2021 is all about earthy and raw interiors says Justine Wilson, leading property stylist and founder of Vault Interiors. She says interior styling has come back to nature this year.
Whether it’s broken stone to natural elements of rattan and cane and the use of recycled materials, this year it’s all about embracing raw-looking designs with crisp white interiors. Justine Wilson says, “There has been a major shift over the past 12 months to getting back to nature, looking for ways to be more sustainable and generally becoming more minimalistic when it comes to styling. For many that feeling of nature combined with neutrals creates a sense of calm and prosperity, at least it does for me! When it comes to interior accents colours, these will remain inspired from natural elements and earthy tones so think olive tones, rust tones, soft blues and beige and sand tones,” adds Justine.
Justine’s top five interior trends for 2021 include:
1. Broken stone/eclectic paving
This is a big trend: it’s where slabs of stone like terrazzo, terracotta, marble or slate tiles are broken into random pieces and laid in a haphazard way creating a natural-looking pattern. It’s an earthy look that’s was popular in the 80s, and I see it used in modern boho-style homes, hotels and retail spaces.
2. Natural elements
Rattan, cane and woven materials continue to dominate, especially in furniture and lighting design. These raw-looking natural designs are paired with crisp white interiors.
3. Rendering interior walls
Rustic wall treatments, similar to what you would find in the Greek islands or externally like on a Spanish revival style home are becoming increasingly popular. Think white or beige as the colour of choice, but this is applied inside in main living areas and bathrooms.
4. Curves and arches
These are very popular, especially in furniture and joinery design. New build homes will have arched doorways and windows as key design features.
5. Recycled timber beams
I see these being integrated in ceiling design to create the look of a rustic warehouse or farmhouse style but paired with modern colours and joinery. They also feature in external architectural elements such as pergolas or outdoor breezeways.