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2020 saw most of us spending more time in our homes than we ever imagined, so it’s no wonder that many people are ready for a change. Our living rooms might have become home offices, school classrooms and a place to try and relax at the end of the day, so if you’re desperate for a style refresh, you’re not alone.

Luckily, there are plenty of stylish design trends for 2021 to give your living room a makeover and make the most of the space. If you’re looking for some design inspiration for the new year, see below for just four of our favourite living room trends for 2021.


Cottagecore saw a surge in popularity in 2020, thanks to its comforting, homely appeal. This design trend is characterised by floral prints, natural materials and vintage touches – think anything you’d find in an English country cottage and you’ve nailed it. Cottagecore translates particularly well to the kitchen or living room; add vintage style appliances, floral or gingham curtains and a muted, pastel colour palette.

Outdoors in

Nature played an important role for many people in 2020, so expect to see more of the great outdoors in our homes. This can be literal in the form of live plants and flowers, or incorporate botanical and floral prints into wallpaper, furnishings and artwork. Plants have a proven calming effect on our mental health, as well as decreasing stress and even improving air quality.

Multi-functional furniture

Our homes took on multi-functions over the past year, so you need furniture to match. Keep up with the demands of home working, schooling and entertainment with multi-functional furniture that’s still stylish. Think fold down desks, ottomans with hidden storage and sofa beds for when we can (finally) have guests to stay.

Statement rugs

Hardwood flooring continues to be popular in living rooms, but it can make a room draughty or cold during the winter months. Kill two birds with one stone by adding a statement rug to seal in heat and inject instant unique style. Big, bold prints look great in larger open plan rooms or choose a runner with a smaller print for a narrow or compact space.

If you’re looking for some living room design inspiration, get in touch with the team at BoConcept Scotland. We’ve got everything you need to transform your space, including furniture, lighting, accessories and a professional interior design service. We’ll work with you to design a space that’s perfectly suited to your needs and you can browse our store online or book a virtual appointment with our designers today. For more information about any of our products or design services, give us a call today or contact us via the website.