Must-Have Design Trends for Your Lake House in 2021

Creating the perfect space within your lake house may seem like a challenge that is met at the crossroads of functionality and ascetically pleasing. With the help of R.L. Baker Construction it doesn’t have to be! We are here to execute the latest trends in a way that is functional for your lifestyle. If you are thinking about renovating your existing home or building new home, here are some trends you must be aware of to incorporate into your space. 

A Natural Escape

Overall, the latest trend that we see sticking around for many years is the crisp, clean natural feel. Its all about bringing the outdoors in. This means opening up your space by eliminating walls to create an open-concept floor plan, incorporating large floor to ceiling windows, and utilizing exterior bi-folding glass doors to truly eliminate the barrier between your home and the great outdoors. Incorporating theses elements will increase the natural light within your home, making it more inviting and appealing. 

Adding Texture

Smooth, untouched walls are a thing of the past. Today’s design calls for walls that look like art themselves. Try adding board and batten wainscoting for a timeless look that elevates your home. With so many options available, wainscoting could scale the entire wall or act as a chair rail. 

Another option to add texture and interest to any wall in your lake home is with wallpaper. This is the latest trend and one of our favorites! With so many brands offering wallpaper, you are sure to find the perfect print to accent your space. If you are unsure about permanently adding wallpaper, peel and stick is a wonderful option. This type is easily applied and taken down, allowing you to switch out the design!

A Pop of Color

Although the overall trend in lake homes is crisp white walls (try Sherwin Williams SW 7006 Extra White), white trim, and weathered oak flooring to create a tranquil space, interior design experts recommend adding a splash of color to kitchen islands, bathroom vanities, and built-in shelving units in offices. Blues and greens are the perfect accent for lake homes because they compliment the home’s natural surroundings and offer a statement within the home.  Some of our favorite colors are Sherwin Williams SW 6209 Ripe Olive to offer a bold statement, Sherwin Williams SW 6192 Coastal Plain for subtle green touch, and Benjamin Moore 2131-30 Lead Gray for a rich dark gray accent.

Let’s Create the Lake House of Your Dreams

Although R.L. Baker Construction is not an interior design firm, we have extensive experience working closely with homeowners and interior designers to create a finished look that perfectly captures your style. Contact us today to learn more about how we can execute your vision, and you can see how we have done so in the past with our online portfolio.