If you’re planning to renovate your condo soon, you’ll want to keep on top of the latest trends. We’ve been using our spaces slightly differently this past year and 2021 will be no different; some of the changes definitely reflect these new ways of living and working. Read on to learn more about some of the latest condo reno trends that we hope will inspire you to get started.
Natural, Earthy Neutrals
Neutrals are still the way to go with your finishes, though we’re shifting away from a palette of all cool greys and incorporating warmer tones into the mix. Luckily earthy hues naturally complement each other and are easy to work with and combine. Overall, the look for interiors is tranquil and calming. Those who want to add a splash of colour might be interested in Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year for 2021: Aegean Teal. Ocean blues ranging from aquas to inky blues will be everywhere, offering the feeling of being poolside or at the beach. Other accent colours rising in popularity include rusts, warm greens, deep reds, and browns, each calling to mind peace and comfort.
Walls That Wow
Just because the overall look is neutral doesn’t mean you can’t have individual features that really wow. Look at your walls in a whole new way by transforming one from a blank canvas to your own personal art installation. You can do this by hanging wallpaper—florals are especially modern right now—or even fabric upholstery. If graphic patterns or florals aren’t your thing, textured wallpapers are another great option. They immediately add visual interest and can be quite striking; they also come in every colour you can think of. If you’re adventurous, try a living wall by lining your chosen space with greenery.
In 2020, many who had never worked from home a single day had to quickly establish a functional home office space. This year, we’re refining those original choices and hoping to make these areas work better for us. Even if your home office occupies just a corner of a room, the space should be comfortable, well lit, and ideally offer a bit of privacy and some storage. Any nook you can carve out to make working from home easier will be considered a useful selling point down the road.
To make the most of your square footage, consider which areas in your home you can make multi-functional. If you have a spare bedroom or an available nook in a larger space, can you fit in a mini homeschool classroom or an area devoted to crafting? A child’s playroom doesn’t have to occupy an entire room; you can create a perfect play area along a single wall or in a sunny corner. We are spending so much time at home now that having a room perform just one function is unnecessarily limiting. Take advantage of the many creative storage and design solutions available to carve out the space you’ve always envisioned.
Cabinetry With Hidden Hardware
Returning to our earlier theme of calm and tranquility, even kitchens are becoming more streamlined and fuss-free. One of the latest condo reno trends includes kitchen cabinetry with hidden hardware; it’s a sleek, uncluttered look that reads modern and contemporary. This trend is sure to be popular with minimalists who will love the calming, clean lines. Ask for integrated handles, invisible push-style latches, or edge-style cabinet pulls to achieve this look.
We hope we’ve given you some design inspiration for your own condo reno. The trends for 2021 will focus on creating calm and comfortable interiors perfect for daily living and working. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Gemterra blog for more great home decor advice.