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With the end of lockdown on the horizon, get your home ready to impress guests with fantastic interior designs. We’ve all been in the same situation during lockdown and grown tired of the same interior designs. Here, we’ve listed the 7 top upcoming designs for some inspiration in your own home.

Luxury Cottagecore

Cottage styles have been on trend for quite some time; however, in 2021, it is expected for cottagecore to deviate slightly into a luxury feel. People draw to cottage styled interiors because of the comforting feeling it produces, although, over the last year, people have been getting bored of this style and are looking for something new.

There is no need for a complete overhaul of the design. Instead, incorporate modern luxury and abstract pieces, including wall décor and lighting, to modernise the look to the traditional wooden cottagecore style.

Traditional furniture arrangement

It’s undeniable that it has been a long year of isolating from friends and family; in 2021, we’re expecting to see rooms arranged in a more traditional format centred around a common focal point for conversation.

In the past, many homes have focused their design around the TV. However, this year we’re expecting many to be facing their sofas separated by coffee tables with TV stands in separate locations. A traditional format, this approach is fixated around symmetry but can quickly be modernised through using modern sofa design, coffee tables and abstract wall décor.

Snug Spaces

Everyone needs their own space to unwind and settle down either after a long day at work, relaxing at the weekends or just for some time to think. We’re seeing a rise this year of people investing in snug spaces for their home, for that relaxation time which they so desperately crave.

Contrary to belief, this doesn’t just for people with large homes to benefit from, and your snug space can be created in several rooms around the house, including bedrooms, homemade offices for lockdown or even the kitchen.

The great thing about these rooms is that they can be decorated with your style and preferences and what you need to relax, whether it be neat and tidy with cushions, blankets and a book or artistic with sketchbooks and pictures.

Houseplants

This isn’t necessarily a new trend for 2021, but it is one of our favourites. With social platforms including Instagram and Pinterest flooded with images of houseplants in different forms styled around the house, indoor plants can be vibrant, calming and decorative throughout the home.

However, in 2021 we’re expecting houseplants to be incorporated into furniture design more seamlessly, with hanging plants and pots aligned with your interior design.

Relaxing Bathrooms

At times, we all feel stressed and designing your bathroom with a calming atmosphere can dramatically improve your mood and provide that much-needed relaxation. Adding soft bathmats, candles, and calming coloured furnishing paints such as creams and blues influences the bathroom’s mood, ensuring a tranquil environment for baths and homemade spas.

Integrated Storage

As with the houseplants, we’re expecting internal storage to be better integrated with designs. Pieces such as bookshelves, coffee tables and TV stands will need to function with more than their primary use and help minimalise trinkets around the room and provide a seamless and continuing design throughout the home.

In having storage like this, you can flow aspects such as colour, houseplants, books, and trinkets equally throughout the room, bypassing feature pieces and having a holistic interior design.

Statement vases

Vases can function a lot more than just for plants and flowers; they can also add to a room’s aesthetic design. Whether opting to choose for a subtle or abstract design and pattern, vases can either function as a feature piece using bold colours as contrasts or matching tones to the room to accentuate flowers or plants.

Alongside statement vase patterns, ceramic vases are equally on the rise with deviating away from traditional glass or crystal ones. This is primarily due to the rise in natural tones in interior colours we expect coming up this year.

For more tips on interior design and trending furniture for 2021, visit our frequently updated blog. Using our recent article on what are popular 2021 interior colours’, redesign your home this year with trending designs to ensure its design is on-trend this year.

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Finding the perfect sofa is life-changing. A sofa that is the perfect fit for your home and family will hold memories -good and bad- for years and years. From movie nights, nail-biting football games, living room forts, and don’t forget all the nights with dinner in front of the TV because you can’t be bothered to set the table. All hosted from the seat of your sofa; it’s inevitable that as the years go on, your sofa is going to age with you.

Typically, a quality fabric sofa lasts between 7-15 years, depending on how many muddy pawprints and slobbery fingers you have wandering around the house. However busy your household is, we’ve got a couple of tips to make sure your fabric sofa sticks around for as long as it can.

Here are our top 6 tips for keeping a fabric sofa clean.

1 Vacuuming

Vacuuming your sofa often gets overlooked. We vacuum carpets and floors to keep them tidy and the same principle applies to the fabric sofas.

It’s the exact reason so many vacuums have additional add-ons such as brush and crevice tools to remove debris for the sides of sofas. It’s essential to use these tools rather than the primary head as these can scratch and rub the fabric leading to tears, wears and other damage.

2 Cushioning

Blankets and cushions aren’t just for comfort; they are also great for protecting sofas. There are a few options for going about this, depending on your interior’s style and design. Try using contrasting blankets and cushions on your sofa can create a feature piece whilst protecting your sofa.

