4 interior trends you’ll see everywhere in 2021

According to Home Beautiful's annual Style Forecast, you'll love these decorating looks tomorrow and beyond.

We’re so excited to bring you our annual Style Forecast, in association with Luxaflex, featuring four of the most inspiring interior trends you’ll see in 2021 and beyond.

Embrace a New Eclectic look that picks up on colour, prints and using your best for every day, and a Classical Reverence trend that brings back motifs from Greco-Roman history. For anyone seeking serenity, A Quiet Place is a style that focuses on simple sheers, cocooning curves and a fresh, creamy palette, while Sunshine is our colour prediction for 2021. You see, mustard, which has been popular in the past couple of years, has evolved into a beautiful, cheery yellow.

And a drum roll, please: here they are, the four key decorating looks we predict will be the ones you’ll love tomorrow and beyond.


Pretty prints, dainty florals and family heirlooms take pride of place among a more restrained, modern edit of luxurious fabrics and finishes, allowing you to delight in the joy of beloved pieces – the old and the new – everyday.

Photography: Kristina Soljo | Styling: Anna Delprat

Photography: Kristina Soljo | Styling: Anna Delprat

“New eclectic takes decorative pieces from past and present and layers them together for a modern take on classic decorating,” says Elle Lovelock, Home Beautiful’s Editor-In-Chief.


Melt into the gentle embrace of soft, pillowy fabrics and soothing shades of buttermilk and marshmallow.

“This look taps into the mood of the moment, our desire to be surrounded by calm and gentleness,” says Elle Lovelock.

Photography: Kristina Soljo | Styling: Anna Delprat

“Light is one of the most important elements in creating the mood. Layering Luxaflex window coverings with a soft sheer adds movement and texture,” says Vera Meharg, marketing communications manager, Luxaflex Window Fashions.

Think neutrals and hazy, soft light to create a fresh yet cosy cocoon.

Photography: Kristina Soljo | Styling: Anna Delprat


The mystery of Greek mythology combines with smooth, dark stone against sculpted alabaster, textured plaster and rich terracotta in ‘classic reverence‘ interior style.

Photography: Kristina Soljo | Styling: Anna Delprat

Elegant forms stand tall against rough plaster finishes for a sophisticated aesthetic informed by the patina of the past.

“This trend is a nod to Greco-Roman motifs and materials grouped together in a modern cabinet of curiosities,” says Elle Lovelock.

Photography: Kristina Soljo | Styling: Anna Delprat


The radiance of uplifting, buttery yellow hues conjure a feeling of cheerful optimism, reminiscent of the warm glow of morning light on a beautiful summer’s day.

“Last year’s trend for mustard has evolved into a cheerful sunny yellow, evoking inspiring moments of happiness every day,” says Elle Lovelock.

Ligne Roset ‘Gavrinis 3’ rug in Mustard, $3395, Domo. ‘Rock Candy’ cushion in Saffron, $121, No Chintz. Yellow bowl, $30, Bess. ‘Horn’ resin vase in Honeycomb, $280, Dinosaur Designs. Tetsuya Ozawa vase in Senape, $895, The DEA Store. Driade ‘Roly Poly’ armchair in Ochre $1660, Hub Furniture. Linen cushion in Mango/Ivory, $149, No Chintz. Gubi ‘TS’ side table, from $930, Cult. On side table, from left: ‘Offering’ bowl in Honeycomb, $380/ large, Dinosaur Designs. ‘Chandelles’ tapered candle in Miel, $29/part of a set of 4, and ‘Grande Pauline’ candle holder in Amber, $79, both Maison Balzac. Sklo Studio ‘Wrap Knot’ glass object in Amber, $300, Jardan. ‘Sugarbag Stripe’ fabric in Yellow (used as curtain), $30/m, No Chintz. ON WALL: Porter’s Paints Ultra Flat Acrylic paint in Bittersweet (used throughout), $118/4L, Porter’s Paints.

(Credit: Photography: Kristina Soljo / Styling: Anna Delprat)

“Curtains, blinds and sheers can be designed to perfectly pair to create a layered interior look that diffuses natural sunlight, creating a beautiful softness,” says Vera Meharg, Marketing Communications manager of Luxaflex Window Fashions.

Both subtle and striking, creamy yellows feel soft, warm, tactile and incredibly comforting.

(Credit: Photography: Louise Roche / The Design Villa)

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