2021 Home Trends

2021 Home Trends

This year, happiness at home tops our priority list as we continue to shelter in place and look for ways to curate comfy living spaces. It’s no surprise that the trends for 2021 focus on things like simplicity, serenity, organization and multi-use spaces. We’ve rounded up our favourite trends that you can incorporate into your new home in Sunset Ridge.

Colours of the Year

Colour institutions are releasing their Colours of the Year for 2021. Each year, home builders and interior designers look to these picks to draw inspiration for their designs.

One of the leading authorities on colour are the people at Pantone. They have declared Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a sunny yellow, as their 2021 colour choices. According to the Pantone Colour Institute, “these colours reflect what is taking place in our global culture, expressing what people are looking for.”

The Color Guild, the paint world’s global color authority, has a more subtle pick for its colour of the year in Simple Serenity – a soft blue that it calls “the color of home, comfort and possibility in one heavenly hue.”

While paint brand Benjamin Moore is going with a bit bolder Aegean Teal. “Intriguing, balanced, and deeply soothing, Aegean Teal creates natural harmony.”

One thing’s for sure, the chosen colours will certainly inspire calm and serenity in any space.

For even more inspiration and complementary tones, check out this exceptional 2021 colour trends website by Behr:

Behr 2021 Colour Trends

Livable Luxury

Our homes have become our haven to organize, arrange, and decorate, more than ever. As we move indoors and take to our social channels to express ourselves, it’s no surprise that our attention has become more and more directed towards our living spaces. With that, the trend of livable luxury comes squarely into focus. 

We don’t just need spaces that look good anymore (think formal living room with antique furnishings). We now require our beautiful spaces to function in new ways. In 2021, re-think your spaces and look for:

  • Furniture that can play double duty
  • Storage to put your work away at the end of a long day at your home office
  • Accents, decor and furniture that are not only beautiful but versatile and durable

Indoor Plants

Indoor plants have been a staple in homes for many years, and 2021 will be no different. The benefits of growing plants in your home impacts both your physical and mental health. If you want to liven up your space (figuratively and literally), just add plants.

Growing plants indoors will improve air quality, ground you in nature even while indoors, and caring for them triggers many positive reactions in the brain. Not to mention, they are natural art! 

Our top picks for low maintenance, indoor plants are:

  • The Snake Plant
    • Snake plants thrive in indirect light and require watering only when their soil is dry. Talk about low-maintenance!
  • Air Plants & Succulents
    • Possibly the easiest plants to maintain, air plants and succulents look great in a terrarium. But don’t forget about them completely! They do require spraying or soaking once in a while.
  • Aloe Vera Plant
    • We love that these plants play double duty by providing moisturizing and healing aloe from its juicy leaves. Place them in direct sunlight and water weekly.
  • Rubber Plants
    • Don’t let the name fool you… these plants are real and are one of the top air-cleaning plants available.

Talk to your local garden centre for more ideas and complete care instructions for any of your plant friends.

Multi-Purpose Spaces

In 2020, our living spaces transformed and performed in ways that they never had before, with rooms serving multiple purposes. Living rooms became offices, dining rooms and kitchens served as classrooms, and bedrooms suddenly became places to work out as well as sleep.

2021 is the year to get creative with your spaces and reimagine what each room can be. Our builder group in Sunset Ridge has taken an active role in evolving their floorplans to meet the needs of homeowners in this new normal. While we place more and more expectations on what our homes can be, our builder group will help you meet them. Find a showhome and speak with a sales representative to bring your dream home to life.

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