Alternatively, choosing similarly coloured blankets to your couch can allow you to tuck them in to protect the sofa’s cushions.

3 SlipCovers

A washable slipcover is excellent as it helps to keep your sofa clean and protected yet can be easily put on/removed for cleaning. These typically come in two separate forms, one made out of flexible fabric pieces that encase the base of the couch and cushions or one made out of thick material that can be placed over the seat and stays in place.

The former tends to be a lasting solution, whereas the latter is great for temporary usage for babysitting or kids-parties.

As slipcovers are removable, it’s easy to take them off when you have guests around. 

4 Positioning in the room

With fabric sofas, it is important to remember that they can often be very easily scuffed or damaged; therefore, positioning your sofa in the right place is crucial for keeping it clean and intact.

This includes keeping it away from doorways, which may scruff the sides and not placing furniture such as baskets or side tables too close that may also scruff when moved.

You should also remember that the sunlight can make sofa colouring fade in patches. It is important to invest in good blinds or curtains if the light can be too harsh in your location and save yourself having to reupholster your fabric sofa.

5 No Eating

One of the main causes of dirt and mess on your sofa is often caused by food, especially if it’s messy and greasy, and it’s these stains that tend to be the hardest to get rid of. Therefore, try to avoid this by eating at a dining room table, breakfast bar or coffee table, or put on your slipcover before you sit down to eat.

6 Get to stains quickly

Sometimes stains are inevitable, your sofa is most likely going to endure a few in its lifetime. The best tip we can give you is to get to stains as quickly as possible to remove and treat the sofa from permanent stains.

7 Ways to clean fabric sofa stains?

This is a loaded question because the way you should clean, and what you should use to clean a stain on a fabric sofa depends entirely on what type of fabric your sofa is made out of.

We suggest that you look at the tag of your sofa before deciding what to use to clean your sofa. Before you go at any stain with any liquid, make sure you have vacuumed the couch so that you are not rubbing in any extra dirt or debris.

If you’re still unsure of what your fabric your sofa is, the safest option is taking a teaspoon of washing-up liquid, white vinegar, baking soda and warm water and mix together into a lather (the mixture should froth up as the baking soda and vinegar react with one another). Then, apply directly to any stains or smudges that you can spot on your fabric sofa. Leave to dry out for around 10 minutes.


Keeping a sofa clean not gives it a longer life but can also improve you mood. Studies show a clean home can lead to a positive outlook, and it’s also important for you to enjoy your space to relax at the end of a long hard day.

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When renting or buying a smaller place than you’re used to, it is important to maximise your space through your interior design. We’ve outlined 6 simple tips for ensuring maximum space, or at least appearance, no matter the size of your home.

Painting Neutral Colours

Neutral colours in the home are great for giving the appearance of larger rooms. Painting a room white or even cream produces the illusion of a clean, larger space. It’s a tested method; estate agents often use white photographs to sell properties.

Maximising Light

Alongside neutral interiors, maximising natural light is important as it illuminates the interior and can further provide an illusion of a larger interior.

Create Rooms

Especially in an open-floor design, it is helpful to corner off space for specific purposes. Using furniture, including sofas, is excellent for achieving this; placing them in the middle of the room can separate living spaces with an office or dining room.

It is important for continual design throughout the areas using similar tones and themes with slight deviations. This differentiates the rooms whilst continuing to give the appearance of a large space.

Functional Storage

One of the main reasons you want to maximise your interior is the lack of space you’re experiencing. Opting for furniture with functional storage is an excellent way for reducing multiple pieces of bulk storage whilst still getting the design and function you want. A great way to achieve this is tall bookshelves; not only will these store books but can also hold baskets, trinkets, photos and plants.

When you paint with a neutral theme, hanging wall decor is a great way to bring colour and the room’s overall theme together. Neutral paints can highlight both monochrome images or bold feature pictures.

It can be a slippery slope from designing a home with the intention of maximising space to becoming overly cluttered and the reverse effect happening; it becomes smaller and cramped. Our top advice to stop this from happening is to plan your interior and stick to the design; if you do stumble across pieces, it’s okay to incorporate them, providing they help in maximising the rooms.

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Last year, we all spent an unplanned, hideous amount of time at home staring at the same walls and décor. If you’re like us, you’re itching to repaint (and maybe even redecorate!) for a little change of scenery at home. Redecorate your home in true style, starting with some inspiration of colours soon to sweep the scene of 2021.

In 2020, we saw 7 top interior colours:

  • Champagne
  • Navy Blue
  • Golden Yellow
  • Olive Green
  • Dark Red
  • Charcoal
  • Mango

Moving into 2021, we’re predicting that there will only be slight shifts to these trends. Whilst we’ve grown slightly tired of the same interiors this year, we’ve been gaining inspiration from social platforms and had more time to plan our interiors than usual.

