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How Skylights Help Top 2021 Interior Design Trends Shine

From focusing on cozy comfort and natural connections to being bold with color in the kitchen, see how natural light from skylights can bring out the best in 2021 design trends.

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In the last year, interior design has learned some key lessons, such as the importance of comfort in the home, practicality of each room and the stress-relieving significance of a connection to nature from the indoors. Our favorite interior design trends in 2021 celebrate these as tenets to live by, from bolder colors and patterns to more organic and natural details. Interested in bringing more comfort, function and beauty to your rooms? Start with these trends.

Maximized Outdoor Space

If 2020 taught us anything, it is perhaps the joy of having access to a beautiful outdoor living space. Covered porches get an upgrade with the help of skylights, which can let air in for better circulation, block or allow light as is comfortable, and lend some of that light and air to the adjacent indoor space. Learn about creating a four-season porch with all the amenities or download our porch design guide for the full range of outdoor living ideas.

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Cozy Design

This year will be all about cozy luxury, featuring earthy color palettes, natural textures and layered décor, to create grounded, soft spaces that are as beautiful as they are livable. Interior stylist Emily Henderson captures the livable luxury aesthetic perfectly for her clients in the main bedroom of this Salt Lake City home. Consider braided grass and natural wood accents, fluffy area rugs in luxe neutral colors, softer furniture edges, creative throw pillows and contrasting throw blankets to complete this cozy look. Natural light from above brightens any space, creating a soothing ambiance and highlighting the many textures and nuances of color.

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Indoor Gardens

Bring new life to your interiors – literally – by adding living plants. During 2020, more time at home meant more time for baking, a puppy, and for a lot of people, gardening both indoors and out. This year, those new gardeners will mature alongside their plants, sustaining the green interior inspiration for years to come.

One of the joys of plant ownership is that they are both a hobby and interior décor. The greenery brightens up and refreshes any space but requires regular water and sunlight. Bring life to your space and plants with skylights in 2021.

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Bold Kitchens

While white and grey offer a classic contemporary look, bolder kitchen cabinets are rising in popularity, and with good reason: they allow homeowners to show off their personality and bring a touch of the unexpected to areas of the home primed for entertaining guests. From sage greens to more daring color palettes such as the black, white and richly stained wood of interior designer Carmeon Hamilton's kitchen below. Complement dark colors with high- contrast prints and patterns, and texture and metallic details to lighten the design. Find more inspiration for kitchens that go beyond white and grey and download our kitchen design guide to see how skylights infuse life into this hub of the home.

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Creative Use of Space

As many people find themselves at home for the better part of 2021, creatively using every inch of space will stay at the forefront of the design minds. Once overlooked nooks and crannies are being realized for the opportunities they offer, especially with the addition of skylights – such as the case of interior design blogger Bre Bertolini’s home office nook in her bedroom. Natural light brightens up the space, making it easier to work, and has also proven to give creativity and productivity a boost, too.

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From maximizing every inch of available space to making it cozy and highly livable, 2021 will emphasize comfort, functionality and beauty in the home. Interested in how natural light from skylights can enhance your favorite rooms? Sign up for a virtual design consultation with one of our daylight designers to learn about skylights from the comfort of your own home.

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