Many industries have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic bringing about a certain level of change, and the home space has also been impacted. Some may have transformed their space into a home office, and others may have opted for functionality, so there’s home-schooling by day but comfort returns at night. No matter the goal, many have spent time reimagining, redesigning, and rejigging their homes to meet the needs of the ‘new norm’.
For those spending the majority of their time at home as they adapt to their new lifestyles, they may have found themselves looking for ways to spruce up their interior. There are many tips to consider for your home interior in 2021, from calming earthy tones to multipurpose furniture, durable fabrics, and indoor greenery, we have tips on it all if you require a little refresh.
Whether you want to redecorate, or simply style your space, keep reading to find out what our best tips are for 2021.
Creating the perfect workstation
What used to be a place to escape after a long day’s work has now become the place of work. Many people have adapted their living space and turned it into a workstation, with a desk and the perfect backdrop for those all-important Zoom calls. Some people have gotten more creative with their workstations and used everyday household items as a desk instead of splashing out for a new one. We’ve seen ironing boards used as standing desks, and alcohol cabinets opened out for a less traditional office space. Think outside the box when it comes to designing your new station. We love multipurpose ideas, as these furniture items can be transformed back to their original purpose and the workplace can be stored away until the next working day – allowing you to switch off and relax.
Incorporate smart technology
Although some may be late to the party, this year more people will begin to focus on becoming eco-friendly and using smart technology wherever they can throughout their home. It’s no secret people may have noticed their energy bills shooting up whilst spending more time at home, so why not cut the cost and opt for a more sustainable energy supply? Start small by recycling (if you don’t already) and introduce changes into each room, such as smart lighting. If you’re looking for a new place altogether, why not move into a more eco-conscious property. Property developers are becoming more and more aware of the demand for eco-friendly tenants. So, companies like RWinvest are advertising apartments with automatic lights that switch themselves off and sophisticated heat recycling systems. This will not only help to save the planet but will save you a fortune in bills too!
Add some greenery
It’s nice to have that element of freshness incorporated throughout your space, especially on dull days when the weather isn’t as nice to go for a lunchtime walk. Why not bring the outdoors in and decorate with plants and succulents. Adding greenery to your space not only makes it more pleasing to the eye, but it helps to freshen the air inside your home, bringing a sense of clarity into the area. Plants have many purposes; they’re aesthetically pleasing, enhance your natural well-being, and are perfect for creating delicious dishes. Try growing your own fresh basil or mint and mix up your recipes during the lockdown.