12 design trends that are here to stay

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Oh, 2020…we wish we were sorry to see you go. It was the year our homes transitioned from being a place we merely live to the place we do everything. Even today, our homes continue to be safe spaces—where we relax, work, educate and escape. This means 2021’s top architectural and design trends for the home are more relevant to our lives than ever before. Moving forward, expect more inclusive, multi-functional spaces that help define today’s life and encourage an overall sense of wellbeing. Check out the top trends for 2021 below and get inspired. See something you like? Browse new homes that incorporate today’s design trends.

Trend #1: Repurposing underutilized closet spaces into a study or home office

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Trend #2: Creating open spaces that allow for more natural light, flexibility & space

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Trend #3: State-of-the-art entertainment rooms featuring open spaces

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Trend #4: Enhancing year-round outdoor spaces so you can move the party outside

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Trend #5: Maximizing kitchen storage with large islands and walk-in pantries

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Trend #6: Transforming bathrooms into a place of refuge

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Trend #7: Incorporating seating areas in the bedroom for easy relaxation

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Trend #8: Reimagining home layouts to include more study spaces

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Trend #9: Juxtaposing island color with cabinetry in the kitchen to add dimension

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Trend #10: Incorporating pops of blue – in decor, wall paint and ceiling wallpaper

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Trend #11: Featuring wood floors, brick walls and metal fixtures for an industrial look

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Trend #12: Bringing the outside in with natural decore like wood accents & jute baskets

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