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Home Design Styles & Trends to Watch

It used to be that our homes were just a part of our lives. Now, most of us are working, socializing, and even exercising from our homes. And as we adjust the way we live, we’re also adjusting the spaces we live in. Read on for trends to watch this year and get to know the most popular interior and exterior styles of today.

Popular Design Styles:

Contemporary Cottage


  • Welcoming & Inviting

  • Bay Windows

  • Shutters

  • Brick or Stone Accents

  • Beaded or Board & Batten Siding

  • Cedar Shake Siding

  • Paneled Garage Doors


  • Light, Bright & Airy

  • Upholstered Furniture

  • A Mix of Patterns like Plaid & Stripes

  • Track Barn Doors

  • Window Benches

  • Galvanized & Antique Decorative Pieces



  • Sophisticated & Classic

  • Brick

  • Covered Porch or Entry

  • Symmetrical Design


  • Rich, Warm & Comforting

  • Crown Moulding & Coffered Ceilings

  • Window Treatments

  • Symmetrical Placement of Furnishings & Items



  • Equal Blend of Forms, Material, Aperture & Colour

  • Lack of Decoration & Ornamentation

  • Horizontal, Simple Lines

  • Uncomplicated Cladding


  • Uncluttered & Designed for Functionality

  • Ultra-clean Lines & Streamlined Furniture

  • Natural Lighting

  • Open Floor Plan

  • Lack of Trim & Unadorned Windows



  • Marries Traditional & Contemporary

  • Contrasting Colours & Material

  • A-Frame Roofing

  • A Mix of Window Styles


  • Mirrors, Glass, Lacquered & Metallic Finishes

  • Impactful Art

  • Suede, Chenille & Leather Fabrics

French Country


  • Refined Elegance

  • Cedar Shake Siding

  • Stone Accents

  • Curves & Arches

  • Excellent Curb-Appeal

  • Fresh & Inviting Walkway or Entrance


  • Soft & Airy

  • Curved Lines

  • Linen & Cotton

  • Distressed Furniture

  • Florals

  • Sentimental, Vintage, & Delicate Pieces



  • Function over Form

  • Metal, Glass, Steel & Concrete

  • Clean, Crisp Lines

  • Large Overhangs


Spaces at the Top of Everyone's List to Upgrade

Garage Additions

Add a second-storey to make room for guests or family members.

Outdoor Retreats

Can't get away for spring or summer break? Turn your own backyard into an outdoor oasis.

Basement Renovations

Feeling stir-crazy at home? Transform your lower level to a guest suite, gym, home theatre, or craft space and explore your hobbies.

Bathroom Upgrades

No doubt there has been an emphasis on hygiene over the past year, get your bathroom spa-ready.

Chef-Worthy Kitchens

Restaurant closures have left families cooking for themselves most nights. It may be time to make yours more functional.

Home Trends to Watch:

  • Windows—Minimal Embellishments & Curtains; Black Window Frames

  • Emphasis on Natural Lighting

  • Wall Dividers & Partitions

  • Hidden Appliances & Built-in Storage

  • Cozy Furnishings & Spaces

  • Asymmetrical & 'Stacked' Design

  • Natural Finishes, Exposed Materials, & Craftsmanship

  • Pet-Friendly Design

  • Easy-to-Clean Materials & Finishes

  • Multi-Generational Layouts

Have a space in mind that needs upgrading? Contact us today.

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