Design Trends 2021 and Beyond

Are you thinking of building a new home, remodeling, or decorating an existing home? If so you will find that many trends crossover into each of these markets. According to our study, if you are considering a design overhaul or building, the following are among the most popular home trends of 2021. It turns out, with all the stress that 2020 brought to our lives, it also influenced some defining changes in the way we decorate, design, and live in our homes.

The modern farmhouse design craze with its classic comfort yet sophistication is what many seek as they dream of a new home or decorating and updating where they live. One feature that is loved is a front porch. Relaxing in cozy rocking chairs with the family and watching the world go by seems perfect for the times.

The dedicated home office is the number one trend. Working from the kitchen table was acceptable when we thought it would only be for a few weeks. We now know we may be working from home permanently or at least part of the time. If you don’t have a spare room for an office, there are plenty of ways to get inspired and set up space with personality. Be creative transform a hall closet or nook with high gloss paint, a few shelves, and wallpaper. Remember, paint is your friend.

The kitchen and bathrooms are still the most important rooms. Kitchen designs are leaning toward minimalist styles with touches of organic and natural materials such as wood grains. There seems to be a desire to connect to nature.

Instead of painted kitchen cabinets or the all-white kitchen, expect to see homeowners embracing a more natural look with wood-grain cabinets and wood countertops on islands.

Outdoor kitchens incorporated onto the patio/deck areas that include a fireplace or firepit are all the rage. An outdoor kitchen can be as elaborate or as modest as you like. Simply adding an outdoor refrigerator and dining area to the backyard can create an expanded entertaining space.

You can expect to see many new smart bathroom innovations in 2021. The focus will be on hygiene, such as a bidet. Touchless appliances, including motion sensors for lighting and smart temperature control for bathroom floors, are becoming exceedingly popular.

The color palette, as always, is personal. There is a movement toward warm colors and natural woods in place of cool grays and blues. Instead of stark white minimalism, expect to see far more color and personality.

Barbara and her team are well known for their ongoing research in getting homes ready for sale, helping with a remodel, and designing homes. “Everyone wants their home to reflect their family and the way they live,” states Barbara, “and we are here to help.” Call Barbara Popp Real Estate at (502) 653-9343 or check our website for all your real estate needs.