The past year (with all its lockdowns) has truly changed how we see our homes. Not only are they our places of sanctuary in these crazy times but they’ve also become our place of work!

As such, our homes now need to be an inspirational space, that can help motivate us but also bring a sense of calm, with soft comfy furnishings in our ‘relaxation’ spaces.

If you’re thinking of a summer spruce-up but don’t know where to start with your new, dual-purpose home, then look no further, as we’ve rounded up some of the best interior trends and top tips, to inject some new life into your home.


Simplicity and functionality may be crucial for your home office but it has become more important than ever, to be able to create a separate space to chill out in and feel truly at ease after the working day is done. That is why this trend is perfect for those spaces in need of some warmth and personalisation.

Think of Cottagecore as similar to ‘Granny chic,’ which has been around for the past year but is still going strong. Simply put, it embraces enjoying the comfort of being at home but without too much chintz. This translates into a home aesthetic that has a cosy country feel – think muted neutral tones and natural materials.

Indoor Plants

This trend isn’t going anywhere, especially as we’ve had a year of being pretty much indoors. Crucial for any room at home and especially work areas – having a bunch of house plants can create a calming effect and help purify the air, as well as adding some visual drama. They also make a much more interesting background for all of those Zoom calls!




This style blurs Japanese minimalism with pared back Scandi cool. The Japandi trend, adopted by design lovers for it’s minimalistic and harmonious style, offers simplicity and function and a timeless design aesthetic – perfect for those working from home areas!



Colour-pop Pairings

Pantone colours are industry standard colour codes that stand for specific shades and this year the Pantone Colours of the Year 2021 are ‘Illuminating Yellow’ and ‘Ultimate Grey’. Soft grey tones are a great base for walls, then why not jazz it up with some eye catching bright yellow statement pieces like cushions, vases or light shades. Great for plain looking home office rooms, to help inject some all-important vibrance!



Creative Storage

It makes sense that this has become much more important to people this past year. We don’t really want to be looking at all out ‘stuff’ constantly while we’re in the home so much. Research shows that designers have seen a rise in people considering joinery and toy storage within their interiors – making that dreaded declutter, all the more important before the home decor begins.

For any items you don’t think you need in the home at the moment or whether you’re just looking to clear some extra space, take a look at our container storage and room storage options here at Sheeplands or get in touch with us on 01189402277 or to find out more!


Sources: Living etc, The Spruce, Country Living, House Beautiful

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