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

Posted 11 months ago | By Latitude Homes

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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.

The Kitchen.

The ‘Scullery’.

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.

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The ‘Golden Triangle Kitchen Design’.

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.  

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The ‘Study’ / ideal WFH space.

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.

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Interior Design.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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If you’re wanting to speak to one of our Latitude Homes representatives about how you can integrate some of these trends into your home design, get in touch today.


Built with Latitude Homes Waikato. Being a first-home buyer on a budget with all the stress and questions, Darrin has been hands-on from day one. He guided us, explained our options and walked us throughout the built. The team delivered what we wanted and on-time. Communication was great during the build, keeping in touch when the build stopped during the Covid-19 lockdown and even months after the handover Darrin is still there to support if you have queries.
My family is happy of our new home. Darrin and Latitude team made it happen.
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