In 2020, we all spent a lot more time at home. (Even I, a reliable janitor, have never spent so much time in my apartment). As the New Year approaches, it is clear that in this new lifestyle we will always be at home for a while – which means it’s time to reconsider your living space.
Although the trends in home design are constantly changing, the 2020 events have focused us on two main topics: the construction of functional space and the creation of a feeling of tranquility and joy despite a turbulent outside world. We talked to five experts about design trends we can expect to see in 2021.
Go sapphire or go home
The classic sapphire has been named Pantone Color of the Year 2020, and interior designer Vikki Long says the sapphires is here to stay well into the New Year. She says that we can expect to see a lot of navy sapphire and especially velvet. “However, you have to be careful with the sapphires, as some can make you depressed,” she says. For a little balance, Long recommends using splashes of bright colors, such as yellow or gold.
Why we love it : by painting your walls in a soothing color like sapphire, your bedroom will instantly turn into a place of relaxation. As has been said for a long time “” Because you spend most of your time at home, you just want to have a place where you can exhale.”
Let The Light In
Open your windows and keep heavy curtains. Designer Michelle Martel says that in 2021, the emphasis will be on bringing as much natural light into your home as possible, especially in the winter months. Hang transparent blinds or curtains or just keep your windows naked to invite them to sunlight. “It’s a simple and quick way to bring light and make our space much more comfortable,” says Martel. Bonus points if you have a skylight!
Why we love it: there are so many benefits to natural light, including an increase in serotonin. And because we don’t dare so often due to social distancing, it has never been so important to fill your house with sun.
Becoming a parent of a plant
Abundant natural light gives you the perfect excuse to turn your house into a plant paradise. Interior designer Alvin Wayne says that although dummy plants may have come in handy in the past, this year you should go for the real deal. “Because everyone is confined to the house, these little things bring joy,” says Wayne. “[Plants] are something you can take care of, and they will free you from everything that is going on. There are certainly many more advantages to having a real plant life compared to dummy plants.”
Why we love it: of course, plants make every room beautiful. But they also have a positive effect on your health by purifying the air and even improving your mood — which we could all use after 2020.