The global health crisis has forced most of us to stay inside our homes for extended periods of time — giving us a chance to re-evaluate our living spaces. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the air, and people are looking to insert comfort, hope, and positive energy wherever they can — and this includes home interior design. If you’re looking to change things up and reinvigorate your home interiors, we’ve listed below the top interior design trends that will help you upgrade your home.
Conducive Home Office Environments
Due to social distancing measures, a lot of companies have opted to let their employees work remotely. True enough, remote work has become the new normal, and a report by Seyfarth notes that at least 67% of companies that do not normally allow their employees to work from home have taken steps to make it possible. If you’re one of those professionals who are now working from the comfort of their own home, you must be able to design a home office that is conducive for working. Aside from having an ergonomic desk and chair, you should also make your home office look clean and crisp by keeping decor to a minimum. Doing so allows you to have an inspiring home office space that isn’t too distracting.
Upcycling Where Possible
Sustainability and eco-consciousness are two important principles that you should incorporate in your interior design plan. One way to do this is by upcycling as much as you can. Simply put, upcycling means transforming unwanted materials and products into something of value. An article on home improvements on HomeServe explains that it can be as simple as breathing new life into tired old cabinets with chalk paint. It is relatively easy to do, and you don’t have to worry so much about perfection. You’ll end up with a unique, textured piece of furniture that can add a rustic feel to your home. Feel free to check Pinterest for inspiration if you’re feeling stuck. If you have the right tools and the know-how for simple DIY, you can later try bigger interior upcycling projects to refresh your home without putting a dent on the environment or your wallet.
In a nutshell, biophilic design is the adoption of nature-inspired aesthetics in interiors. A biophilia’s essence is to connect humans with nature, and this supposedly has a profound effect on one’s emotions, well-being, and even productivity. Now that houseplants are back in fashion, biophilic design has taken the spotlight and allowed many people to appreciate furniture, fixtures, and features that connect them to nature. As such, it will do you well to center your home interior on houseplants that help purify the air and create restorative routines that can help improve your mental health.
Everyone’s looking to brighten up their homes and pristine living spaces with natural light. Indeed, this trend has been a recurring theme in many of today’s modern homes. As seen in Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s Reduction Residence, clean spaces that are uplifted with natural light provide a refreshing feel that help reinforce a positive mood. If your home architecture doesn’t allow for a lot of natural light, you can use mirrors and paint colors such as light greys and browns to instantly brighten up your space. Internal windows and frosted glass are another home improvement project that can open your space and allow light to come in.
If you are thinking about upgrading your home we hope the above tips will help.