By Isioma Usiade
Since the 2020 lockdown, many things have changed, and they aren’t limited to just fashion and skincare. The changes have also extended to our home designs. Spending more time indoors has made us more aware of our space and the importance of making it comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. The decor trends and ideas listed below are an excellent place to start for those who haven’t figured out what to do about their space.
Biophilic design is quickly gaining so much attention at the moment. It’s all about embracing the rules of biophilic architecture, with rooms benefitting from good natural daylight, natural colour schemes and, of course, large quantities of house plants. It is a style that connects you to nature.
Bold Patterns and Colours.
Introduce fresh energy into your home through bold patterns and colours on walls and floors, furniture, soft furnishings and accessories. Colour can create emotion, drama and depth. Opt for tonal blends or concentrate on accents.
You might tend to shy away from traditional designs out of fear that it’s boring and predictable, stuffy—and yes, sometimes they can be. But some of its facets are truly interesting, and since it incorporates a lot of antiques, it allows you to stumble upon some pretty cool accessories.
The aftermath of the pandemic is that we are spending more time in our homes and trying to cramp many different activities into our space.
With this whole new use of space and more hours spent inside, many of us are becoming even more eager to find a good balance of having a mindful interior design that impacts our emotions and wellbeing. Look out for spaces with personality and personal ties to their owner’s interests, hobbies, and pleasures.
1970s Decor Inspiration.
Living in a hectic environment, people need to go back home to a relaxed atmosphere – nothing hard on the eyes and a place that has an immediate comfortable feel. The ’70s, with its warm colour schemes, wide-open rooms, and sit-and-sink-into furniture, is the perfect period to take cues from.
Bringing the Outdoors In.
Whether you love the minimalist vibe or appreciate the feel of nature around you, there’s a way to make this trend work for you. Try textiles and accent pieces that mimic nature’s colours and patterns for a space reminiscent of the great outdoors. Also, you can craft your living wall by hanging up a variety of ceramic pots filled with your favourite plants.