Last Updated on December 21, 2020

Home Décor Trends for 2021: Comforting, Back-to-Basic Looks to Watch For

If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that when the going gets tough—the tough go back to basics. Home design experts have captured this notion with their top recommended home décor trends to look for in 2021.

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations closes the year with a gallery of inspirational design trends that will bring peace, comfort, and tranquility to your life and home.

Light Wood

Light and airy is the “feel good” vibe for 2021. Lighter wood tones are the popular choice when it comes to creating a soothing living space to feel good in.


Before you say “boring,” you’ll be excited to learn of how next year’s neutrals are more about warmer tones and less of the cooler whites. This classic look is back and better than ever, with a natural back-to-basics design that brings elegance and style to any room in your home.

Zen Vibe

With life taking us in many directions, creating a Zen vibe in your home is one of today’s essential ways to redirect your energy in a positive and productive way. Experts suggest even implementing a single Zen-inspired addition, such as a Zen garden on your balcony or patio can be beneficial. Or, a décor change, such as swapping heavy curtains for light and airy ones, can make all the difference in maintaining a healthy mind-and-body balance.

Plants, Plants, Plants

Nothing says “back to nature” better than house plants. Bringing live plants into your home will add beauty and brighten your mood. Additionally, some live plants are known to freshen your indoor air, which is especially beneficial during the winter months. Don’t have a green thumb? No problem. There are several varieties of houseplants that require little to low maintenance. Read more about the health benefits of houseplants in our blog: “Best Indoor Houseplants for Your Optimal Health.”

Sleep Sanctuary

We all know getting enough sleep is critical to our health and well-being. But how many of us actually get the recommended amount of those precious ZZZs? Design experts say updating and upgrading your bed linens and pillows is a great start to a better night’s sleep. And who doesn’t love crawling into a soft and cozy bed and after a long day? It’s time to pamper yourself for 2021. Sweet dreams.

Two-Toned Kitchens

Switching things up in the kitchen goes far beyond testing out new recipes. One of the hottest kitchen trends for 2021 is the two-toned kitchen. Why settle on one color cabinet when you can have the best of both your favorites? Today’s experts are designing kitchens with varying color combinations on upper and lower cabinets, kitchen islands, and even on textures such as wood and painted cabinets. The result: A cozy and complimentary look that will bring character and style to your kitchen.

Hidden Hardware

Less-is-more when it comes to embracing 2021. Clean lines and less clutter are paramount, and when it comes to your kitchen, hidden hardware is the way to go. Look for cabinet options like edge-style cabinet pulls and integrated handles.

Integrated Living Spaces

Families are spending more time together these days as they work and attend school at home.  Creating integrated spaces is a great way to repurpose rooms for fun and functionality. From adding a couch in your kitchen to modifying a seldom-used formal dining room, homeowners are finding clever ways to make their homes work for them.

What are your design resolutions for the new year? Did you know Granite and TREND Transformations delivers quality bathroom and kitchen remodeling services in as little as a day—and without the stress and mess of a traditional remodel? It’s time to kick off the new year in style. What will you choose? Contact us today to schedule a free virtual or in-home design consultation.

Last Updated on December 7, 2020

There’s something special about creating your own crafts or baking homemade treats. It’s even more special when you share them with those you love. This holiday season is all about comfort and joy. And what better way to bring the two together than making it a fun family affair? Although some families may wind up celebrating the holidays from a distance this year, there are creative ways you can share the love from afar while keeping tradition.

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations is sharing some fun and easy DIY holiday projects for the entire family to enjoy. We even found a secret recipe for Santa’s favorite cookies! (Don’t forget the milk!)

Handmade Holiday Cards

Handmade Holiday Cards

Holiday greetings are even more special when they’re made with love. Kids will have a blast making handmade holiday cards, and friends and family will be thrilled receiving them. It’s a creative and hands-on way to share the joy of the holidays with the ones they love.

DIY Centerpiece

DIY Centerpiece

Skip the florist this year and try your hand at creating your own live centerpiece or wreath. You’ll be surprised at how fun and easy they are to make—not to mention the therapeutic effect they can bring. What better time than now to show off your hidden talents? And if you have the time, make an extra one for a friend or neighbor. After all, ’tis the season of giving.

Cookies for Santa Recipe

Cookies for Santa Recipe

It wouldn’t be the holidays without baked treats. (Just ask Santa!) Kids will love baking Santa’s favorite cookies—with a little help from you. (No little hands near the oven, please.) And don’t forget to bake a batch of cookies for yourself!

Magical Gingerbread House

Magical Gingerbread House

There’s something about a gingerbread house that brings out the magic of the holidays. It’s a fun and tasty project the entire family can enjoy. If your schedule is booked, pre-packaged gingerbread house kits are real timesavers. Or, if you’re up to the challenge, you can bake your own gingerbread from which to build a house. Either way, it’s a wonderful family tradition that will be cherished for years to come.

Painted Pinecones

Painted Pinecones

At this time of year, pinecones truly are nature’s gift to us. We can reciprocate by painting them in a palette of beautiful colors. You can even spray glitter on them to make them more festive. They can be displayed in decorative bowls around the house or even hung on the Christmas tree as pretty ornaments. This easy DIY holiday craft is a fun activity for kids of all ages. And the best part? Pinecones can be found in abundance and in varying sizes—maybe even in your own backyard!

Handcrafted Gift Wrap

Handcrafted Gift Wrap

Handcrafted gift wrap is a creative way to personalize your gift giving. Try adding a touch of nature to your wrap by attaching mini-pinecones, evergreen, or whatever suits your fancy. It’s an easy DIY holiday activity the entire family can enjoy.

If you’re planning on celebrating the holidays on a smaller scale this season, now may be a great time to give your kitchen or bath a facelift. Did you know we deliver quality kitchen or bath renovations, sometimes in as little as one day—and without the stress and mess of a traditional remodel? Contact us today for a free in-home or virtual design consultation. You could be enjoying your new space sooner than you imagined.

From our all of us at Granite and TREND Transformations—a happy and safe holiday season to you and yours.