It’s fair to say, this year has been... trying. We’re sure we’re not the only ones looking forward to 2021. So we’re here to help you get ahead of the game as far as your interior design goes.
Curtains are often one of the biggest finishing touches to any interior design project and, really, they can make or break a room. Too heavy or patterned and they’ll overpower the rest of your decor. Too short or too long and they’ll look messy. But, fortunately, curtains are a relatively easy item to update, without spending a fortune or making a huge commitment.
Here, we’ll take a look at some the latest interior design trends for 2021, and what that means for your curtains and window treatments. Hopefully we’ll be able to provide you with some inspiration for your own home design project!
Navy has been having a moment for some time, and it’s showing no signs of going away in 2021. While it’s been a feature of many a statement wall over the last couple of years, it’s very much a strong, statement colour, so can feel overpowering.
Instead of painting your walls, why not try adding navy touches in your rooms using your home furnishings instead? Navy curtains can bring a dramatic, opulent feel to any room. Try crushed velvet or velour (great for insulation also!), and invest in some tiebacks for a really luxurious look.
Many homeowners are craving the scandi look for their interiors, as it’s a lovely calming and simple look, and we all need a littly hygge from time to time (it’s definitely much needed at the moment!).
This means light woods, clean lines, less clutter and blocks of bright colour. There’s also a big emphasis on light and space (see also mindfulness below).
Curtains are not a huge part of the scandi look; however, there is no need to remove them just yet! Instead of taking your curtains down, look at light, neutral colours, airy fabrics and block patterns, and open up your windows by raising your curtain poles and hanging curtains as high and wide as you possibly can.
This will make windows appear larger, giving the desired impression of light and airiness. Alternatively, why not try curtains instead of cupboard doors in your kitchen, for a cosy Nordic look?
For many of us now, our homes are our offices, which means more than ever we need to create spaces where we can feel happy, confident and proactive.
It’s been a tough year for many, and keeping a focus on mental health and wellbeing is essential. As such, mindfulness has been an upcoming trend throughout 2020 and this looks set to continue into 2021.
As we move into the warmer months of spring and summer 2021, why not try swapping your living room and dining room curtains out for sheer panels or voiles?
This will allow you to let in as much natural light as possible. If this doesn’t work, or privacy is a concern, texture is a big part of creating a calming, mindful space, so go for touchy-feely fabrics for your curtains and accessories.
For the bedroom, it’s vital to create a sanctuary where you can just relax and sleep, so blackout curtains are definitely the way to go. They’ll help block out as much light as possible, so you’ll wake up feeling well rested and ready to face the day!
Cottagecore is not just about your home, it’s about your entire lifestyle. It’s an aesthetic that celebrates a romanticised version of countryside life, and a return to more traditional skills and crafts, such as baking, knitting and ceramics. It’s become bigger over the last few months, as people seek comfort in their homes and look for hobbies they can do from home. This looks set to continue into 2021.
Cottagecore is definitely not for you if you prefer a more minimalist look (see above), but like minimalism, it places the emphasis on creating a comforting, welcoming and homely space.
Your curtains will be a huge part of this as they’ll help make your home feel warm and cosy, and shut out the outside world. Try pretty florals or chintzy patterns to get the look for your home. If patterns aren’t your thing, pastel colours are a good compromise.
It’s also a good time to invest in some net curtains. Lace and frills are a huge part of Cottagecore. Plus, they’re fantastic for adding a bit of additional privacy. Google Trends shows that searches for net curtains have been on a slow and steady rise over the course of this year, so why not get in on the act?
Perhaps it’s a reaction to being told to stay at home, or maybe it’s just that spring brings with it brighter times, but the Pantone Colour Institute predicts that colour trends for spring 2021 at London Fashion Week will be bright, warm and sunny, with a distinct beachy vibe. And we can expect this to extend to our homes.
A warm yellow (Illuminating Pantone 14-105), a relaxing aqua (Beach Glass, Pantone 13-5412) and an earthy orange (Orang Ochre, Pantone 16-1253) are just some of the colours we can expect to see making their way into our homes and wardrobes next year.
As these colours are so vivid, one statement will help to brighten a room, so why not make that your curtains? Shop our ranges of orange curtains, blue curtains and yellow curtains to get a head start on the trendiest colours of 2021.
If this year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of having a comfortable and calming space to call home. As we had into winter and look forward to next year, this does not look set to change. So why not give your windows a bit of TLC and jump on board with the latest curtain trends for 2021? After all, who wants to be stuck in 2020?