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Emerging Interior Design Trends 2021


In todays post, we're going to assess some of the newer, amazing, and aesthetic interior trends of 2021. Here is what is popular in today's market- and in our hearts too!

Biophilic Design:

Are you a fan of cool, green nature? Do you absolutely adore being surrounded by plants indoors? Well this new trend is certainly for you!

Large, oversized plants have become a growing trend in interiors. In order to maintain a certain level of connection with nature, Biophilic Design aims to integrate nature into architecture and interior spaces as a way to improve our health, psyche and overall ecosystem. The use of reclaimed wood, hanging plants and large green installations are some of the main trends that we are seeing to shape interior design.

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Alongside these, the use of phyto-panels (green walls) is emerging as a new biophilic element. These spaces often have natural patterns and finishes with plants help diffuse sunlight that might otherwise warm up the space, creating a natural coolant. Plants are accompanied by earth-tones to create harmony in the space, with materials like woods and untreated stone. In addition to this, the use of water in spaces creates an over-all ecosystem-like appearance by providing colour, cooling and movement.

Open and Fluid Living Areas:

Fluid living spaces majorly refers to curved surfaces and flexible moulding. These curves may exist in furniture as well as interior space elements like doors and windows. Living spaces are becoming increasingly open and fluid, with the formal separation of spaces becoming less frequent.

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Ideas such as incorporating curtains and mobile panels into open spaces are becoming very popular as a solution to hide specific areas according to how we use the space, also helping the space become multi-functional. Natural shapes and forms are being incorporated into interiors instead of flat walls with sharp curves to create organic designs. With fluid design, the spaces tend to look bigger and less confining which has a positive effect on the occupant.


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Exposing wood and concrete as raw materials on walls, ceilings and floors is a trend architects and designers are using to achieve warmth and elegance for interior spaces without falling into expensive budgets.

Sachio Otani: Ohgigaoka Campus, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 1967–1982

The combination of both is capable of engaging all senses beyond the visual and have attractive qualities such as durability and low maintenance. These create rugged visuals and can be paired with geometric shapes to create a brutalist design. Brutalism was generally characterised by its rough, unfinished surfaces, unusual shapes, heavy-looking materials, straight lines, and small windows. This type of interior is famous in warehouse-like spaces and co-working spaces where no particular theme or design is applied and the main focus is upon the utility of the space.

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