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Hello friends! Praise be, the election is over and I just marked my birthday over the weekend – my official holiday season milestone. Whenever the calendar passes November 8, I feel like I can finally turn 100% of my attention to all things holiday. Obviously, the holidays are going to look and feel very different than years past. Perhaps instead of the holiday season, we should start referring to the next few months as the hunker down season. Because that’s what holidays in the time of Covid are going to require of us. But I’m not entirely mad about the idea of holing up at home. I’ll take a very valid excuse to look for ways to make my home as cozy, comforting, and beautiful as possible.
Enter the new rug collection from Beni Rugs, designed by my style soul twin, Colin King.
Called the Shape of Color, this new rug collection offers eleven Moroccan style rugs. Each rug features shocks of color inspired by Tangier and Marrakech. The hues are deeply saturated in simple geometric shapes or big bold stripes.
While I typically eschew color, rugs are a wonderful spot to inject something fresh into a room. I used a bold colored rug in my own living room. The particularly nice thing about a rug – it’s an easy way to reenergize a space without really having to change anything else.
There are a few secrets to picking out a rug. First, you want to think about size. A common mistake is getting a rug that is too small. You want all (or nearly all) your furniture in a space to sit on your rug. That helps a room feel anchored and like everything is working together. A too-small rug will actually make a small space feel even smaller!
Next, you want to think about foot traffic. If you’re looking to put a rug in a high foot traffic area, you’ll want to ensure any rug you select will withstand an onslaught of dirt and use.
Finally, when adding a colorful rug to your space you don’t need to “match your decor. You just want to keep everything in the same design family. Do you decorate with mostly warm colors or cooler tones? That will help you pick your colors.
If you’re looking to upgrade the coziness of your home before the holidays hit, I definitely think one of these rugs would be a great way to do it. I’m already debating which one I might add to our house. I do have a home office refresh in the works! If I pick out one of these rugs – I’ll be sure to share.
How are you planning on sprucing up your spaces for the holidays?
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Weâre finally closing the book on 2020, and many of us have never felt more desperate for a fresh start and a new beginning. And since it’s not like we’re leaving the house anytime soon, it makes perfect sense that the first place to start anew would be at home. (Plus, decorating and home renovation projects are a pretty good distraction from ever-present existential dread, if we do say so ourselves.)
If you’re looking to do a design overhaul, you’re probably also looking for some inspirationâso we asked real estate and design experts to weigh in on what they anticipate will be the biggest home trends of 2021. It turns out, with all the stress that 2020 brought to our lives, it also influenced some defining changes in the way we decorate, design, and live in our homes.
So get cozy on your sunken-in couch cushionâyou know, the one youâve barely left since March 14âand join along for some inspiration as we prepare for the new year.
We can probably all admit: Working from the kitchen table was kind of cute when you thought you would be doing it for only a few weeks. But now? Not so much. That’s why, in 2021 (and beyond) home offices will be more important than ever.
âOne of the most prevalent design trends currently is adding or renovating home offices. People are working from home and do not want to field calls from the kitchen table,â says Simon Isaacs, owner/broker of Simon Isaacs Real Estate.
If you donât have a spare room for an office, there are plenty of ways to get creative and set up a space with some personality. In fact, one of the biggest trends on Pinterest this year is the rise of the “cloffice,” a portmanteau of “closet” and “office.”
âIâve seen clients transform hall closets into amazing offices with high-gloss paint, some wallpaper, and a few shelves,â Isaacs says. âA can of paint can go a long way.â
Itâs quaint to think back on our obsession with open floor plans. Theyâre not completely passÃ© (yet), but people are increasingly interested in closing off those wide-open spaces we so used to covet.
âThe pandemic has completely shaped home design trends for 2020 and 2021,â Isaacs says. âNot only do people want to create a cozy shared living space, but they also are carving out areas to have some space to themselves.â
âThe trend will be to create different living spaces within the open floor plan so people will have pockets or nooks in the home for e-learning, Zoom calls, a conversation, lounging, exercising, etc.,â adds Julie Busby, founder of the Busby Group at Compass in Chicago.
The need for separate spaces is also shifting home buyersâ priorities in the new year.
âNew buyers are asking for homes with more separation, as sometimes multigenerational families share a home and need space and privacy amongst themselves,â says Yorgos Tsibiridis, a Hamptons broker at Douglas Elliman.
âDuring the pandemic when it was difficult for some to get their daily dose of nature, people started bringing the outdoors in with natural materials in their home,â Busby says.
With the pandemic raging on, the pros say the indoor houseplant trend is here to stayâwhich is good news for your collection of monsteras and air plants.
