Before the pandemic hit us, the interior designing trends that changed in a year were all about cane detailing, statement tiles, vibrant paint colors, organic artistic shapes, and bathroom oasis. Today,  when we think about remodeling our home to catch up with the trends of interior designing,  the biggest factor we have to consider is the hauling pandemic that has completely changed the dynamic of interior designing and our relationship to our home. More than aesthetics, our new normal is functionality, comfort flexibility, and practicality of our premises. And most importantly, an overall renewed design to adjust with the accepted norm. Let’s have a look at how the pandemic has changed the future of interior designing and its impact on our homes and living

Creating A Revamped Entryway

Although the division between indoors and outdoors in the recent interior designing trends have been blurred to create a wider and bigger space, the division between entryways and foyers from the rest of the house is becoming more overt due to the pandemic and its contagiousness. That raises the need of maintaining a sanitary area in the entryway while keeping it contemporary and elegant. A coeval console table for the guests to take off their shoes, a small shelf to place the sanitizers, a mudroom with built-in storage for the guests to take off the coats backpacks, and other essentials. For a glamorous touch, put a large leaning floor mirror behind the console. A chandelier to brighten up the place, wainscoting and crown molding with excellent craftsmanship would create a unique and seamless entryway that would set up the tone for the rest of the house. To complete the look, add a round area rug in the foyer. 

Biophilic Architecture & Interior Designing 

The biophilic architecture designs tend to connect the occupants of the house with nature. Its design elements include environmental features, natural patterns, and processes in the interior, it cultivates place-based relationships, natural light, shapes, and forms in its design. A place with a biophilic design has enormous natural light, living walls, natural environment that inculcate the love of life and is a crucial component for a healthy body and mind. The biophilic designs incorporate natural elements into building the environment. It mimics the natural patterns and forms that are found in nature like geometric shapes, fractals, and curves. it includes the wall design with maybe the honeycomb patterns or the curvature of the waves. it has rooftop gardens, open-air sanctuaries, green landscapes, atriums, and skylights that allow nature in the interior.  The biophilic design elements are mainly stones and wood and have water features in the interior spaces to create a sense of tranquility in the house

Creating Multifunctional Rooms & Spaces 

The desire to have multifunctional spaces worked equally well in both luxury and limited space houses. All you need is a functional and effective layout to create the home business stations, the hidden or closed storage, the meeting area for the guests and clients by effectively considering the parameters of the house. The nooks and crannies and other loft areas of the house doubled as the indoor play areas for the kids etc. Furniture ranging from customizable desk to the office solution storage systems, the hidden wall of the cabinet, the coffee table for the guests, the large mirror to make the place look bigger, and crystal wall sconces to upgrade the look and to use the place to multipurpose. The new decade has introduced the open plan homes where the kitchen island work as both workstations and dining room, the side tables double as additional seating, the fold-up bed to create a seamless convertible bedroom that can be turned up when not in use, or the modular lounger instead of a conventional one that acts as both footrest or end tables. 

As the pandemic has put us behind our house walls, people are coming up with creative ideas to make the most of the underutilized basements, open spaces, garages, and bedrooms to create bonus spaces for home officing, entertainment, gyming, or just relaxing. Their bond to nature, plants, and greenery has increased for good and they are looking for places where they can feel nature, serenity, and safety for themselves and their families.