Top Home Design Trends for 2021

2021 is about to bring a fresh start, one that is much needed after 2020. The new year is looking bold and bright, and so are the new trends it’s bringing along with it. Unfortunately, it looks like we will be spending a lot of time at home in 2021 too. Thankfully, this year’s home design trends are all about the functionality and comfort of your home. We’ve seen a huge shift in the way people are spending their time at home. This year is taking on that shift one design trend at a time. Here are some of our favorite designs to bring into 2021.

Designated Spaces

We still love an open floor plan as much as the next person, but the pandemic has made way for the more structured home. Spending all your time together can be overwhelming. Having a clearly designated for each person or activity can keep your home feeling distressed and organized. We love simple modern dividers like double doors or sliding barn doors, that give homes an elegant look.

Outdoor Spaces

Having a beautiful outdoor space, you can escape to can easily turn your home into an oasis. Outdoor kitchens are great for outdoor entertaining or enjoying the upcoming summer days. A cozy outdoor fireplace can bring a new level of comfort to your otherwise blank yard. You can add a few flowers to bring color and light. Or landscape the entire area for a garden escape. Outdoor spaces are a great way to escape without leaving home and one of the biggest trends of the year.

Home Offices

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The no-brainer design of 2021, the home office is taking the design world by storm. The work force has seen a huge shift in 2020 and most are tired of working from the couch or kitchen table. Having a dedicated space to work can increase productivity and decrease stress levels. It separates your work from the rest of your home, giving you a clear work-home separation. Having a dedicated office space has become one of the most important aspects of designing a home.


Wood-grain cabinets and counters are making a comeback. Homeowners are embracing a more natural and organic look. Butcher block style counters or islands paired with natural cabinets are becoming popular. The more natural elements visible the better. We love the minimalistic and natural look it gives our clients. It offers an elegant and simplistic look we haven’t seen for some time.

Smart Home Improvements

2020 was a lot of things but one good thing it did bring was a shift in how we view our health and efficiency. The advancements in technology that can help you keep your home cleaner and healthier are amazing. From motion sensor lighting to touchless appliances the improvements are amazing. Smart home advancements are bringing convenience and hygiene together in many ways. You can have smart thermostat controls installed or make your bathroom completely touch free the possibilities are endless.

Each year brings a new set of trends but at Engelsma Homes we are genuinely excited for what 2021 has in store. If you’re feeling inspired by any of these new trends, feel free to reach out to us! We would love to work with you on your new home! You can see more of our designs in our gallery, visit our website or contact us at (616) 453-3212!

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