New year, new home… or at least new year, improved home? Every year, I like to change things around the house for a refreshed look. I’m sure I’m not the only one doing it, right? We spend most of our time indoors in our beloved home, so I believe it’s important to give back and give our home some love by replacing a few bits here and there.
For some extra input, I’ve partnered up with Ironmongery Experts, UK home hardware suppliers and door handle specialists, that will share some of the best hardware trends for 2021. My favourite home hardware is definitely door furniture – small little details that help us ensure that our day-to-day is smooth and seamless whether it is door handles to open doors or door locks to secure our home, door furniture is fantastic!
It’s easy to simply pay attention to door furniture when it isn’t working as it should, isn’t it? Door furniture can make or break a design, the right door furniture can elevate your interiors and make your stand out. So, instead of picking random door handles and hinges, give it some thought. As Jenna Kate at Home mentions in a recent blog post, “Think of the hardware like the jewellery to your outfit. The earrings or necklace can make or break your outfit, right? Similarly, choosing the right cabinet hardware, sink and faucet can take your kitchen from a builder basic to a high-end look.”
Matte black is here to stay
Matte black has been my favourite hardware trend over the years and I don’t think it’s going anywhere any time soon. Matte black hardware, such as matte black door handles, is simplistic yet stylish, elegant yet bold.
Vintage is back
As Home and Gardens mention, “Antique, repurposed, salvaged and retro pieces all have their place in a vintage scheme. The key is to reference the look rather than slavishly reproduce it, using strong colours, favourite pieces and a less-is-more approach for a vibrant, cohesive aesthetic.” If you want to go for a vintage look, Home and Gardens recommend building it up gradually as it is the type of look that needs layering, so “choose pieces over time that mean something to you.”
Yellow and grey
The shades of the year. This year, Pantone named two colours as their shades of the year, which is highly unusual. However, this choice was made because they wanted to “highlight how different elements come together to support one another” as they explained in Pantone’s recent blog post
The union of the grey with the yellow is “one of strength and positivity. It is a story of colour that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.”
With everything that’s going on in the world, I appreciated Pantone’s statement and unusual shade choice. How are you going to add these shade into your home?
Play with hardware finishes
Perhaps you are now thinking of giving your kitchen cabinets a new lick of yellow paint or perhaps of painting your bathroom cupboards grey, but which hardware finishes should you go for to match these colours? Don’t Cramp My Style recently published a blog post all about how to pair door handle finishes with colourful doors and I couldn’t recommend it more! She explains that warm finishes, such as copper, brass and gold should be paired with dark colours while cold finishes, such as chrome and stainless steel would look great on light coloured doors. However, it’s important to enjoy decorating your home and making it as special as possible, so as she mentions in the article “if you want to choose warm finishes for light coloured doors, go for it!”