Optimism and Renewal: Our 2021 Design and Remodeling Trends Forecast
We see 2021 as a year to reaffirm the importance of a comfortable and inspired home and to look to the future with resilience and optimism. 2021 living spaces will be newly connected to nature and the outdoors, expanding both our physical and mental space, while interiors will establish new purposes with multi-functional design.
Jackson Design and Remodeling also predicts more bright, optimistic colors within homes. Pantone unveiled their highly anticipated color of the year for 2021, selecting two colors for the second time in 22 years. According to Pantone, the union of the practical and dependable “Ultimate Gray” with the vibrant and sunny “Illuminating” yellow expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. After a year like no other, it makes sense that people will turn to happy, bright colors balanced with reassuring neutrals to regain a sense of hopefulness in their homes.
Each year, Jackson Design and Remodeling’s highly acclaimed design team, which has been featured in major national print and online publications including The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, HGTV, Architectural Digest, French Style, Cottages & Bungalows, and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, forecasts the trends they see emerging in design and remodeling for the coming new year.
Trends can be an exciting starting point when you’re planning a new home or whole home remodel and exploring imaginative ways to express your unique vision. A unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals can help you discover design ideas you may not have considered, with the experience and expertise to guide your dreams for your home to beautiful reality. Here are our design team’s picks for the top trends this year.
No More Corner (of the Kitchen) Office
With so many of us working from home full time, home offices are now more important than ever before. Instead of a corner in the kitchen to pay bills or look for recipes, people need full scale offices with smart technology and day-long comfort.
The Multi-Tasking Home
Homes serve as workplaces now and they’re also our safe and comfortable place for home education, home gyms, and home spas. Whether a home is expanded to include these areas or remodeled to accommodate them in the same footprint, our concept of “home” is changing.
Bright yellows, oranges, pinks and other serotonin-inducing colors will be popular in 2021. Designers at Jackson Design and Remodeling aren’t the only ones who think so – Pantone also just announced that a happy shade of yellow is the 2021 color of the year. After a year of lockdowns and loneliness, people will be reaching for optimistic shades that inspire positivity and cheerfulness.
The Heart of the Home
Kitchens, always the heart of the home, have become even more so with families at home together all day. Kitchen designs are adapting with multi-use seating and storage areas to accommodate education and work along with cooking and eating.
Kitchen Islands on a Whole New Level
Kitchen islands with cantilevered seating areas and multi-level surface areas are hot right now. With everyone spending more time in the kitchen, and with multiple tasks on hand, multi-levels help define the space.
Outdoor Living Year Round
Connection to the outdoors has become even more essential to physical, mental and spiritual wellness and indoor/outdoor living design is a primary concern for the modern home dweller. Homeowners are creating expansive outdoor living areas with full outdoor kitchens and louvered roofs to make the space functional in any weather.
Bringing Greenery Inside
In addition to creating livable outdoor space, connection to natural surroundings is emphasized in home interiors both architecturally – with large windows and glass doors – and decoratively – with floral inspired accessories, house plants, and mini Zen gardens inside.
When you love modern design but yearn for the warm comforts of cabin living, rustic vogue is for you. Think open modern spaces but with character details like wooden beams or original wood floors and a connection to nature.
This fun mashup combines style from Granny like chinoiserie, scallops, natural fiber rugs, and topiaries with contemporary elements like clean lines and modern art.
Well Rested Design
Bedroom design, from soft materials and colors to window treatments that sufficiently block light, will get more attention in the coming year as people look for ways to pair luxurious comfort with self care and wellness.
Foyers are being reemphasized as important transition spaces separating the outside world from the home, providing a space to change from outdoor clothes to indoor clothes and wash hands.
Hotel Spa at Home
With travel still restricted, many of us miss the luxuries we found on vacation. Master bathrooms with spa amenities are a sumptuous everyday luxury at home.
Sharing their work, school and personal lives at home, it makes sense that people are yearning for uncluttered space with minimalist style.
Bold Black & White
Black and white is a classic combination that is getting renewed attention this year, especially in bold variations on flooring and walls.
A Wave of Ocean Hues
Homes are awash in enthusiasm for ocean-inspired colors and accessories that link to tropical and beach themes.
Planning Forever Homes
A 2018 AARP survey of adults revealing that three out of four adults age 50 and older want to stay in their homes as they get older illustrates the growing interest in ADUs, only strengthened by wanting family closer to home in challenging times.Follow us on Pinterest to keep an eye on trends all year long. Take a look at our Pinterest board for examples of 2021’s trends. Our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals can help you explore how to integrate trends in a way that expresses your individuality in your new home or whole home remodel.
Take a look at our Pinterest board for examples of 2021’s trends. Follow us on Pinterest to keep an eye on trends all year long. Our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals can help you explore how to integrate trends in a way that expresses your individuality in your new home or whole home remodel.