Living through a global pandemic has inspired us to appreciate our homes as never before—and to make the most of every inch of floor space. More than a place to showcase our style, we’re looking to our homes for a sense of the peace and tranquility that’s become harder to come by in the world at large. It’s a shift that’s clearly reflected in these home design trends that are expected to dominate the landscape for 2021:

Natural Materials and Warm, Earthy Tones

We are seeking more authenticity in our lives, and feeling connected with nature helps us to find it. To welcome in more of the great outdoors, homeowners will embrace natural materials such as wood, rattan and bamboo. Earth-toned paint colours and woodgrain kitchen cabinets and counters will replace the stark whites and greys that have recently held sway. And get your green thumb ready, too, as indoor plants (real, not fake) will be back in vogue.

Low Maintenance, Easy to Clean Surfaces

Whether you’re a clean freak or you embrace the concept of germ exposure to fortify the immune system, the pandemic has forced a rethink of our cleanliness routines. But this renewed emphasis on hygiene shouldn’t mean we have to spend our days pursuing it! Non-porous materials and durable, stain resistant fabrics, rugs and upholstery will be in high demand.

Walls, Doors, and Purpose-Dedicated Spaces

As much as we love our families, being forced inside with them for days on end has hastened the demise of open concept floor plans. We need privacy, and we crave the right environment in which to do the things we love. Rooms separated by walls, doors and partitions are back in vogue, as are purpose-built spaces including luxe home offices, gyms and even serenity/meditation rooms.

Let LFI Design help you transform your own home from shelter to sanctuary. From tips and tricks to gorgeous furniture and accessories, take advantage of our proven expertise to reimagine your life and daily routines. Call or visit our online shop today! We can help you design a new space, renovate an old space, or pick out a few pieces to make any space feel refreshed.