Home Design Trends for 2021
As we embrace the warm, sunny days of summer, it’s a good time to review the trends that are heating up in design and homebuilding. While a few are obviously inspired by our recent pandemic experience, others seem to be a reaction against the minimalist finishes that have been the go-to for the past decade.
Current Home Design Trends
- Stylish kitchens with contrast
While an all-white kitchen is a classic, bolder color palettes on cabinetry and contrasting backsplashes are definitely showing up more often. Add in luxe statement lighting and sleek gold hardware for an all-new look.
- Bonus spaces that double as a home office
Working from home will continue to be a theme in years to come, and homeowners are looking for dedicated workspaces within their homes. Turning a loft or guest room into an office is one design trend that’s here to stay.
- Quartz countertops
Versatile, practical, contemporary and elegant, quartz has everything you want in a countertop material. Quartz countertops pair well with both light and dark colored cabinets, making them easy to integrate into any kitchen color scheme.
- Easy-to-Clean Surfaces
COVID-19 put cleanliness top of mind for many homeowners, and designers predict easy-to-clean materials (glass, metal) will rise in popularity as a way to curb the spread of germs indoors.
- Warm, Earthy Colors
Color shades continue to warm up. Warm neutrals and rich earth tones embody coziness. Designers predict that deep, earthy shades (browns, greens & oranges) will begin to replace cool grays. Paint and fabric with yellow or red undertones have a homey, inviting effect.
- Dramatic Ceilings
Vaulted, coffered or tray ceilings are a great way to add both interest and volume to any space, and fit well in both contemporary and traditional home designs. It’s a great opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to ceiling design.
- Statement Headboards
With the rise of trendy boutique hotels, the headboard has become a focal point in bedroom decor. Using interesting colors and styles, it’s a great way to add character. It’s like art above your bed.