Our Favorite Home Trends For 2021

Firepit with Adirondack Chairs

2020 has been a difficult year for all of us – the COVID-19 pandemic has altered so many of our day-to-day lives. As we have shifted to remote work and learning, the focus remains staying home and staying safe with our loved ones. Many homeowners have learned to adapt in 2020, and trends in home décor and design have shifted to reflect our global state of affairs.

At the end of each year, The National Association of Realtors releases their projected home trends for the coming year, and the developments this year show us that homeowners are preparing for the long haul when it comes to coronavirus restrictions. Here are the top 3 trends our team at Sunday River are intrigued by.

Outdoor Heaters and Fire Pits

What better way to see friends and family safely than by inviting them over for a socially-distanced bonfire. Adding an outdoor heater or fire pit to your seasonal home is a perfect idea, especially for the chilly winter evenings here at Sunday River. Roast some marshmallows after a day out on slopes or enjoy an evening après – the options are endless.

Warmer Palettes and Design Materials

After years of neutral and gray-toned palettes remaining popular, homeowners are finally turning the corner. If your winter home is feeling a bit dull, why not switch to warmer, brighter colors? Soft green or warm white palettes are both in season now. And in terms home décor, it’s time to reach for softer, plusher materials – think velvet pillows and soft blankets.

Health-Conscious Add-Ons

With all of us staying indoors more, prioritizing home modifications that focus on wellness just makes sense. Give your ski condo better air quality and filtration with an air purifier. Research your energy usage to see if you can find more eco-friendly options. Add some greenery around your home – check out our post on which plants are best for a seasonal home. Nothing is better than coming home after a long day of shredding and relaxing in a well-filtrated, lush space.

About the Author

Working in real estate has given me the opportunity to share this special place. I am honored to offer my sellers and buyers the knowledge I've gained from years of real estate experience, but more importantly, to share their passion for the ski resort and the Bethel area. Whether you are buying or selling, I will communicate, advocate, and share my expertise. I fell in love with Bethel as a Gould student athlete, but I grew up skiing the slopes of Sunday River and Mt. Abrams with my family every weekend,  and it's where I learned to ski at four years old. Skiing as a family was a choice my parents made and one of the reasons we moved to Maine.

I started my real estate career in 2000, and have built and sold several homes in the area. I currently live in Bethel with my daughter, Charlotte Lambert. She attends Gould Academy and among her many interests is a passion for ski racing. She is learning the student athlete balance and a love for the outdoors. 

We are the official real estate company for Sunday River, and in turn, we have the largest marketing base of any real estate company in the area. We cover the entire western Maine mountain region, selling homes, land, waterfront, house packages, commercial, and seasonal rentals. The ski industry and Sunday River move at a fast pace. Working with Sunday River Real Estate affords our clients the most up-to-date information about the resort. For expert knowledge of resort changes and real estate developments, please join our newsletter. I look forward to working with you!


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