Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Greenbrook Design, managing day to day operations, marketing, sourcing product and keeping the showroom beautifully designed. Stacey also does interior design & home styling for a select number of clients. Find out more about Stacey here.
A new year means new opportunities to accomplish what’s been on your to do list including that home renovation. As we prepare to move into the new year, let’s discuss some of the design trends that are being predicted by those in the interior design world.
Stepping back in time
As much as we consider ourselves trendsetters and embracers of the new, there is something to be said about the comforts of the past. Many memories were made in the home, in a specific area like the kitchen or living room which is no wonder why many are trying to recreate those spaces through design. It is always a pleasant feeling to go back to the familiar and that is what many are doing today, including design elements that take them back to their parents and grandparents homes. Including certain furniture pieces, colors, and artwork are great ways to get a feeling of nostalgia in the space. Spend some time exploring sites like Pinterest for inspiration and don’t forget to check out our furniture and home page where we have links to multiple dealers where you can find that perfect piece for your home.
Styles that are making a comeback
There are multiple design styles that are offered in the world of interior design. They rise and fall in popularity but two have been on the rise: Traditional and classic.
Traditional can be defined as a timeless style that takes its cues from the 18th and 19th centuries, incorporating classic art, antiques, and pieces with history.
Classic is more of a style that offers refined and elegant features, reminiscent of antiquity.
This is not to say that the other styles are obsolete, in fact where you live can play a part in your style selection but these two perfectly fit the design trends of 2021. Both hail back to a simpler time and say comfort and charm like no other. Take a peek at some projects that were done in the traditional style and maybe you will find the inspiration you need.
It comes as no surprise to learn that homeowners are looking for functionality in the home given so many not only live but work and go to school within their four walls. It is essential that the home be one cohesive design but that each space can function on its own and fulfill certain needs. Consider including these elements in your home:
Kitchen – this is the place where everyone gathers and often needs a little extra planning. Drawers are beneficial because they allow easy access to items such as plates and pots. Pan dividers are perfect to keep all your platters and baking sheets in order. Roll-outs make it easy to get out and put away those bulky items such as crock pots and air fryers. Extra seating around the island is also a great addition.
Bathroom – an area that is used multiple times a day. Make sure to include things that will make your routine go faster such as deep drawers where you can store your larger items like a hair dryer. Include extra lighting if there are no windows in the room.
Home office – this is becoming an essential element in the home as many are working remotely. Look for an area that could be turned into an office where a desk and even shelves can be placed so you can stay on track and meet those deadlines.
Study area – plan on having a designated place for the kids to do their school work since many are attending virtual classes and are probably struggling to stay focused. It’s easy to get distracted at home but having a quiet place can help them be more productive.
Functionality in the home lowers stress by making it easy to go about your day checking off what needs to be done. Be sure to talk to your designer about the things that are important to you so they can help design a plan that is perfect for you and your families routines.
No matter what the new year holds, home is the one place that remains yours. It is your domain and meant to reflect you in every way. Let’s start this year off right by getting your home designed for you and your family. Our experienced staff is ready and able to help you have the home that works for you, creating a trendy yet functional space. Come visit our showroom where you can browse our displays of cabinets, flooring, hardware, and more.