Just a couple weeks into 2021, and we’re already noticing some home trends begin to emerge! It makes sense; after all, we’ve spent the last year closely evaluating our spaces. As the year progresses, we think you’ll see these wonderfully adaptive home trends everywhere!
Say Hello to Your Home Office(s)
It’s no surprise that workers tired of wearing out their couch cushions or sitting at the dining room table have become interested in the home office. A little peace and quiet is necessary for a productive workday, and an effective workspace is crucial for well-being too. With working and learning from home poised to stick around in some capacity post-pandemic, the question on many buyers’ minds has been, “Does it have a home office?” In some cases, buyers are interested in having more than one office in a new house. And hey, we get it: not needing to have a discussion about who gets the coveted home office is a major perk of homes with ample space to work.
In the past, luxury homes may have been defined by sleek lines and cooler shades, but that trend is shifting towards cozy warmth – or “hygge,” as the Danish and Norwegians call it – that we’re absolutely in love with. Life can be chaotic, and with so many people spending time indoors, who doesn’t want their home to be super comfy? If your décor is very modern, don’t worry. You can achieve this style by incorporating warmer colors into your palette (Sherwin Williams’ selected Urbane Bronze as its color of the year for a reason!), laying down fuzzy rugs and blankets, and bringing in furniture and fixtures with round shapes. If you don’t feel like repainting, don’t – incorporate warm accessories to your heart’s content! They can change the atmosphere of a room pretty dramatically.
Have you always wanted a sewing room, art studio, home gym, reading area, or some other dedicated space for all the things you adore doing? You’re not alone! Buyers are itching for extra spaces where they can enjoy their favorite activities in relative privacy. One of the outdoor trends Circa Real Estate saw in 2020 was the customization and renovation of outdoor spaces: patio areas, landscaping, pergolas, hot tubs and pools, you name it! In fact, there have been points when pool installers have had waiting lists. We expect this trend to continue well into 2021, so call contractors now to prevent a wait.
Unique Accent Walls
Forget plain old accent walls; no, simply slapping on a fresh coat of paint isn’t what this trend is all about. Homeowners are looking for more stimulation indoors, and they’re finding that in textured, patterned, and geometric accent walls. The use of wood as an accent piece has also returned, and we’ve got no complaints about that! It seems like everyone had some kind of home improvement project last year. Home design will draw even more attention in 2021 as people put in elbow grease to truly love their homes.