Scroll to Top
Win a break to Tanzania’s five-star Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Spa, home office and cottage core: We take a look at 2021’s most luxurious interior design trends

By Georgina Gilbert  |  January 16, 2021
Image Credit: Jafara / Shutterstock

If you’re looking to upgrade your interior this year to add a little more luxury, look no further than the latest Instagram trends just waiting to reach your home.

Rustic, home office and cottage core are just some of the most popular trends already this year, with Postmodernism and Japandi expected to rise even more. As 2020 was the year that might have saved us a few pennies, it makes 2021 the perfect time to upgrade your décor to match the latest looks.

In a bid to find out more about the styles, OnlineMortgageAdvisor.co.uk reveals the top ten Instagrammable interior designs.

1. Rustic

Image credit: StockCo / Shutterstock

The top trend of 2021 is the rustic interior style with a huge 3,186,331 Instagram hashtags. This aesthetic is about uniting natural elements like exposed wooden beams and stone, with new furnishings such as comfortable, fluffy pillows. Often referred to as rustic vogue, it’s no surprise it’s top of the list for 2021.

2. Cottage core

Image credit: Photographee.eu / Shutterstock

In second place is cottage core. The romantic, mellow interpretation of rural life has 1,471,555 Instagram hashtags. If the March sisters from Little Women had an Instagram page, cottage core aesthetic would run through it with pastel coloured furniture, fairy lights, plants, and floral printed pillows.

3. Spa

Image credit: New Africa / Shutterstock

With the year we’ve had, it’s no surprise that spa interior designs rank third with 690,872 hashtags. For a home-spa design style, wooden textures like reclaimed wood in bathrooms, big candles and low shelving will invite a more relaxing 2021 in your rooms.

4. Home office

Image credit: New Africa / Shutterstock

Home office interior style claims fourth place with 599,864 Instagram hashtags. This house design became massive in 2020 and according to Bloomberg, is expected to continue to grow within the next few years. Feature walls, accent lamps and colourful storage are a few ways of bringing your workspace to life.

5. Postmodernism

Image credit: United Photo Studio / Shutterstock

Following in fifth place is postmodernism with 210,704 Instagram hashtags. Postmodernism is a late 20th-century style which plays on art and extravagance whilst embracing unconventional ideas – a stark contrast to the minimal style it rebelled against.

Inspiration for this style can be drawn from Willy Wonka’s factory with jewel-toned furniture, colour-popping décor, and a gallery wall – PriceYourJob.co.uk have confirmed that gallery walls will be a big home trend for 2021 with 1,679,390 Instagram hashtags already.

Other notable interior design trends for 2021:

6. Stone – 107,592 Instagram hashtags
7. Japandi – 40,256 Instagram hashtags
8. Refined curves – 40,136 Instagram hashtags
9. Beach house – 16,037 Instagram hashtags
10. Rustic minimalism – 5,068 Instagram hashtags