Say Goodbye To These 10 Design Trends in 2021

1. Modern Farmhouse

This year, we are seeing the modern farmhouse trend go away to pasture. Say goodbye to overutilized barn doors, shiplap paneling, and color schemes anchored in white walls and black fixtures. Homeowners are leaving this trend that favors uniformity and are moving on to expressing their own style and personality in their homes.

2. Single-Purpose Spaces

Families experiencing remote work and learning have quickly realized that single-purpose spaces are no longer functional or practical for the new demands of their home lives. Now when we design for couples and families during COVID, we are hearing the need for multifunctional spaces. Home offices need to convert to home gyms in the evening, and playrooms need to also function as study spaces.

3. Open-Concept Floor Plans

Along with realizing that workspaces need to serve multiple functions, families are also learning the cons of the once-popular open-concept floor plan. While open-concept living spaces provide an airy and spacious feel, they lack the practicality and separation we now crave in our homes. For example, an evening in an open-concept great room will be filled with noise from the living room TV, smells from the kitchen, clutter from toys, and a very distracted family member trying to finish a project at the dining table. Families are presently seeing the benefits of having separate spaces for their activities.

4. Accent Walls

Designers are saying if a material or color is good enough for one wall, it should be good enough for the entire room. It is predicted that accent walls won’t be as trendy in 2021. Accent walls can be distracting and feel disjointed from the overall design plan of a room. If you truly love a color or wall covering, make the bolder choice to clad the entire space in it.

5. Neutral Color Palettes

Homeowners and designers are both excited to say goodbye to limited, bland, and impersonal neutral color palettes in 2021. Color scheme trends limited to black and white, all white, and all grey are officially on the way out in the design world. People are acknowledging their love of color and realize that the shades used in a space can affect the mood, giving the home tranquility or energy.

6. All White Kitchens

It’s time to part ways with the impractical and sterile all-white kitchens that have dominated design remodels over the past decade. Homeowners are leaving white quartz and white cabinets for unique marbles and custom cupboards finished in striking colors and wood stains. Colored appliances are even starting to upstage stainless steel.

7. Minimalistic Decor

Minimalist decor can feel barren, cold, and unwelcoming. Plus, sticking to a minimalist scheme can be difficult for many homeowners who enjoy collecting and showing off their prized possessions. Custom built-ins are quickly becoming a popular way to display collections and show off those personal items that were once deemed as clutter.

8. Soft Pinks

In the 2010s, millennial pink, blush, and rose dominated color palettes with their dreamy cotton candy hues. We’re now seeing a move towards embracing bolder colors, ditching light pinks for warmer trending shades. In fact, we have all grown to love warm colors so much that Pantone picked two for their 2021 Pantone Color of the Year. The colors are Ultimate Gray, a warm gray tone, and Illuminate, a vibrant yellow. Together they are meant to symbolize resilience, hope, and uplifting positivity.

9. Mass-Produced Furniture

2021 design trends are leaving behind the convenience of mass-produced furniture. Online vendors have made the decorating process seem as easy as a click, but these offerings typically lack originality, craftsmanship, and comfort. Homeowners are recognizing the value of investing in quality pieces that will last for decades and offer timeless style. It is also becoming a popular option to repurpose old items and incorporate antiques into the home to give a layered and curated feel to the design scheme.

10. Faux and Synthetic Decor Pieces

In 2021, we’re focusing on being a little more real. Faux plastic succulents, synthetic fiber textiles, and plastic furnishings are being traded in for real houseplants, natural and cozy fabrics, and organic elements inspired by nature. Bringing in natural elements, like a plant or a live edge wood table, can create a connected feel with the outside and offer some of the peaceful imagery of the natural world.

 

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Spring Cleaning Series 3- Tips to Success

6 Tips to Successful Spring Cleaning

Clean Room by Room

Approaching your house room by room is the most effective way to deep clean it. Create cleaning checklists for each room to help you get organized and to remind you of the areas that need extra attention. Feel free to skip the areas that have been cleaned recently, and focus on the parts of your home that were largely neglected over the winter.

Organize and Clear the Clutter

One of the biggest parts of spring cleaning is often getting rid of clutter. A systematic four-step approach can be helpful for this. Identify problem areas, analyze reasons for the clutter, determine solutions, and implement these remedies. Sorting your belongings into four categories—trash, give away, store, or put away—can also be effective as you go through the spring-cleaning process. Move the clutter out as soon as possible, whether it’s bringing a donation box to a charity or planning a yard sale.

Get the Household Involved

Make spring cleaning a household endeavor. Even young children can be excellent helpers. Assign age-appropriate chores, so everyone feels included. Try throwing on some music as you all clean or establishing a household reward as an incentive to get the work done.

Tackle the Seasonal Chores

Many chores need to be done seasonally, especially in preparation for warmer weather. So incorporate them into your spring-cleaning routine to get them out of the way early. For instance, tackle outdoor chores, such as cleaning the grill, patio, and outsides of windows, as soon as the weather warms up. Also, store winter clothing, bedding, decor, and other items. And pull out your spring items to give your home a refreshed look.

Keep Cleaning Products to a Minimum

If you need to shop for new cleaning products for spring cleaning, keep your items to a minimum. Myriad cleaning supplies can create unnecessary clutter, and you probably don’t need all of them to keep your home fresh and clean. Opt for a good all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloths. Those items will cover the majority of surfaces in your home. Then, purchase other specialty cleaning supplies only as needed.

