Semper Interiors top five design trends for 2021 - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
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Upcycling furniture is a trend that continues to grow.


Trends are not something I really like to follow; I feel trend following will often result in a space having to be re-designed. However, there are a few ‘trends’ I have seen growing in momentum and I hope they are here to stay!

So here it goes, my predicted non-trend trends for 2021:

1. Rendered internal walls
Rendered walls are something that traditionally was used for exteriors. However, stucco, limewash, and venetian plaster have started to make waves in our interior spaces. Using these products on interior walls creates subtle texture and pattern to walls, and it also makes the space feel more earthy and grounded.

What I love most about a rendered wall is there are some great products that are sustainable, low/zero VOCs, and naturally hypoallergenic and bacteria-resistant.

2. Natural materials
Natural stone, timber, cane and rattan have had a huge surge in popularity recently. I feel they’ve been so popular with designers because of the unique colour, pattern, and texture that is incredibly hard to manufacture.

I prefer to use natural materials that are ethically sourced because if they are treated correctly they can be recycled easily, and we aren’t creating a whole new product from synthetic materials.

3. Recycle, reuse, rethink
Vintage shopping, upcycling, and considered purchases are a growing trend that I hope is here to stay! In the last couple of years, the luxury market has moved away from flashy and ‘blingy’, to one-off and unique. This has seen a steady rise in vintage furniture stores and products made from reused materials.

4. Home is a sanctuary
This is not new information but 2020 saw everyone spend more time in their homes. It also led to a rise in people transforming their homes into a sanctuary, even going as far as making their home feel like a holiday that they haven’t been able to go on. With borders still closed I predict this trend will continue to gain momentum.

5. Australian made and manufactured
Supporting Australian made has been another trend growing over the last few years, however, it is also one of the few positives to come out of COVID-19. I know I spruik this in almost all of my journals but buying Australian manufactured and designed furniture is the easiest way to reduce your footprint! I can’t wait to see what amazing things the Australian design industry produces in 2022!