It’s been a long year, and many of us are looking forward to a fresh start in 2021. The new year will be upon us shortly, and what better way to renew than to transform your space?

There are several functional home design aspects that will remain a focus in 2021 such as health and wellness, outdoor spaces, and smart-home elements. Refresh your home for the new year ahead with these top 4 home design trends for 2021.

Smart-Home Spaces: The smart home industry is growing rapidly driven by digital transformation and more work from home solutions. Currently, U.S. households have an average of 11 connected devices at home, and in 2021, we will continue to see this number grow. Smart-home devices we will see more of in 2021 include personal assistants (Amazon Alexa, Google Home), smart home safety technology (SimpliSafe, ADT Pulse), smart lightbulbs, and many more. Homes are currently being built with technology at the center. Most new homes are equipped with Nest home thermostats, Ring doorbells, and even Bluetooth enabled window blinds.

Multi-Purpose Rooms: The majority of Americans are still working remotely as we near the end of 2020 with many companies continuing to allow employees to work from home well into 2021. This need to have spaces be co-functioning will lead to a major design trend for the new year. Whether this is designing a living space with room for an office or turning a guest bedroom into a gym, multi-functional interior design will bring many innovative and interesting solutions to even the smallest of living spaces.

Nature Focused: Embracing nature will also be a trend for 2021. The past year, people around the globe have spent the majority of the year indoors, and they are craving more nature elements in their homes. Including natural elements will be focal point of designers in the new year. This means showcasing nature indoors through living plants, earthy colors, and bringing in a taste of the outside world.

Sustainability & Eco-Friendly Design: In addition to a more nature focused 2021, eco-friendly interior design and sustainability will be a major trend. This will include eco-building materials as new homes are being built and changes to interior design to be more sustainable. Designers will be bringing more organic materials like wood and natural stone into homes and creating healthier indoor environments.