People are tired of staying indoors and looking to renovate almost everything
The Corona virus has changed our lives in all its aspects, and our homes were no exception, as the epidemic imposed new patterns of adaptation to the reality imposed by the pandemic.
The experience of living under mass quarantine and locking measures prompted us to experiment with new home décor ideas, such as easy-to-carry seating and wallpaper that transports us to inaccessible places.
It led the urgent desire for change, innovation and creative designers of the decor to the appearance of bold ideas and new styles of interior design, according to a report published by the newspaper ” The Wall Street Journal” ( WSJ ) American, writer Katherine O’Shea Evans. What are the most prominent trends that appeared during the pandemic?
1. Hidden TVs
In light of the constant need for computers for work and remote learning, we are becoming more needless than ever before.
And Canadian interior designer Colette van den Thylart says, “To put it simply, we no longer want to watch TV all the time as before,” and confirms that she has hidden 5 TVs in her home since the virus began spreading.
At her London home, designer Rose Onyaki hid a TV behind a curtain in the same color as the wallpaper.
2. Beanbag seat
This chair appeared for the first time in 1969 when Italian designers Piero Gatti, Cesare Paulini and Franco Teodoro displayed it for the “Sacco” chair at the Paris Furniture Fair.
Today, the beanbag seat is sweeping American homes thanks to the ease with which it can be moved around. FatSak (a company that sells beanbags in South Africa) announced in January that its annual sales rose by 200%.
3. Mobile lights
Thelart says she was previously uncomfortable with rechargeable portable lamps, but decided to try them in her busy home in an effort to get maximum flexibility, as they can be placed near the bed, in the bathtub, or anywhere.
Every time she showed her clients these lamps, Thilart said, they were quickly impressed with the idea.
4. Transparent light switches
“People are tired of staying home, so they are looking to renovate almost everything,” says American designer Lori Blumenfield Russo.
6 months ago, Russo installed 1930s-inspired light switches using transparent acrylic panels in one of her clients’ dining room, so she wouldn’t spoil the hand-painted landscape on the wallpaper.
5. Panel folding blinds
Designers Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer created separate office spaces in a large room of their home thanks to folding curtains made of papier-mâché, and this idea has spread widely due to quarantine and the requirements of remote work.
And a furniture store confirms that its sales of folding curtains increased by 150% compared to the same period last year.
6. Air purifiers
In the home of one of his clients, designer KD Reed installed a stylish air purifier manufactured by Molekule, which absorbs viruses, volatile microbes, mold and other objects within areas of up to 100 square meters. Reed hid this device behind a large plant.
Designer Alison Babcock transformed her basement bedroom into a gym and sauna room with a teak seat and a sheepskin rug.
“This room makes you feel like you are going to a small spa in Europe,” says Babcock.
8. Bedding curtains
“The mattress curtains are back in a new and more attractive look. It’s an interior that gives you a feeling of comfort,” says Head of Interior Design at Interiors by Design, Denise Guadeloupe Rojas.
9. Corrugated and patterned glass
Designer Andrew Klein believes that corrugated and patterned glass spaces are becoming more popular due to our constant interaction with smartphone screens.
This is mainly related to the desire to interact with the glass that we look at all the time, Klein explains, adding, “I discovered that we now want to touch things that do not work.”
10. Hanging boards
In recent months homes have become more like a workshop or garage, so things like hanging panels have moved into them.
Designer Jenny Dina Kirchner focused her work during the last period on two types of hanging panels: the first is for placing school supplies, and the second extends over the entire wall and contains all other items, such as masks, keys, mail and others.
11. Panoramic scenes
You might not be able to visit the places you like right now, but you can hang panoramic views of these wonderful places on the walls of your home.
“The scenic wall pictures transport us to other worlds and make us feel as if we are in nature,” says designer Janie Molster.
Since the start of the pandemic, landscape architect Janice Parker has helped 10 clients obtain extra space by installing tents in their yard.
Among these decorations, a Moroccan-style tent used paisley fabric and rechargeable lights, and the corners were supported with twigs, turning the tent into a kind of small hut in the middle of the woods.
13. Side tables
Over the past years, designer Joshua Rice has tried to promote one of his favorite pieces of furniture, which is a versatile side table, which can be placed next to the sofa or bed, but to no avail, and with the spread of the Corona virus everything has changed, and this table has become very much needed.