modern bedroom with calm pastel clours - john lewis trends 2021 -

John Lewis & Partners: 3 new season home trends to look out for in 2021

December 21, 2020

From sun-drenched Mediterranean shades, to functional but fashionable Scandi chic, we look at the trends the high street giant is betting on for SS21.

modern bedroom with calm pastel clours - john lewis trends 2021 -

Image: John Lewis & Partners

This year we’ve all spent more time in our homes than ever before, and it’s looking like we’ve still got a little way to go before normality can resume. Only so many more times you can stare at the same walls? The experts at John Lewis & Partners have shared their top three SS21 home trends, so you can get started on doing up your digs in time for spring.

Modern Mediterranean

ohn Lewis Modern Mediterranean scheme dining room - 2021 trends -

Image: John Lewis & Partners

After a year of strict rule following and limited social interaction, what could be more appealing than a trend that embodies the laidback and sociable essence of modern mediterranean living?

Inspired by the design and culture of southern France, bring a sense of boho to your abode with the sun-bleached hues of Terracotta, Plaster and Pistachio coupled with soft pastels, and the layering of tactile, natural materials. Bringing the outdoors indoors, the rustic and free-flowing nature of this Modern Mediterranean trend is ideal for those looking to embrace a sense of individualism and creativity – particularly after the regimented nature of 2020.

Try … relaxing with rattan

Alt text - John Lewis Modern Mediterranean Rattan Sideboard - 2021 trends -

Image: John Lewis & Partners

“The rattan trend isn’t going anywhere, and we’re going to see much more of it in 2021 as we seek interest and tactility in every finish around the home … Introduce it into the home where you would usually opt for plain wooden designs, such as dining chairs or storage for a shot of extra texture that is timeless and rooted in craftsmanship that you’ll love for years to come.” – Will Law, Partner & Home Design Stylist

Read more: Pinterest reveals interior trend predictions for 2021

Natural Scandinavian

John Lewis Natural Scandinavian scheme living room - 2021 trends -

Image: John Lewis & Partners

Simplistic but elegant, this trend has been inspired by a growing desire for homes that allow for flexible living and working. Embracing the classic minimalistic Scandinavian aesthetic, expect a focus on comfort, quality and slow living.

With an emphasis on clutter-free, flexible spaces that foster harmony and relaxation, experiment with warm neutrals and pale woods, and functional but fashionable pieces like low slung chairs, textured rugs and soft linens. Bring form and regimen into play with accents of bold, linear lines and sculptural lighting choices that provide focal points and definition.

Try … the home office

John Lewis Natural Scandinavian Glide Desk - 2021 trends -

Image: John Lewis & Partners

“This season we’ve brought function and beauty together to offer our customers a selection of design led desks that will elevate any home office space. From bright colours to sleek design and brass detailing we want customers to be able to choose a desk that reflects their personality and interior style.” – David Barrett, Partner & Living and Dining Furniture Buyer

Heritage Revival

corner of living room with yellow armchair and green wall - 2021 trends -

Image: John Lewis & Partners

Placing rich tones and stand-out patterns at the core of their Heritage Revival trend, John Lewis have developed five archival wallpaper designs for SS21 that all take inspiration from the 1800s and early 1900s. With each design reimagined in new colourways, embracing the bold is what many customers are leaning towards after a particularly dingy year.

Pairing opulent colours like Ochre, Mallard Green and Sage with dark woods, warm metals and rich fabrics is key for achieving this boldly modern take on Victorian design. To truly capture the essence of this trend, embrace detailed wallpapers, deep tones, and an eclectic mix of old favourites amongst new pieces.

Try … Wow-Factor Walls

John Lewis Heritage Revival scheme bedroom - 2021 trends -

Image: John Lewis & Partners

“For SS21 we have focused on greens, from soft dusty shades through to a richer myrtle green. We’ve also added metallic highlights into some of the designs for a more luxe finish and added in shades of terracotta and dusty rose to bring some warmth.” – Naomi Barber, Partner & Designer, Home

What do you think of these interior trend predictions? Tweet us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page

read a free issue of good homes magazine


Dulux Colour of the Year 2021 revealed

Pantone Colour of the Year 2021: how to style it in your home