Like quite a few of you, my New Calendar year kicked off with pleasure, optimism, and hope. At the heart of these thoughts is the guarantee of mass vaccinations for our state and my drive to see my household yet again right after additional than a 12 months. This pleasure is, even so, tempered with trepidation and issues about how and when our daily life will return to “normal.” Or will our lives be permanently transformed? If so, how does that effect the areas in which we live?

The total of time we put in at house improved significantly previous calendar year, and with so several individuals doing the job from residence, it’s no shock that a lot of businesses observed an enhance in the sale of house office environment furniture. Retailer Herman Miller said its household business office group increased 300 p.c very last yr whilst online style retail outlet Modsy stated storage furniture and accent chairs ended up amid the most common goods their shoppers procured in 2020. 

So, if 2020 saw an improve in increasing the performance and ease and comfort of our spaces, what does 2021 hold? Here’s a snapshot of what I collected from the specialists: 

Elle Décor predicts we will see areas with additional seating places and decorating tendencies that include luxe minimalism. They hope to see ample use of strong colors paired with the neutral tones that have been popular in new a long time. HGTV thinks “grand millennial” layout — imagine your grandmother’s household with a contemporary spin — residing yard walls, and peel and adhere wallpaper will acquire the spotlight. 

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Architectural Digest predicts black kitchens will be on craze even though Vogue believes minimalism is on the way out. Vogue also thinks we will see a rise in the attractiveness of wallpaper, artisan-made décor, and warm shades used in interiors.

As a household stager and someone who spends a ton of time on the lookout at serious estate listings and interior design blogs, I’m betting the attractiveness of natural contemporary design– dominated by the use of modern traces, neutral colors, and all-natural supplies (think stay-edge wood, rattan, stone, linen, and mudcloth) — will proceed perfectly into 2021. But I imagine we’ll start out observing this design and style paired with bold shades and wallpaper in botanic prints or massive-scale murals (howdy, grand millennial!).

A different extension of organic modern layout is the imaginative use of vegetation in indoor areas. Terra Basche, proprietor of neighborhood enterprise Lush Factors, is observing organizations use plant installations as a way to present a pure barrier concerning staff at the workplace. “With companies contemplating about their workforce reentering the place of work, companies are picking to develop very unique, special areas for them to perform when they do return,” reported Basche. She also observed, “With extra time expended at dwelling, quite a few persons are gravitating to vegetation as a way to connect with the all-natural world although indoors.”

Even even though I am constantly tempted to redecorate my home to chase the newest trends, I’m grateful to have a area to experience out the ever-evolving globe that lies just outdoors my entrance doorway.

Christine S. Cowles is owner of Styled & Staged Santa Barbara, offering house staging and interior styling services. She is a licensed Staging Design and style Professional™, member of Santa Barbara Affiliation of Realtors and Genuine Estate Staging Affiliation, and a proud WEV graduate. She can be reached at [email protected].

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