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 (haha!) kitchen can still have all the storage you need.
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 overdo it though. Stick to having one element in the space including ribbing and leave the other elements simple. This will make the design pop and help you showcase your main feature.
3. Stay Thicc. Countertop edition
Overly thick countertops are a THING we are HERE FOR PEOPLE! If you’ve ever remodeled, 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, who’s with me?
4. Statement Light Fixture but make it Art
Ok, who’s 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?!
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?
6. Go BOLD or go HOME
if you’re not ready to take any designs risks then 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. Now is 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 a zebra carpet in your closet (I do) go right ahead. It’s your time to shine baby.