Design Trends for 2021
The year of 2020 kept us home more and with that, it forced us to reconnect with our homes differently. Our focus changed on how we can use our homes more functionally, how to make it more cozier, and overall feel more comforting. As we shift into 2021, I want to share with you what design trends I think we will see more of and what trends will most likely stay.
TOP DESIGN TRENDS WE WILL SEE IN 2021
Natural & Organic Materials
This was a big trend in 2020 that I do not see going anywhere. By mixing light color toned woods, jute, leather, ceramic, and plants, it creates such a serene atmosphere. By layering a variety of finishes within a space, it creates depth and texture to any room - creating interest though various levels of elements. You can expect to see a lot of cane webbing furniture paired with luscious ceramic potted plants and rattan pendants lights. This is my kind of style.
Antique & Vintage Pieces
Old is the new black this year! One of the hottest trends right now is antiques and vintage pieces. This can range from art work, furniture pieces, textiles, and decor pieces. Given 2020 has been quite the year of staying home, a variety of vintage pieces bring a sense of nostalgia that we may be craving during uncertain times. The trend of mixing old & new will most likely stay for awhile. Overall, it provides a collected approach that tells a story in any home or space.
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It is post Christmas and your house may look like mad chaos --- I know mine does! Toys are literally everywhere. I always try to purge a good portion of our outdated and unused toys before the big day, but I never feel like it is enough. Today I went through more of the boys toys to donate. Now we have a massive pile of items in our basement that needs to be sent off. It has open up some space to make room for some of the newer toys have joined the playroom. For myself, I am a bit OCD so I have to have the toys organized and hidden away. I can tell you that it never stays completely organized. As you know, the littles don't always put them away where they belong so every few weeks I sort through them. We also have a catch all bin in our living room for toys that do not make it back to the playroom. This storage basket gets emptied at the end of the week and put back where it belongs. It is usually filled with their most played toys for the week, so it is easy access for them. As I was sorting through my toys, I thought I'd share with you what toy organization works best for our little family and hopefully helps inspire you to create a less clutter space in your home. I'd say 12/26 most asked question from parents is what do you do for toy storage? I am going to share all the deets below.
Various Storage Baskets
Even though the baskets are hidden, I like to have a variety of different types of baskets that provide different textures to the room. Most of the time our little ones are dragging the baskets out of the cabinet and playing with them in various rooms in the house. It is also key to have different size baskets to accommodate multiple types of toys. Unfortunately two of the baskets shown in the photo above are no longer available, but I have sourced out some comparable ones. I have added captions to each item so you can roughly see what I use them for.
I hope you find this post helpful. I honestly feel that having everything hidden helps promote playtime as little ones will only pull out one item/basket and focus on that one thing for a short period of time. Much like myself, when I am surrounded by clutter, I tend to lose focus and it is hard for me to concentrate. By keeping items organized, it helps when one of my littles are looking for something specific that I can easily find it for them. Playrooms do not always needs to be chaotic - they can be organized chaos.