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The Adorned Space: 4 Lessons We Can Learn from British Decorating

We have a 2021 home design trend prediction that will make maximalists and those with grandmillennial style rejoice! We’ve started seeing a lot of British design influences in interior design. This is a look that’s all about adornment, charm, and creating moments of joy within your home. And that’s definitely something we’re craving in our homes right now!

This specific take on British interior design has its roots in traditionalism but definitely gives it a modern spin. In classic British style, there’s a wide use of patterns on patterns, loads of various saturated hues and bold colored rooms, and that very Victorian brand of maximalism. (Embrace the knick-knacks!) While all of these elements mixed together in one space might cause more than a bit of anxiety for the minimalists out there, the idea behind this maximalist mix of colors, patterns, styles, and objects is all about surrounding yourself with things that you love and that make you happy. There’s a certain joyousness in this take on British decor. But it’s probably also fair to say that not many people can pull off this kind of ultra maximalism in their home.

So, we spent some time paring back on the eccentric side of this design and explored what a more approachable take on this interior design trend might look like. The result is refined, warm, and still packed with some eclectic personality. If you want to get to know this 2021 home design trend prediction a bit better, keep reading. We’re dishing a few of our favorite lessons that we can learn from British design.

2021 home design trend predictions

Go For a Saturated Color Palette

Traditional-meets-modern British design has a big focus on bold, dark, and saturated color palettes. The result is a somewhat dramatic and even austere look. In this room, we layered several saturated colors throughout the room, but you could also focus on color in just one aspect. Singularly focusing on a bold wall color can help other design elements come to life in your space.

Textiles are another great way to bring in saturated hues—whether that’s pillows, drapery, throws and bed linens, or even rugs. In most of the rooms in this post, you’ll see richly colored rugs—some with patterns, some without—and they really bring a lot of life to the space they’re in. Ultimately, a saturated color palette will bring a sense of richness and warmth to your space.

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2021 home design trend predictions

Utilize Drapery and Textiles

One big thing we could learn from British design? Maxing out textiles and using more drapery. Drapery adds another layer of texture to your space, creating visual depth and becoming a decorative feature in the room. This applies to window coverings, of course. But you could also hang a decorative drapery, as we did here, for a bold art-like installation.

Printed textiles in classic motifs or with special detailing adds a considered touch to a room. Don’t be afraid to layer different patterns and rich textures together—from your sheets and duvet cover to pillows and throws. This mix not only hints at that British maximalism, but it also adds a sense of coziness to your space!

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2021 home design trend predictions

Give Traditional Elements a Modern Twist

We love the way that British designers today are taking traditional and classic design styles and giving them modern and eclectic twists. Take this room for example: the tufted sofa is very classic in design, but the mustard velvet upholstery gives it a more modern look. And, while the side tables are fairly traditional and even a bit rustic, the coffee table balances out the look with its modern glam style.

Wall art is another way to take traditional ideas and give them a modern twist. The painting pictured here is bright and playful, but it has a classic-inspired origin with its equestrian theme. You could bring the same idea to life through a pastoral landscape or portrait painting, choosing one that has modern elements or an avant-garde style. Lean in a little further and assemble a collected, eclectic gallery wall!

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2021 home design trend predictions

Use Material As Ornament

We love British design’s use of material as ornament—like in this cane chair, where the texture of the cane adds visual depth and nuance to the space. Since British design tends to gravitate more toward the traditional, you’ll also see a bit more ornamentation on furniture pieces, whether that’s carvings on the front of a cabinet or subtle detailing like you can see in this desk, stool, and the legs of the cane chair. This principle can also be applied to decor. The lamp on this desk has a very sculptural quality—showing that a practical piece can also be quite ornamental.

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11 Living Rooms That Prove Pink Can Be Sophisticated and Stylish

Since the Millennial Pink craze a few years back, the color has reinvented itself as more than a hue for Barbie and Elle Woods. While the craze is over, one thing is clear: Pink interior design is here to stay. The world of interior design, in particular, has fully embraced all shades of pink for the home, from pink bedrooms and living rooms to blush pink furniture and textiles.

If you’re not sure how to decorate with pink, start small. You can ease the color into rooms with a stylish throw blanket or rug. For something slightly bolder, try going for soft pink walls, which often turn out far lighter than you think. Also, check out our pink bedroom design tips for more easy ways to incorporate the color. No matter your space, there are many ways to design with pink and make it chic.

To further inspire you, we’ve rounded up our favorite pink living room ideas to help you think pink in a whole new way. Read on to see the spaces and get our tips for working pink into your home!

pink living roomPink As Neutral

With its soft red and white undertones, blush pink reads more like a neutral. In living rooms, a pale pink sofa comes off more neutral if you surround it with other neutral accent pieces, such as cream-colored chairs, off-white walls, and gentle textures.

Style Tip: For a cheery pop of color, choose a hue that’s brighter than blush, like yellow, which also adds a bit of warmth. Keep it to one punchy bright color for a cohesive look. If you want more color, layer in greenery for a vibrant and natural note.

