If 2020 taught us anything it was that our homes are malleable and can be adapted and adjusted to become a home office, home gym, and even a classroom. With this in mind, the interior trends have truly changed in a way that will make our homes even more adaptable to change and the current coronavirus pandemic.
Here are the top five trends we will start to see popping up more and more often this year.
NATURAL EARTHY TONES & MATERIALS
Blame Covid-19 or being stuck inside for days at a time, but the natural, earthy tones that have permeated our wardrobes for the last few seasons have also hit our homes.
Think heavy textures, beiges and browns, and vintage and antique pieces. We will see people gravitating towards rugs and pillows that embrace flaws, natural movement, and subtle moments of rough textures to add character to spaces.
We will also see people embracing nature in different ways. A large emphasis will be made on functional outdoor spaces, outdoor dining, indoor plants, and indoor/outdoor entertaining.
Vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces will add a layered look to a home and make it feel liveable and not overly designed. People will be looking toward upcycling, op-shopping, restyling inherited pieces, and hunting down collector’s items.
A home needs to be able to change and grow with a family, and more houses are expected to be designed with this in mind. Many people are considering multipurpose rooms that can make the most of the space.
The need for multi-functional spaces and separate areas that allow each family member to have their own space. The pandemic has forced people to spend more time at home so every room needs to have more than just one use. So we will see a rise in properties with home offices, gyms, and extra multipurpose spaces.
KEEP IT CLEAN
Something we all place more importance on after 2020 is hygiene and we are set to see a greater inclusion of it into our living spaces. Expect to see automatic washbasins, touch-less flushing, and infrared sensors in bathrooms to reduce unnecessary touching.
CALMNESS AND TRANQUILITY
Unsurprisingly, the desire for tranquillity within the home is high. With our homes now becoming our offices, classrooms as well as the place we eat and sleep, it can be hard to disconnect from the outside world. This year we will see an emphasis on instilling balance and calm in the living spaces. Design trends will seek to achieve calmness and serenity through natural textures, forms, colours, and aesthetics.
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