INTERIOR TREND 2021: COLOURFUL DECOR

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One interior trend for 2021 that I am excited about is to add more colourful decor pieces into my home, fun elements that helps add character. 

This year we are seeing more and more colour in Scandinavian interior, and although it can be nice to paint the walls in a trendy shade, an easier way to stay on trend is by adding new details. I love the fact that these pieces help to break off the neutral and earthy shades with a splash of colour to help lift our mood. 

If you want to be on trend this year, here are a few colourful design decor pieces to get you started:

1. Syndin cushion & throw by Røros Tweed. Designed by Kristine Five Melvær, the Syndin collection offers visual delight with its geometric shapes as well as luxurious softness and comfort. The Syndin cushion and throw charms with playful blocks of contrasting colours, which have been inspired by the mountainous landscapes of the Syndin region in Norway.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful Syndin 1

2. Oval dinner plates from HKliving. This Dutch brand is a master in combining fun colours on ceramics, and their oval dinner plates from the Gallery ceramics series are all unique due to the handmade finish. Inspired by the curved furniture and powdery hues of the Eighties, they created a playful mix of organic shaped tableware in blush pinks with touches of blue hues and sunny yellow softness which perfectly adds a splash of colour to your dining table.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful oval plate

3. Amethyst vase by Alvar Aalto from Iittala. This purple blown vase is only available in 2021 (240 years after Iittala glassworks was founded), which makes it the perfect gift for a special friend or as a treat to yourself. Inspired by Finland, the land of a thousand lakes, the vase features the same undulating design as other iconic vases from The Alvar Aalto Collection. 

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful iittala

4. Deco hand decoration from HAY. Available in blue and yellow and made of glazed stoneware, the new decoration from Danish brand Hay gives you an extra hand in everyday life by holding your jewellery or other accessories. It is a unique piece that adds a welcoming touch to whatever room you add it in.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful decor hand

5. Flowerpot VP9 portable table lamp from &tradition. This is a cordless version of the iconic Flowerpot table lamp designed by Verner Panton. The new VP9 is slightly smaller than the original lamp, making it easy to carry from one place to another. The joyful Flowerpot lamp was inspired by peace, love and the Flower Power era of the 60s, and it became a true design icon soon after its launch.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful flowerpot lamp

6. Amel vase from Woud. This vase features a simple, streamlined design language complemented by earthy tones. Designed by Aurélien Barbry the unique structure makes it possible to arrange flowers in a completely new and intriguing way: the stacked cylinder elements create two separate compartments.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful woud vase

7. Pink, white and red poster from Hôtel Magique. A new print for your wall can be a simple, easy way to add colour to your home. This simplistic poster from Hôtel Magique displays a beautiful combination of bright and soft colours painted by artist Milou Neelen. A bold statement artwork that will get everyones attention.

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8. Lanua embroidered cushion from Made. Want to switch up the living room? With it’s bold, block colours and abstract shapes, the Lanua embroidered cushion is ready to revamp your room. Created by Danish designer Sisse Witek – she’s big on bold, blocked patterns and striking colours and shapes which are right on trend now!

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful block cushion

9. Strøm ceramic bowl from Raawii. The Strøm ceramic tableware collection is inspired by the still lifes of Danish modernist artist Vilhelm Lundstrøm. Hand-crafted in Portugal, these modern sculptural pieces are the work of Danish designer Nicholai Wiig-Hansen. The archetypal silhouettes have received a new twist with a rich palette of bright, strong colours, inspired by fashion trends: the geometric shapes give this collection an incredibly graphic aspect.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful decor bowl

10. Kitchen dishcloths from HAY. To stay on this colourful trend you do not need to go big, even small details can help make a big impact on your home. These happy and colourful dishcloths help make kitchen chores more fun and help brighten up any kitchen space.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful dish cloth

11. Alphabeta Uno pendant from Hem. Hem’s Alphabeta Uno pendants bring a touch of charming playfulness in any space. Designed by Luca Nichetto, the distinctive collection features a range of pendants with interchangeable shades, making it possible to modify the look and feel of the luminaire from one need and mood to another. They will add an eclectic burst of colour to your home.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful pendants

12. Bend candle from Broste Copenhagen. The Bend candle from Broste Copenhagen is an innovative block candle with two wicks arranged in a dynamic arch-shaped design. This candle is a great way to add colour at home, whether using as a modern decorative sculpture or lighting up.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful candle

13. Atrium rug from Finarte. This stunning rug features an abstract pattern inspired by beautiful architectural details that have caught the eye of the designer, Studio Smoo’s Marianne Huotari, during her travels: arches and marble fountains located in inner court-yards. Made of tufted wool and viscose, the tactile rug as a luxurious feel under your feet and is available in 3 different sizes.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful rug

14. I X MP glass bird from Iittala. The cheerful Iittala X minä perhonen series is designed to spark joy in the everyday, created in collaboration with the Japanese designer and founder of lifestyle brand minä perhonen, Akira Minagawa. The adorable glass birds are handcrafted in Finland by casting molten glass into a mould. Due to the special manufacturing method, the birds feature unique characteristics, such as small air bubbles and wrinkles, that make each of them one of a kind.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful birds

15. Untitled AP10 throw from &tradition. When adding bold colours think about the contrast, like here with this stunning blue throw against the bold coloured sofa in an otherwise neutral home. The Untitled throw is adorned with a timeless, geometric grid pattern in vivid colours. Designed by All the Way to Paris, the blanket is made from a blend of cotton, wool, viscose and polyamide, making it lightweight, soft and pleasantly warm. 

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful blanket

16. Little Bird from Normann Copenhagen. This is a range of irresistible decorative figures designed by designer Jan Christian Delfs in different sizes and colours. The simple, but expressive, design represents a well-balanced mix of purity, abstraction, minimalism and, not least, cuteness.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful bird

17. Braid oval mirror from &Klevering. The soft twisted shape combined with the sweet pastel colour gives this mirror a playful fairytale look. It sure adds a fun element to your home, and might be a good choice for a little girls bedroom.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful mirror

18. Rainbow cushion from Bloomingville. This is such a nice pillow for a cot or crib. The crescent-shaped cushion features an embroidered multi-coloured design that looks like an abstract rainbow. Create an imaginative atmosphere in your children’s room and let your little one sleep amidst the clouds and rainbows…

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful rainbow cushion

19. Songbird mobile from Kay Bojesen. I love this cosy mobile with beautiful songbirds and wooden balls in different vivid colours and classic Scandinavian design. The wooden mobile is just as decorative in the children’s room as over the changing table or crib, and gives the youngest in the family something nice to look at.

scandinavian feeling interior trend colourful decor mobile

20. Jumping Lion wall decoration from OYOY. Open up for creativity in the kids’ room with an adorable and colourful wall decoration. This beautiful tapestry is made from cotton and wool and looks just as good by itself as it does combined with other tapestries from the same series.

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What do you think of the trend? Will you be adding more colour into your home this year?


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