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4 Interior Design Trends for 2021

Top trends in interior design make the most of interior spaces. In the coming year, rooms will be designed to serve a multitude of purposes and maximize square footage. Hand-made decor and furnishings constructed from sustainable materials will enjoy renewed popularity. Soft and dreamy, nostalgic colors will also enjoy popularity, with glossy and high-shine finishes prevalent throughout.

All in all, 2021 should be a great year for interior design. Through creative remodeling and smart furniture choices, you'll be able to enjoy a wonderfully clean, well-organized, beautiful home in 2021.

Colors to Capture the Imagination

There are three official PPG colors of the year for 2021: Transcend, Misty Aqua and Big Cypress. These complex but whimsical colors are inspired by nature and contain a twinge of nostalgia. They were selected for their flexibility, their beauty, and the sense of calm and peace they inspire.

The hope is to make 2021 a year of wellness and a time of self-care. These colors (two shades of warm brown and one shade of a greenish-blue-aqua) can easily be worked into a variety of design spaces, including dining rooms, bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms and powder rooms.

What other colors accompany the PPG colors of the year? Think soft pastels and colors you might see in the spa, including pinks, browns, grays and blues.

If you're currently struggling to choose a color palette for your home, remember to paint samples on the wall before making a final color selection. There are a number of apps online to help you choose a color palette for your home, if you're looking for accent colors and neutrals to accompany your color choices.

Back to Our Roots

Sustainable design elements are used to create a peaceful retreat-like space that has a low environmental impact, and increasingly, these elements are used in everyday interior residential designs. Flooring and décor items produced from jute, rice paper, clay, cork and bamboo are forecasted to be the next big thing in interior design. Some of the most popular sustainable design elements include:

  • Reclaimed wood. Popular because of its character as much as its environmentally-friendly quality, reclaimed wood can be found in furniture, flooring and even in walls. Are you a fan of antique and extinct woods? Reclaimed wood is a way to decorate your home with woods from years gone by, all the while making your home more sustainable.
  • Bamboo. Bamboo has high tensile strength, which makes it a popular building material in modern construction. Bamboo is also attractive and, best of all, fast-growing. Whereas a tree takes 20 years to grow before it can be harvested for wood, bamboo needs only six. This makes it perfect to use in everything from flooring to furniture.
  • Cork. Cork has experienced a growth in popularity in recent years. Cork tile is slightly soft and porous, which makes it a good flooring material in a child's bedroom (as long as it's sealed). In areas of the home with high moisture, cork floors require a layer of polyurethane to be properly protected.
  • Clay. Clay can be found in tiles, roofing material, in backsplashes and in decorations like vases. Clay is an age-old material that has been used in homes for centuries. Use clay in rooms like the bathroom, alongside some healthy green plants, to create a spa-like environment.

[Read More: 5 Bathroom Design Ideas for Your New Jersey Custom Home]

Luxury Master Bathrooms

Bathrooms are no longer purely functional spaces, but areas where homeowners can truly unwind at day’s end. Marble flooring, crown molding, quartz countertops and cathedral ceilings are a few design features becoming the new standard in master bathrooms.

Additionally, oversized walk-in showers with a variety of showerheads offer comfort and clean, sleek design. Walk-in tubs are another popular inclusion for master bathrooms since they present a safer way to enter and exit the tub. Moreover, walk-in tubs can serve therapeutic purposes with water jets that alleviate any aches and pains. The décor of bathrooms in 2021 will revolve around the theme of “making a statement.”

Whereas bathrooms in recent years have been painted neutral, cool colors, bathrooms in 2021 will see more pops of color throughout. Expect to see wall prints with dramatic floral prints and Art Deco style tile work with black glossy backsplashes.

Choose fixtures made from colorful metals like copper or brass, or earthy oil-rubbed bronze. Work with your contractor to install beautiful patterned tile on the walls. While you're at it, replace any old plumbing fixtures like your toilet or sink faucet with low-flow fixtures that save money and save water. Sustainability will be more important than ever in 2021, so it's time to get your home in-line with the overall environmental movement.

Advantages of Flexible Use Rooms

A multi-purpose room helps you create a single “favorite” space in your new home.

Think about your guest room which sits empty most of the year until family and friends come for a visit. Make the most of this underused square footage by installing a Murphy bed, which you can hide away until it is needed.

This goes right along this year’s trend to have a room that has three or more uses. Installing a Murphy bed in your guest bedroom makes that space multifunction. Suddenly, the room can function as a bedroom, study and home office, all at once. Place the desk out of the way to make it easy to unfold the bed when the time comes.

If you also use the room for your hobbies, work with your contractor to install custom cabinetry in your closet. This gives you a place to put any items needed for your hobby in the closet when the room is used for guests.

“She Caves” have become popular as well and can serve as dedicated sewing or crafting room, a personal retreat of the lady of the home with a comfy reading chair and table by its side. Again, the possibilities are endless!

Contact GTG Builders

2021 is going to be a beautiful year in your home, especially if you're ready to get started with your project now. Work with an experienced builder to make your home everything you wanted and more. Contact GTG Builders today.

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