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Home design trends come and go, and sometimes the minute they arrive we all know they won’t stick around long. After the trying year we all just had, we were happy to see the trends forecasted for 2021 are all about one thing – making your home a warm and comfortable haven for you and your family. Here are a few of our favorites that we hope will have staying power.
Lighting is Everything
Have you ever walked into a room, restaurant or shop that could have been beautiful, but the lighting was either too bright, too dark, or had a strange yellow hue? We’d be willing to bet it was a lighting issue. Lighting can turn a gorgeous room into a place where you really don’t want to spend much time, and if you’ve invested money and time into the décor and design, that’s a huge problem. By swapping out old school light bulbs for ones with softer tones, you can change the whole feeling of a room, and in turn, brighten your mood!
A Little Green Goes a Long Way
Plants in the house not only help to improve indoor air quality, but they can also add warmth and comfort to just about any space. Per Joyce Mast from Bloomscape, “Spending time around nature lowers stress levels, reduces blood pressure, and has an overall relaxing effect on the body. Interactions with your houseplants can have the same relaxing and stress-reducing effects”. So, what if you don’t have a green thumb? Give Golden Pothos, Snake Plant, Rubber Tree, and Spider Plants a try. They require little care and are perfect for those non-plant folks out there!
2021 is the Year for Selfcare
With so many of us still working remotely, it’s easy to feel a little claustrophobic in your home. They solution is to carve out a calming space for yourself, even if it’s small. “Find a closet or small corner that you can transform into your own nook. Whether it’s for reading, zoom calls, or recharging, a small, sheltered space is often just what we need. Add a comfortable seat, pillows, a plant, and a few favorite keepsakes to really make it your own.” —Angela Wheeler, interior designer and owner of Angela Wheeler Design
Declutter Your Design
Don’t panic, we’re not talking about tackling a major Marie Kondo type purging here. After the holiday decorations are stored away, your space may feel a bit bare. That might just be a blessing in disguise, and we think you should take it a step further! Start from scratch with a bookcase or buffet and remove just about everything, then take a step back – or snap a photo for a new perspective – to reimagine the space. Take your time with this one. There are probably items you realize never really worked there and might be better in another room – or not at all. If the latter happens, donate or sell what’s not needed in your space anymore.
Color is Back!
Warmer tones are predicted to replace cool grays and blues, and we couldn’t be happier. Whether it’s warm, earthy tones or bright hues that make you happy, it’s time to embrace and design with color again.
Ready to tackle your own home refresh? We hope you’ll give one of these new home trends a try, and if so please post a photo on Instagram and tag us at @cusickgroupre – we’d love to see your take on these trends!