Top Home Trends for 2021
Be the expert in all things house and home with these Top Home Trends for 2021*. Whether it’s pointing out potential ways to use a space, suggesting renovations that increase value, or staging a home for maximum consumer impact – these trends will give you insight into what today’s homeowners are looking for.
- SOOTHING NEUTRAL COLORS
Restful beige-based neutrals will gain more ground on today’s popular gray tones. Beige’s strong connection to nature will help to impart a welcome calm inside home spaces.
- PROMINENT WOOD ELEMENTS
Demand for wood-based decors will increase with both structural and moveable pieces; expect to see cheery lighter shades become more sought after in interior styles.
- CRAVING BOLD COLOR
Although they still love all white, homeowners are craving more color. Watch for loud gem tones to pique interest more than moodier darks due to their happy and brighter ambiance.
- WALLPAPERS THAT WOW
Removable wallpapers will attract new customers, ones that love pattern and color but are less likely to commit to the messy, pasted on wallpapers of old. It’s love at first sight!
- SOPHISTICATED TILE
Tile is having an interior design moment! More homeowners will fall in love with concrete/porcelain tiles’ colors and patterns, using them on floors, backsplashes and even whole walls.
- MORE DIY FLOORING OPTIONS
As the breadth of DIY flooring options expand, more homeowners will take advantage of these new and innovative materials for quick weekend improvements.
- HYGIENIC SURFACES, FIXTURES & APPLIANCES
Watch for SmartTouch® and voice technologies, which help reduce transfer of germs on frequently touched home surfaces like faucets and doorbells to gain popularity.
- DIY DECOR
Homeowners are looking for quick and easy DIY projects to ease boredom from COVID’s shelter in place mandates.
- HOUSEPLANT THERAPY
Plant enthusiasts are increasingly looking to nature’s air purifiers (plants) to promote feelings of well-being and positivity.
- OPEN KITCHEN SHELVING
More homeowners will opt for open shelving especially in their kitchens due to lower cost, its warm welcoming look and more modern vibe.
- NEXT LEVEL ORGANIZING
Watch for organizing to become an ongoing priority for homeowners as they connect uncluttered spaces with clarity of mind.
- GRANDMILLENNIAL CHIC
Millennials are falling in love with the play of patterns, fun colors and semi-kitsch look of Grandmillennial Chic; its busy style partners well with maximalism’s return.
- FAMILY MEALS ARE BACK
Family tables are back in style due to their versatility in providing added ‘flex’ spaces for homework, game playing and home offices.
- THE NEW HOME OFFICE
Homeowners working at home will be looking for ways to kit-out workspaces with space efficient desks, task lamps, storage, desk chairs, and technology products.
- REMOTE LEARNING
Next-gen digital-learning will have more parents investing in space-saving desks, loft beds, LED desk lamps, bean bag chairs, lap desks and elevated décor for kids and teens.
- SHARED SPACES FOR KIDS
More families are opting to have their kids share a bedroom to free up a closed door room for a dedicated kids’ play area. This trend will boost interest in bunkbeds and storage solutions.
- DEFINED MUDROOMS AND ENTRIES
Watch for an increased focus on creating designated areas near the front entry which family and guests can use as a “drop zone” to leave public-facing gear (& germs) at the door.
- PETS INFLUENCE NEW HOME PURCHASES
Pet owners’ desire to give their pets the best life is impacting their big ticket purchase decisions like a new home with a big yard or a larger vehicle that provides room to grow.
* Content courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate blog, “Clean Slate: Insights Into the Real Estate Industry,” found here.
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