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Top 2021 Home Trends

So 2020 wasn’t quite the year anyone was really expecting. On the other hand, it certainly made us look at life a little differently, including how we decorate and organize our homes in Grand Forks ND. When you find yourself spending so much time in your home, you start to realize what works and what doesn’t, at least for the time being. Sleek minimalism might work well if you’re not home all the time, but when you are, suddenly cozy comfort seems a lot more appealing. That’s represented in a lot of the trends designers are seeing for this year.

One of the most Googled home decor trends these days is cottagecore. Think fairytale cottages — after the happy ending — with soft colors, dried flowers, floral curtains, ruffles on bedding, natural or reclaimed wood, and plenty of candles, especially taper candles, but with gold candlesticks because we haven’t gone completely off-grid! You can still have a Smeg fridge, but in a soft color, and maybe more open shelves in the kitchen to show off handmade pottery and earthenware.

Comfort and a place to retreat are really important this year. Everyone needs a room or space where they can get away from it all for a while, and a spa-like bathroom does wonders. Fortunately, with a new home, you can install a wonderful soaking tub, though owners of older homes may want to consider reglazing their tub for a fresh new feel that isn’t costly. Add in plenty of candles, some dried eucalyptus in a vase, lavender-scented bath products, and plush bath mats, towels, and robes for a place to let the cares of the day wash away. Even if you don’t have a bathtub for soaking, consider combo shower heads that feature a larger overhead showerhead, paired with a flexible shower head with alternating pressures to make the most of your shower.

While it’s still early, start planning ahead to make the most of your outdoor space this year. Your back porch can easily become an extra or extended family room that you can enjoy throughout the warmer months. By planning and preparing now, you can be ready to enjoy the space as soon as the weather starts to cooperate. Think about truly comfortable outdoor sofas and chairs where you can sit for an extended period without getting sore. Full-size seating cushions in comfortable outdoor fabrics really make a difference. Don’t forget throw pillows, blankets for evenings when it’s a bit chillier, perhaps a fire pit, and if you have space, think about a real dining area. Add in plenty of lights for evening enjoyment, awnings if you don’t already have a covered back porch, and even some artwork and outdoor rugs to really make the space feel like a continuation of your home. Indoor/outdoor living is a great way to get out of the house and get a new perspective, not to mention enjoy some fresh air and get some important vitamin D. But don’t forget the sunscreen!

Obviously, with many people still working and studying from home, multipurpose spaces and uses have become THE big trend. People are looking at all areas of their home to figure out what can be used for multiple purposes. That open space under the stairs can easily become a great home-office nook, and don’t forget to decorate it in your style now that you don’t have to worry about office rules. Is the bed in your guest room getting dusty and in the way of your work space? Consider a murphy bed that folds up giving you the space you really need right now, but still providing a bed once having guests over again is a good idea.

A lot of 2021’s trends can be summed up in vintage Japandi. Softer, rounded furniture, some classic vintage and antique pieces for a sense of old-school nostalgia, and a combination of the clean but nature-inspired designs of Japan and Scandinavia. Think round mirror in a burnished brass vintage frame, with a rounded arm and edge sofa that you can sink into, along with a coffee table made of light-colored, natural wood with some colorful glass decorative bowls for a touch of whimsy.

You still don’t want to go overboard with decorations, but choose a few truly comfortable furniture pieces and some elements that draw on history and nature. The result should make you feel comfortable, secure, and tranquil in your homes in Grand Forks ND.

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