You may not be able to go out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find inspiration from the world around you. During the lockdown, home design trends in the UK were influenced by the stress of existing in a high threat environment. In response to this, people tended to design their homes with comfort and ease of use at the forefront of their minds. It coupled with a measure of protection from the outside world.
This article about making changes to your home features the following hot trends from the lockdown period.
Cottagecore is a crossbreed of the words “cottage” and “core”. It consists of rustic simplicity: hand-hewn furniture, exposed beams, hewn one-inch logs, unfinished pine wood floors.
Cottagecore takes design cues from many items that typically originate in nature and combines them to create an organic space for living. Furniture pieces are usually made with rough woods left unfinished to mix things up according to personal taste. Natural textures like woven bamboo mats and cozy overstuffed blankets take up the chairs and couch. And not to forget the real plants; they add the required zest.
Using dry flowers was another trend popular during the lockdown phase. In this home décor style, dried flowers are reconstituted and used in a variety of ways. When these are added to the home, it creates a sense of luxury for many people. They require little to no upkeep, but they need to be replaced every so often. They last longer without water, more like silk plants than live ones. What added to their popularity is that they can stay out until sundown with only a little attention once every week when used in outdoor arrangements. The variety of dried blooms that work well in the home are wheat, delphinium, laguras, hessian lavender and broom.
With people spending more time indoors and even working from home, multifunctional spaces became a staple in many homes. It allows one to create one room that does more than containing furniture. Thus working in an office, cooking, and entertaining guests all in the same place is a dream come true for many people. The most popular furniture piece was a desk bed. Most people didn’t like the idea to work from the dining room, therefore added a desk to their bedroom. With this idea being created, multifunctional spaces are becoming more popular as people want more options for using their homes.
Think of your lights, heating and cooling modes, shades and curtains all working together to help make life easier for you. This is what a smart home is all about. These ultra-modern homes rank among the most popular internet searches for home decoration. This is so as they offer services people want, home tech has become a growing priority in recent years. Once the preserve of millionaires’ homes, automated household items are now a feature of many middle-class homes, but Covid-19 has accelerated this trend.
The no-touch technology is set to be an industry boom by 2021. Voice and sensors are increasingly popular for controlling taps or lights at your convenience without even having to turn around from where you’re sitting on the couch! Now wouldn’t you also want to buy a smart home ASAP?
Plants are a great way to add on color and culture to space. And upcycled furniture is an easy way to infuse your home with personality without breaking the bank or adding clutter. Both combined created an attractive home décor trend in the UK during the lockdown.
Some of the most popular ways to incorporate these trends into their decorating scheme are buying inexpensive plants from thrift stores and craft stores. On the other hand, it is always inspiring to see what upcycling could do for old things like tables, chairs, cabinets, dressers etc.
We can’t wait to see what the next trend will be. In the meantime, we’ll be admiring these beautiful houses and thinking about how they would look in our own homes. What do you think? Will this cottagecore design continue to dominate, or is there an upcoming trend that’s waiting for its time? Share your thoughts in the comments below!