Happy New Year! This past year was unlike any other in the past 100 years, as the Covid-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives immeasurably. The time that so many of us spend at home has also inspired change in just as many ways, especially in how we now live in our homes. Not surprisingly, home remodel spending spiked in 2020 among people who worked from home, and many homeowners also made smaller modifications to their homes in order to increase their comfort and to beautify their surroundings.
While features like open floor plans and indoor/outdoor living spaces will likely remain popular for years to come, new interior design trends are expected to come to the forefront in 2021. Not every trend will be appropriate or fit every home, but consider these options for inspiration when updating your current home (or shopping for a new home) this year.
Warm colors. Paint colors are trending away from cool gray and white to a warmer palette of earthier tones that encourage rest and relaxation.
Indoor and outdoor plants. Whether bringing plants inside to add life to a home office or designing an elaborate garden, caring for plants provides physical and mental benefits.
Curated office space. Artwork and collections, as well as interesting colors and textures, will add intrigue to spaces that are visible on camera—your “Zoom” room, as some may call it.
Multipurpose furniture. Durability and flexibility are important, and designers therefore expect to see increased use of fabrics that withstand daily use, as well as being comfortable.
Shiplap, shifted. Create a more distinctive and fresh style with vertically (instead of the traditional horizontally) installed shiplap. Instead of a barn door, try frosted glass doors or pocket doors, to add interest.
Colorful tiles. Whether you want to go big or just add a splash of color to your flooring, colorful patterned tiles are increasing in popularity.
Bold wallpaper. Now available in peel-and-stick format, wallpaper can transform and brighten bland rooms and define small spaces.
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