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Interior design trends for 2021
A study of Instagram hashtags at the end of 2020 found the biggest interior trend was ‘rustic.’ It scored more than 3 million hashtags, almost double the next closest (‘cottagecore’). It says:
“While you won’t find modern furnishings and materials in this décor trend, contemporary rustic styles combine elements of the old and new for a fresh, light, and grounded aesthetic.”
‘Rustic’ uses natural materials such as reclaimed wood or unfinished wood and stone. Décor includes wooden tables, accent chairs, floorboards, exposed beams, or logs.
In second place was ‘cottagecore,’ a nod to the traditional English countryside style, inspired by a romantic interpretation of rural life. It features muted pastel colours, vintage style prints (eg, floral, check), natural elements such as plants and flowers, vintage vases and crockery.
Rounding out the top 10 was ‘rustic minimalism.’ This features a lot of wood in a clean, simple style, such as natural floorboards, exposed beams, and wood shelving, but with no clutter or monochromatic colours. Source: Top Ten Interior Design Trends for 2021, www.onlinemortgageadvisor.co.uk