Now is definitely the time to make some changes in your home and what’s even better is that some simple design changes can even increase the value of your home. Our friends over at Morrison Homes know this better than anyone so that’s why together we made this list of design tips and tricks that are trending now.
Morrison Homes are the experts when it comes to homes and whether you want to simply upgrade your decor or get yourself into a beautiful new home they are there for you. They’ve literally been there for Calgarians for over 60 years, designing homes and communities around the city. And in light of their anniversary, they’re offering a ton of promotions, like their $1961 credit in home upgrades, be sure to claim this offer before it’s too late!
Now let’s check out these design trends, shall we?
Quite possibly our favourite trend is Grandmillennial which is literally a millennial take on your Grandma’s style. We’re not sure if it’s the new word or the style itself but either way, we’re into it. This decor style is the opposite of sleek minimalism and is a modern twist on what your granny’s house might look like. Warm up your rooms with cozy details like adding textures and using natural materials like rattan. Swap neutrals with florals or patterns but still keep it clean and elegant.
Going bold with wall colours can be a little nerve-wracking but we’re all for it in 2021. It’s a big decision but it’s also one that will have a major payoff once you see your walls go from blah to beautiful. There are so many ways to incorporate colour in your home and some of our favs are wallpaper and modern wood accent walls. And pro tip: blues, greens, and lavender hues create a calming space while yellows and oranges create a stimulating space. Not sure which way to go? Take a peek at Morrison Home’s photo of the Emmett showhome in Livingston for some inspiration.
This look incorporates elements of modern home comforts with unique character details into your living spaces. This look is very easy to do in homes with exposed beams, original floorboards, or paneled walls but it can also easily be achieved with a careful balance of old and new pieces that work together in harmony.
Decorate with Botanicals
Plants may be hands down the best decorative items to have in your house. Not only is having them fun and rewarding, but they also provide more oxygen in your home so that’s like a win, win, win! But the thought of trying to keep a plant alive can be daunting so don’t feel any shame in opting for a fake plant or using botanicals in textiles and wallpapers. Seriously we can’t all have a green thumb and luckily there are tons of options in Calgary for both live and fake plants!
Let’s face it, our pets are just as much of the family as we are and so why not give them their own little spaces? It’s becoming more common for houses to include features beyond the traditional doggy door and we love that. Consider a built-in eating station, built-in crates, beds, and pet baths. Really sometimes (most times) our pets behave better than our children so why not pamper them a bit and make them feel at home too?
Go Big On Countertops
It’s always a good idea to invest in high-end countertops in the kitchen considering how much wear and tear they get. What’s trending now is to continue your classy countertops throughout your home. Quartz countertops are standard in many new Morrison Homes and you can easily upgrade counters in bathrooms or the laundry room to create consistency and add value to your home. Another popular upgrade is choosing unique pieces of stone with extra marbling.
So there you are, some of the newest design trends for 2021. Are you feeling inspired to make some big or small changes in your home? We hope so! But if you’re still needing some inspiration don’t be shy and hit up our friends at Morrison Homes because they’re the experts! And don’t forget about all the current promotions to take advantage of.