Here's 5 Things Not To Do When Designing Your New Home's Interior in 2021


Moving into the winter season of 2021, we are taking a look at some design pointers to help give our spaces a fresh boost. Today we are going to talk about 5 things to keep in mind when revamping your space.

Over the past few months we've began to see some of these new trends take shape in real homes that people are living in - not just magazines. Here's what we found.

Cucina di Suburbia

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Tuscan kitchens. Dark reds, chocolate browns, and golds adorned the kitchen of many a mid-2000 suburban estate. Remember how vintage suits were generally overembellished and oversize to show off how much fabric the wearer could afford? This is exactly how we feel about this type of kitchen. Kitchens are becoming lighter and slightly more utilitarian; the exaggerated marble and millwork look is perhaps best left alone for the time being.

Extra Nautical

Coastal design is definitely found in many design blogs and feeds; coastal decor in non-beach locales might appear goofy if not actually located nearby an ocean (Or if your home is located in Calgary, Alberta, a city which sits on one of the biggest swathes of prairie on the planet). Make sure your home's design motif complements your locale. Try implementing a nautical touch in a spare bathroom or guest room, we would shy away from getting carried away form this look.


Calgary interior nautical

Pale and Ghostly

White walls, furnishings, and rugs can have a fun vibe if the room is decorated tastefully, tastefully being the operative word in this equation. Contrasting and balancing proportions of color is being used increasingly in primarily white spaces. Bring in an accent walls with vibrant paint, dramatic wallpaper, or fill your room with vibrant plants, collectibles or more. Hardwood or natural wood surfaces contrast beautifully with white spaces, take advantage of it. We suggest going for more of a half and half ratio in such rooms.

Calgary home interior coloured white

Industrial Revolution

Whether you’re outfitting an existing industrial-style space or designing a new build to include these elements, designers agree that excessively cold, utilitarian looking industrial spaces are on their way out.

intrustrial themed room


Excessive Minimalism


A house devoid of individuality might be depressingly uncluttered and sparingly furnished. Bolder and fuller spaces are becoming more common; Antiques are renowned for lending a distinctive aspect to a blend of old and modern finishes. The trend will be for softer furniture, not lived in but filled spaces is on the rebound.


minimalist style



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