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âFor houseplants, definitely do your homework before investing,â she says. âTake into account your natural light, exposures, and how much you will remember to water.â
In line with the houseplant trend, natural materials are having a âhuge moment,” Busby says. In particular, rattan is the material du jour, appearing everywhere from drink holders to bed frames.
Try out the trend by choosing a rattan accessory or accent piece that you love; just don’t go overboard.
“Rattan is best in small doses, so pick your favorite piece and work from there,” Busby suggests.
Organic touches are also sprouting up in the heart of the home: the kitchen.
âFor the kitchen, our designer members are seeing more minimalist styles with touches of organic and natural materials such as wood grainâperhaps as part of a desire to connect with nature,â says Bill Darcy, CEO of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
Instead of painted kitchen cabinets or the ubiquitous all-white kitchen, expect to see homeowners embracing a more natural look with wood-grain cabinets and wood countertops on islands.
Speaking of connecting with nature, 2020 has taken our cabin fever to record levels. Experts say enhanced outdoor spaces will continue to trend in the new yearâincluding elaborate custom playgrounds, which Isaacs says are one of the hottest trends he’s seeing right now in South Florida.
To create the ultimate kids’ club, homeowners are even going beyond store-bought swingsets and adding zip lines, adventure courses, and climbing walls to their backyard playgrounds.
Multiseason spaces that feature âfireplaces or fire pits, patio/deck areas, or screened-in porches that can be used year-roundâ are on the rise, Darcy says. That includes outdoor kitchens, which have become more popular than ever during the pandemic.
An outdoor kitchen can be as elaborate (read: expensive) or as modest as you like. Some homeowners may simply add an outdoor refrigerator and dining area to the backyard to create an expanded entertaining space. Others will invest in a stovetop, ample counter space, and appliances to create a fully equipped outdoor kitchen.
We wonât soon forget the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020, when grocery shelves were cleared of Charmin and bidets sold out at home improvement stores.
Never embraced the bidet in your home bathroom? Well, hold on to your butts: That’s just the start of thingsâyou can expect to see a slew of new bathroom innovations in 2021 as homeowners continue to focus more than ever on hygiene (and perhaps prepare for the next Great Toilet Paper Shortage).
âTouchless appliances, including motion sensors for lighting, and smart temperature control for bathroom floors will be more popular in the next year,â Darcy says.
The pandemic brought on a serious wave of nostalgia for people seeking comfort from the past, and Busby says that wistfulness will influence our home decor in 2021.
Expect to see funky color palettes (think mauve, forest green, and burnt orange) and furniture throwbacks like ’80s curves and ’90s traditionalism.
âI think people are nostalgic for simpler times, and we are seeing this desire reflected back in home design,â Busby says.
An easy way to try the trend for yourself is with a quick coat of paint.
âPick a bold color and one wall, or a smaller bathroom, and paint your way back to the ’80s or ’90s,â Busby says.
âOverall, the design pendulum is swinging to be more traditional,â Busby says.
That means warm colors and natural wood in lieu of cool grays and blues. Instead of stark white minimalism, expect to see more color and personality in 2021’s home decorâless uber-modern and more boho chic.
So go ahead and pile on those mismatched blankets and throw pillows, and don’t be afraid to embrace a design that reflects your personality.
âPeople want to feel at ease in their homes now more than ever,â she says. âBefore the pandemic, people may have put form before function to create the out-of-a-magazine look for their living room. Trends now lean toward a more casual and layered aesthetic.â
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Back to school season is in full swing, and that means your kids will be coming home with more and more homework. They will need a productive space to study, and your home office can be a good option. But the office may need a few essentials before itâs ready for the school year.
Get Good Lighting
Studying in the dark can strain your eyes or put you to sleep. To avoid the likelihood of snoozing during study time, youâll want to have adequate lighting. Add a small desk lamp, a floor lamp, or a brighter bulb in your overhead lighting.
Your kids will ideally spend a lot of time studying in the office. Make it comfortable. Invest in a good chair or a lumbar support cushion.
Keep Supplies Within Reach
Your kids may need pens, pencils, paper clips, glue sticks, and all of the things on their long back to school shopping list. Try to fit the necessary supplies in arms reach. Set up pencil holders on the desk surface, or dedicate a drawer to school supplies. If they can simply grab what they need, theyâll be likely to save time and stay on track.
People are more productive when they work in an organized space. So instead of throwing supplies and papers anywhere, make sure everything has a place. Invest in folders, binders, and a file cabinet (and make sure the entire family uses them).
Creative work is done best in a visually pleasing space, so donât skimp when it comes to interior design. Personalize the space and make it one where your family actually enjoys spending time.
Get your home office in shape. Your entire family may be more productive as a result.
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