This has been a tough year with a lot of projects—interior design and otherwise—put on hold. As businesses reopen and movement begins to shift back from isolation toward socialization, many people are reconsidering how their interior spaces make them feel. Now, while trend predictions are less stable than in previous years, there are certain design elements that make sense that will be on the rise in the coming months.
Homes have always been a place of comfort, but more and more natural elements are being brought inside to balance time spent indoors. This, in turn, comes with an appealing natural, organic look rather than more modern forms. Trends toward relaxation are hardly surprising. Softer materials and colors are likely to replace bold, sharp angles and cold colors seem to be losing out to warmer tones. Comfort, it seems, is the name of the furniture game. With regard to specific stylistic trends, the cottage and “hygge” (literally, comfort) styles are already more prevalent than ever, incorporating velvets and tufted fabrics, as well as a wide range of faux-fur.
While simplicity has its place, details are coming back, too. Patterned fabric is making a reappearance, as are buttons and other trim. Even furniture skirts are making a comeback. Layering, and specifically texture, is back in the picture, too. Not only does this apply to area rugs and throws, but the furniture itself. Interesting patterns and textures are creating a deeper range of sensations within living rooms, in particular, keeping a single space more engaging to the senses over longer periods of time spent in a limited area.
Accessories and décor are shifting to feature art pieces and other elements that carry a story that invites itself to be shared with visitors; something that makes sense in the context of quarantine. In the same line, much living room furniture now supports multiple purposes. For example, the corner office has become a common feature in living rooms. Furniture with flexibility gives people the freedom to convert a single room into several, such as ottomans and coffee tables that allow family dinner night in front of the TV. Part of this flexibility involves living room sets, which can be more easily rearranged, with different pieces of the set offering features: click here to check all living room sets from 1StopBedrooms. Multifunctional furniture is not a new concept, but homes are increasingly multifunctional spaces. Living rooms are no longer just lounge areas, for instance, but also classrooms and sacred spaces, overflow storage, and a second dining room.
There may never be a perfect time to upgrade your living room, but it is no surprise that so many people are choosing now to transition from older, worn sofas with their quarantine associations to fresh living room sets ushering in the next several years. As you consider revitalizing your living room, keep in mind the comfort and multi-functionality of your selections, since the appeal of these elements is likely to continue increasing. Keep it interesting and indulge in your cozy fabric crushes!