Have you recently moved into a new apartment? Perhaps you’ve secured a property, and you’re looking to renovate it before renting it out? Or maybe you’re looking for a project whilst in lockdown to revamp your personal space? Regardless of the reason for wanting to spruce up your space, we have a short list of some of the top design trends to consider in 2021.
From creating the perfect office area to providing functionality for your tenants, we have the best tips and tricks to help transform your rental apartment into the ideal space for this year and beyond. Read on to find out about the latest design trends and how you can start bringing your property up to date today.
Looking for somewhere new to live
While many of us have had some time to reflect on our living space, we may have come to the conclusion that we want to look for somewhere else to live. There’s nothing more exciting than having a blank canvas to get your hands on. Now that more people are working from home, professionals and students are looking for new builds when renting. These are often fitted with the latest smart and eco-friendly features to give a modern feel to their home whilst also protecting the environment and allowing them to cut back on utility bills.
New development properties are going green and attracting a lot of new tenants in the process. If you’re looking for eco-friendly buildings with designated work from home communal spaces, you could look at some of the latest properties by RWinvest for some ideas.
Not only do these types of properties promote recycling systems and eco-heating and lighting features, but they utilise smart technology too. When it comes to automating your rental property, it’s definitely the smart choice as it can save you a significant amount of money. By installing the latest smart devices, you’re able to monitor and control your energy usage. For example, by installing programmable thermostats, you can control your heating and air-conditioning remotely, straight from your phone or tablet.
Another favourite design trend in 2021 is multifunctional furniture. Having items that serve more than one purpose is a fantastic way to maximise space which is excellent for rental apartments. Now that we’ve spent more time in our rented space, we want to benefit from every square foot, so opting for modular furniture and hidden compartments under the bed or sofa can open up a room and hide unnecessary clutter. Why not get really creative and transform a living room blind into your very own projector screen. For more ideas, check out our previous design post on ways to make your home more functional.
Succulents and plants
Now that you have the perfect space and invested in the right furniture pieces, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Plants and succulents help to purify the air and put some life back into your apartment. Indoor plants are often very easy to maintain, so there’s no need to panic if you’re not an experienced gardener. Start small with natural, decorative pieces, and work your way up to herbs and vegetables for the kitchen to spice up your favourite midweek dish!
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