A timeless colour for any home, neutral colours including Creams, Whites and Champagne will continue to soar for interior décor. With the brilliant ability to manipulate space, neutral colours make rooms look larger and cosy. It is also a great way to get artwork onto your walls whether they be abstract in colour or similarly neutral.

With neutral walls always being a high trend, this year we’re expecting the colour to be transitioning more into flooring, carpets and curtains.

grey interior colour schemeOver the last few years, we’ve seen grey becoming a large staple in the home with small additions and trinkets being introduced. This year, we’re expecting this trend to increase, with grey walls, kitchens and sofas trending in both light and dark shades.

A very contemporary colour, the different shades mean walls and furniture can either be a strong and bold feature piece or a subtle addition to highlight your chosen feature. Working in tandem with a range of colour including blues, yellows, neutrals and black across a range of hues.

yellow interior colour schemeEarlier this year, Pantone announced their colours of the year, grey and yellow. Their idea of the combination is to display messages of strength and hope, and the combination works great!

Now we’re coming out of winter we’re expecting to see a lot more of this combination, mainly yellow furniture, acting as bold feature pieces with blacks, greys, and tans highlighting them.

blue interior colour schemeAcross the spectrum, blue is a calming and soothing colour and this year we’re expecting to see great combinations of blues and neutrals in the home. Studies into colour have shown it to positively affect your health, including calming your mind and reducing anxiety.

Blues and whites are very much a seaside colour and can brighten up your interiors, so we’re expecting to see this year more and more rooms taking on this combination, including kitchens and bathrooms.

Greens have often been slightly controversial for interiors, especially bright greens. This year, however, we’re going to be seeing people gravitate towards earthy and familiar greens that provide comfort and familiarity.

These green hues go perfectly with deep navy blues and chocolate forest browns to create familiar and natural surroundings. A great way to compliment these colours is the introduction of fresh or artificial flowers.

Natural Colours

This year, we’re expecting to see people using a lot more natural colours in their home, especially for wooden flooring and tables for interior design. While in the last few years we have seen more contemporary styled tables, this year we’re predicting a rise in natural woods and tones for flooring and other wooden features.


Overall, this year’s colour themes and interiors will focus on familiarity and soothing tones, with people spending more time in their homes, interiors need to be calming and relaxing. Sharp and vibrant tones such as yellow, will act as feature pieces.

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Christmas is a time for giving. And while you’ll most likely be buying gifts for your nearest and dearest, it doesn’t hurt to treat yourself too! What better way to give a gift to yourself than with something wonderful for your home?

At Trending Furniture, we have some fantastic products for you in our Christmas home furniture sale. Take a look at our picks of the 10 best Christmas gift ideas for your home.

1. A cool coffee table

A coffee table ties a room together, ideal for storage, for resting your drink (or feet!). Our

DARYL Solid Wood Coffee Table is a beautiful wooden coffee table that will bring a touch of Scandinavian cool to your home.

2. A new sofa

A new sofa makes a great Christmas gift, just in time to enjoy watching some festive films and snuggling up during those cold winter evenings. Our 2-Seaters Sofa Ambient not only looks great, but it’s incredibly stylish too! There’s no better feeling than chilling out on a new sofa, especially at this time of year. Just what you need for relaxing with loved ones.

3. A statement table lamp

Set the mood in your home with the help of a statement table lamp, ideal to give as a gift to yourself or your partner. The Mayfair Table Lamp has a stand-out design that can make it a statement piece in your home.

4. A chic console table

When you walk into your home, a chich console table can be a welcoming sight. You can decorate your console table however you wish, and our Console Table with Flower Pot Senso is an elegant design that will be sure to make an impression on whoever comes through your door.

5. A fun floor light

Floor lights are perfect for adding a bit of ambience in your home, as well as being useful for reading. We love the Macaron Floor Lamp to bring a fun and fashionable touch to your space, perfect for your living room, bedroom or your hallway. Floor lights are easy to move around, so you can put yours wherever you need some extra light.

6. The perfect TV stand

While all eyes are usually on the TV, an attractive TV stand can also make an impression in your home. The Lowbo S TV Stand is stylish with beautiful metallic details that make it the perfect addition to your living room. Maybe all eyes will end up on the TV stand instead!

7. A stunning dining bench

When you need some flexibility with your dining space, a bench is a must! A bench can be moved easily to bring you extra seating in your living space as needed, while also giving you a more casual seating for your dining table. The Naïve Bench L1400 is simple but stunning, providing a subtle pop of colour for your dining room.

8. A must-have armchair

A cosy armchair is a must for any home. As a comfy place to sit, watch TV or read, you can be sure you’ll get a lot of use from your armchair. Our top pick this Christmas is the Armchair Geometry By Tom, a wonderfully-designed product that will look great in your home.

