Hello 2021

Benjamin Moore 2021 Colour Trends

Benjamin Moore 2021 Colour Trends

2020 was the year we stayed at home… and did more DIY than ever. Our homes were transformed, and so were our daily routines. Reels and TikTok hooked us in and were a welcome distraction, influencers shared DIY upcycles and creations, paving way for a new wave of trends that we expect to see everywhere for 2021. Tell us we’re not the only ones who turned our hand to twisted candles?


From the rise of viral trends such as Cottagecore and Grandmillenial, to the archive style of the arts and crafts movement, we anticipate 2021 to be a year of colour, texture and schemes that feel personal. Not only do we expect how we style our homes to move forward, but also how we use our homes. In November, Decorex discussed how now, more than ever we are reconfiguring our homes to meet the new demands we will place on it.


With that said, how is 2021 shaping up?

Working from Home

As working from home continues, dining tables, breakfast bars and bedrooms have been converted into home offices. For 2021, we expect dedicated spaces to be carved out in our homes to make way for permanent workspaces with ergonomically pleasing chairs, fitted furniture and reclaimed shelving taking centre stage.

Enclosed Spaces

Over the recent months, our homes have become our office, gym, school as well as the place we socialise, unwind and relax. Moving away from open plan, the demand from homeowners for enclosed spaces and zoned rooms has sped up as we seek solace and places to work undisturbed, creating a balance between work and play.

Carpetright Enclosed Spaces Trend 2021

Carpetright Enclosed Spaces Trend 2021

Staying in is the New Going Out

At-home dining experiences have boomed in popularity as we look for the enjoyment of dining out from the comfort of our own homes. #MakeAMealOfIt was trending online encouraging us to dress up, create a tablescape to showoff online and enjoy a feast prepared by our favourite restaurants. We anticipate this to continue into 2021 and become our go-to for a night off cooking duty.

Beth Webb for Arteriors Brays Bar Cart

Beth Webb for Arteriors Brays Bar Cart Tablescaping 2021

Bring the Indoors, Out

Socialising (or lack thereof) was also a little different in 2020 – with this, the desire to make most of outdoor spaces has grown increasingly. In a bid to relieve pressure on squeezed interiors as well as see loved ones in the company of fresh air, DIY and gardening increased by 143% last year, and the trend for “decorated” gardens and patios will no doubt continue to grow this year as we spend more  time dining and socialising outside.