Winter 2021 Trends for a Cosy Home

Cheatsheet: Winter 2021 Trends for a Cosy Home

With people spending more and more time in their home, 2021 trends are moving more towards the cosy.

2020 saw a move away from purely minimalist traditions towards more curated styling that feels authentic.

Here we summarise the main areas to consider for your next home styling project.


2020 witnessed the introduction of the Instagram trend “Granny Chic”, with more than a nod towards grandma’s floral-clad walls and dried bouquets. China on display, pastel tints and busy patterns have all found their way back into our home space and 20-something designers are embracing this movement.

Country style is also prominent with natural materials such as rattan, bamboo and houseplants continuing to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. We’re all for this – With so much time spent in the home office, it’s worth adding in the botanical touches for a more productive work environment.

Of course, while we’re once again in a national state of hibernation, there are those who want to take life by the horns. That means no more compromises, least of all in the interior space. Their rationale being, “If I’m to spend all my time at home, it’d better feel exquisite!” Therefore, opulence and sublime is an absolute must.

That’s not to say there isn’t an option for those who like it toned down. Scandi minimalism hasn’t gone away entirely, but it has evolved and developed an attitude, taking on colours and graphic elements. A far cry from the neutral winter retreat hut that comes to mind.


Nature is not taking a backseat any time soon. We’ve rekindled our passion for outdoor spaces since the shopping centre and cinema became off-limits, and now we can’t get enough. Woods, walnut, rattan and bamboo are taking over our home décor, and we’re thrilled by it.

Cosy fabrics perfectly complement this natural ambiance, with “boucle” or teddybear fabric making an appearance.

As for bolder interiors, velvet is the perfect companion for powerful colour combinations and adds a touch of luxury to the living room. This goes even further with metallic accents that increase the shimmer and shine to make you feel you’re in a palace, Bridgerton style.


Feeling a tad closer to nature, we’re opting for earthy tones such as Dulux’s colour of 2021, “Brave Ground”. In addition, you’ll see grey as a dominant neutral, as well as warmer, “spicier” colours and pinks and creams. For an accent colour, sage green wins the prize.

If you want a dramatic take on the neutral interior, try navy and pair it with orange, gold or silver.

The other side of the Winter 2021 spectrum is vibrant jewel colours like orange, teal and burgundy.


We’ve already hinted at an evolved Scandinavian interior, which means bringing colourful geometrics into the space for extra personality.

Granny chic is also heavy on the pattern front, bringing with it florals and nature prints as well as ornate carvings on wooden furnishings. Don’t forget to include wall art.


Accessorising is the final cherry on the cake for your new interior.

Printings and wall hangings are essential in any home, especially ones that reflect the colour, patterns and themes of your space.

Botanicals are everywhere, influencing your creativity as you work from home.

Rugs and cosy throws are the perfect complements to the home décor to provide extra comfort and ambience for those winter movie nights.


How are you spending your winter lockdown? Leave us a comment on our Facebook Post.

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