2020 was quite a year. We think it’s safe to say that most of us are more than happy to have 2021 underway. Though we may not know what’s in store for the months ahead, one thing we can look forward to is seeing how the interior design world has, yet again, evolved with the changes in our collective lifestyles, preferences, and priorities that have taken place over the last year.
Of course, the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing quarantine has played a fundamental hand in how we want to shape our spaces in 2021. Let’s take a look at the top interior design trends you can expect to see as the year goes on!
1) Closed Floor Plans
Open floor plans have been unwavering in their popularity over the last few upheavals in interior design. But after nearly a year of being stuck inside, many are realizing that the lack of privacy and distinction in an open layout is not all that desirable after all. The rise of the closed floor plan has been born not just of the need for moments of peace away from roommates, but also of a need to distinguish rooms by purpose. Definitive spaces allow for enhanced focus on work, relaxation, or whatever use for which they are intended.
2) Sustainable Furnishings
Over the last few years, we have seen a greater focus on reducing waste and preserving the environment. These efforts have also begun to extend to the design world and, for 2021 in particular, how we furnish our homes. People are moving away from cheap department store furniture in favor of high-quality pieces they can use for years to come. The result? More thoughtful home shopping in the form of seeking sustainable materials, secondhand buying, and investments in durable, versatile, and long-lasting pieces.
3) Natural Elements
With our sense of normalcy in turmoil, we’ve begun seeking even more eagerly than we already were the calming and comforting effect of nature in our interiors. Things like sunlight and greenery bring life and energy to a space. In turn, our moods are boosted and we are better able to relax, even in the midst of everything going on. In 2021, you can expect to see more indoor plants (yes, it’s possible), natural materials like rattan, wood, and leather, and warm, earthy color palettes.
Did the circumstances of 2020 make you realize how desperately you need an upgrade for your space? A&E Brothers wants to help! Our team of home interior remodelers can implement all of the latest design and renovation trends that have caught your eye. From bathrooms and bedrooms to kitchens and basements, we can take any part of your space to the next level.
Contact us today to get started on a plan that meets your needs and budget!