Namma Bengaluru: Design Trends 2021

by Devna Tiwari | January 30, 2024 | 6 mins read

Namma Bengaluru home interior design trends in 2020

Bengaluru’s homes are a stylish blend of tradition, modernity and functionality.

Intimate Sunday brunches, crazy Friday nights, and an active startup ecosystem. The buzz in Namma Bengaluru keeps newsrooms on top of their game! Bengaluru  strikes a perfect balance between a rocking nightlife and soul searching vibes. Beyond all razzmatazz the city has a quiet quaint side that you’ll witness inside the homes of old Bangaloreans. Traditional materials, vintage decor and earthy charm characterise most homes here.

But in recent times, thanks to a growing population of techies in the city, there is a new subset of homeowners whose profile is a tad different to the older generation. Homeowners of 2021 love beauty, lavish modern lifestyles and the greatest of comforts. Jam-packed with double income, discerning couples who are buying their first homes,  the city’s crowd knows exactly what it wants. Ask any designer at Design Cafe, and you will know that Bengaluru’s homeowners meet them armed with design doctrines sourced from the internet and social media.  

The young working crowd of Bengaluru is slowly but surely embracing the idea of playing with global trends, materials and finishes. But if there is one factor that makes binds all Bengalureans together it is an intrinsic leaning towards functionality.

Let us take a closer look at what every homeowner in Bengaluru loves, wants and desires. Trust us, our design trends for 2021 will have every Bangalorean yearning for more.

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Bengaluru’s Trending Colours

Bengaluru’s high flying techie crowd has developed a taste for neutral colour palettes and minimalist style home interiors. Frequent jaunts to Silicon Valley, for on-site projects, has got them craving for greys and whites when it comes to choosing a colour palette for their home interiors. Their selection revolves around warm neutrals that are globally popular.

DESIGN TIP: Our 2021 suggestions for Bengaluru is breaking the stereotype with a pop of colour to lighten up your entire space. The colour could be on your couch or one wall behind the TV unit. Throw in a rug on a plain wooden floor for a splash of colour and texture in any corner of your home. Spotlights, shining like stars on your ceiling, will take care of the rest.

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Grey and white are the trending interior design colours for namma bengaluru homes in 2020

Two-Tone Coloured Kitchens For Bengaluru

Bengaluru’s homeowners are young and vibrant personalities seeking sleek, smart kitchen designs. Two-toned kitchens are a popular choice with the city’s folk. People usually pick grey-white or neutral-white colour palettes where the top and bottom cabinets are in two distinct colours. Alongside, Moroccan tiles are in vogue with this set of young and fashionable homeowners. These tiles, designed with vivid and intricate patterns, are used to highlight certain zones of the kitchen. And since space is not a constraint when it comes to Bengaluru homes, homeowners have the option of playing around with different kitchen designs and layouts.

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DESIGN TIP: Opt for an L-shaped kitchen, U-shaped kitchen, or an open modular one if you live in Bengaluru. Make sure it is designed with practical features such as skirting drawers, pantry pullouts, janitor units and more to make your busy life hassle-free.

Bengaluru kitchen interior design trends in 2020 are sleek and smart kitchen designs

Bengaluru Homes Love Wood

When it comes to materials homeowners in Bengaluru are still traditional with their choices. Most homeowners prefer wooden furniture, oak and teak, being a popular preference in the IT capital. Walk into any home in Bengaluru and you will find warm, woody vibes everywhere!

DESIGN TIP: if you cannot afford natural wood furniture, mix various wood types of wood laminates for a chic and elegant look.

Bengaluru homes furniture trends 2020 with mix various wood types of wood laminates for a chic and elegant look

Puja Room Units Top The Trend In Bengaluru

Pooja rooms usually top the ‘must-have’ list in every Hindu family’s home. Bengalureans especially cannot do without one in their house. If you can spare a room, very well, else you can design one in any spare space or empty corner too. As per the principles of Vastu Shastra, a pooja room in the ‘Ishan Kon’ or the North-East zone of the house is considered auspicious. With a plethora of materials readily available in the market today designing a beautiful pooja unit or room is not a tough task for any homeowner.

DESIGN TIP: Pick wooden doors, antique molding, marbles, and panel light to make your pooja room a focal point.

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Pooja room units trends in bengaluru are wooden doors, antique molding, marbles and panel lights
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Creative Use Of Space

Millennials in Namma Bengaluru, are challenging long established home interior norms. This is typically having a room earmarked for different activities: living room, master bedroom, kids bedroom and a guest bedroom. But these days, guest bedrooms in Bengaluru homes double up as entertainment dens for individuals or couples to unwind after a long busy day. It could be a space for binge-watching or a cosy nook to paint or read in. Needless to say the latter is an excellent way to creatively use a spare room in your home! And if you are tight on space but have a window to play around with, bay window settee options are in vogue. Here is where you sit back and enjoy the view with hot filter kaapi

DESIGN TIP: A bay window seat is just the perfect spot for those who work from home. It is extremely functional and the base can be used for storage.

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Creatively use a spare room in namma bengaluru homes, looking space saving ideas in 2020

Ethnic Encounters In Namma Bengaluru Homes

When it comes to final touches, Bengalureans are still traditionalists. The city’s folk, though well-travelled and exposed to global trends, still hold a special place in their hearts (and homes) for ethnic decor. Homeowners here keep the overall interior design contemporary but with a touch of ethnicity. We are talking about vintage paintings, brass lamps, antique chandeliers or wall accents. And since the climes are cooler here,  we suggest you make the most of natural fabrics for your drapes. Light sheers or block-printed cotton curtains lend a warm, sun-kissed vibe.

DESIGN TIP: For a traditional look and feel include wooden frames, antique lighting, vintage artwork and upholstery as part of your home decor.

Traditional ethnic look in namma bengaluru home interiors in 2020

As you see, functionality and usability with a splash of style top Bengaluru’s home interior trends in 2021.

If you enjoyed reading this trends piece, check out Mumbai Design Trends 2021 to know more. And don’t forget to share your suggestions in the comment section below.

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Devna Tiwari is a content writer at Design Cafe's home interiors blog.

Devna Tiwari

Devna Tiwari is a content writer at DesignCafe and comes with four years of experience. She walks undeterred, heads up against all odds and sits down to write about them. When she is not out there capturing every moment to permanence or trying out new restaurants, she is busy planning her next voyage. She is also the author of the book The Surrogate Girlfriend.

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