With every new year we see new arising interior design trends. The start of this decade saw an outcome that no one had expected and resulted in the interior design world changing shape as more people have been spending time at home than ever before. Social changes have a large impact on the design world and here we are going to dive into the interior design trends we have seen forming over this past year.
Colour Palettes Featuring Various Shades Of Green
With increasing popularity, green can be spotted being used all over people’s homes. The colour is covering kitchen cabinets, bathroom tiles and large pieces of furniture like sofas and armchairs. Dulux’s colour of the year for 2020 was a colour called Tranquil Dawn which could be described as a subtle green colour, this has transferred to this current year with different hues from olive green to forest greens being styled.
Scientifically the colour green has been found to relieve stress and decreased heart rates, it is closely related with calmness and tranquility. It is understandable after the disruptive year that everyone has faced why we feel the need for some peacefulness in our home.
Scandinavian Inspired Interiors Are Here To Stay
One trend that doesn’t seem to be going out of fashion anytime soon is the very popular Scandinavian interior design trend. It has been mixed with other design trends like the admired Scandinavian-Bohemian design trend. The Scandinavians use the word Hygge to describe a state of cosiness and comfort that your home should try to achieve. Your home should be an escape from busy, stressful or difficult times in life so it is understandable why this style has taken the world by storm.
The style’s elements are still relevant today which is why the style has become so timeless, the key elements include natural materials, clean lines, muted colours and high-end craftsmanship. Pieces of furniture that feature all these elements like Egg Chairs, Tribeca Coffee Table and DSW Chairs, are ideal for more than just Scandinavian homes. It is important to look for pieces that can transform with your interior style.
Flexible Home Offices
With a change in the working environment, we believe that home offices are here to stay with remote and flexible working styles on the rise after COVID restrictions forced people to not attend the businesses office locations.
We believe that we will start to see more dedicated home office spaces as issues with flexible work spaces is the lack of private space to help with concentration. Guest rooms may be replaced or doubled as a working environment, with a desk and suitable office chair to be used in more homes.
A Wider Introduction To Biophilic Design
Biophilia stands for a love of nature, and Biophilic design is an approach to connecting humans with nature through the use of interior design. We have an innate connection to nature and with more urbanised living situations we have seen a rise in well-being and mental health issues. This approach is important to try and achieve a happier and healthier living environment.
After a lot of time indoors, the pandemic has increased people’s desire to be outside. We believe we will be seeing more and more homes taking a biophilic approach to their interior design to help reconnect people with nature and satisfy that innate human connection we need.