Ten Interior Design Trends to Look Forward in 2021

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1It’s been a long year, so we have good reason to rejoice when thinking of the interior design trends coming up in 2021. From the growing importance of sustainable materials to elegant elements and a celebration of individuality and uniqueness, our 2021 trend edit will provide you with a curated look that will bring your home into the New Year with sensational style.

 Here are a few Trends-

Genral Layout plan of the house :

A well-planned house immediately captures one’s attention. It helps create individualistic parameters for each in a family or an organization of a commercial property.


Flooring not just adds and increases the visual appeal, it also adds to the financial value of the house or my structure when rented out or sold. The resale value makes a remarkable impact on the buyer and the seller. Some flooring trends which have been impacting are Parquet flooring, Wooden Lamination flooring, which is a cheap but durable imitation of Parquet and a good product manufactured out of wasted scraps of wood. The advantage over Parquet is price starting from ₹70 – ₹ 450 per square foot and has various colors, textures, all climate-friendly, easy, effortless installations and longevity of the product scaling from 7 to 15yrs. It also provides a very clean, elegant, and chic look to the interiors. Marble like Italian marbles, White Indian marbles like Makrana, and modern Stone floorings like kadappa, sandstones, and Slate also add quality to the life of the house, though the longevity can have a question mark in few exceptional cases. A glossy look can also be achieved through vitrified tiles which shine like mirror and glamorize the entire span of flooring with their excellent big sizes, hairline joints, and mesmerizing effects, which definitely is a big 10 for most of the people all of the globe, not just in the Indian subcontinent. It is easier and faster to put and easy to maintain when compared to most of the floorings mentioned above and affordable. Adds amazingly to the value of the house. 

Wall Decor:

Wall Paints, Panels, Wall Coverings are indeed a hit as walls talk. One connects with the house immediately when the walls are flawlessly done and accessorized tastefully with wooden, glass, leather, fabric metallic panels, jaalis. These are globally accepted trends barring few elements like rock walls, which are very categorical applications and materials, suitable only to cold country homes and buildings. 

Follow Nature:

Tropical Countries like India need to have very well chosen materials as our climates are varied and they have strong pros and cons. Like the monsoon season has beautiful rains, but then comes in a lot of humidity with it, resulting in fungal growths in damp places. So trends and fashion need to follow nature, which keeps changing. So value increases when your property is infused with logical, yet beautiful interior structures, furniture as well as wow factors like fresh greenery.

Home Grown Plants :

Greenery inside a property which we call by the term Interior Landscape has been a global practice and trend, not just for looks but for the constant supply of oxygen and natural sound insulation characteristics. Due to global warming and lead in the air, fresh green plants at various levels, or on the window sill of your bathrooms, kitchens, steps, walls, and terraces, if you have, can do wonders to the immediate environment and thus extending to you, your property and it’s value. Creepers, hedges in front and backyard lawns, gardens are celebrated additions to any house and are looked upon when, going for the commercial value of it.

Solar panels, Solar Water Heating system:

Insulated walls and Ceilings are considered a big A+ as they help reduce heat and therefore limited the use of artificial cooling or healing energies. The crisis our planet is undergoing, these surely are healthy trends, contributing to a healthier planet and lifestyle. 

Modular Kitchens are a big yes in today’s times:

Even with limited 2 or 3 bedroom apartments, a well-equipped kitchen sells. Like a hot cake, a dream for every woman who loves her hearth. Also, in today’s fast-paced lifestyle, a woman needs things within her reach since kitchen help is scarce all over the world. A kitchen providing for a front load fully automatic washing machine, oven, deep fryers, big fridge, even with just two doors, can add big value. 

Big Windows in kitchens and bathrooms are a must. It ventilates well, looks amazing, and therefore a must feature, of course, insulated toughened glass ones. Ways of adding natural light to a home or any property need special attention. Fresh air, good cross ventilation are features that surely push the property to a better scale. 

Finally, when we are talking of Interiors, fixed furniture like cabinets, wardrobes, are the most important factors, which are daily essentials. They should be designed to keep the end-users in mind. Ergonomics plays an important role in planning them. The age, the genders, the usual habits all need to be scaled before manufacturing and installing. Colors need to be neutral and in with the trend. Even a classic interior with a touch of modernism can do wonders and takes monotony for a toss.

Therefore Trends followed by the longevity of structures, neutrality and originality can do wonders!

Sushhmita Siingh, a renowned name in the Interior Designer Industry.
is a prolific interior designer, who started her career in 1992. The idea came to her with a view to not get caged in the chains of 9-5 job, Having worked with multinationals like UNICEF, Footwear Development of India (FDDI), NCERT, to International Schools in Dehradun, In her diverse career, she has also worked for hotels, spas, salons, corporate offices, residences of top industrialists of India and Dubai as well.

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