Emerging Design Trends During the Pandemic

During these critical times, many people are choosing to stay at home. Some are even lucky enough to be able to work from home. The pandemic is influencing the way people design their homes, especially in homes with large families. Here are the top 5 emerging design trends during the pandemic:
Pandemic Design Trends
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Room Divider Privacy
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More Privacy

Now that more people are working from home and kids are attending school via Zoom, creating more privacy has become a major design goal. People are using stylish room dividers and privacy screens as makeshift walls to temporarily make more rooms, mainly in open floor plans.

Small Balcony Ideas
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Outdoor Oasis

No matter what size balcony, patio, or backyard, people are putting more of a design effort into their outdoor space. Firepits, for cold nights, outdoor ambient lighting, and comfy outdoor seating are ways people are setting the mood in their outdoor oasis. 

Work from Home
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Home Office

Re-designing or creating space for a home office has been the most popular topic in interior design. Everyone’s trying to squeeze the most out of their spaces, by turning small closets into office spaces or sectioning off a corner of a room for a work area that blends into the rest of their design. 

Herb Garden Windowsill
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Gardens

Gardening has always been therapeutic, so of course it has become increasingly popular during the pandemic.  Gardens allow us to connect with nature and also produces a sense of pride. You don’t think you have enough space? Try a vertical garden or make a tiny herb garden next to your windowsill. 

Kitchen Island with Storage
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Kitchen Storage

Working from home, usually means eating at home too. Also, many are choosing to eat at home rather than restaurants. Eating at home means needing more storage for food and leftovers. A quick and simple way to make more room for storage is to add a bar cart or an island with extra shelving on the bottom.