One of the places we often search for design inspiration is the Internet. With a new year underway, we wanted to know what bloggers, design professionals and others are hailing as some of the hot home improvement trends for 2021. So relax, have a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage, and tell us what you think about these projected trends in the comments section of this post.
- Move over soaker tubs. Many homeowners are kicking their master bathrooms up a notch by adding steam showers, aromatherapy showerheads, and bathtub fillers that can hold a cup of tea or a glass of wine.
- While the open layout living space isn’t going anywhere soon, we may see a rise in sliding doors or partitions that can close off rooms for more privacy for e-learning, working, lounging, and exercising.
- Home offices will be more important than ever this year. One of the biggest trends on Pinterest last year was the rise of the “cloffice,” a portmanteau of “closet” and “office.”
- The indoor houseplant trend is here to stay. When selecting plants, take into account your natural light, exposures, and how much you will remember to water your plants.
- Touchless appliances (like motion sensors for lighting and smart temperature control for bathroom floors) will be more popular in 2021.
- A Zillow survey found 41 percent of people value a well-equipped kitchen more after stay-at-home orders closed restaurants. Most people plan to continue to exhibit their culinary skills in the future. Home shoppers are looking for kitchens with bigger cabinets and an island.
- The top landscaping trends of 2021 are expected to be pandemic-inspired as the health crisis drags on. These trends include turning outdoor spaces into year-round amenities and backyards into activity zones for the whole family.
- Multi-season spaces that feature fireplaces or fire pits, patio/deck areas or screened-in porches that can be used year-round are on the rise. That includes outdoor kitchens, which have become more popular than ever during the pandemic.
- Southern Living magazine asked several design experts about the colors they think will be big in the new year. While their picks run the gamut from airy neutrals, to earthy hues, to crowd-pleasing blues, one thing’s for sure: The new year will be all about creating soothing spaces.
What’s happening where you live? Do you live in an urban, a suburban or a rural area?