Home Design Trends for 2021

It goes without saying that 2020 saw all of us spending a considerable more amount of time at home. With this came some new home design trends with multi-functionality of rooms being at the forefront. During the various quarantines and lock-downs, a few new decor trends surfaced.

Cottagecore and Grandmillennial

Both of these new decor trends are becoming more popular in the interior design world. Cottagecore actually rose to prominence on social media during the quarantine. The premise of this style is based on the idea of creating a wholesome and more comfortable home no matter where a person may live. (Think of a cozy cottage vibe, hence the name Cottagecore.)

With a Grandmillennial decor, picture vintage touches, patterns and nostalgia enhanced with a touch of modern vibes, bold colors and coordinating patterns to match. Displaying family heirlooms with a modern twist is another added feature to this decor.

Trending colors and floor plans

It seems that neutral tones, browns, and beiges seem to be gaining in popularity again. If you are considering preparing your home to sell this year, you may want to consider going with neutral tones throughout the interior of the home. As always, lighter colors will help make the home appear larger and more spacious as compared to darker tones.

Interestingly, the open floor concept has lost some of its luster during the pandemic. The reason for this is because in many instances, the home has now also become the office, the gym, and the school. It is not uncommon in many households for there to be 4 or more live video streams taking place at the same time during the day right now. In many cases, both parents are working remotely while their children are attending virtual school online. Needless to say, private quiet space has become a highly desired feature. Now more then ever, having a spare bedroom or two in the house can come in handy. Oftentimes, these extra bedrooms become a home office or classroom.


As we have been discussing in recent articles, the common theme for home trends is space. In particular, multi-functional space is ideal. For example, a separate dining room that may also be converted to a work space during the day is highly sought after in this market. If you are selling your home, it is critical to highlight any cross-functional rooms that the home may have. This will appeal to the vast majority of buyers in this environment. Do you have questions about how to market your South Florida home effectively? We can help. Contact Live South Florida Realty, Inc. today!

By natasha@livesouthfl.com

REALTOR® with Live South Florida Realty, Inc.