Interior design is an integral part of our home that brings mindfulness and wellness to our daily lives. While interior design has always been adaptive, now is the time to reconsider redesigning it for a safer tomorrow.
The current circumstances may end soon, but its effects on the way we live will be long-lasting. Thus, we can take this time to reflect on our interior needs and our relationship with a healthier habitation.
Here we have compiled some ideas of future interior design standards, driven by the pandemic. Some might argue this awakening could even be seen as a silver lining!
If anything, the pandemic has taught us to take a break from the chaos and seize every moment slowly. To have a place of essence that can evoke the spirituality of our minds and souls is important.
To do so, we can design sanctuary corners to help us relax, reflect and rebuild our focuses. It can be anything from a cosy reading corner to a hammock that holds your leisurely hours.
A classic Dolna (swing) to sway away in your balcony, or even a corner for you to run brushes over your canvas – create a calming ambience with a vignette of plants, light colours and minimum accessories to keep the space airy. In these corners, every second is all about you.
We might need to rethink the entire structure of the way we have been working so far. The sustainable choice of working from home is sure to induce major changes in future interior design ideas. The introduction of live/work spaces to your home can be the evolutionary change you did not consider necessary in the past.
Having a separate space to carry out your official work boosts your productivity and draws a clear line of separation between personal and professional hours. Live-work spaces' co-existence is a relatively new model that cannot function properly from just temporary corners in a room.
Instead, dedicated rooms are required for such concepts to work. Irrespective of sizes, having a home organised and clutter-free remains essential. Good lighting (a combination of task and ambient, alongside natural lighting) is vital for the space.
For more on an optimal home office set up, you may read our 7 tips to comfortably work from home blog.
Rational selection of materials
A smarter and rationalised approach in selecting materials can result in a wiser decision in the long run. We have been reminded several times that germs, bacteria, and viruses linger on surfaces like doorknobs, refrigerator handles, etc.
So, there is no doubt that we have to adopt new hygiene practices and incorporate them into our interiors. For healthier living, we may opt for germ-resistant materials for flooring and surfaces that can be disinfected effortlessly. For example, plywood for furniture or cabinet material, easily washable materials like cotton and linen for curtains, cushions and rugs can also be good picks.
Rooftop and balcony gardening
Many of us have been taking up different hobbies in the time of quarantine – growing herbs or vegetables on the balcony/rooftop is one of them. This practice can be carried forward to integrate it as an essential part of our home interiors.
While making us feel more connected to nature, vertical rooftop and indoor gardens will act as stress relievers. They will help improve the air quality of the house, alongside being a supply of organic vegetation.
Lighting and comforting colours
Maximising natural light in interiors is a better and healthier option than artificial light sources. So it is essential to have our interiors flooded with natural light, wherever possible, to help us cope with prolonged enclosures and keep our biological clocks/sleep cycles on track. Replacing wooden doors with glasses, introducing skylight and maximising the use of well-positioned mirrors shall all serve the purpose.
Another way to keep oneself well spirited at home is to have comforting colours all around to soothe the mind. We recommend choosing a lighter palette of colours like white, off-white, sand and beige for walls and furniture and keeping spaces as clean and minimalistic as possible.
Not many people have realised the significance of a home gymnasium until this year. It can easily be termed as one of the most practical corners. An at-home gym gives people the flexibility to workout on their own schedule without any time constraints.
A designated room for working out on a daily basis works as a motivation in itself and, not to mention – saves one the gym membership fee every month. Setting up a few pieces of equipment like a treadmill, dumbbells, or even just a yoga mat is a great way to include health regimens into your daily routines and have a proper place to exercise.
Therefore, introducing a little workout space in the home will boost physical health, immunity, and mental health.
With the shifts in interior design standards that are likely to embark upon us in the future, this is our take on a peek into the future and the changes that we can anticipate. We hope you can explore some of the ideas shared above and incorporate them into your interiors.
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We believe that our homes can be much more than mere sustenance. It is where we seek comfort at the end of the day and find motivation at dawn. This is why it is so important to have interiors that reflect you! Sharespace is committed to share and make alive your vision of a home.