In the era of working from home, having a space that suits multiple needs is not only popular, but necessary. Bedrooms are now doubling as home offices and kitchen counters are now desks. This year has made us rethink how we use space. With this in mind, design experts and companies are devising new methods of storage and design solutions to suit the needs of both the employee and the home-body.
Textured Materials and Décor
As we spend more times in our homes, comfort is king. This may explain why ultra-plush faux furs, sherpa, and boucle fabrics are popping up everywhere. Warm and cozy throw blankets on couches, softly textured pillows on chairs, a faux fur rug by the desk — the aim is to be as comfortable as possible this year.
Neutral Tones and Colours
Warm tones have been trending for years and they don’t seem to be disappearing any time soon. While many of us are home more often now, our homes have become a sanctuary, a place to relax. Light and airy interiors with warm tones are trending because they are calming. They inspire relaxed attitudes and serve to be a personal oasis. In this work-from-home climate, this makes all the difference.
Gold and Brass Accents
Gold accents and hardware are everywhere. It’s beautiful and versatile but there’s a fine balance between being trendy and being tacky. Gold that’s too shiny can be overwhelming but a brushed gold or soft brass can bring warmth and richness to any room. It’s an excellent way to glam up a space and make a statement.
The Memphis Group, Pollock, Rothko — be inspired by the artists who redefined art for the world. Bold linework, abstract shapes, texture and perhaps the aforementioned warm and earthy tones in the form of grand canvases in living rooms or entry-ways can make your space feel modern and new, but never cold.
Whether you decide to repaint your halls, buy new décor or simply just move around your furniture, a good New Year refresh might be just what you need to feel inspired and motivated for 2021.