Welcome to the first in the series of the CCG Homes Blog where we will be bringing you monthly updates throughout 2021 on all things home buying and home styling.
Since last year was a bit of a tough one for us all, we thought we would kick off our year with a Top 5. Everybody loves a Top 5 and what better way to start than our view on what will be the top 5 trends for styling your home.
One of our favourite trends for 2021 is the incorporation of ‘maximalism’ – suggesting ‘more is more’ when it comes to interior décor. Interpreting and experimenting with a range of colours, patterns, textures and shapes, ‘maximalism’ embodies traits of the 1980’s and evokes a somewhat bohemian vibe with a modern twist. The art of minimalism has definitely positioned itself as a timeless classic, but 2021 is the year to be bold, and embrace depth! For inspiration on how to incorporate ‘maximalism’ into your home, check out ‘Posh Tropics’ by Next Home for key pieces!
Sustainability – Natural Elements and Vintage
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives this year, and it’s fair to say that a lot of us have embraced the fact that we must be kinder to our planet. With this in mind, the incorporation of natural material will become much more prominent in homes than ever before. That being said, the unrelenting charge of vintage will remain a key focus of home styling in 2021 – fast fashion can come in many forms so we may wish to consider our “footprint” by going second-hand.
Source: Vogue Living
The complexity and curiosity of interior wall décor is set for a refresh this year through the use of textured wallpaper and material. Following the 80’s vibe, expect to see a modern twist with rough, dark wall textures creating depth whilst the incorporation of embossed wall tiles and mock brick will really bring the upper west side of Manhattan to your living space. On the flip side, if you want texture and comfort, you could opt for “cottagecore” and bringing all of the characteristics of the Britsh countryside to your home. Not everybody’s cup of tea but with the correct balance of soft furnishings, this really can be made to work in almost any home.
Source: Homes & Gardens
We have seen A LOT of different variations in trends for this year. From the usual grey and pastel tones to, dare we say, beige (say what???), if we could stick our marker on a colour for 2021 it would definitely be yellow. Paired with natural wood flooring and neutral wall tones, yellow can really be the defining characteristic of a room. Turmeric and ochre will shy on the darker side of caution whilst delivering an air of sophistication and for those that are a little bit bolder, even marigold is being thrown into the style pot. With Farrow and Ball, you’ll never go wrong with a choice of palettes but if yellow just isn’t for you, consider bronze, greens and hues of the sea as alternative trends.
Yup, you read that right. Neon couldn’t be further away from cottagecore if you tried but with everyone staying at home more, trends are turning to statement features of the past with neon being a favourite amongst the younger home enthusiast. On the relatively high side of cost for home accessorising but for us, worth every penny.
Source: Luxury London
This is going to be a very busy year for CCG Homes. We will be saying farewell to our multi-award-winning Riverford Gardens development and saying hello to the fantastic Western Terrace and the wonderfully unique Calderwood Lodge. So, if you’re thinking “New Year, New Home” then we will have you covered with helpful hints and tips to set you on your journey.