Our Favorite Home Trends For 2021

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

As a licensed broker for 35 years with a lifetime of memories carved into the foothills of western Maine, I know what it means to call this area home. Originally from Lewiston, Maine, I have visited Sunday River since I was a child. Finally settling here in 1982 to raise my family, I have remained very active in this wonderful community. From owning and renovating the Sudbury Inn, to my chair position on the Bethel Planning Board, I understand that getting the best results means going the extra mile. The ski industry and Sunday River Ski Resort 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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