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Thank you to PAD Lifestyle for featuring me in their Interior Designer directory. They stock some of the most beautiful interior pieces. I can't wait until we can travel again to visit their shop in Edinburgh! Read on to find out about their 3 favourite styles this year.


Getting ready for 2021 in style with our top interior picks in collaboration with PAD Lifestyle


As we all know, updating your interior can really help to breathe new life into your home.


That’s why, at this time of year, it’s the perfect time to switch up your home décor to make each room a space you can enjoy.


And, after months of being cooped up indoors, it’s fair to say our homes could definitely do with a refresh.



Even something as simple as a new light fixture can help to add a new lease of life to your living space, so imagine what a stylish chair or sofa can do to boost your home in the style stakes.


So to welcome the start of a brand new, much-anticipated year, the team at PAD Lifestyle have shared their top interior trends to be aware of for the upcoming season.


Opulent Glamour

Gone are the days of velvet and other luxurious materials being ‘too much’ of a style statement in the home.


At the moment, and as we move into the new year, the ‘Opulent Grandeur’ trend will continue to allow for exuberant style statements, with velvet furniture and opulent silhouettes being the on-trend choice for style-conscious homeowners.


If you’re not fully committed to embracing this over the top trend, then how about a sleek yet stylish addition to the home?


The pendant light from designer, Menu, helps to effortlessly create a statement, without the need to splurge on expensive, opulent accessories.


Whether it’s the kitchen, living room or dining room, this on-trend lighting accessory will certainly stand the test of time, and be a talked-about addition for years to come.


If instead you’re wanting to re-create the luxurious feel of the ‘Opulent Grandeur’ trend in your own home, we know the piece for you.


The Eichholtz Trapezium Chair, in the stunning ‘deep turquoise’ shade, is a key velvet piece which will immediately transform the look of any home.


Alternatively, one of our go-to pieces for this trend is this beautiful colour-pop gold armchair from Amsterdam-based designer, Pols Potten.

With sleek finishing touches and golden velvet furnishings, this chair can sit pretty in any corner, or be a statement piece in any living space.


Make a statement with rugs

The pages of interior design magazines are filled with images of beautiful spaces with hardwood flooring, securing it as a go-to for many trend-led interior enthusiasts.


And as much as it looks stunning, the one drawback to the look is that it just isn’t as comfortable or cosy as carpet.


But one way to easily get around the comfort aspect of hardwood flooring is by utilising rugs of all different fabrics, sizes and colours.


2021 will have a penchant for statement rugs in the style stakes, so not only can you combat the comfort, but you can also inject colour and life into a space with the careful positioning of a statement rug.


For homes with more of an open plan layout, you can really go to town with colour and pattern, like this Aerial Tulip Rug from design brand Pols Potten.



If you have more of a smaller, more compact space, you can opt for more muted colours, adding texture and to give the space depth, but not overpower the room.


The muted stripe pattern of this Layered Limestone Wool Rug allows for creative expression without making a bold colour or pattern statement.

Along with being made from an environmentally friendly Tencel, wool mix, this rug is the perfect combination for environmentally concerned renovators.


Outside in

Being at home over the past year has given us an opportunity to embrace nature in all its forms, and has seemingly crept into the interior design world too.


Long have experts talked about the benefits of embracing nature in our lives, so much so that it plays a hugely important role in our mental wellbeing.


So, why not consider embracing more plants and greenery in our homes too?


And this can be done very simply. If you’d prefer something subtle that fits in with your space, why not add fresh flowers to your home by investing in a statement vase.


Not only do the plants help to bring colour and natural elements into your space, but the Echasse Vase from Menu is a perfect option to combine style into the mix.


With its use of coloured glass and a sleek gold stand, it certainly can take pride of place in any space and will help add a hint of style to a room.


Alternatively, if you’re looking for more of a statement look where plants can be incorporated into your house renovation, look no further than the Design House Stockholm, Greenhouse Terrarium.


Crafted by the Swedish design brand, this indoor garden, with its light wood finish, will match a monochrome interior and allows you to add an abundance of greenery to your home.


For the latest new-in, trend-led pieces from a range of interior, lifestyle brands from across the world, be sure to visit the PAD Lifestyle online boutique at www.padlifestyle.com


I hope you enjoyed that! If you'd like help with any of your choices, or you want further information please don't hesitate to get in touch with me at: catherine@interiordesignerdurham.co.uk or 07962180539.

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