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6 must-have interior design trends for summer 2021

By LLM Reporters  |  May 22, 2021
interior design

Looking ahead to bright blue skies and golden sunshine, homes across the UK are preparing for the great British summer time. Since January, keen decorators have been planning their home interiors, after Google Trends revealed an average monthly search of nearly 4,000 people asking “What are the best interior design trends for 2021?”

Working alongside their head designer Marie Parry, Prestigious Textiles has researched six of the must-have interior trends for summer 2021, showcasing the most popular, relevant and exciting home décor ideas for the coming months. From the rising prevalence of Cottagecore, to the Oriental-inspired Japandi, there’s plenty to be inspired by.

Global traveller 

Global traveller
The Global Traveller trend brings both culture and comfort into any space

As people long for travel and adventure, homes are embracing global influences when planning their interior décor. Combining natural textures, woven finishes and earthy colour palettes, the Global Traveller trend brings both culture and comfort into any space. Plus, interlocking patterns and textures inspired by Peruvian landscapes can make for a striking, overt feature. With warm earthy tones and bold finishes, Aztec designs replicate the extraordinary textures of Machu Picchu, and introduce a global influence to a home. Marie said: “Aztec patterns and weaves in varied scales, inspired by colours, landscapes and textures of travel are growing in popularity right now.”


Japandi style
This trend celebrates the wonders and beautiful colours of Japan

Inspired by oriental design with a nod to Scandi minimalism, Japandi harnesses both Scandinavian and Japanese décor. Celebrating the wonders of Japan with a combination of opulent jacquards, lotus flowers, watercolour foliage and origami-inspired geometrics, Japandi interiors are linked together with calming neutrals and warm spiced shades that pay homage to East Asian landscapes. Marie explained: “The two design styles complement each other perfectly and combine to create one harmonious trend, taking the most loved elements from both Scandi and Japanese interiors.”


Cottagecore is one of the most popular trend in 2021

Inspired by the ever-popular arts and crafts revival, Cottagecore is at the forefront of cosy home décor. With decorative jacquards, embroideries and sheers – the classic designs are proving timeless in the world of design. Featuring stained glass-inspired damasks in the form of unique tapestries, it connects traditional antique interiors with contemporary colour palettes. Marie commented: “Whimsical and nostalgic, the Cottagecore trend has been at the forefront of interiors for 2021. The trend offers a reassuring feel in living spaces, creating a place to hibernate away from the outside world.”

Wildflower meadow

Wildflower Meadow
Wildflower Meadow embraces a quintessentially English style

Showcasing dried flowers in a fresh, quintessentially English style, wildflower meadow embraces the outdoors, with delicate designs embracing blooms, waterlilies and fresh colourways. This interior trend introduces the outdoors into a room and opens a space naturally with bright botanicals. Marie said: “Wildflower meadow offers a fresh take on the traditional spring floral trend, whilst combining flower press designs, traditional blooms and illustrated pavilions.”

Urban jungle 

Urban jungle
Deep colour schemes will enrich a décor scheme beautifully

Prowling tigers and exotic wildlife create a real talking point and a striking statement. Featuring tropical vistas, foliage and expressive, deep colour schemes that enrich a décor scheme beautifully. Marie explained: “Connecting nature with the home going into the depths of the jungle and safari with imagery including dense leaves, hidden animals and rich colours is very much in at the minute.”

Responsible fabrics

Responsible fabrics
Stylish and on-trend, responsibly sourced fabrics are designed with the environment in mind

Both stylish and on-trend, responsibly sourced fabrics are designed with the environment in mind. Going green can create an ongoing theme within a home, as sustainable materials meet agricultural standards and reduce household carbon footprints. Fabrics are now made with organic cotton and recycled polyester, which reduces the number of harmful chemicals used in the production process and also dramatically decreases the amount of decomposing plastic. Marie added: “Make a change for good and choose fabrics that are responsibly sourced and eco-friendly, whilst having absolutely no compromise on the beautiful design and quality.”

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