In 2021, designers are falling out of love with the industrial design aesthetic, favoring instead soft, lush interior landscapes.“The world is harsh and cold enough these days, so people are looking for spaces that nurture and envelope them,” designer Scot Meacham Wood told Elle Decor.
Industrial design isn’t the only feature that homeowners are dismissing. Vessel bathroom sinks-58%, open shelving in kitchens and bathrooms-52% , shabby-chic furniture-41% and floral furniture-39% are also on the way out. “Vessel sinks have outstayed their welcome in any bathroom” . “Not only are they awkward to use, but they can also potentially knock down the price of your home if the buyers want an updated bathroom. “Open shelving can look great when it’s first put up and everything looks neat and tidy on the shelves”. “But, inevitably over time, open shelving can look cluttered and untidy, and many buyers will notice this as they view your home. Open shelving doesn’t fit in with real, domestic life, so opt for covered storage.”
If you have already changed some rooms to an industrial design, AND you are looking to sell in 2021, make sure to stick to neutral palettes-especially when repainting- wherever you can when prepping your home prior to listing. “Bring in personality and the unexpected with vibrant art that provides a contrast to an otherwise more masculine industrial style decor.