Having spent more time at home than ever over the last year, many of us have racked up quite the wish list of ways our home could be better or work better for our needs. 2021 could be the perfect time to improve your home.
It’s all about bright airy spaces. Adding bigger windows, reach or bi-fold doors or a skylight can completely transform the look and feel of your home, allowing light to pour in even on dull days.
Make it open-plan (or broken-plan)
Open-plan living areas remain top of many buyers wish lists. If you choose to improve rather than move, you can either extend to create an open-plan space, or reconfigure your internal layout within the existing walls of your home. To ensure you are really on-trend, introduce book shelves, Crittall-style windows or screens to separate areas for a ‘broken-plan’ design.
Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor to make the most of all your space is both on-trend and practical. Whether you have a little outside space or a lot, it’s worth factoring it into your overall home design to ensure you can get the most out of it.
You don’t have to sacrifice an entire room to have a home office anymore. With home working set to stick around for years to come, having a practical space to use will make your home even more saleable, as well as more convenient for you.
Mix up your interior design with a stylish mix of antique and vintage pieces with natural textures and tones… think country farmhouse, detailed furnishings, brass and wicker. Whether it’s popularity remains sticks beyond 2021 is yet to be seen, but for now it is right on trend.
You can usually age a property simply by looking at the kitchen. Whether it’s the countertops or tiles, materials and styling can be a huge giveaway. Quartz is set to be a huge trend in 2021; it is versatile, practical and classic, ensuring a timeless finish that will remain on trend.
Gone are the pristine grey homes of Instagram (Grandmillenial is the new neutral), if you enjoy a pop of colour you are right on trend. At the opposite end of the spectrum to the creams and wicker are bright colour schemes, shiny metals and luxurious fabrics.
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