In today’s blog we explore 7 Design Trends to Carry into the New Year.
If you’re like most people, the anticipation of a new year means you are beaming with motivation to take advantage of a new opportunity; turn over a new leaf, or get started on that much anticipated renovation project. Whether it’s a new bathroom, expanded outdoor area, or a larger home office, we can help you make it happen.
For a little inspiration, we have identified seven popular 2020 home décor and remodeling trends which we recognize continuing into 2021.
1. Designated at-home office space.
With the work-from-home demands continuing into 2021, at-home offices and alcoves remain on the rise. These designated spaces demand functionality, are furnished with standing desks, ergonomic chairs, and ample workspace.
In addition, you’ll want to make it a place where you feel comfortable. Therefore, be sure it reflects your personality and individual taste by adding personal trinkets or pops of color. For those of you on virtual calls, be sure to utilize a flattering background. Choose one from a web-based platform or create a logical space in your home which complements you.
7 Design Trends to Carry into the New Year: Enhanced outdoor living areas.
Just like the home office, outdoor space for socializing is more important than ever. We predict 2021 will continue to see a rise in welcoming lanais and outdoor kitchen space. For example, beverage and wine chillers, expanded prep stations, and fire features are all popular trends to enhance your outdoor living areas.
3. Smart Appliances.
Saving you time and money, smart appliances from programmable thermostats to kitchen appliances connect to your phone for easy control. In fact, smart appliances appeal as both modern and sleek while also functional and efficient.
For instance, smart thermostats can adjust to changing temperatures automatically so you remain energy efficient and save money.
4. Clean and Contemporary.
As we spend more time at home, the need to integrate relaxing and calming décor has grown. Clean lines, open spaces, and timeless furniture contribute to a less cluttered and more contemporary feel.
In addition, new construction elements such as traditional arches or heavy moldings are being replaced with cleaner lines reflecting a modern look.
7 Design Trends to Carry into the New Year: Pops of Color.
Complimenting the clean lines are pops of statement color in kitchen cabinets, bedroom walls, and tile backsplashes.
Surround yourself with sprinkles of color like your favorite warm reds and oranges. Or check out Pantone’s 2020 color of the year, Classic Blue, which has a timeless look. You might also want to evaluate Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year, Illuminating or Ultimate Gray.
6. Form and Function.
Transforming a hallway or closet into a functional area such as a coffee bar continues to be a trend in SW Florida. Bring a coffee shop to your home through the aesthetically pleasing and utility of a full coffee bar. Stock it with the essentials, including your favorite coffee, hot cocoa, teas, and plenty of personal mugs. Be sure your favorite mug is on-hand for your morning wake up routine!
Another popular trend to look for in 2021 is a dedicated mudroom. Acting as a transition between the outside and indoors, you’ll love having ample storage, hooks, and easy-to-clean surfaces to corral household clutter.
7. Bathroom Remodels.
With bathroom remodels increasing in popularity, 2020 saw trendy additions such as dark colors, rich tones, and gold fixtures. While the bold décor may be on-trend, smaller details such as patterned tiles, smart storage solutions, and wallpapers are seeing a resurgence.
As these trends continue into 2021, our team is here to help. From custom builds to remodels, we will guide you through the entire process.
Looking for design ideas?
Our Design Specialist, Vikki Richardson, will ensure your choices coordinate, from color and flooring to lighting and appliances. You can count on our team to make your home building or renovation a positive experience! Contact us, 239 694 8889.
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