Whether you appreciate stylish living or wants to up the value of your property, you’ll want to watch out for the newest decor trends. Since trends change often, it can be hard to keep track of what’s in and what’s not. If you are deciding on your next home improvement or looking for a remodel, here are eight home decor trends in the UK that you can consider.

1. Japandi Style

Japandi refers to the combination of Japanese and Scandinavian styles of home decoration. The trend started last year and is still going strong in 2021. The style highlights Japanese simplicity and minimalism but with excellent functionality and comfort from Scandinavia.

The key to having a Japandi style is to maintain neutral, subtle, and calming colour schemes. Reducing clutter and focusing on a few well-crafted and sustainable furniture pieces and decorations, like wall slat panel, also work best to achieve this style. 

2. Multifunction Outdoor Space

Ever since the pandemic began, more people started spending time inside their homes. For this reason, people start to make improvements to their backyard spaces as soon as restrictions are loosened. Outdoor spaces that are usable for both recreational purposes and as living spaces are highly valued.

Home garden flooring with decking boards, outdoor kitchens and bars, and fire pits are some of the most popular home improvement projects. Even placing a sofa and a few cushions will transform your outdoor space into a relaxation spot. This trend will continue as more people will likely spend their time indoors.

3. Cottagecore

Cottagecore is a home decor style that originated on the internet bringing romanticised barnyard and countryside aesthetics. Not only does it concentrate on the aspects of nature, but it also includes activities like craft-making, pottery, and gardening.

Cottagecore designs often feature rustic and earthy colour palettes, such as green and brown, combined with simplistic yet elegant decorations, fixtures, and furniture. The main idea of Cottagecore aesthetic is to bring the outdoors indoors.

4. More Natural Light

As more people spend indoors, many will find ways to conserve energy. For this reason, glass doors, roof windows and skylights are becoming more popular. Not only do they brighten up areas in your home, but they also help save a few from electricity bills.

Painting parts of the house with white can also complement natural lighting. Since light paint colours reflect more light, it makes areas brighter and cleaner. Adding furniture pieces that complement the pale colour scheme balances it out and makes it livelier.

5. Home Office

Many people are starting to work from home, making the home office a necessary design choice for many homeowners. This trend will continue for as long as people work indoors.

Even if you don’t have a large or dedicated area to work with, you can still set up a home office. You have the freedom to choose how to design it, but many experts recommend focusing on an aesthetic that encourages you to be creative and productive.


6. LED Neon Lighting

Last year ended with LED neon lights becoming one of the biggest trends, and it continues in 2021. Whether it’s a simple LED strip light or some funky and artistic shapes, logos, or designs, neon lighting has become an essential design element.

A few LED strips can transform an otherwise empty room. The cheery and artsy vibe it brings brightens the mood. For this reason, it’s one of the favourite design pieces of Millenials and Gen Zs. But you don’t have to be either to enjoy it.

7. Rustic Style

Some styles never get old, and rustic themes are the perfect examples. Earthy and rustic tones such as grey, yellow, and other neutrals are some of the trendiest colours in 2021. Pair them with hand-picked furniture to get a calming and clean look.

You can also go for a vintage style aesthetic, using retro and upcycled fixtures and furniture. While tricky, you can achieve this by slowly introducing new elements to an existing space to create a cohesive look. However, adding too much will make it look messy.

8. Dark Green Kitchens and Walls

Among all the colour themes, deep green shades are becoming one of the trendiest in the UK. More people are starting to paint their kitchen cabinets and drawers green. Some are even using it for their walls.

The colour is versatile and can match most aesthetic. Other saturated colours, such as dark blue, still are trending. Many experts predict that shades of green will continue to dominate for the rest of 2021.