10 Horrifying Design Trends for Home: 2021 Edition

Designers hope that some home trends will last longer than others. We compile an annual list at Styled, Staged & Sold of the most “scariest” home design trends. We’re highlighting trends this year that could make a property look old. Here are some of the trends that are giving home designers nightmares. You must like this Fashion post.

10. Barn doors that slide

Barn doors are slowly gaining popularity as the farmhouse design loses its traction. Because they are bulky, they can prove difficult to use and may not glide on a track smoothly. Smaller sliding panels that are hung on either side of a doorway, such as those with glass or trendy colors, like navy or green, are becoming more popular and provide privacy when necessary.

9. Open Kitchen Shelving

Open shelving is a popular way to brighten up a kitchen. Open shelving can also save money on kitchen remodels. Open shelving is not always easy to achieve. Glassware and dishes must match perfectly and be organized. This goes against the grain of the current pandemic when homeowners are trying to hide their clutter and not display it.

8. Nautical Motifs run amok

According to Angie’s List’s 2020 study, coastal design is the most popular style on Instagram. You don’t have to use sailor’s slack rope, seashells, and anchors as motifs. Interiors that are not on the coast can look a little silly, but they can also be very stylish. You should ensure that the design theme you choose for your home is appropriate for your locale. Find coastal inspiration by mixing and matching trendy blues with driftwood, weathered wood accents, and even coral accessories.

7. All-white Interiors

It can be uninspiring to have white walls, furniture, and rugs. The walls and cabinets of homes are receiving more color treatment. Accent walls are back. They add color to spaces with bold wallpaper or bright paint. According to the 2021 Houzz Bathroom Trends Survey, cabinetry is becoming more colorful. The use of blue vanities (link is external) for bathroom renovations has increased by two-thirds in the past year. Kitchen islands are receiving a lot of attention in all-white kitchens. They can be painted blue, gray, or green.

6. Oversized Desks

As more people work remotely, the home office is now the center of attention. However, large, heavy-duty desks with claw-footed feet and brownish wood are not in fashion anymore. Modern styles such as smaller, sleeker designs like glass tabletops with metal frames or lighter wood tones are now in fashion. Flexible designs are becoming more common in home offices, including adjustable desks that can be positioned.

5. Painted arches

Instagram is awash with the painted arch trend. These focal points can be brightly colored, pastel-toned or plain. They also help highlight open shelving and furniture. Some designers believe that painted arches can make rooms feel smaller and lower than they really are. Jessica Harris, manager of production design at Living Spaces, a national furniture company, says that she hopes painted arches will be around in 2021. They are a trend that I have seen everywhere over the last year and feel outdated and dated. Although I initially liked the trend, the more I see it, it makes a space feel smaller and darker than it gives it height.

4. Tuscan Kitchen Designs

Dark reds, chocolate browns, and golds dominated the Tuscan kitchen style of 2000. The lighting was elegant, with wrought-iron finishes. Granite was often flecked with gold tints and cabinetry was deep brown. This trend is making homes look old and encouraging more homeowners to renovate. The current trends favor lighter and brighter kitchens. Designers help homeowners “de-Tuscanize” their Italian villa-style kitchens. They paint cabinets, change quartz countertops with gray veining or beige veining, and add modern pendant lighting.

3. Minimalism

A home that is uncluttered and sparsely decorated can be a sad place because it lacks personality. People are spending more time in their homes and want to make it more meaningful. The influence of Grandmillennial and cluster core is allowing for a more minimalist look. Mixing old and new finishes is a hot trend. Antiques can be used to create a unique look. According to Homes & Gardens, antique home accents include travertine tables and scalloping (like in headboards and lampshades), as well as antique lighting (like vintage holophane light with ruffled edges), Living Spaces designer Channa Alvarez says that the minimalist trend of “hard lines and layouts” will soon disappear. In 2022, round, organic shapes that soften the design will be very popular. Poofs and coffee tables with no corners will become more popular.

2. Acrylic Furniture

In the 2010s, tables and chairs made from industrial plastic became very popular. They essentially disappeared into the space and made it appear larger. Today’s homeowners want their furniture stand out and not blend in. Spend a lot on furniture that you can see, and one you can reach when you’re putting down your drink. Bolder furniture is gaining ground, like velvet or green sofas. Houzz says that the green accent chair is one of the most popular design trends for the year.

1. Moss Walls

Although indoor plants are a favorite of many, it may not be a good idea to add them to your walls. Living walls, which actually have greenery growing on it, are being touted for their health benefits. They purify indoor air and reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We don’t condone watering your walls or planting anything. The outside of your home should be adorned with vertical greenery and gardens. You can also opt for an older-fashioned houseplant, in a decorative pot along the windowsill or on the floor.

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