When it comes to home interior trends for 2021, there is one thing that is standing out as a driving force, and that has to be creating a haven of tranquillity. After such a challenging year, and with people now valuing their homes and personal space so much more, it really is no wonder that many trends are signalling a move to natural styles that calm the mood and soothe the mind. In this post, we are looking at how different takes on polished plaster walls are set to fit beautifully with the trends of the forthcoming year.
The natural look
Whether it’s a body of water, a woodland, or a gravel beach that inspires your interior, natural hues are being billed as a top trend for 2021, thanks mostly to their restorative properties.
When it comes to Venetian polished plaster walls, there are many ways to achieve the natural look. Travertine polished plaster for example delivers a finish that mimics natural stone. The artisan application process creates a multi-tonal appearance, giving it texture and direction, just like real travertine. Shape it in to block work or panels to form a stunning polished plaster feature wall, or use it to create direction in a hall or passageway.
The sumptuous look
According to a statement in Ideal Home, ‘opulent grandeur will continue where it left off in 2020’. And why not? Perhaps it’s time to come out of our shells, and really express who we are. And what better way to do so than with Venetian polished plaster, with a splash of sparkle thrown in?
When we say ‘thrown in’, that is of course meant in the loosest form of the phrase. There is nothing about applying polished plaster that involves anything but the most meticulous process. Especially when it comes to metallic treatments.
Metallic Venetian polished plaster creates a dramatic effect, allowing a home’s personality to literally shine through. If your interior has been designed deliberately minimalist, consider whether it’s time to liven things up a bit. Why not think about creating a polished plaster feature wall to add impact to an otherwise blank canvas?
The curvaceous look
Trends for 2021 dictate that curved and fluted shapes will feature highly. Curvaceous furniture is already taking over from the angular lines of traditional pieces, according to Sofology, where flowing lines and scalloped edges are becoming increasingly popular as furniture design features.
For interiors embellished with period features, such as sweeping stairways, grand columns and elegant cornicing, the good news is that Venetian polished plaster makes the ideal finish. Of course, it calls for the very best polished plaster specialists to apply the product so that the finish is totally flawless, and the process being so involved is going to command something of an investment, but when you stand back and admire the result, you will instantly know that it has all been worth it.
Spatulato is the ideal choice for this type of application. Its high gloss finish is nothing short of spectacular, and the smooth texture is perfect for accentuating curves. Intelligently placed lighting will enhance the light reflective properties of this plaster, highlighting the gradual movement between its colour values. There are literally dozens of possibilities when it comes to choice of shade too, which means you can achieve a seamless match with your existing scheme, or choose a brand new one, maybe even combining a variety of shades to create something truly unique.
The tile replacement
Nowadays, everyone is looking for low-maintenance. And it is no wonder, since there are so many other things we should be focusing our precious time on.
Tiles have been used for hundreds of years. In fact, the history of ceramic tiles dates back to the oldest civilisations. Bathrooms, kitchens and pool sides have traditionally been decked out with tiles, the ultimate solution for those areas which are prone to getting wet. But tiles are not exactly low maintenance. Grout has a habit of becoming discoloured, and mould growth is commonplace. Grout also breaks up a seamless finish.
Polished plaster walls, however, require no grout at all. So no broken lines. And the best part? Venetian polished plaster is regarded as a lifetime finish, which means you get to achieve your low-maintenance ambition.
Polished plaster is the perfect finish for rooms that would otherwise be tiled. Because it is lime-based, it is less prone to cracking and shrinking, even in damp conditions. In fact, if it gets wet, it will quickly allow any water that is absorbed to evaporate, because it is fully breathable. For this same reason, polished plaster walls can regulate humidity and prevent the growth of mould or fungus inside the wall. They will also tolerate rising damp. No wonder Venetian plaster is set to replace tiles more in 2021!
Stay on-trend with help from Evoke, the polished plaster specialists London homeowners and interiors experts trust
If you want to ensure your interior is bang on trend for 2021, and truly unique, Venetian polished plaster could be just what you are looking for.
For the expertise you’ll need, look to London polished plaster specialists Evoke, located in Wimbledon, highly regarded and rated in the industry. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discover how this artisan finish could transform your home for the coming year.