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Touches Of Blush

Blush pink is a great way to bring subtle color into any space. Look for accent decor in the hue, such as table lamps with rose quartz bases, pink artwork, or blush sheers and curtains. The varying materials and textures in these pieces will bring beautiful contrast to your space while keeping to the overall blush color story.

Style Tip: When working with softer shades like blush, an interior design rule of thumb is to make sure you have at least two accent pieces in the hue so that they can play off each other. Otherwise, it’s easy for the color to simply fade into the background!

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pink living roomA Perfect Pairing

Pairing blush pink with caramel or saddle leathers has become one of our foolproof living room ideas. The two work fabulously together and they tons of warmth to a living space. If you love the Santa Fe look, this is a perfect color pairing since it instantly evokes that rustic boho vibe.

Style Tip: To round out the colorful but earthy look, layer in an array of tall and small plants for a lush note and a bold touch of color that contrasts with the browns and pinks.

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Modern & Millennial

The use of ever-so-subtle blush pink across multiple furnishings in this space makes it one of our favorite pink living room ideas. By having multiple big pieces, like the sofa, rug, and cabinet, it all reads more like a blend between cream and blush. The result is a space that feels neutral and Millennial but is layered with chic color that’s easy on the eyes.

Style Tip: With blush pink furnishings, you can easily dress them up or down as needed. Simply layer equally soft-hued accents on to the pieces to bring out their pink tones. Or if you want to tone down their pink color, mix in more neutrals around it.

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Casual & Warm

For living room ideas where pink isn’t front and center, use it as an accent color to neutrals. Keep to warmer neutrals, such as off whites, creams, beiges, and grays, which work best with the red undertones of pink. Materials like jute, natural woods, and woven textures also go well with deeper shades of pink. Together, these hearty neutrals and deep pink hues will create an overall feeling of comfort.

Style Tip: When using pink as an accent, go with deeper shades of the color for your pillows, rugs, and wall decor. And try to keep to other accent colors at a minimum, like the blue here. You want your pink accents to stand out!

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Big Focus

If you’re going with darker shades of pink, make sure you’re using it on big accent furniture pieces. A bright or hot pink ottoman makes for a great statement piece that adds color and comfort. It’s also a stylish way to create a focal point in a living room and anchor a seating area.

Style Tip: Sometimes all you need is one bold pink piece to set your space apart from the rest of your home. Remember less is more when it comes to big bright pink furniture. The best pink living room ideas are often the ones that don’t overemphasize the color.

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pink roomAll Out Bold

On the opposite end of the less-is-more spectrum is totally bold colored rooms. If you’re a maximalist or love the idea of a bright pink living room design, go all out and paint your walls. Try to choose vibrant shades of pink that have an earthy base, such as the rich coral here, which lends a more grounding and comforting look and feel. Mix in equally colorful furnishings to match the cheery vibe of your wall color.

Style Tip: Pink walls are best supplemented with other bold pops of color throughout the furniture. For example, the mustard and periwinkle in this living room add to the room’s overall colorful and happy feeling.

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Full-On Jewel Tones

Another way to go bold with pink is to play the color up alongside jewel tones. Since you’re working with deep, vivid colors throughout, bright shades of pink will work best here. Try pulling in a large hot pink rug as a way to match the vibrant jewel tones in your room. A pink rug will also help set the tone and foundation of the room from the ground up, and it won’t get lost in all the other colors.

Style Tip: With these maximalist pink living room ideas, the bolder you are with your color choices the better your space will look in the end. Plus, a rug is a versatile accent piece. You can swap it out whenever you want to change up the look and feel in your space.

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pink living spaceEarthy & Soft

Mixing various shades of pink can have a warm and earthy effect in the living room. The subtle uses of pink in the rug, art, and pillow blend beautifully with the leathers and natural textures throughout the room. The color feels almost like a neutral but still has a presence.

Style Tip: Decorating with different shades of one color is one of our tried-and-true living room ideas. Be sure to spread out your pink accents when you’re decorating with different shades of it. This helps create a visual connection throughout your space.

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living room with pinkElegance With Pink

Try a classical interior design approach to decorating with different shades of blush pink. This formal living room plays up notes of pink throughout, from the wallpaper to the curtains to the pillows. They’re amplified by the darker hues that surround them, such as the deep greens, blues, and charcoals, which have cooler tones that help offset the warmer notes of pink. It all feels balanced and tailored without feeling overly precious.

Style Tip: Wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to make a statement, but it’s also a great way to ease in touches of color and pattern. A design or motif that has small notes of pink is an elegant approach to bring the hue into a room.

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pink living room designA Glamourous Palette

You can’t go wrong with blush pink and black together. It’s a color combo that’s always glamorous and chic. Instead of over-the-top, try going with soft pink walls and black-and-white furnishings. This gives you a pink living room with a high-contrast look that’s elevated, timeless, and on-trend looking.

Style Tip: Be sure to play up black accents, such as art, accent chairs, and lighting and decor to make sure the pieces don’t simply recede into the pink backdrop. Use textured pillows, ottomans, and rugs to help add even more contrast that makes your furnishings pop.

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