This year has largely been spent inside our homes, so it’s understandable that it’s drastically changed the way we use them. From bedroom offices, to garden gyms, we’ve been thrown plenty of challenges to attempt to make our four walls much more than just a place to relax and unwind.
As we head into 2021, creating that perfect work-life balance will be top of the agenda. Combining comfort and practicality, these are the interior design trends we expect to see for the foreseeable future.
Natural, authentic textures
Very much taken from Scandinavian, boho-inspired design, homes in 2021 will be designed to elicit calm and tranquillity, by connecting the time we spend outdoors to our interiors. Think organic, sustainable materials rich in texture: raw woods, marble and stone tiles, linens and even ceramics.
Let the light in
Used to its best advantage, lighting will have a huge impact on the mood and functionality of any room. It’ll be a tale of two halves next year, splitting the need for both natural and artificial light to make the most of our homes.
Natural light will be particularly important as we spend more time working from home. The benefits of increasing interior sunlight exposure have long been explored, with it known to be more economical and psychologically beneficial than artificial lighting. It can be as simple as opening up curtains or blinds, or go as far as switching walls for glass partitioning.
Where homes are looking to make a statement, we expect to see big and bold lighting and pendant fixtures in areas where you want that added ‘wow’ factor, such as hallways, kitchen islands and dining tables.
With homes doubling up as offices, gyms and pop-up bars, whilst still acting as the usual place to relax and unwind, clever interior design is a must. The more time we spend under our rooves, the less sense it makes sense for rooms to be used for a single purpose.
As we move into the new year, versatile furniture, flexible storage and clever spatial planning will be key to creating productive work environments and comfortable living areas. Consider typically forgotten space, such as hallways and under stairs, which could be perfect for a permanent ‘work from home’ set up.
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