The coming new year and opportunity to start afresh has never been more poignant. As we still try to come to terms with the continued chaos of Covid-19, reaching the end of 2020 will feel like a massive milestone for many.
With our hearts and minds firmly on the future, we can take this time to reflect on what will help to bring calm, comfort and a sense of continuity to the next twelve months and beyond. For many, our priority will be improving our homes to create sanctuary spaces for work, rest and play.
New Year, New Home?
One of the biggest differences experienced by homeowners this year has been the amount of time we spend indoors. Where once we might only have slept in our bedrooms, watched television in the living room, or prepared meals in the kitchen, we are now using these spaces for much more.
Working from home has increased significantly, and this looks set to continue despite the relaxation of lockdown restrictions. Children have also been at home for longer periods of time, requiring more space to learn as well as to play. Our gardens, too, have become private retreats.
Whether it’s buying a new home or updating an existing space, the new year marks an ideal opportunity to maximise the potential of your property.
Interior Design Predictions for 2021
Interior design experts have been eagerly anticipating the top trends of 2021. Unsurprisingly, many of the ideas have been influenced by lockdown and our growing need to make our living spaces even more practical, comfortable and multi-functional.
In a recent article from Living Etc., experts say that consumers are now prioritising the utility of a space rather than its appearance. We now want our rooms to have the flexibility of being an office by day and a bedroom by night, or a family kitchen that can also accommodate small social groups. The ability to distance and efficiently clean our spaces has also become important.
Applying architectural knowledge, clever furniture and fixtures, and using intelligent technologies have helped designers create spaces to meet such demands. Smaller touches are also beneficial, with sculptural lighting, chequerboard flooring and large plants cited as must-haves for 2021.
Achieving your Dream Living Space
Our team at House of Harrogate have already used some of these ideas in previous projects including this stunning bedroom. We brought a sense of the outdoors inside using a combination of materials with contrasting shades, shapes and textures. The lighting was elegant yet practical, balancing the clean lines and calming atmosphere of the building and its fittings.
If you’ve been inspired by some of the top trends of 2021 to transform your home, House of Harrogate can help. With our expert guidance, diverse experience and full turnkey service, you’ll be able to create the perfect peaceful sanctuary to enjoy for many years to come.