We are now well and truly into 2021. People have stopped wishing us ‘Happy New Year’ when we meet, exchange emails or speak on the phone.

Many of us are now turning our attention to renovation projects and updating our homes for 2021. A fresh start means we are more motivated than ever to get on with those projects we’ve been putting off, and may even feel inspired to try a whole new scheme. Whatever your inspiration is to update your home, here are some ideas to help you shape your plans and get a head start on creating a super stylish home for 2021…

Mix Modern & Vintage

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There’s little in the way of rules when it comes to interior design in the 21st century. These days anything goes, and the more creative you want to be the better. Not so long ago, we all stuck to a handful of basic ‘on-trend’ looks, but today, we are encouraged to embrace our own unique sense of style.

Both modern and vintage styles are loved by many, so why compromise and stick to one over the other? Mixing both vintage and contemporary pieces will create an interesting and eclectic scheme. One of the best ways to introduce this style is by incorporating antique pieces of furniture into your otherwise modern scheme, and texture such as a Persian Rug and vintage throw. A dark wood antique sideboard on top of a Persian Rug against modern white walls is a great example of how to nail this look.

This guide from Modern Guy features some lovely pieces which will help with your interior design!

Embrace the Boho Trend

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While boho décor is very popular at the moment, it’s also a brilliant timeless style that you won’t get tired of. Eclectic, laid back and unique, this is the ideal option if you’re looking to update your living room or bedroom and create a space that’s cosy and comfortable.

Bohemian décor can be interpreted in a number of ways, and adjusted to suit your own unique sense of style. Typically, walls are kept white, and texture, interest and depth added through accessories and furniture, but you can also go over to the dark side and experiment with deep and moody shades on walls too.

To embrace the boho trend, try introducing a piece of rattan furniture, a shaggy Moroccan-style rug, tasselled cushions and curtains. Global influences come into this trend too - think books, trinkets and artwork you have collected from your travels.

Add Texture and Warmth with Rugs

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One of the simplest ways to update your space is to introduce a new rug. Often large and impactful, a rug can completely transform your space, adding a completely new look and feel. This is ideal if you want to add a pop of colour or pattern to an otherwise plain space, or you want to enhance your already existing scheme.

Rugs offer a lot to a space, including adding softness, texture, interest, colour and even pattern, depending on what style you choose. Typically, available in a wide range of styles from modern to vintage, colourful to neutral and plain to printed, a rug is a great way to add balance to your space, or to create that all important wow factor.

Ideal for adding warmth to hardwood floors, rugs work well in virtually every room in the house. If you are in need of a little help with ideas when it comes to rugs, look no further than Land of Rugs. As experts in the field, Land of Rugs specialise in all things rugs and offer an extensive collection of designs, colours and sizes.

Experiment with Pattern

An emerging trend for 2021 is Grandmillenial, in which the younger generation are embracing styles often associated with the older generation. Think floral prints, embroidered curtains, and lace table clothes, but without the twee element. This is a timeless style and can be very sophisticated when done right.

Try a floral wallpaper in a dark shade in your living room to add depth and drama, complete with dark velvet curtains, a velvet pouf and gold accents. Create an edge by introducing some contemporary pieces, as well as mid-century design to add interest and depth to the look. This ensures the room has a nostalgic feel, without looking dated.

Bring the Outside In

As we are spending more time indoors, there is an increased demand for more natural elements inside our homes. This includes houseplants, dried flowers and botanical inspired paint colours, wallpapers and accessories.

You may have spotted that dried flowers are all over Instagram at the moment, and are particularly popular. Offering the perfect way to bring natural textures into your home, dried flowers make beautiful displays that will last for years. You can even dry your own flowers, or buy ready dried arrangements to place into your favourite vase.

Houseplants have been popular for several years now, and are often a cost-effective way of updating your space, not to mention creating purified air in the home. Try introducing a couple of shelves of plants for maximum impact, or simply add a few to your space at varying heights to add interest.

Enhance your Home Office

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Many of us spend the majority of 2020 working from home, and we don’t expect this to change in the near future. The new work from home (WFH) lifestyle requires a stylish and practical space to work. Whether you have your own home office, or simply an alcove in your living room, taking the time to enhance your work space will make the world of difference.

Create a calming yet organised area to keep stress at a minimum. Try hanging your favourite artwork on the walls, lay a cosy sheepskin rug under your desk, and create a peg board to help you stay focused.

As you can see, there are lots of exciting and unique ways to update your home for 2021, making now the perfect time to start planning your scheme. Be bold with your design choices for the year ahead. Now we are spending more time at home than ever before, don’t hold back and embrace your own unique sense of style.