Innovative Housing Trends for Contemporary Lifestyles

Are you still walking on shag carpets to get to your tile counter kitchen? Do you have a piece of wood that spells out “Family” next to a Tiffany lamp?

If your home has any of those things, it’s time to bring it into 2021. And, while remodeling can be intimidating, there are a whole host of innovative housing trends you’ll thank yourself for jumping on. 

From layouts that make the most of space to ones that help your home feel more “zen,” many of the design trends listed below are simple yet can significantly impact how your home feels. 

Read on to learn more. 

Plant Accents

While not everyone can turn their apartment into a South American jungle, using plants as accents is a great way to add bursts of color and life into your home. 

Try placing them around sitting areas, on kitchen counters, and in other places that could benefit from a more natural feel. 

If you’re nervous about being a plant parent, don’t be. There are tons of plants that require little to no attention

Fresh Air and Sunshine Everywhere

In addition to sprinkling plants around your home, you’ll also want to do everything in your power to bring in fresh air and sunshine. 

In warm weather, this can be as simple as opening the window and clearing away curtains that would otherwise keep the light and warmth out.

You might not be able to open the windows during wintertime, but you can still encourage the light to come in. Make sure to open the curtains, and consider repainting any darker walls to lighter, warmer colors. 

Natural Materials

No one, especially during the COVID-19 era, wants to live in a home that feels sterile or cold. In addition to adding plants and letting in the sun, consider using natural materials that feel earthier instead of synthetic.

From wood flooring to wool blankets and rattan furniture, natural materials are another way to breathe life into all homes—especially modular buildings

Broken-Plan Living

Open-plan living may still be in vogue, but broken-plan living is gaining traction as well. As its name implies, it involves breaking up larger spaces into smaller subareas. 

Great for working from home or just making the most of a room, consider splitting up areas like your living room or bedroom to hop on the trend. Use dividers, curtains, or furniture to help you do so!

Innovative Housing Made Easy

Whether you have a studio apartment or a massive five-bedroom home, it’s never a bad idea to switch things up, especially when doing so lets you jump on some of the latest innovative housing trends.

If you’re looking to make an upgrade, consider working towards some of the points mentioned in this guide. All of the interior design trends mentioned can help ensure that your home truly feels like a sanctuary. 

Are you looking to learn more about how to enhance your home? If you are, check out the rest of our site for more great content. 


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