5 Timely Home Design Trends for 2021

5 Timely Home Design Trends for 2021

The stress of 2020 is causing an overhaul in home design. For example, open floor plans are now being considered too open as households seek privacy for work and school while everyone is at home. As a result, home offices are growing in demand in buyers' home search.

Real estate and design experts recently shared with realtor.com® some of the biggest home design trends likely in the new year, including:

Separated spaces.

Open floor plans are getting divided up. Homeowners are looking to create nooks or pockets for Zoom calls, lounging, exercising, and e-learning, design experts say. “New buyers are asking for homes with more separation, as sometimes multigenerational families share a home and need space and privacy amongst themselves,” Yorgos Tsibiridis, a broker at Douglas Elliman in the Hamptons, told realtor.com®.

Biophilic design.

Homeowners are craving nature in the pandemic and are bringing in more houseplants and indoor gardens. “During the pandemic when it was difficult for some to get their daily dose of nature, people started bringing the outdoors in with natural materials in their home,” Julie Busby, founder of the Busby Group at Compass in Chicago, told realtor.com®.

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