New year, new house – right?! Well, maybe. A new year often comes renewed energy and the desire either to reorganize your current space or look for a new one entirely. We scoured the online universe to pull together the best and brightest 2021 home design trends that we think will be all the rage here in Wyoming.
Keep reading to find out what they are.
It is probably no surprise that 2020 has led to the creation of more home office space than ever before. Is that spare bedroom? Nope – it’s a workspace now! While we saw a trend of people trying to downsize and minimize for years, people have started to stray away from that fad. While some people chose to convert just a room to a new home working space, others chose to convert garages, sheds or build additional structures on their properties for additional space and privacy.
Have you heard of the Danish concept “hygge” (pronounced “hoo-ga”)? While there is no single word in the English language that captures “hygge,” it can best be described as that feeling of cozy satisfaction you might feel when sitting by the fire on a cold winter’s night or curled up under a blanket reading your favorite book on a rainy afternoon. More and more, we are seeing people create their home spaces with this coziness in mind. Homebuyers are looking for fireplaces and cozy spaces for family time and relaxation.
As families went through quarantine and isolation, they turned to getting outside and enjoying nature more than usual. This return to nature has encouraged many people to bring more nature and natural influences into their homes mostly in the form of plans and natural light. Some people have even taken this concept as far as incorporating more wood and other more natural materials like leather and ceramics.
Gone are the days of cool grays and blues – enter the tans, soft greens, beiges, and browns. Spending more time at home last year caused many of us to rethink how inviting our spaces really were, and after knowing that cozy and hygge were high on people’s priority list, it should be no surprise that incorporating more soothing and relaxing colors and home décor is on this list. If you had been planning to paint that new home office stark white or jet black, you may want to think again.
We know, we know, the open concept floorplan has been all the rage for years! But when families were forced to stay home and each family member had to spend the day on a different Zoom call or class session, the open concept living space began to have less appeal. We are expecting to see a return to more divided floorplans in 2021, where family members can have more privacy and space. If you’re not convinced you’re ready to ditch the open floorplan completely, consider adding sliding doors or standalone partitions to bigger open spaces.
2020 has had a big part in influencing the home design trends that we are expecting to see in this new year. If you are looking for a new space or new property to incorporate these trends, we can help, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Interested in looking at more trends we’ll see over the next year? Take a look at the following articles and blogs we love:
5 Hot Home Design Trends for 2021 (National Association of Realtors)
Home Design Trends for 2021 (HGTV)
7 Interior Design Trends Everyone Will Be Trying in 2021, According to Experts (Better Homes & Gardens)
Thankfully as the least populated state, Wyoming has no shortage of space for people to find the perfect place to add on an at-home office space or include one in your new home’s design plans. We have a feeling that this trend is here to stay – what about you?