Design Trends for 2021

Kozy’s Predicted Design Trends for 2021

Yes, we know it’s almost February but hey, better late than never right?! We’ve had a lot on the books already for this year so we’re just now getting around to sharing our predicted trends. In fact, we’ve already seen some of these being incorporated for some time but we suspect a few of these are going to blowwwww up in 2021. Read below and leave us a comment telling us what you think! Stay kozy friends 🙂

  1. From Open Shelves to No Shelves

Ok what? We’ve been seeing a lot of kitchens lately forgo upper cabinets and shelving completely. This may be due to the growing popularity in floor to ceiling pantry cabinets and we’re on board! Upper cabs and shelving can almost crowd your space, especially in small kitchens. We like how open and airy a kitchen can feel having just the essential storage below. Also, this helps ensure you stick to your minimalism resolutions this year! No fear though, if planned correctly, a topless (ha ha!) kitchen can still have all the storage you need.

Design by Nathalie Deboel

Design by Nathalie Deboel

2. Ribs. No, not that kind!

I’m vegetarian, remember? We’ve all already been seeing this but ribbed cabinetry is going to exxxplooooodeeeee in 2021! Or so I think. It’s very chic and almost had a mad-man inspired esq to it. Is it already overdone? Maybe. Do we still love it? Yes. This trend started out on the walls and has moved onto cabinets and even furniture. Let’s keep it alive! Be careful not to over do it though. Stick to having one element in the space include ribbing and leave the other elements simple. This will make the design pop and help you showcase your main feature.

Design by KozyKasa (that’s us!)

Design by KozyKasa (that’s us!)

3. Stay Thicc. Countertop edition

Overly thick countertops are a THING we are HERE FOR PEOPLE! If you’ve ever remodled, built, or purchased a countertop at all the term “3cm” may sound familiar to you. It’s about 1.5” for us Americans and the “normal” thickness of any countertop in a kitchen or bathroom. But why be normal? By going thicker than usj you create such a cool design element and focal feature in any room. This is the new waterfall counter, I think. Actually, an overly thick waterfall countertop would be to die for!!! Ok, whose with me?

Design By Amber Lewis

Design By Amber Lewis

4. Statement Light Fixture but make it Art

Ok, whose still here? Using lighting as art is an excellent way to make a statement. You obviously need lighting in any space so why make it boring? It’s such a great tool to use in an otherwise “basic” space. Light fixtures can sometimes be overlooked so when used to make a statement you make sure there’s something to talk about. What do you think about this one?!

Design by KozyKasa (us again)

Design by KozyKasa (us again)

5. Black is the new White…kitchen

Wait! Before you yell at me I’m not going to be yet anooootherrr designer who says white kitchens are out. Because they’re actually not and I don’t believe that one bit BUT what I DO think is going to take over this year is the opposite of white, black. Black kitchens can be sooooo chic if done correctly, they’re dramatic, mysterious, modern, and overall amazing. This one below actually encompasses a few of our predicted trends, can you see it? Statement light, check. Black kitchen, check. No upper cabinets? CHECK AGAIN! Oh, and lastly, our surprise #6 design trend is also showcased here. Any guesses?

Image via Zia Tile

Image via Zia Tile

6. Go BOLD or go HOME

if you’re not ready to take any designs risks than 2021 isn’t the year for you hunny. This year is alllll about making an impact. We’ve been cooped up in our homes for way too long now, we can’t stand to look at another boring basic room. Nows the time to use your creativity and bring any crazy vision to life. We’re talking PURPLE. We’re talking BOLD. We’re talking OVERSIZED. We’re talking WTF! That’s right, crazy visions are the thing for 2021. You want zebra carpet in your closet (I do) go right ahead. It’s your time to shine baby.

Image via FamilyHandyMan

Image via FamilyHandyMan

Image via HGTV.com

Image via HGTV.com

Design by KozyKasa

Design by KozyKasa

Image via Mitzi Lighting

Image via Mitzi Lighting

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