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8 Home Design Trends for 2021

The Wall Street Journal interviewed 200 design pros to find out what's trending for the new year. According to their results, they forecast a lean towards "hushed, murky rooms and hardware -- less cupboards -- and a quick fade for farmhouse white and open kitchen shelving."


By spending so much time at home during 2020, many homeowners took the time to evaluate their style and how it makes them feel. Many people decided they wanted to get rid of the chilly white modern farmhouse style and opt for a warmer, richer and deeper color palette. Earthy tones and bright optimistic colors made their way indoors, pushing aside the glamorous finishes and fabrics.


Home decor trends for 2021 are all about creating a space that's comfortable, functional, and most importantly, a reflection of you. Here are 8 Home Design Trends for 2021:

  1. Natural / Earth Tones

  2. Multifunctional Spaces

  3. Oversized Tiles

  4. Luxurious Showers

  5. Grandmillennial style

  6. Contrasting Kitchens

  7. Outdoor Dining Areas

  8. Quartz Countertops


1. Natural / Earth Tones

Many people are choosing to bring the outdoors indoors this year. Earth tones, including beige, brown, neutrals, burnt orange, terracotta, muted greens and blues, will continue their popularity streak. If you're planning on freshening up some paint, opt for a warm beige or greige over a bright white.


2. Multifunctional Spaces

People are now doing more things in their homes than ever before. Not only do we live in our homes, we now work, exercise and even spend vacation time there. Spaces now have to take on a dual or triple functionality. Part of your bedroom might need to be an office. Your dining room needs a reading corner. Your living room serves as a yoga studio. However you need the space to function, cleverly placing multifunctional furniture and separating open-floor plans with space dividers is necessary to create rooms within a room.


3. Oversized Tiles

Penny tiles, with their impossible-to-clean grout lines, are being replaced with larger scaled tiles in the bathroom. Larger tiles can help a smaller space feel larger, and is much easier to clean!


4. Luxurious Showers

Homeowners are opting for a clean, modern and simple approach to bathroom designs in 2021, including separate tubs and showers, if not solely a shower. When choosing standalone showers, people are choosing clear shower glass, not frosted or decorative. A luxurious shower head allows the creation of an indulgent, spa-like showering experience.


5. Grandmillennial Style

The grandmillennial style is slowly creeping up on 2021. This fun and unique style is about appreciating a traditional style from a modern point of view. Tasteful antique decor, brass, wicker and a variety of textures make for a timeless trend. Think bold floral patterns paired with a mixture of modern, luxurious and eccentric decor.


6. Contrasting Kitchens

Goodbye to the all-white kitchen. Although it's a classic, homeowners in 2021 are expecting to see bolder palettes - especially natural colors and deep charcoals. Luxurious statement lighting and sleek hardware isn't going anywhere, but matte black is also making it's mark.


7. Outdoor Dining Areas

With people less focused on eating out, having an outdoor dining area can give you more space to be at home, without feeling like you're still at home. People are taking advantage of their outdoor space with dining tables and furniture sets for family dinners.


8. Quartz Countertops

Quartz is practical, contemporary, versatile and elegant. Quartz countertops pair well with both light and dark colored cabinets, making them very easy to design within any kitchen color scheme.


What's your favorite trend of the new year? Are there any that you're considering giving a try?



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