9. Your ideal desk

Is a desk on your wishlist this Christmas? Why not invest in the Runo 3 Desk? Its beautiful mix of greens and wood tones make it ideal for many decor styles, and can be used as either a desk or a dressing table, depending on your preference. Get yourself the perfect desk for your home office or bedroom.

10. A sleek velvet pouffe

Want to treat yourself to something extra special this Christmas? One of our top Christmas home furniture sale items is our Button Tufted Velvet Pouffe. Super soft to touch and available in a range of colours, it’s a great choice for any living room. For a bit of luxury this winter season, it’ll make the perfect gift to yourself this Christmas.

There are a lot of fantastic Christmas home furniture sale items you can buy for your home that would be an excellent Christmas gift. A long-lasting gift that will become a treasured part of your home, it’s the perfect way to treat yourself after what’s been a difficult year.

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If you’re like most people, then you’re looking for any excuse not to get out of the house during a weekend or weeknight. The only problem is that when your home lacks expression, you’ll find any excuse to escape the bland layout of your property.

The secret is in the home decor. If you cater your decor to your ideal home style, then you’ll never want to leave your perfect paradise. Using some trendy home decor can help you capture that.

See below for an in-depth guide on home decor must-haves that will make you never want to leave the house.

1. Mix up Your Pillows

Who said that your couch pillows and bed pillows all have to match the colour of the object they’re set atop of? One of the trendiest things in all of the home decor right now is to combine different aesthetics for all of your pillows.

For example, if you have grey furniture in your living room and are going for neutral colours only, then you can shop for white, black, and grey pillows to use.

Not only are the colours allowed to be different, but you should try to shop for different patterns to incorporate as well. Using the same example, finding white pillows with grey polka dots or grey pillows with black lines will make your space look more spontaneous.

It shows everyone that steps into the room that you’re up for whatever the night calls for. Your living room can be a place to watch the big sports game, throw a party, or cuddle up to watch a rom-com.

2. Choose a New Coffee Table

Unless you’ve been given a coffee table that’s reached “family heirloom” status or was hand-made for you by a loved one, they can always be replaced. In fact, switching up your coffee table can create an entirely new vibe for the living room.

If you’re looking for more places to set things in your living room, then you might consider a black marble side table that pairs nicely with the centre coffee table.

For those of you looking to switch things up from the typical wooden coffee table, consider shopping around for a geometric gold-plated coffee table for a modern look.

Many experts encourage homeowners to view their coffee table as the “centrepiece of the floor layout”. This means that the coffee table you choose has a direct correlation to the feel of the entire room.

Think through what vibe you’re hoping for your living room, then find a coffee table design that matches those same principals.  You can find the 7 best coffee table presentations you have to try here. 

3. Capitalise on Wall Space

Some of you enjoy using the walls of your home to flood them with pictures, paintings, macrame, and so forth. Others of you want to leave them as blank as possible to avoid overcrowding the room with details.

Truth be told, there’s a balance that needs to be struck between the two. The key is to distribute wall objects of different sizes to maximise the space without overcrowding it.

For example, if you use the same 8 x 10 picture frame for every photo you hang on your bedroom walls, it will look too uniform and bland. Try mixing things up to create a more exciting aesthetic.

Consider switching up the items as well. For instance, you can hang a rug on your kitchen wall near the dining table to cover blank wall space. Then, you can distribute smaller photos throughout the walls of your kitchen to capture the precious moments.

You might also consider creating an accent wall in your living room and filling it with photos and portraits, leaving the other walls completely void.

4. Find a Unique Armchair

Most of you reading this are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. You might be sick of looking at the uniformity of your home’s colour scheme and want to find a way to break away from it.

Perhaps you have a corner of your living room or bedroom that looks like it’s missing something. If so, then you should consider finding a unique armchair to fill the space.

Every room needs a rebellious piece of furniture. Perhaps it can be used as a reading chair near your bookshelf. Maybe it will serve as the “throne” of your living room.

Don’t be afraid to break away from the normalcy. Search through different armchair designs to find the one that you desire.

5. Find Trendy Floor Lamps

Maybe you’re wanting to stay on-theme with your colour scheme but want a very subtle way of adding some flair to the home.

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If so, then you might consider finding a few different floor lamps that you can incorporate into your property. You could mix it up on the lamp design from room to room or choose one type of floor lamp for each room in the house to create uniformity.

A unique floor lamp can also establish separation in your house. For example, you could set one in the corner of your office to establish a reading corner.

Find Your Own Mix of Home Decor

Now that you’ve seen a few pointers to get yourself started, you must mix in your own flair and flavour into the home decor you add to your home.

Be sure to read this article for more information on the most popular ceiling lights to buy right now. There you’ll learn about the role that lighting fixtures play in your grand home decor layout.

For more inquiries, please feel free to reach out via our contact us page and we will be happy to assist you further.

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