living room at birnam mews

The first few months of 2021 are seeing everyone spend more time indoors than usual, so what better opportunity to have an interiors refresh.

With a little help from industry professionals, we have rounded up the top trends for this year – from the must-have colour combinations to advice on bringing calmness into your bedroom. Our design-led L&Q show homes, currently open by appointment-only across London and the Counties, provide real-life inspiration on how to make the trends work in your home.

living room at birnam mews

2021 Pantone Colour of the Year

First up is the 2021 Pantone Colour of The Year,or colours of the year, as the renowned company selected two shades to be used in conjunction. Ultimate Gray, a ‘practical and rock solid’ colour, paired with the yellow colour Illuminating, ‘a positive and sunny yellow shade’, is a combination that brings warmth to the home even during the coldest months.

Image from our Birnam Mews development.

Contemporary Countryside

According to Homes and Gardens ,Contemporary Countryside is expected to be big in 2021. Think meadow patterns and natural textures combined with sleek contemporary lines to create a cosy and inviting space that still feels current.

Image from our Saxon Reach development

kitchen and dining room at saxon reach
open plan living space at lock 19

Statement rugs

The focus at Houzz is floors, with Statement Rugs labelled one of their key trends. We love the way rugs have been used at Lock No. 19 to divide the open-plan living space into dedicated living and dining areas. This helps to ground each element of the room, becoming a canvas to add different textures, colours and materials.

Image from our Lock No.19 development.

Blue Sky Thinking

Finally, calmness and relaxation is key, as our home once again becomes more than just where we eat and sleep, but also our workplace, classroom and sanctuary. According to Ideal Home, one way to achieve this is to incorporate Blue Sky Thinking throughout the home. Mixing different shades of blue helps to promote calmness and tranquillity, whilst injecting a bit more personality than traditional neutrals.

calming blue interiors in the master bedroom at brunel street works

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