COVID-19 has changed just about every single aspect of our lives, including how we design, furnish and use our homes. If you are interested in constructing a new house from scratch or giving your existing home a design overhaul but don’t know what’s trendy and what’s not, you’re in luck.
In this article, we’re going to share some of the current design trends and new construction ideas that are taking the 2021 real estate market by storm. So, if you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.
Read on for more about the top trends for home builders in the real estate market what we are experiencing in 2021. So without further ado, let’s get right to it.
Wallpaper is Back
Over the last few years, wallpaper has experienced a resurgence in popularity, and it has taken the stage for trends in home design in 2021. However, this time around, wallpaper is seeing some new uses.
It’s now being used to create statement walls, provide cabinets with interesting backings, lining to shelves, and a number of other interesting uses. There are endless creative ways that you could use wallpaper, like even on the ceiling, to add some dimension and excitement to the room.
If you are renting your current home, or are just someone that likes to change your space frequently, then removable wallpaper can be a great decor choice for you. Think of it like a huge sticker – when you want to change the style, you can just peel it off and swap it out for another.
Letting Light in Through Window Treatments
This year, it’s time to take down those heavy curtains and open up your windows. More homeowners are focusing on letting as much sunlight into their homes as possible, especially during the colder months. If you are looking to let some rays into your home, install a few sheer blinds or curtains or invest in quality blinds that provide your home with a good mix of natural light and privacy.
These are simple ways for you to get more light into your home, making it feel much warmer and more comfortable. Bonus points if you opt for skylights. After spending the last year and a half mostly trapped in our homes, we’ve never wanted them to be filled with sunlight more than now.
Bathing in natural light also comes with a range of benefits – for one, it leads to an increase in the body’s levels of serotonin, which boosts the mood. As you may have already guessed, new construction homes often feature large windows, with some extending from the floor to the ceiling. If you are forced to stay home for extended periods of time, allowing more light to flow through the home will make you and your family feel better.
The homebody measures of the pandemic transformed our living spaces into much more – they became our offices, schools, recreation spaces, and gyms. One of the most popular interior decoration trends of 2021 is creating convenient multi-use areas in our homes that accommodate a wide variety of needs without adding to costs or changing around floor plans.
What’s more, considering all of the people who are telecommuting these days, many interior home designs of this year include quiet areas that allow you to complete work and schoolwork without risk of being interrupted.
If your home has a separate dining room that you only use on major holidays, as well as an eat-in kitchen, you could store your dining table elsewhere in your home and use that room as a place to study or work. What’s more, if your bedroom includes a smaller sitting room space, you could consider transforming this area into a small office.
There are so many ways that you can get creative with the space that is already available in your house.
An Emphasis on the Outdoors
Many new construction home builders reimagined their outdoor spaces, and one of the more popular exterior trends for 2021 is the pergola. If you are not familiar, a pergola is an outdoor structure with columns that hold up a beamed and raftered roof.
They are similar to cabanas. If your yard is just trees, bushes, and grass, you might not be using your outdoor space to its fullest extent. Pergolas add some visual interest to the yard while also extending the entertainment aspect of your home and even offering you some more privacy.