Hello, everyone! I’m back, after a short break, to share the top interior design trends that COVID-19 accelerated into popularity! Did you miss me? I missed you guys! Let’s go ahead and dive into this week’s blog because I can’t take the suspense!
Although home offices were steadily on the rise over the past few years as society continued to become more work oriented and on the go. COVID-19 really escalated it! People had to quickly adapt to the changing times and bring their work home. Gone were the times of trying to hurry out the door to beat traffic to get to your place of work on time, but most of us said hello to rolling out of bed, walking to our desk, and looking presentable from the waist up. As lockdowns lasted longer and longer, more and more companies went to remote work. Now, a lot of companies even plan to have a lot of their workers to stay home! So, I don’t believe home offices are going anywhere anytime soon, in fact, a home office space will become a must have for homebuyers.
Now, not everyone has their own separate room for their home office, and with kids learning remotely and having the extra work stuff in the home, it became a lot for many people to handle. So, what did they do? They got creative. That’s right, broken-plan living. Now, don’t get me wrong, open-plan homes are still the focus, but while more things are going on in a home at once, many people have adapted by finding creative ways to temporarily zone out sections of their home during the day. For example, many homeowners are using curtains, bookshelves, and Crittall-style doors and room dividers to divide a home in a trendy, creative way that only adds to the style of the home. Smart cookies!
House Plants Galore
With everyone spending more time at home, homeowners have begun to bring more nature inside than ever before. Nature is very comforting to most people and helps them relax, and with the extremely stressful times that we have been going through since the pandemic, it only makes sense that people are trying to make their home a more comfortable, stress-free place. Some homeowners bought more plants while some have tried to make their home mimic nature as much as possible, which leads us to biophilic design.
Biophilic design is the technical term for the idea of putting nature first at the core of the design. This not only includes prioritizing outdoor spaces like patios and backyards, but also focuses on mimicking nature inside of the home. This idea has led to a lot of really cool home installations that are here to stay!
Sage Green Kitchens
Speaking of mimicking nature, sage green kitchens are in! We also talked about how earthy paint tones were in style in our last interior design post, if you haven’t read it then you are missing out *cough, cough*, and there is not a more earthy color than green. This is yet another attempt to bring nature into a home, and with kitchens often being the heart of a home, homeowners want to bring the calmness of nature into it.
Well, that’s it for the top interior design trends that COVID-19 has taken from a zero to a one hundred in 2021. Did I miss any of your new favorite interior design trends? Let me know because more interior design trend blogs may be on the horizon! Also, while you are here, check out The Christy Allen Team’s new website! Thank you for reading this week’s blog, and I’ll see you next week!