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Home Style Trends for 2021: What You Need to Know

by Jan 22, 2021

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Home Style Trends for 2021 What You Need to Know

New Year, New Home

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a crazy year, and there is no better way to start off 2021 than getting your new home project underway.

To assist you in designing your new home or granny flat, here are our top home style trends for 2021.

Exterior Home Design Trends

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When it comes to your home, first impressions count. The exterior design choices you make can have a big impact on the overall feel of your home, and this year we are seeing a big return to traditional designs and materials.

Weatherboard facades provide a sense of comfort and nostalgia. Acrow Investments use Weathertex weatherboards, which are not only stylish and available in a range of finishes and designs, but are also environmentally friendly as they do not contain any artificial glues, silica, toxic or polluting chemicals.

Weatherboards are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of ways, from a traditional look right through to a modern appearance.

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For the exterior of your home, Colorbond’s steel Matt finish to roofing provides a soft, subtle look and is available in a number of profiles to suit any design.

This year we are predicting a return to traditional exterior colour schemes, with crisp whites and warm greys being the popular choice. Accented with timber and darker colours, this is a simple yet effective way to make your new home stand out.

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Interior Colour Schemes Forecast

After spending so much time in our homes during 2020, we have come to appreciate how interior colour schemes can affect mood and define our spaces.

Acrow Investments use high quality Dulux paints in all of our granny flats and homes, and we are loving their colour forecast for 2021 including the Retreat, Nourish, and Reset colour palettes.

Retreat features a tranquil, calming colour palette of warm whites, dusty blues and brown-based neutrals. Creating a soft, comforting sense of security, the Retreat colour scheme creates a balanced and contemporary look suitable for any home. Furniture with natural finishes and contrasting artwork are great ways to express yourself and compliment this colour palette.

Dulux Retreat Colour Scheme

Dulux Retreat Colour Scheme. Photo: Dulux

Nourish is inspired by nature, with warm neutrals accented by greens and yellows. This colour scheme is soft and calming, not to mention extremely flexible and versatile in styling any home.

Dulux Nourish Colour Palette

Dulux Nourish Colour Palette. Photo: Dulux

Reset is an uplifting colour palette with retro influences in the playful colour combinations. Bold tones and vibrant hues create an energetic mix that offsets whites and neutrals.

Dulux Reset Colour Palette

Dulux Reset Colour Palette. Photo: Dulux

Interior Spaces

If last year taught us anything, it’s that maximising the most from your floor plan and creating spaces that suit your lifestyle is essential. Whether you are looking to build a granny flat or a larger home, it’s important that you have a space that doesn’t make you feel confined, as well as creating rooms which give you privacy.


Creating a living area where the family can spend time together is important, so open plan living is a great option which works particularly well in granny flats where space can be limited.

In larger homes, consider adding in a study nook or even a room as a dedicated office, perfect for when you need to work from home or the kids are studying for school. If you consider these items in your design when first planning your home, they will integrate into the space seamlessly rather than being added on as an afterthought.

Bedrooms are private spaces that offer a peaceful retreat. For this reason, consider using neutral colour schemes that create a feeling of calm. Mirror wardrobe doors not only reflect light, but make the space appear bigger, making them a great design choice in granny flats. Windows that let plenty of light in during the day will lift your mood and are always a good design choice.

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About Acrow Investments

Based on the Central Coast, Acrow Investments is a local Central Coast company that specialises in designing and building granny flatsduplexes, homes and dual-occupancy constructions across the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, and Hunter regions.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Acrow Investments are the trusted name in local construction. Get in touch today for a no-obligation, free quote for your next project.


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