Trend For Flexible Living Spaces In 2021
The word ‘home’ has taken on a whole new meaning this year. The coronavirus pandemic and UK lockdown has changed our day-to-day lives, and home is no longer just the place you come back to at the end of a long day for some dinner, R&R, and a good sleep before the work cycle starts up again the next morning...
According to the Office for National Statistics, 70% of Brits had never worked from home pre-lockdown, but now around 20 million people have swapped the office for home. Home has now become the office, the gym, the restaurant, the bar, even the classroom.
But even though lockdown restrictions are starting to lift, the ways in which we use our homes may have changed for the long-term. And this means that with so many different activities taking place under one roof, we now want our homes to be more functional and flexible than ever before.
The Independent recently reported on different design features we can expect to see going forwards as people are adjusting their homes for a greater sense of self-sufficiency.
Larger televisions and cosy seating areas are becoming more fundamental requirements at home, rather than luxurious additions. Dining areas are becoming a bigger deal in the absence of eating out. And people are even splashing out on new practical wipe-clean furniture and elaborate home-bars.
And there are also lots of smaller ways people are shifting up their home space. Plants are bringing the outside in, walls are being painted and pictures hung, and lighting is being used to brighten or soften a space—easy ways to transform your home, while giving people the perfect Zoom backdrop, too.
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