If there’s one thing that 2020 has proven, it’s the importance of finding ways to deal with stress. Fortunately, home is the perfect place to relax and recharge—and with the right interior design, you can optimize it to do just that. It’s worth keeping in mind if you’re planning to revamp your home in 2021!
Here are five calming interior design trends to try out this year…
1) Soothing Colours
While home-design trends come and go, calming hues are always in style. Pantone’s recently-announced contenders for colour of the year prove that. The first is “Ultimate Grey,” which is soft and neutral. The second is a shade of yellow known as “Illuminating,” which is energizing as well as soothing (making it perfect for home offices). Whether you opt to try one of these shades or not, consider looking at palettes that can boost your mood!
2) Zen Gardens
Heading into the great outdoors can make us feel less anxious and more connected to nature. So it’s no surprise that at a time when most of us are at least a little uneasy, we’re seeing a trend towards bringing the natural world home. In the yard, that could mean a peace-inducing water feature. Inside, a miniature rock garden, bonsai tree, or just a bit of greenery can help you create an oasis of calm.
3) Serene Work Spaces
If you’re one of the many Torontonians who started working from home during the pandemic, why not make the experience as pleasant as possible? The first step is creating a space that will keep you stay productive—and reduce your stress. Along with choosing the right colours (and maybe a plant or two), think about creating an uncluttered aesthetic with streamlined, space-saving furniture. Don’t forget to keep things tidy!
4) Window treatments that draw the eye outside
When you’re spending a lot of time at home, natural light is crucial—as is seeing the world around you. In other words, if you’re windows are adorned with heavy drapes or blinds, now is the time to swap them out. Soft textiles let more sunlight in while drawing your eye outside. Sheer, minimalist options in paler colours are especially popular right now.
5) Gallery Wall
Photographs can remind us of some of the best times of our lives. So putting them on display is bound to make you feel more at home—and at peace. To make the most of your photos, consider creating a gallery wall. Choosing the right location and the ideal frames (think complementary shapes and sizes) is key. Simple sophistication is best, which almost always means elegant, matching finishes.
As 2021 kicks off, why not resolve to make your living space as cozy and stylish as possible? By opting for the right design trends, you can start the year with the perfect home base.
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