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Style out staying at home with PAD Lifestyle’s top home interior design trends for 2021

2021 has well and truly begun. And after the twists and turns of 2020, it’s fair to say we’ve all welcomed in the new year as a time to start afresh.

And that couldn’t be any more important when it comes to the home, which we’ve spent the best part of the past year cooped up in.

With the home being our safe haven, why not start the year off right and give it some TLC with an on-trend mini-makeover?

Something as small as a new lamp or vase can make a big difference to how much we appreciate our property, so why not show it some love with some new, trend-inspired pieces?

From bringing the outdoors in, to creating a sense of luxury with minimal effort, explore the next season trends to be aware of for the year with the help of PAD Lifestyle.

Make a statement with rugs

The look of hardwood flooring is a style favoured by many in the interior design world.

But along with its trend-conscious look, wood flooring does come with its drawbacks; it’s just not as comfortable as carpet.

But one way to easily get around this is by utilising rugs of all different fabrics, sizes and colours.

And luckily, for 2021, statement rugs are a key piece for the year, and they can really inject life into a space, along with the bonus of added comfort.

For those with open plan living rooms, you can go to town with colour and pattern, like this Aerial Tulip Rug from design brand Pols Potten.

For smaller spaces, you can instead opt for more muted colours, adding texture to give the space depth, but not overpower the room.

The muted stripe pattern of this Layered Limestone Wool Rug allows for creative expression without making a bold colour or pattern statement.

Paired with being made from an environmentally friendly Tencel and wool mix, this rug will make your home look good without a significant impact on the planet.

Get ahead of the ‘curve’

Straight, sleek and geometric lines are out of the equation for trend-conscious homeowners this year.

Instead, the forecasters take inspiration from the 1960s and make all things ‘curved’ the new design preference to watch out for in 2021.

So, how can you embrace the trend for curves into your interior design scheme?

Well, if you’re in a position to splurge on a key piece to reflect this trend, then the Jonathan Adler ‘Ether Curved Sofa’ should be your ‘go-to’ furniture option.

A piece that can help to maximise the space and create shape to any standard ‘box’ room, this velvet masterpiece will add a sense of luxury to a living room effortlessly.

And utilising light and mirrored surfaces will also encourage the feeling of space in a room, whilst subtly embracing this trend for curved shapes.

This beautiful round mirror from designer Ruth & Joanna is the perfect option and will become a key feature in any room across your home.

With its brass accents, it will fit perfectly with any colour scheme and continue to reflect light in a room to create the feeling of additional space.

Bringing the outside in

After a year of being cooped up in our homes, being at one with nature has never been more prevalent or important in our lives.

And with greenery playing a hugely important role in our mental wellbeing, adding plants in effective ways across the home can boost your mood, without you even realising it.

So, if you’re looking to incorporate plants into your home, look no further than the Design House Stockholm, Greenhouse Terrarium.

Crafted by the Swedish design brand, this indoor garden will allow you to embrace this trend in its entirety, with its light wood finish working perfectly within a minimalist interior design scheme.

If you’d prefer something a little more subtle, why not add fresh flowers to your home by investing in a statement vase.

We love this Echasse Vase from designer, Menu, which adds a modern twist to a traditional vase with its use of coloured glass.

So, has a particular trend caught your eye for 2021?

To discover more on-trend inspiration for the home, take a look at the new in pieces from PAD Lifestyle, here.

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