Top 10 Autumn Interior Design Trends for 2021, According to Pinterest

Emma Johnson
Authored by Emma Johnson
Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 12:10
  • Nature-inspired interior is the most popular interior design trend of autumn 2021 with a massive 287,506 Pinterest pins!
  • In second place, the classy classic contemporary interior trend is back with 190,090 Pinterest pins
  • Privacy is needed this autumn! In third place, room dividers already have 108,708 Pinterest pins
  • From the runway to interiors, silver furnishings, in fourth place, will be a major trend this autumn - 94,625 Pinterest pins
  • In the tenth spot, reading corners will be the next home office trend with 18,777 Pinterest pins

Autumn is nearly here and whilst the burnt orange fallen leaves are aesthetically pleasing, it also means shorter and chillier days. Much like the importance of changing our attire in line with seasons, interior design can provide homeowners optimised efficiency in spaces, improve lighting effects, and most importantly lift our moods. sought to discover the most popular interior design trends of autumn 2021 by scraping data on the “inspiration platform” Pinterest. To find out more on the subject, collaborated with Interior Designer, Lauren Otella, who gave their expertise on the matter. 

The most popular interior trend of autumn 2021 will be the nature-inspired style with a whopping 287,506 Pinterest pins! Following on from spring garden trends researched by, the nature-inspired style will bring the outside indoors with interior design fans also looking at natural soft fabrics and organic shapes to help them ease into the colder months.

In second place is classic contemporary with 190,090 Pinterest pins. This interior trend will never not be fashionable with its classical features mixed with today’s designs. 

Ranking in third is room dividers - 108,708 Pinterest pins. Spring and summer’s open floor plan will not be as desired this coming season and so to cater for more intimate and private spaces, room dividers and partitions will be much sought after.

In tune with clothing fashion trends for AW21, in fourth place are silver furnishings and finishes with 94,625 Pinterest pins.

Fifth place goes to the dark green decor as the trend has 90,870 Pinterest pins. This dark, vibrant and earthy shade acts as a different contrast than the classic black and white tones. 

Interior Designer, Lauren Otella of Otella Studios commented: 

“Nature: Nature-inspired interiors will always be a top trend but more now than ever as people want to invite nature into their homes having spent over a year inside due to lockdown. As the outside starts to cool down you will want to bring warmth into the home and a simple yet effective way to achieve this is with colour. Adding pops of burnt orange, yellow and forest greens can evoke feelings of nature. An affordable way to achieve this is by swapping out bed throws, cushions in the living room and decorating with autumnal colour décor and art.

Dark Green: Moving into autumn, nature becomes dormant and prepares for the colder months ahead. During this change, our bodies also follow suit and need to feel a sense of calmness, harmony and balance and green is a colour that evokes these feelings. Shades of green have always been popular in interiors but dark green specifically has regained popularity the past few years and will again be seen a lot during autumn 2021. A great way to liven up a dated space is to add a statement piece of dark green furniture paired with neutral wall paint and accessories of earthy hues.

Mixed Textures: Mixing textures is a key way interior designers add interest, richness and soul into any project. For autumn and leading into the colder months look to mix darker coloured textures such as wood, (faux) leather, marble and brass with softer fabrics such as wool, mohair, boucle and cottons. A way you can layer textures in your home is by mixing contrasting textures as this will provide visual interest and balance. Try swapping out your linens and silks from summer to faux fur and velvet for autumn-winter.”