and I'm so glad I didn't go with white shaker style cabinets. Instead I chose neutral greige cabinets, and I'm loving how they make my kitchen look!

Amy @ Wallsauce


Thank you for your comment, Sarah! :) Please feel welcome to visit any one of our inspirational blogs at any time by visiting this page - https://www.wallsauce.com/mural-wallpaper-inspirations/

Rebecca Gardner


Thanks for explaining that gray and beige are trending for home color in 2021. I want to choose colors that will be stylish for a while when I hire painters for the ground floor of my home. Your article outlined a lot of recent trends in a way that was easy to follow, so thanks for sharing!

Amy @ Wallsauce


Hello Rebecca :) Grey and beige are fabulous colour choices for 2021. Instead of just painting your home, have you considered a grey wall mural as well? Here is our gorgeous collection of grey wallpaper murals - https://www.wallsauce.com/wallpaper/grey-wallpaper-murals

gold faucet


Wow wow wow...  Found a gold mine here. Gotta check your IG now. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration!

Amy @ Wallsauce


Thank you Gold Faucet! Yes, we have lots to show on our Instagram too!



Great blog on upcoming trends of interior design.

Amy @ Wallsauce


Hello Mandeep! We hope we've provided you with some inspiration!



Great blog and amazing trends of interior design.

Amy @ Wallsauce


Hi Kalma! Thank you for your comment! :) We're glad you enjoyed this blog. Keep visiting our Inspiration page for more ideas, interior trends and top tips!

Taleeha Akhtar


Hi Friend. Thanks for sharing this amazing blog with us. Interior designing trends depicted in the blog are amazing and can catch up with the 2021 trend. It's really innovative in nature and is attractive too. The construction of our building will end in the coming month and we were searching for some reliable interior fit-out contractors and finally ended up reading your blog. It is a good and insightful blog to be read. Keep on posting new trends in the interior designing niche :)

Amy @ Wallsauce


Hi Taleeha. Thank you for your comment. It's always nice to hear when readers find our interior trends blogs helpful. All the best with your newly constructed building - remember these tips when decorating the rooms! :)

Than Seeramir


I loved the painting done on the wall. It's really unique and gives a clean look to the room. And the frames are also wonderful.

Amy @ Wallsauce


Hi Than. Thank you for your comment. Please keep visiting the blog page for more information.

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