2021 Home Trend Forecast

Posted by: Baldwin REALTORS® on Friday, January 22, 2021

2020 has come and gone, but much of the 2021 design trends are based on the “new normal” we’ve experienced this past year. Baldwin County’s housing market has not slowed down during the pandemic, so whether you’re considering selling or looking for a new home, it may be beneficial to know what’s currently desirable. While design trends come and go, we’ve rounded up a few predictions (based on this article from Southern Living) in hopes to inspire your renovating and/or home searching process. Let’s take a look.

1. Plush Accent Pieces

There’s no doubt – quarantining opened our eyes to the value of comfortable and dreamy living spaces. According to Southern Living, textures are trending softer for interior design pieces like pillows and ottomans. They anticipate 2021 to be the year of velvet, shearling and mohair accents.


2. Bolder Hues

Pantone has named their 2021 Color of the Year, and it’s quite literally a shocker. The sunny yellow color of “Illuminating” is their choice. Additionally, HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams has named their 2021 Color of the Year as “Passionate” – a bold red color.


3. Germ-Free Spaces

2020 also made us extremely mindful of the need to disinfect. Southern Living shares that current kitchen trends include touch-free appliances and non-porous surfaces.


4. Outdoor Comfort

When you can’t get out and about as often, your backyard takes on a new level of use and value. Southern Living reports that backyard spaces with enhancements for outdoor dining, working, exercising and/or relaxing are the new hot trend.


5. Private Quarters

Now that the office, classroom, gym and daycare can be found all under the same roof, it helps to have some defined spaces. While the open floor plan is not completely retired, Southern Living does see a trend toward solutions for dividing spaces (adding barn doors, bookshelves, etc.).

Are you inspired by this year’s trends? Whether you’re considering sprucing up your home to sell or looking to buy a home where you can implement these current trends, connect with a Baldwin REALTOR® to get started on the right path.


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