Top 5 Design Trends we Expect in 2021

Top 5 Design Trends we Expect in 2021

As crazy as it is, we’re in the last few months of 2020 and so it’s that time of year again where we see the transition of design trends. Some trends that have grown in 2020 will become exponentially more popular in 2021 and others will fizzle out. Below we’ve listed our top 5 predictions for the design trends of 2021 and we love all of them:

Light Wood

We’ll be seeing a lot of designs that incorporate light wood in the upcoming year. When we say light wood, picture interiors that are heavily influenced by simplistic, Nordic design trends. While the minimalism of this style is what often draws people to it, it also beautifully combines lots of light wood with a cool colour palette and black accents to create a very stylish and cohesive look. This kind of minimalism is becoming increasingly popular because it helps to create a bright and spacious home while still maintaining sophistication.

Textured Walls

Textured walls will most definitely be one of the biggest trends of 2021, and it’s not difficult to see why. You can opt to decorate an entire room with more subtle texture or go for a feature wall that makes more of a statement. Some of our favourite textured wall designs are ash wood panels for an entire room, matte patterned tiles for a feature wall and a cloth or upholstered feature wall for a bedroom or perhaps a lounge room.


In recent years, eco-friendly building practices have been becoming increasingly popular, and we guarantee 2021 will be no different. In fact, sustainable homes will be in higher demand than ever. With society being so well educated when it comes to the damage our lifestyles have been having on the planet, an ever increasing number of people are making more eco-conscious decisions. When building or renovating, one of the most effective ways to make your home more sustainable is by using insulated glass, also known as double glazing. Insulated glass windows, doors and walls regulate the temperature of your home and will massively reduce your electricity usage. This not only helps to protect the environment but also saves you a lot of money.

Bring Nature Inside

With so many of us having been stuck inside our homes for a large period of time this year, people are going for a renovation or upgrade in home decor that helps to bring a bit of the outdoors into their home. Incorporating greenery and indoor plants into your interior design is an effective and easy way of incorporating the biophilic design trend. Strategically placed plants throughout your home look fantastic, not to mention the fact that it’s been scientifically proven to help cleanse your air and boost your mood. Not only will we see an increase in the use of greenery but also the use of natural materials like timber, stone and bamboo, all coming together to create beautifully earthy interiors.

Industrial Interior

Industrial interiors are making a comeback, and we expect this design trend to explode in 2021. Think ‘New York loft’ vibes. This will include a contemporary look with neutral colours, open-plan layouts, multi-use spaces and huge double glazed windows that allow the sun to flood into your home. Industrial style interiors have typically been associated with apartments and lofts. Still, in the last couple of years, homeowners have been starting to borrow some of these industrial elements, and the results are amazing.

If you’re building a home or completing a renovation, take that major step towards sustainable building and home living by installing our energy efficient, insulated glass throughout your home. If you have any questions, get in touch with our team of glazing experts at AIG today!

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