A Look Ahead

A Look Ahead

2021 Brings Colour, Texture and Minimalism to Homes

As 2020 ends and we look hopefully into 2021, let us have a look at what the next year may hold for home décor and renovations.

  1. Navy Blue. Navy is a trend that will continue with the touch of luxury that brings to any space. Have fun with it—it can be more than just a painted feature wall. Think navy wallpaper and navy décor, too.
  2. Textured walls. Texture is anticipated to be a big deal in 2021, especially for walls. Stone, marble, beams and wall panels can add texture to your space, and it can be pretty simple to execute.
  3. Minimal art. Inspired by the Scandinavian aesthetic, minimalism in art is on trend. With its calming effect, minimalist art with simple lines adds a clean look to any room.
  4. Two neutrals. Grey has been popular for the past few years, and now it’s brought a friend—beige. The two together provide a beautiful balance between warm and cool tones.
  5. Plants and foliage. Succulents are still the rage, but feel free to add plants of all kinds to your décor. Embrace foliage whether it’s real, fake or dried to add texture and depth to your space.
  6. Let light in. Maximize the natural light your windows bring in. If you’re renovating, think about increasing your window size to let more light in. Natural light adds a peaceful, calming touch, so avoid heavy draperies and let the sunshine in.
  7. Multitask. The COVID-19 pandemic taught us how to quickly repurpose spaces. Embrace the multifunctionality of rooms and maximize the comfort in your home. Creative changes like shelving and folding furniture can help get the most from your space.
  8. Earth tones. Like navy, grey and beige, earthy colours are also hot for 2021. Warm and comforting, think deep reds, golden yellows and sage greens for décor and accessories like throws, art, and more.
  9. Hide the hardware. Clean lines are trendy in kitchens and bathrooms. If you’re planning a renovation, think about how you can keep cabinets smooth and simple. Integrated handles and invisible latches work to keep things uncomplicated.
  10. Bring rattan indoors. Rattan is popular for outdoor furniture, and it’s also fantastic indoors. Think about rattan accent chairs, big baskets and even headboards.
  11. Light and honey hued wood. 2021 is moving away from darkly stained woods and embracing the lighter look. Wall boards, ceilings, flooring and cabinets on the lighter, honey side are rising in popularity.
  12. Warm up. Installing heated floors in your bathroom is a luxurious touch your feet will thank you for. 
  13. Curve this. Freestanding bathtubs, like heated floors, are a fantastic way to bring the spa experience home. A beautiful tub is not just functional—it’s also a statement.
  14. Style that sink. The trend toward statement sinks is only growing in 2021. Pick something durable that adds a pop of colour or design to your kitchen or bathroom.
  15. Rustic lighting. Gone are the days of crystal chandeliers or big, shiny brass. Fixtures with an industrial touch—like metal or rough wood—or textures like bamboo or wicker are perfect for dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms.