Our favourite interior design trends of 2021

If you’ve been thinking about redecorating your home, we’ve used this blog post to give you a round-up of the year’s biggest home decor trends (so far).

Unless you’ve been living on Mars, you’ll know that this year has certainly been one for the books. 

As the result of a certain global pandemic, we’ve all been spending way more time indoors and at home. 

What’s more, we’ve quickly transformed our homes to suit this shift, to include everything from new WFH offices to outdoor social spaces for our bubble of 6. 

As a result, unsurprisingly, there’s been a huge surge in new home decor trends. Now that people are spending more time at home (and have more free time to dedicate to it), home renovations, revamps and transformations are on the up. 

So, if you’ve been thinking about redecorating your home, we’ve used this blog post to give you a round-up of the year’s biggest home decor trends (so far). We’ll be giving you loads of interior inspo, our top re-design tips, and our favourite home style picks from some of our Roe River independent businesses. 

With any luck, you’ll have everything that you need for a redesign, all in this one blog.

Bringing more light in


Adding more light to a room is a lovely, simple way to make it more stylish. It makes a room feel cleaner, more modern, and sharper, while also helping to lift the home owner’s mood. 

This could be in the form of candles, light fittings, electric lamps or (if you’ve got a more extensive budget), installing an extra window. 

Either way, a lighter room is a trendier room. 

If you’re looking for a chic light feature for your home, Bristol in a Box is a wonderful place to shop. This innovative indie produces beautiful light boxes, which make for truly stand-out decor pieces. 


Original artwork 

Colour, boldness and uniqueness are three elements which will never go out of fashion. 

So, artwork is an ideal choice for anyone wanting to make a room more trendy. Investing in pieces of authentic and original artwork ticks all three of these key style boxes, while also allowing you to make a real statement with your decor choices. 

We provide a platform for a number of talented UK designers, including the likes of: 



If you’re on the search for something special, these are the perfect places to start. 




After the year we’ve had, we all need a little bit of extra self-care in our lives. 

We’ve seen this increasing focus on self-care, self-love, and generally being kinder to ourselves across social media, and the trend is also being reflected in popular homeware, too. All of this is absolutely fab news – we need to prioritise our mental health, and be our own cheerleader!

Candles, aromatherapy, and cosy soft furnishings are all great places to start. 

If you’re looking for a self-care decor treat, we’d recommend browsing the following brands: 



Eco-friendly additions


Building on the point above, it’s clear how popular topics and social media discussions all infuse into our trends and decor choices. 

Over recent years, eco-friendly choices have seen a surge in popularity. In fact, according to a fascinating article published recently by The Independent, in the UK, sales of eco-friendly products surged during lockdown. What’s more, this same article quoted a recent study, which found that 54% of UK adults reported that they ‘feel joy when they do their bit for the environment’. How lovely is that? 

If you want to invest in some stylish, eco-conscious essentials for your home, check out Mission Better. This is the perfect one-stop-shop for all things environmental. 


Bold pops of colour 

As lovely as a modern and minimalist room is, adding a pop of colour to the room really brings the decor to life. 

It’s a brilliant way to add a touch of personality to your home, without straying from that crisp, chic look that you were going for. 

A wonderful example of this is Wedgie’s wooden door stoppers. They may be small, but boy do they have an impact. They’re full of colour and fun, and are sure to make your home memorable. 


We hope that you’ve enjoyed this brief tour of our favourite ‘21 interior trends. 

In fact shopping at indie brands is actually a trend in and of itself. So, if you’re keen to keep your home in-line with the latest fashions, have a nosy through our range of independents. No doubt, you’ll find a one of a kind piece that’ll take your home aesthetic to a whole new level. 


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