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An exclusive party just for you: this is your home decor guide to January 2021

Guestlists for our homes are very exclusive these days (for so many reasons), and of course, it’s important to decorate accordingly. Now is a perfect time to look ahead to January, finding ways that our surroundings can support the wellbeing of those nearest and dearest to us, as well as ourselves. The party doesn’t stop at the end of December; it just gets a little quieter.

Earthy colours and textures bring a reassuring joy to your year

Building on a previous article we’re looking even further ahead to when the party is well and truly over: January.

We’re making plans and resolutions this year just as we’ve always done – it’s just that these plans might look a little different in scope. With the emphasis firmly grounded in individual self-care, it’s never been easier, or more important, to nurture what makes us radically happy.

We recommend working with earthy colour palettes in interiors, both in residential and commercial spaces, to support this growth.

Earthy colourways effortlessly inject a deep warmth and vibrance into a room. 2020 interiors were heavily nostalgic, and working with these modern classics continues this idea into the new year. Earthenware pottery and decorative cushions with nature-inspired patterns accentuate an earthy colour palette.

Navy velvet translates into a quiet confidence

Navy is the quietly encouraging voice we need in our interiors facing into next year. It has a hushed quality that is still regal and dignified, all across the spectrum from muted, hazy aqua to more robust midnight blue.


This reassuring colour is inspiring confidence where we need it most. It effortlessly elevates any interior style to a relaxed, introspective space with a perfect glimmer of glamourous drama.

Read: Find calm in 2020 with the restful 'Classic Blue' >

Warming up with metallic shimmers

Speaking of glimmering, getting all hygge with hot chocolate isn’t the only way to warm up interior décor in January. Metallic shimmering accents pair beautifully with both navy and velvet, so it’s a match made in heaven.

A touch of metallic radiance infuses light dramatically throughout a room and can be layered accordingly. Metallic accents are also versatile enough to even be used on organic shapes and forms!

Glossy undertones are a favourite interior design shortcut that will be sparking our imaginations for the next few months in our own homes. Interestingly, one of Shutterstock’s trending colours for 2021 is a rich, heady gold that can be paired with a wide range of hues from rose gold to copper.

Their advice –

“Create a striking palette by embracing its amber qualities and pair Fortuna Gold with other jewel tones, like amethyst purple and turquoise green.” – Shutterstock

Jewel tones? Yes, please! Dark garnets and mysterious emeralds are what your January needs. Seriously. Satin and velvet textures feel fabulous to the tactile senses, and jewel tones achieve the same lush effect for visual enjoyment too.

Set resolutions that are easy to keep this new year

Making healthier decisions is the entire point of January, so we’d like to point out that all our upholstery and drapery fabrics are certified under the internationally-trusted and respected OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100. This ensures that every component of our fabrics, starting with the threads and ending with the finished fabrics, have been tested for harmful substances. It’s our guarantee to you that our easy-clean fabrics are harmless for human health. Yes, in all colours and textures!

In many cases, the limit values for the STANDARD 100 actually go beyond national and international requirements. The globally standardised test criteria are updated at least once a year on the basis of new scientific information and/or legal requirements.

Learn more about FibreGuard fabrics and our promise to you: The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®>

Bringing the party home has never been more inviting. Home is where the heart is this January (although home is where everything is…) and it’s the best place to start building the year you want. We hope you’ve enjoyed this article as much as we enjoyed creating it!

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