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Home Renovation Ideas: Top 9 Interior Design Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2021


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As many would expect, a vast majority of this year’s home renovation and design trends have emerged as a result of the current pandemic and the need to adapt to the new normal of staying at home.

On the bright side, this may not be all bad news after all. This is a great opportunity to experiment with different design ideas that are in trend and give your home an updated face lift.

From spaces, colours, to design elements, here are some of 2021’s top home renovation trends that you may want to try out for yourself!


Many are bringing their fitness routine indoors to stay fit in the comfort of their own homes.

Home gyms

Remember when gyms had to close at the start of the pandemic and working out at home seemed to be the only available option? It looks like that trend has sneaked its way into 2021 as well.

Whether it’s an open space to lay out a yoga mat or a fully-equipped home gym, many have resorted to bringing their fitness routine indoors to stay fit in the comfort of their own homes. If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is that we can take charge of our health and personal fitness no matter where we are.

Home offices

With more companies making the shift toward remote setups, we are seeing an increasing need for conducive home office spaces. Buying ergonomic home office furniture and turning extra guest rooms into full-fledged home offices will be the new norm as remote employees strive to create the most productive working environment that works for them.

The best way to set up your home office is to remember that your workspace is directly tied to your productivity. Ensure that you are equipped with the necessary work-from-home essentials such as a spacious desk and comfortable chair to achieve maximum productivity and comfort.

Smart homes

Along with the rise of digital solutions, the number of homeowners looking to make their homes smarter is also growing at such a rapid rate. From automated window treatments to voice-activated lighting controls, these modern features are quite impressive, to say the least.

While some may argue that the appeal lies only in its futuristic design and aesthetic, this cutting-edge technology provides convenience and enhances home security, which can be especially helpful for those with young children.


This year, we are seeing lots of matte black fixtures coming into play from bathrooms all the way to kitchens.


From earthy hues like burnt orange and olive green to more muted tones like camel and gray, we’ll be seeing lots of neutral palettes and natural textures this year, according to Vancouver-based interior designer Gillian Segal.

On top of being stunning colours in their own right, they also work great with darker hues such as gray and navy, which adds greater depth to a space. No matter what the season, neutrals are bound to look good in your home all year round.

Dark tones

There’s just something about dark tones that make it such a timeless and classic colour theme for any space. Darker shades like black, gray, and brown have an elegant yet simple touch to it that many people gravitate towards due to its versatility when it comes to mixing and matching.

This year, we are seeing lots of matte black fixtures coming into play from bathrooms all the way to kitchens. It is a great way to bring a sense of luxury and relaxation into any room.

2021 Pantone Colour of the Year: Yellow and Grey

Pantone’s Colour(s) of the Year 2021 are Ultimate Gray and Illuminating.

This year, Pantone launched not just one but two colours of the year: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. The colour institute’s yearly announcement is highly-anticipated by designers everywhere as it is a driving force that influences the world of colour and interior design trends all year round.

Dive Deeper: Here are 5 Ways to Incorporate Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2021 in Your Home

“The Pantone Colour of the year reflects what is taking place in our global culture. As society continues to recognize colour as a critical form of communication, and a way to symbolise thoughts and ideas, many designers and brands are embracing the language of colour to engage and connect”, Pantone Colour Institute’s Laurie Pressman explains.

Looks like we’ll be seeing these two beautifully contrasting colours a lot this year.

Themes & Design Elements

Open-concept homes can accomodate homeowners with young children much better as they can keep an eye on the kids while working.

Open-concept spaces

Open-concept spaces are definitely here to stay. While this layout works for virtually any home, it would accommodate homeowners with young children much better.

For young families, having an open plan gives them a better overall view of the space to keep an eye on the kids and helps create multi-functional spaces as well.

Indoor plants

With many of us living in urban spaces, it may be difficult to find downtime to be one with nature. So what better way to bring the great outdoors inside than with indoor plants?

Some people may be intimidated by having house plants in their home in fear that they may not have a green thumb. But there are plenty of low-maintenance options that are easy to look after. If you’re looking for a unique way to breathe life into your space, head over to your local plant shop and pick yourself a pot.

Japandi interior design

Japandi-inspired interior design is combines Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian functionality.

We all know that Scandinavian interior design was all the rage in the past few years, but there’s a new contender in town. If you’ve never heard of the term before, Japandi-inspired interior design is essentially a harmonious combination of Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian functionality, which has become a style in its own right.

The context of this style focuses on clean lines, bright spaces, and light colours to create the perfect fusion of function and form. If this is something that’s up your alley, make sure to give it a try in your own space.

Engage with our renovation experts today!

With all of these different trends to choose from, you’ll never run out of renovation projects to try out this year or even in the years to come.

If you think you could use an extra pair of hands to help you with your next renovation project, we’re here to help. With Ohmyhome Renovation Services, clients can expect top-notch quality service that meets all of their wants and needs for their home.

Want to find out more about our renovation packages? Get in touch with us at 6886 9009.

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Contributed By: Hannah Grey

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