Discover 2021 Interior Design Trends


When it comes to design; 2021 looks to be a brighter year, quite literally. The best way to define interior design trends in 2021 is the fact that it will be all about personality, character and wellness. From the growing importance of sustainable materials to bold colours and a celebration of individuality; our #2021 décor trend edit will guide you towards a more stylish abode this year.

Grandmillenial Grandeur

“Grandmillennial” (modern granny-chic) is a modern revival of homey design elements that is meant to evoke comfort, nostalgia and tradition. Akin to shabby chic and cottagecore; cosy details, pretty florals and elegance definitely have a place in this year’s design landscape.

Retro chic

A nostalgic revival style that started in fashion is gaining popularity again with a new contemporary feel. It seems that there is everything; 70s, art deco and 90s urban style that celebrates vibrant colours, geometry, rounded shapes, a new reading of the classics and even a bit of kitsch.

Bold colours and design

Homeowners are choosing bolder colours and styling their interiors to tell a story, layering the old with new to create exciting décor stories. Every piece makes a statement either through silhouette, fabric choice, colour or unique back story.

Eco chic

Immerse your sense with meaningful designs; this popular trend plays to our desire for spiritual connection and wellbeing balanced by a commitment to sustainability. In sync with the rise of the conscious consumerism comes the desire for furniture that offers longevity, quality and durability like the robust wicker and rattan furniture.

Private nooks

With our homes having to become workplaces, homeschool, entertainment zones as well as the usual things now; creating areas that are dedicated to those things has become more important than ever. You can carve out zones from existing rooms or add a small home office in a spare bedroom or under the stairs or just a space for you to read and unwind.

More natural lighting

As we are looking for ways to make our home more comfortable and calm, it makes sense that Zen décor is totally in trend. One of the easiest ways to incorporate more peaceful vibes into your home is to maximise the natural light.


Indoor plants are going to continue their ascent into home design mainstay. They freshen the air, bring vibrancy and colour to our homes and provide daily contact with nature. Houseplants have never been more fashionable; from retro hanging creepers to gorgeous blooms or going with the Jungalow style, there’s sure to be a plant to suit your style and space.

Recreative spaces

Whether indoor or outdoor, a dedicated space for recreation will have a major importance in 2021. Homeowners are taking their garden more seriously, installing home gyms, outdoor pools, playrooms for the kids and even a home bar to make their homes a multifunctional livable-luxury whatever the size.

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Shaza Dzulkifly
A Malaysian who now calls Indonesia her home. Shaza's career has taken her across multiple communications channels such as radio, TV, print, digital and social as well as PR and advertising.