New year, new home! This is the year for home renovations! I mean, let’s face it, there are not a lot of other things to do right now! It’s time to use those saved pennies from last year’s holiday cancellation and invest in the sanctuary that’s kept you safe this year.
Your property needs to be stylish and up to date while maintaining some original features. Feeling like you need inspiration? Here’s everything you need to know.
Interior trends for 2021:
Kitchen: Open plan living is still very much the ‘in thing’, particularly for young families and couples that love to host. Invest in a roof lantern or roof window to inject light into the heart of the home. You’ll be seeing a lot of dark blue and dark green kitchen units this year paired with copper or rose gold handles to make a statement. Marble kitchen surfaces will add a touch of luxury to your space. To compare the best kitchen options for you, use a comparison site such as My Price Guide.
Living area: This room is your room; the place to unwind after a stressful day and it should be perfect. Herringbone flooring will add a beautiful, rustic touch to your living space; wall panelling is another option that will bring a lot of character to the home. Add texture to your lounge by layering blankets and throws and perhaps a big sheepskin rug. This year there is a strong global influence in interior design, be it through quirky wall art or earthy colour palettes. Accessories such as multitudinous green plants and dried flowers such as lavender, wheat, delphiniums and hessians will be the final touches to a spectacular room.
Hallway and landing: The entrance of the home is very important as it sets the tone for the rest of the house. It’s essential for visitors to feel welcomed and at ease when they arrive! This space needs to be left open and uncluttered, so finding the right kind of storage is imperative. There are plenty of staircase ideas out there but a bespoke staircase design will add unique character to your home as well as elegance and class.
Bedroom: Bold, earthy and relaxing colours such as dark green walls are on the rise this year. Take time to choose your tone and make sure it will provide you with tranquil vibes. It’s really important to avoid colours such as red, black, white and orange as they can overstimulate the senses.
Bathroom: Marble, mermaid or herringbone tiles are trending for bathrooms this year; as well as spacious walk in showers, freestanding baths and copper taps. For a smaller bathroom use larger tiles to create an illusion of a bigger space and get a sink that has an inbuilt vanity table for your storage needs.
Children’s play room: The play room doesn’t have to be a space that is hidden away with toys stuffed into boxes. It can be a wonderful, fun and energetic place. Embrace the rainbows, unicorns or animals of Africa! You could even add a world map mural or wallpaper. Buy some lovely, child friendly furniture, comfy bean bags and a big rug so that it’s a joy to play at their level. This is the room for vibrant pops of colour. Creating a happy place that your children will want to play in all day long is a priceless investment.
You may not have had your dream holiday in the past year but all is not lost – you sure can build your dream house!