Ahhhh bathrooms! It can be the one safe and quiet space in your home, where you can retreat for a leisurely afternoon, or, with small children in your life, it becomes like a train station of comings and goings at bath time!
Wherever you are in your life stages, in 2021, an elegant bathroom is the aim, because we know now that looking good also means feeling good.
Many folk say that the heart of the home, the hub if you will, is really the kitchen and dining area, but bathrooms are closing in on this theory.
Kitchens will be reinvented in 2021 with people spending more time at home than ever before, according to interior designer Keeley Green. Keeley discusses some of the kitchen trends to watch in 2021.
The heart of the home
"The kitchen is the heart of the home and has long been the place for families and friends to meet, talk and eat, but after 2020, and spending more time at home, people are really re-thinking how they use their kitchen/dining space," said Keely, who recently opened a new design studio in Brisbane's design hub, Newstead. "I think we will see bigger tables, more seating at kitchen benches, as people seek to bring their family and friends closer."
Australia's obsession with greening their homes with plants is stronger than ever. And the 2021 Plant Trend Report by Plant Life Balance - a program designed to get Australians excited and confident about styling their homes and lives with plants - has highlighted five indoor and outdoor trends to embrace this year.
Trend one: Greening where we work. Work-from-home, flexible arrangements or hybrid working models - whatever you are calling it - it is here to stay for many of us for the foreseeable future, with up to 60 per cent of Australians wanting to split their working time between home and office in the long term. But have we set up work spaces in our homes in the best way possible for productivity and happiness?
The prediction: Green workspaces for greater productivity.
Outdoors at home
Backyard chickens are increasing in popularity across Australia, as more people discover how wonderful, engaging and full of personality they are, and realise the appeal of fresh, homegrown eggs on their doorstep.
Not only do backyard-laid eggs taste great, but producing your own eggs ensures your chickens have a good quality of life.
However, caring for these curious creatures takes time and effort.
There are a few things you need to know to ensure you will have happy hens and be rewarded with delicious poached eggs on a Sunday morning. Find out more in our Your Home magazine here