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.


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.