As the world continues to surprise us every day, people have been adapting to all the “new normals” that have been evolving in 2020. With our homes becoming our offices, schools and safe places, the way we decorate and design our living spaces has taken a turn towards efficiency and maximum comfort.
Here are five emerging trends that might be around for quite a while.
Unique Solutions that Save Space
People love having guests over to show off the cool quirks hidden in their homes. Right now, homeowners are putting more money into multi-functional pieces like murphy beds and sleek storage areas such as built-in bookshelves.
Rooms that Encourage Health and Wellness
The current pandemic has shed a new light on the way we take care of both our physical and mental health. Because of this, there has been a trend towards creating a sanctuary in the home. People are now installing bigger windows to let in more natural light to living rooms and dens. And in bathrooms, fancier showers and bathtubs are a luxury more people are splurging on – all to bring about a sense of calm and serenity.
Focus on Work/Life/School Balance
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, 2020 has been the year of staying inside. More people are working from home than ever before, and now, many children will be e-learning from makeshift classroom setups in their houses. With this shift has come the desire for homeowners to create spaces in the home that encourage creativity and minimal stress. There has been an upswing in trends toward warm earth tones, soft patterns and rooms that give inhabitants a view of the sky or the yard to avoid feeling claustrophobic while answering emails or doing homework.
Indoor and Outdoor Bar Areas for Entertaining
While many large gatherings have been strongly discouraged in 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, people have been prepping their homes for small parties and family get-togethers. With good reasons to stay at home instead of heading to the local tavern for drinks, young couples are adding indoor and outdoor seated bar areas to accommodate friends and family visiting for an at-home happy hour.
Currently, people are loving the idea of extra seating that is built right into the house. This year, you’ll see more reading nooks and widow-side benches. These thoughtful features catch the eye of potential homebuyers and give families and guests a place to cozy up with a book or partake in intimate conversations.