Lockdown ‘Making Us More Interested In Interior Design’

Lockdown ‘Making Us More Interested In Interior Design’

There have been many side effects of the UK’s prolonged period in full lockdown earlier in the year and one of them seems to be a growing interest in interior design.

Research conducted by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) found that over half (55 per cent) of Brits now value their home space more than they did before, 18 per cent stating that they want to change the style of their home.

It’s among younger age groups that the interest in interior design has become particularly pronounced. Some 22 per cent of those aged 25 to 34 said that their interest in interior design had grown during lockdown, compared to just 12 per cent of those aged 45 to 54.

Many younger Brits are also searching social media for home interiors inspiration. In fact, 23 per cent of those in the 25 to 34 age group revealed that they look on social media for home design ideas every day. 

With the government announcing a stamp duty holiday for many properties this year, just 19 per cent of those who would make this saving if they moved now said that they’d spend the money they saved on stamp duty on updating their interior. Almost half (44 per cent) said that this money would go into savings.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, some 40 per cent of those questioned said that they would prioritise making space for a home office if they were moving.

Getting your home office space right is important if you’re going to be productive and comfortable while you’re working at home. Lighting is a vital element that you shouldn’t overlook when you’re creating a home office, as we recently explained.

Make sure you consider task lighting as well as the ambient lighting in your home office.

Take a look at our range of reading lights if you’re looking for task lighting to brighten up your home.