Interior Design Trends Expected in 2021

Interior Design Trends Expected in 2021

RE/MAX Influencers Break Down Interior Design Trends Expected in 2021

Interior design trends are constantly changing and adapting, whether it be simple trends like changing up paint colours or rearranging furniture, or larger scale trends like transforming rooms or adding new, unique spaces to your home. 2020 was a year that forced many individuals to adapt the way they went about living their day to day lives which was reflected in the interior design trends that emerged throughout 2020.

RE/MAX Influencers were asked – a panel of RE/MAX Sales Associates from across Canada – to provide their insights on what interior design trends they believe are expected to emerge as we move into 2021.

Home Offices

Home offices were a big trend in 2020 as many people shifted to working from home, and they are expected to continue to be popular in 2021 as many people transition to working from home permanently. Home offices can also be seen as somewhat multipurpose, as many people also have children doing schooling online as well. While there may not be room for everyone in a home office, it allows the extra space within a home to be able to take some time away to participate in meetings and calls without having to disrupt others who may be working in your household.

Outdoor & Flex Space

With many people having to spend a considerable amount of time in their homes due to the current state of the world, outdoor space is expected to be a huge trend as we move into the new year. Having some sort of outdoor space is important and many people are looking for more outdoor space. Whether it be for kids to run around and play in a large backyard, or to be able to take some time to sit and read on a balcony, outdoor space will be essential to many people in 2021.

Flex space is expected to continue to see popularity in the new year, with many people looking to get creative with space they currently have in their home. Being able to repurpose space to give it different functionalities can greatly add to a home’s value. Some examples of different flex spaces could be a den that is repurposed into both a home gym as well as a kid’s playroom or a home office that also doubles as a craft room.

Open & Bright

A big trend that is expected in 2021 is bright and open spaces. Painting walls with a light, neutral colour and keeping window coverings open will help give the illusion of a larger space while keeping your home bright. Utilizing built-ins for storage will also help maximize the space in your home, as it allows clutter to be tucked away out of sight.

Move-In Ready

While 2020 seemed to be the year that many people tackled renovations in their home, the trend that is expected in 2021 is that of move-in ready homes. Potential buyers will expect all renos to be done, giving them a brand new, fresh space to move into. As mentioned, light and bright colours are going to be assets when completing any renos that may be in progress, giving buyers the opportunity to decorate with pops of colour where they please.

If you are interested in reading more about what is predicted in the Canadian housing market in 2021, be sure to check out the 2021 RE/MAX Canada Housing Market Outlook Report.

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