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5 home design ideas for 2021

2020 changed the way we work and live. In turn, this has shifted our relationship with our homes and interior design choices. As we move into the new year, it’s time to refresh your home – whether that’s by repurposing an existing room, finding new furniture or using fresh décor. Scroll to discover five of our favourite home design ideas for 2021.

1. A separate entertainment room

Couple watching TV
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

As staying in continues to be the new going out, a single-use entertainment space in your home will be undoubtedly well-used. Missing the cinema or your favourite restaurant? Recreate the experience in your own home! It could be as simple as redecorating your dining room. Or, you could convert your loft, garage or basement into a media room.

Thinking of converting or extending a room in your home? Find a local builder on Rated People.

2. Warm interiors

Home design: Fireplace in living room

Throughout the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, our homes have offered us unwavering comfort and stability. This year, make your home even more welcoming by opting for a nostalgic, warm interior design style, such as cottage-core. It’ll transform your home into what could be happily mistaken as a cosy rural hideaway.

3. Colour is key

Home design: Dark green velvet chair in front of lighter green wall

With many of us looking for new ways to express ourselves in 2021, look no further than using bold, bright colours in your home. Use this year as an opportunity to experiment with colour and inspire a sense of hope and optimism! You could go for a cheap and cheerful colour pop or make a statement with a completely new colour scheme.

Find a professional painter and decorator by posting your job on Rated People.

4. Skylights to open up your home

Home design: Modern bathroom with skylight
Photo by Вахтбович Максим from Pexels

In 2020, many of us spent more time appreciating nature, whether it was by enjoying long walks, gardening or learning how to tend to house plants. Windows are a portal to the outside world and make our homes feel light and spacious. Install skylights and energy efficient windows in your rooms – they’re a great way to create the illusion of a bigger home.

Get in touch with a window fitter to install a skylight or upgrade your existing windows, on Rated People.

5. Sustainable furniture

Home design: Wall mounted wooden book storage
Photo by Pickawood on Unsplash

With the Green Homes Grant now in full swing, achieving a sustainable and eco-friendly home is now easier for many of us. If you’re looking to replace your furniture this year, why not try your hand at an upcycling project? It’s a great way of reusing or repurposing materials.

If upcycling isn’t your thing, then you can buy vintage, second hand or better quality, multifunctional pieces that will last decades. Furniture rental services are also a good option, with big names such as John Lewis leading the way.


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