Exterior design trends for 2021

Exterior design trends for 2021

Private Property South Africa
Private Property Reporter

A huge part of upgrading your home involves updating its exterior aesthetic. Over time, your home’s look becomes dated as new exterior design trends hit the property market. These exterior design trends are dictated by shifts in society and although living in a home that reflects modernity is important, making sure your home’s exterior design is timeless is of utmost importance too.

Have a look at the top 6 exterior design trends for 2021 which will also stand the test of time:

1. Painted brick houses

Enter Alt Tag Here A brick exterior is an outdated look for the exterior of a home especially if the colour of the brick is red. Painting over brick is one of the latest exterior design trends. There is a variety of brick paint available that you can use to paint over your brick house. It is recommended that you choose neutral or pastel tones to paint over your brick as they are timeless colours and are easy on the eyes.

2. Indoor-outdoor living

Enter Alt Tag Here One of the latest exterior design trends is bringing the outside in. Architects are designing homes with floor-to-ceiling windows as well as sliding doors and walls that can be moved to fully expose the patio from the lounge.

Sometimes trees aren’t cut down to make space for building homes but instead, the home is built around the tree, creating a symbiotic relationship with natural elements and man-made elements.

Added to this, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for this type of exterior design, as many people would now like to live in a home that allows them to enjoy their outdoor spaces in a variety of ways.

3. Darker paint colours

Enter Alt Tag Here Gone are the days when brightly coloured paint was considered trendy. Darker tones are considered what’s ‘in’ for exterior home paint. Black, grey and dark brown tones are timeless colours if you’d like to paint your home darker.

4. Straight lines

Enter Alt Tag Here In the 20th century and at the beginning of the 21st century, arched windows and lines were considered aesthetically pleasing for exterior home design. Now, straight lines are considered more modern and timeless.

5. Low-slope roofs

Enter Alt Tag Here Low-slope roofs are roofs that look flat. These types of roofs are minimalist in style and are great if one decides to extend their property as they allow for an easy continuity of design.

6. Industrial design

Enter Alt Tag Here If the red brick look is your thing, you don’t necessarily have to get rid of it completely. Using red brick as accents and combining other materials such as metal and wood can help you create a trendy industrial exterior, which is all the rage for 2021.

With the exterior design trends above, you can ensure that your home stays modern and timeless — making the outside of your home look just as beautiful as the inside.

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