With all the changes that happened in 2020, there’s no surprise that it’s impacted the way we utilize the space in our Okanagan Valley homes. Working from home, spending more time indoors, and honestly just needing some privacy are all factors to consider when we determine the interior design trends that will take this year by storm! Here’s what a variety of experts are saying, when it comes to 2021 trends.
Bringing Bright Back
While neutral colours were forever popular, what people are craving now is something a little different. They’re shaking things up by adding a bright or patterned accent wall to draw visual focus. Selecting window treatments that let some light shine in and give the illusion of a larger space is also desired, so staying indoors doesn’t feel so drab.
Working It from Home
A lot of Canadians now find themselves working from home, so setting up a multi-functional space can be a life saver. Maybe it’s a corner of your bedroom, renovating the space under your stairs, or transforming a closet nook - the possibilities are endless when it comes to getting creative to build a work from home office.
Flexing in a Flex Space
Parents these days are having to do it all! From staying on top of their own work, to being a part-time teacher, to really just needing some space to blow off steam - incorporating a flex space into your home is hot this year for added functionality. Whether you choose a home gym, an area for your kids to study, or a secluded space for yourself to hide for an hour, repurposing that unused spare bedroom just got a little more exciting!
And here’s a bonus trend expended to come down the pipeline this year: outdoor living space! While yes, this isn’t technically an “interior” trend, it can help save your sanity when you’re tired of staring at the same walls inside all day. Upgrading your outdoor entertaining area to allow for a change of scenery, while still adhering to the province’s physically distanced protocols will be a life saver because I think we can all agree we’re missing the joys of human interaction!
If you’re looking to invest in Kelowna real estate and find a new space that lets you indulge in some of these 2021 trends, I’m happy to be your co-pilot along the journey. Give me a call at 250.718.7851 and let’s help you upgrade into a home that suits your needs - now and in the future too!