Establish New Cleaning Habits

A thorough spring cleaning that covers the whole house is a great opportunity to establish ongoing cleaning habits, which can make the next spring cleaning even easier. For instance, don’t try to do all of your spring cleaning in one day or even one weekend. Instead, tackle items on your spring cleaning to-do list for just 15 minutes each day. That will help to get you in the habit of tidying up for 10 to 15 minutes per day even after you’re done with your spring cleaning tasks.

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Complete Guide To Rugs – Series 2

How to pick the right rug style

Floral Rugs

Floral Rugs come in a variety of patterns and motifs—from bold and brightly colored to sweet and sophisticated. Featuring various species of flowers, plants, leaves, and vines, these floral and botanical rugs conjure up images of an English garden or a tropical paradise.

Geometric Rugs

With their eye-catching patterns and colors, our Geometric Rugs are the easiest way to create a point of interest in any room. Modern and highly versatile, these rugs leverage sleek lines, color blocking and bold geometric shapes to add a burst of energy to your space.

Persian Rugs

Our Persian Rugs collection is inspired by the intricate designs, unique patterns, and vibrant colors of traditional Persian rugs. Featuring intricate medallions and corner patterns surrounded by an elaborate background with floral motifs, our Persian-style rug designs will surely add character and elegance to your home decor.

Transitional Rugs

Transitional Rugs offer a modern twist to traditional styles. Because of the design’s versatility, these rugs can either add a contemporary vibe to a classic theme or warm up a predominantly modern and minimalistic aesthetic.

Traditional Rugs

Traditional Rugs take cues from timeless styles all over the world—mostly from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. These rugs typically feature intricate design elements, like florals, borders, and medallions, and tinted in rich colors—from ruby, sapphire, and garnet to sage, cream, and burgundy.

Contemporary Rugs

Contemporary Rugs typically feature sleek lines, unconventional patterns, and freeform elements to complement a modern, forward-looking space. They work perfectly well in any room in your house, as well as in any modern office or industrial space.

Contemporary Rugs

Contemporary Rugs typically feature sleek lines, unconventional patterns, and freeform elements to complement a modern, forward-looking space. They work perfectly well in any room in your house, as well as in any modern office or industrial space.

Modern Traditional Rugs

Modern Traditional rugs and runners blend traditionally loved textile patterns with contemporary design elements and colorways, creating unique textures that elevate any room in your house.

Farmhouse Rugs

Our Founder’s Farmhouse Collection breathes new life to traditional farmhouse rug styles. Designed with Jeneva Bell’s personal style in mind, these machine-washable rugs feature classic themes coupled with a distressed texture and an earthy color palette, giving your home an authentic vintage vibe.

Kids Rugs

With their bursts of color and whimsical patterns, our Kids Rugs are designed to add a fun and playful energy to your nursery, kids’ room, or playroom. Featuring dinosaurs, space themes, jungle and farm animals, unicorns, rainbows, and robots, our rugs will delight children of any age.

Coastal Rugs

Drawing inspiration from sun, sand, and surf, our Coastal Rugs can easily turn your space into a relaxing oasis. Featuring colors in cool blues and sandy neutrals and whimsical and ocean-inspired patterns, these rugs perfectly complement the relaxed sophistication of a coastal-inspired home.

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Interior Design Accents

Every room needs an accent color, and there are many ways to achieve that. You can go bold or subtle, soft hues or dramatic,… whatever suits your style. Here are three different approaches to interior design accents. [Read more…]

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Window Treatments for Tall Windows

Window Treatments for Tall Windows

Here’s a dilemma,… what can you do when your windows extend from floor to ceiling? On the one hand, you enjoy the natural sunlight. On the other hand, you might need some light filtering or privacy during the evenings. Even for the largest and most unusual types of windows, there are solutions available. Here are a few options for window treatments for tall windows. [Read more…]

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Tips on Window Treatments for Children’s Rooms

Window Treatments for Children's Rooms

Decorating a child’s room is so much fun. As you select wall decor, furniture and other decorative elements, don’t forget about window treatments. They are one of the most important features of a bedroom, especially while your kids are young. Here are a few considerations for window treatments for children’s rooms. [Read more…]

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Window Treatments for Home Offices

Window Treatments for Home Offices

Creating a comfortable work space at home can make working from home more pleasant and boost productivity as well. Window treatments are an important feature of any room, but particularly in home offices. By controlling the amount of light that enters your home office, you can create reduce glare on your computer screen while still leveraging the psychological benefits of having natural sunlight. Here are a few window treatments that are ideal for home offices. [Read more…]

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Home Office Ideas to Improve Productivity

One of the most difficult things about working from home is staying productive.  Where you work and how you set up your office space is critical to getting your work done quickly, otherwise, you can find yourself spending more hours to get the same amount of work done. Given that so many fo us are working from home now, here are some home office ideas to improve productivity.
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Home Design Projects to Consider During Coronavirus Social Distancing

home design projects to complete during coronavirus social distancing

Many of us are practicing social distancing or even self isolation amid Coronavirus concerns. As you’re stuck at home looking for productive ways to spend your time, why not think about home projects? Here are some home design projects to consider during Coronavirus social distancing. [Read more…]

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Modern Window Treatment Ideas

Modern Window Treatment Ideas

There are so many interesting ways to decorate your windows. Window treatment options are really only limited by your imagination. Here are some modern window treatment ideas to consider when it’s time to freshen up your window decor. [Read more…]

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