Having spent a large portion of 2020 being cooped up indoors, we’ve all had plenty of time to reconsider our interior design choices. As we move into a new year, many of us will be ready for a new look in the home. With this in mind, we’ve predicted which design trends will become popular in 2021. Read on to find out how to achieve the top 2021 interior design trends in your home...
A harmonious blend of Scandinavian and Japanese design, ‘Japandi’ is simple, minimalistic and functional. With a focus on earthy colourways, organic materials and greenery, the trend transforms the home into a tranquil space by bringing nature indoors. Characterised by uncluttered and open-plan spaces, décor should be chosen sparingly, selecting only a few statement functional pieces.
A hallmark of ‘Japandi’ is the mixing of wood tones; pairing a beautifully crafted piece of wooden furniture with sleek non-decorative wall mouldings will create a tonal contrast which adds depth and character to any space. While achieving a bright and open space can be tricky in smaller living areas, opting for mixed material stairparts, such as glass with timber, is a great way to create the illusion of more space. Our Elements and Immix collections both contain mixed material stairpart options, offering a practical yet modern style, perfectly encapsulating the ‘Japandi’ trend.
As we move into 2021, we are seeing a shift from city to rural, as the home becomes a calm and serene haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A sophisticated take on the hugely popular ‘Cottagecore’ aesthetic, ‘Rustic Vogue’ embraces the warmth and comfort of the traditional farmhouse, whilst maintaining the modern luxuries of city living.
Characterised by raw woods, soft textiles and limewash colours, ‘Rustic Vogue’ encourages natural elements and celebrates the beauty of imperfections, such as exposed wooden beams, tumbled linens and woven textures. Wainscoting panelling can help to marry the traditional with the contemporary and interject some character into a living space. As raw wood is a central characteristic of the trend, consider revamping your staircase with raw wood stairparts. Our Trademark, Classic and Heritage collections all contain stairparts which can either remain in their raw form or be painted a light white colour.
Drawing inspiration from the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement of the 19th century, ‘Regal Revival’ is a sophisticated fusion of Gothic grandeur and contemporary minimalism. Born as a response to industrialisation and the mass production of furniture, the ‘Arts and Crafts’ movement celebrates simple and honest craftsmanship. Moving into 2021, our ever-growing reliance on digital technology has meant that people seek to find solace in handcrafted products within the home.
‘Regal Revival’ transforms the home into a place of self-expression and traditional charm through its deep tonal palette and parquet flooring. Decorative mouldings are an integral characteristic of this trend, with square panelling, gold painted panelling, decorative detailing and fluting all contributing to the regal aesthetic. To further achieve this look, opt for oak stairparts to bring a dose of grandeur to the home. Our Trademark, Classic and Heritage collections all come in superbly crafted oak components, offering a traditional yet timeless look.
Distinctive and bold, ‘Vivid Zonal’ is an energetic and optimistic style that breathes new life into minimalist interiors. Brightening up the home using colours to create areas for work or relaxation, this post-modernist inspired trend is for those unafraid to experiment with unorthodox materials and features.
Characterised by primary shapes, colour blocking and DIY furniture, ‘Vivid Zonal’ is playful yet sophisticated and considered. Sleek non-decorative mouldings can be painted bold colours to create a distinctive and textured aesthetic to any room. The trend encourages the playful mixing of materials, which can be successfully achieved through a combination of stairparts. Our Immix, Elements and Fusion collections offer the mixing of materials such as glass or metal with timber, helping to create a contemporary and bright look.
Top Factors to Consider Before Renovating your Staircase One of the most integral parts of a home is the staircase, when designing a home the location of the staircase determines the layout of the entire property. The staircase is the central design focus and a new stairway has the ability to transform your home from the aesthetics to the flow in your house. If you are looking to improve your interior space, a stair renovation may be for you. Here are some of the top factors to consider when looking to renovate your stair space. Interior Décor The staircase plays an integral part in enhancing the décor of your property. When you walk into a home your eyes go immediately to the staircase, the centrepiece and central design focus of the home. There is a staircase design to suit everyone, from glass to timber to metal balusters, every homeowner can find a design to match their interior vision. As the staircase is the first part of your home guests see upon entering, it really sets the tone for the décor style of the rest of the house. High Quality A well designed and well maintained staircase and balustrade can last for a lifetime without needing to be replaced. A good quality stair balustrade will ensure fitting is quick to complete and stays in top condition. Adding Value One of the many perks of choosing to renovate your staircase is that you will add a great deal of value to your home, to both the prospective buyers, and the monetary value. An up to date and current stair design will attract possible buyers to your property, increasing the demand and value. Safety Safety should be one of your top considerations when looking to renovate your staircase, it’s important to choose a company that is transparent about the testing and safety credentials their products hold. At Richard Burbidge all of our stair systems are put through a series of rigorous tests and assessments by FIRA, the recognised authorities in timber product testing, ensuring our products stand the test of time and comply with all the necessary domestic building regulations for your safety. We can confidently say our stair systems are top of the range safety. Experts When installing your new stair system make sure to hire a reputable fitter if you are not confident in installing yourself. We are always on hand to provide our expert fitting advice to ensure your stair renovation runs smoothly. No matter the design, the most integral part of any staircase is the quality of both the materials and the parts. Richard Burbidge is the UK’s leading supplier of stair parts, with over 150 years’ experience manufacturing timber products, you can be confident your Richard Burbidge staircase will be a great investment. See our stairparts collections here. Contact our technical team for any advice prior, during or after installation, on email@example.com or 01691 678 212.READ ARTICLE
Richard Burbidge, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of stair parts, decking accessories and decorative mouldings has relocated its head office to Chirk, North Wales, joining the company’s existing onsite manufacturing and distribution facility. As part of the ongoing development of the company, Richard Burbidge has relocated its office headquarters to join its existing manufacturing and distribution facility in Chirk. The Chirk site forms part of the extensive business history of Richard Burbidge, since it was initially acquired in 1986. The move will improve both the service and quality of products by having all staff in one location, unifying working relationships between all departments, from marketing to distribution, as well as improving efficiency, customer service and delivery. Mouldings Grading Facility Tony Miles, CEO of Richard Burbidge, comments: “The consolidation of all offices to Chirk is a big move and demonstrates just how serious we are about British manufacturing and sustainability. “We are a family business and above all, excellent quality and customer service are our priority. The move is already proving successful, with a unified workforce, improved communication and efficiency. “2020 is a big year for the company with increased marketing and production. Richard Burbidge is proving itself as a leading manufacturer of stair parts, decking accessories and decorative mouldings and this year will see further products being stocked in B&Q stores nationwide.”READ ARTICLE