The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the home as the perfect refuge to spend as much time as possible. Amid a second wave and new lockdowns, Houzz experts recommend new trends for next year. Details matter more than ever, from colors to shapes and materials, with whiter kitchens, the rise of home offices or versatile living rooms.
The growing interest in the environment, sustainability and energy efficiency will be key pillars in home decor, according to Houzz. Shifting interiors where details matter more than ever will stand out in 2021.
White kitchens with decorative details
While in 2020 dark tones flooded the kitchens, in 2021 we will see a penchant for white kitchens with wood details, bringing color, depth and a warm touch to the home. The kitchen is not just a functional space, hence the decorative details begin to gain importance. The plants will gain prominence, whose tendency will be to concentrate them to reinforce that feeling of an indoor garden. In addition, more and more owners will demand a distribution that can accommodate a bar, a small table with chairs or even a small office.
Booming boutique bathrooms
More than minimalist and technological spaces, more functional bathrooms will be demanded, but also putting the focus on details. The industrial details in black tones will take center stage, with a special interest in the built-in taps in matt black, and in soft colors, such as gray or beige. Among the details, more and more indoor plants are being incorporated in the bathroom and wallpaper with colorful textures and exotic prints.
Hybrid home offices
The rise of telecommuting has been a key factor in the growing demand for home workspaces. According to a Houzz study, nearly one in ten individuals decided to upgrade or create a home office. In 2021, black, white and gray tones will appear as preferred colors for furniture.
If in 2020 the bedroom had acquired a lot of prominence and open to the rest of the house, the coronavirus has changed that trend and it is the living room that once again claims a key role in the home. This room will become the most versatile space in the house, a place to socialize, enjoy or telework. They are increasingly leaning towards gray as the dominant color due to its versatility and furniture with organic lines and corner sofas, which will increasingly conquer this room in the house.
Contemporary bedrooms with Nordic touches
Together with a simple and functional decoration they gain popularity. In 2021, the main colors in this room will be soft tones; specifically browns, grays and pinks. In addition, textiles and bedside tables regain the space they had lost in recent years.
Colors taken from nature
The growing concern for the environment has a direct influence on the world of color. In this sense, a new palette has emerged that explores natural tones: the range of grays and earths, as well as soft blue and green tones will be a trend next year. These tones help to connect with what surrounds us and to design timeless, warm and relaxing spaces.
Materials gain importance
In 2021, the choice of materials will be fundamental when it comes to designing warmer and more comfortable homes in which to feel comfortable. Materials that are self-cleaning or with antibacterial properties, such as copper, are growing in popularity and will be increasingly in demand in homes due to the growing interest in creating cleaner and safer spaces. Matte textures are another of the great trends in 2021 for linking with a design concept linked to health and calm. Other materials such as ceramics, stained wood, metals and other recycled materials with a matt texture in soft tones will conquer the home.
Source : Idealista