Whether you’re thinking about remodeling your old home, building a new one or working with what you already have, 2021 has brought us some bold new design trends. When you work with an architectural designer, you can embrace as many or as few of them as you like. Here are some of 2021’s most popular home designs. Which will work for you?
- Forgo formal rooms: How often do you really use your formal dining room—for dining, that is? If your dining room is more of a homework station or place to dump the contents of your purse, it might be time to rethink the space. Why not turn your formal rooms into libraries, offices, playrooms or other more useful spaces?
- Add more storage: The more storage you can add to your home, the better. It helps you keep knickknacks and unused items out of sight until it’s time to bring them back out again. After all, it’s hard to keep everything in its place when there isn’t a place for everything you want to keep.
- Go for bold color: When designing your home, keep in mind that pops of bold color are coming back in a big way. Try painted cabinets, accent walls or even shelving. It will make each piece a focal point of your room, drawing the eye toward that area. Plus, bold colors are cheerful and uplifting.
- Try wallpaper: It’s not just for grandma’s house anymore—wallpaper is back! Look for larger graphic patterns rather than fussy pastels. Most designers advise making a statement wall with wallpaper, then leaving the rest of the walls in neutral tones. It’s like having instant art on your walls.
- Ditch the open floor plan: If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that there really is such a thing as being too close of a family. Open floor plans make it more difficult to get privacy for schooling, work and alone time. If you’re building a new home or remodeling your old one, think about skipping the open floor plan for several separate rooms. Alternatively, you can use shelving, screens and other features to wall off space in larger rooms.
- Innovative kitchen design: Kitchens are also undergoing a sea change. We’re now seeing more open shelving and bold color. Although white, gray and taupe are all classic neutrals, today people are gravitating toward rich greens, graphic prints and airy open shelving.
- Opt for plenty of natural light: Finally, when planning your home, consider the light. Natural light is not only pleasant, but it’s a big selling point when you’re ready to move on to a new place. Add larger windows in the darker, cooler areas of your home. For south-facing rooms, consider smaller windows in interesting shapes or configurations—your architect can recommend something that will let the light in without driving up your air conditioning bill.
Designing your own home is easy when you work with an architectural designer. Perry House Plans is happy to help when you call today!
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