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Interior design: what's trending in Kiwi homes for 2021.

Whether you’re building a new home and seeking inspiration, or looking for your next reno project, our latest blog shares some of the interior trends that we’ve seen shine through in our home builds this year.



Whilst not a new concept, the trend of adding a scullery to your kitchen design, still remains extremely popular no matter what the size of the home.

This kitchen feature is perfect for open plan living, allowing you to enjoy benefits of added storage, a second sink and a secret space to hide any clutter for when the guests come over.


When it comes to kitchen layout, the ‘golden triangle’ still remains our most-loved by customers, providing both an aesthetically pleasing and functional solution that works well to any sized kitchen. 

This layout originated back in 1940 and was designed to allow for the most efficient use of space through positioning your three most frequently used kitchen elements 

(stove, refrigerator and sink) in a triangle shape, as detailed below.  

Having spent more time than ever in our own homes last year, it’s safe to say we all understand the importance of building a functional and comfortable working space where working from home becomes a breeze.

Whether it’s an independent study, or a cozy WFH nook, designing a space for those Zoom conference calls is a must-have for the list.


Like fashion, interior design has many ever-evolving trends. Whilst we were once loving white washed walls, here’s what we’re seeing come through this year.

With the increase in consumer demand to shop sustainably, it comes at no surprise that we’re seeing a rise in more natural elements, materials and furnishings used throughout homes. This tonal and earthy colour palette was popular last year and continues to be in hot demand this year.

Whether it’s through arched mirrors, shaped feature vases, curved furniture or rounded lighting features, this trend of playful wavy shapes, inspired by the 60’s and 70’s is back with its own twist.

Say goodbye to dark spaces and dim lighting because 2021 is all about creating spaces full of natural light. 

Take advantage of ranch slider or bi-fold doors and invite an indoor/outdoor flow to your home, or level up and add ceiling-to-floor windows to your home design.

A huge thank you to Graham and the team at Latitude. We now have a beautiful new home that has been built to the very highest standard. The building process flowed seamlessly thanks to Anton and work was completed with great attention to detail. Enjoyed the whole process.

Carl and Judy Douglas