2021 Home Design Trends

After spending a year predominantly inside your home, you may be thinking about how to refresh and remodel the spaces you use every day. Spring is a great time to bring fresh ideas to fruition! Hammer Design Build Remodel’s award-winning remodeling and design team is here to guide you every step of the way. Here is a list of seven of the latest renovation and design trends so you can incorporate them into your home. 

Wallpaper is Back

You heard that right. Wallpaper is back. One of the top trends for 2021 is incorporating wallpaper, like artwork, into your home. Wallpaper, in 2021, doesn’t have to have a vintage or “granny chic” vibe. Your wallpaper accent walls can really help you express yourself and distinguish your spaces whether that be a home office, nursery, dining room, or bathroom. The two images below, from Apartment Therapy, show how you can use wallpaper to enhance your at-home yoga studio or make a show-stopping living space with faux texture. Shiplap is out and wallpaper is back in. 

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Accent Walls

To accompany the wallpaper trend, accent walls are still a popular way to infuse personality and color into your favorite spaces. Apply wallpaper, wood built-ins or geometric designs to add texture, or simply add a fresh coat of paint. Many homeowners have been foregoing traditional headboards to opt for accent walls behind their beds in master bedrooms. You might consider using Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2021 – a mix of “Illuminating Yellow” and “Ultimate Gray” – to create a look that is completely on-trend for the year. 

Convert Attic Space to Living Space

This year, converting seldom-used spaces of the home, like an attic or basement, into more functional bonus rooms is happening a lot. Your attic can become a home gym, office, nursery, or even an extra bedroom. When embarking on an attic remodel, you’ll need to consider ceiling height to determine what can be done in the existing space. You’d also likely need new lighting and flooring. 

Whether renovating within the existing footprint or exploring a bump up, Hammer Design Build Remodel’s expert team will create a tailor-made plan just for you. In this example below, the Hammer team utilized all of the space this Washington DC row home had to offer by building a gym in the attic and maintaining the look of the home’s authentic exposed brick.attic renovation washington dc

Multi-Generational Living

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington, D.C. area has seen a lot of changes in how people live and work. Many families who lived apart are coming together for health or childcare reasons. This continued trend for multi-generational living is creating high demand for additional bedrooms, bathrooms, and in-law suite remodels. In this Gaithersburg, MD home, Hammer assisted the family with a two-story rear home bump out addition that included a renovated kitchen, bathroom, living space, and bedroom. 

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Home Office

Another 2021 home design trend is the remodeled home office. What used to be a “nice-to-have” feature is now virtually essential in many households where working from home has become the norm. Making this area both comfortable and functional is important. If you are no longer satisfied with your home-office on the kitchen table, consider an existing space or rarely used room in your home that could double as an office. If you don’t have the space you need a whole home renovation is a great solution to reconfigure your space to meet your needs. With renovations like custom built-in shelves, new lighting, or a dedicated reading nook, your home-office can become just as professional without the commute. 

Luxurious Retreats

With all the added time working and entertaining at home, it’s important to also have your own space to relax and unwind. In 2021, creating a spa-like oasis somewhere in your home is paramount. A renovated bathroom is an ideal place to bring this luxurious retreat vision to life. This can be achieved by incorporating several design elements into your bathroom renovation: a freestanding tub, foliage, natural elements like stone, wood, or marble, heated flooring or towel racks, earthy paint tones, and matte hardware. 

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There is a lot of hope and optimism for the year ahead in the home design and remodel world. Spruce up your space with some of our tips and if you’d like to do more with utilizing the latest home design trends in your remodel, contact Hammer Design Build Remodel to get started with a design consultation

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