Homeowners are always on the lookout for trends they can incorporate into their homes and make their interiors more comfortable and enjoyable. After the rough year that 2020 was, the start of 2021 could be the perfect time to hit the refresh button and give your home the makeover it needs. Below, top six home trends coming up in 2021.
A focus on earthy shades
First things first, when it comes to color palettes, we’ll be seeing a lot of natural, earthy shades in 2021. From warm browns to deep reds to calming greens, the focus will be on creating interiors that feel welcoming as well as comforting. Shades of brown in particular will be gaining in popularity, so we’ll be seeing a lot of sand, beige, and taupe as well.
It seems like this interest in warmer tones is a way to move on from the cooler palettes. Whites and grays were particularly dominant in recent years, and now homeowners want their interiors to feel warmer, more inviting.
Lighter woods for a minimalist vibe
Moving away from medium and dark shades of wood, 2021 will be all about light-toned woods. Whether we’re talking about maple, red or white oak, pine, or teak, lighter woods will be all the rage. What makes lighter wood so appealing is its ability to blend with modern-looking interiors, so it’s easy to work with.
This newfound interest in lighter-toned woods probably stems from the rise of minimalism. This design concept is particularly characteristic for Japanese and Scandinavian decor, which is guided by the motto “Less is more”. Moreover, lighter woods are particularly useful for smaller interiors as they open up the room, creating a feeling of spaciousness.
The rise of eco-chic
Sustainability trends have been on the rise for a while now. It seems like more homeowners are becoming interested in making their homes and their lifestyles more eco-friendly. As a result, we have the idea of having fewer but higher-quality pieces being increasingly embraced.
In their efforts to commit to sustainability, homeowners are choosing furniture pieces that are built to last. They’re also paying more attention to resilient, environmentally-friendly materials and fabrics and aiming for a design that is meaningful.
Blending inside and outside
Another big trend that is going to extend into 2021 is the need for spaces with seamless indoor-outdoor transition. Biophilic design will be used to connect interiors with nature and blend inside and outside. Aside from modifying the interiors by adding biophilic elements and bringing in more natural light, homeowners will also make changes to their exterior environment.
Maximizing outdoor spaces will mean optimizing them for dining, working, and entertaining. Making sure that outdoor spaces such as patios adhere to their purpose will be done by installing high pressure misting systems to ensure higher outdoor comfort during summer months. Finally, establishing a harmonious dialogue between indoors and outdoors will also mean giving some thought to outdoor furniture, and your living room can be a great source of inspiration.
Multi-functional, flexible, and adaptable design
A functional and practical design is something many of us have come to appreciate even more during a hectic year that 2020 was. Lockdowns and remote working made us realize the importance of thoughtfully utilizing every inch of our living space. Our kitchens became work and homework stations, our living rooms became our gyms, and our outdoor spaces became our sanctuaries from the hectic world around us.
Overnight, our homes became multifunctional spaces where we live, work, exercise, and celebrate birthdays and holidays. This only increased our need for flexible and adaptable design that serves multiple purposes. Some of the ways homeowners are adapting their homes to this 2021 trend is by creating multi-zone kitchens, purchasing furniture that takes on double or triple functionality, and adding screens to create a layer of privacy.
Reconsidering the open floor plan
Speaking of privacy, the lockdown has also made many homeowners rethink the open floor plan. With family members spending more time at home than usual, the need for privacy increased. The lack of walls between areas such as the kitchen, living room, and dining room made Zoom calls, video meetings, and studying more challenging.
As a result, many homeowners are thinking of solutions that will allow privacy without them having to close off the space completely. Although open layouts are still as popular as ever, we expect to see more individuals turning to sliding doors, screens, and partitions to create rooms within rooms.
After a long and hectic year, we could all use a little change of scenery, at least when it comes to our interiors. With these home trends in mind, you can help your interiors evolve from the last year, bring in a dash of new energy and positivity, and make a fresh start in 2021.
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