Over the past few months, we have spent an unprecedented amount of time in our homes. They have gone beyond spaces for daily routines to becoming temporary hot desks, makeshift schools, relaxation rooms, and much-needed places to escape.
Even the most mundane of activities have become even more meaningful as we reflect on the things we have taken for granted. Now more than ever, we need living spaces that can cope with the rapid and multiple changes in our lives, both now and in the future.
Lessons Learned from Lockdown
Each of us can think of at least one way in which our homes have been changed over the past few months. From a simple addition of furniture or moving rooms around, to major projects refitting, renovating or even recreating new spaces.
Countless articles have already been published reporting the ways in which people across the globe have adapted their homes, with several key themes emerging and continuing to grow in popularity.
As one article for Prestige Magazine explains, our homes have become our sanctuaries; places to not only live but to thrive. We are making more considered and responsible choices when it comes to changes, including considering the environmental impact.
Emerging Trends for New Ways of Living
Up-and-coming trends range from complete room transformations to simple finishing touches, but they all share a common intention – to make using our homes for multiple purposes effortless.
Options that were once considered luxury are now becoming achievable with swimming pools, gyms and bars among the top on our most-wanted lists. With restrictions to leisure and entertainment, making space for fun and relaxation at home has become even more important.
And how we feel in our rooms is just as important as what we do in them. From soothing lighting to using inspiring colour palettes (Prestige Magazine recommend aubergine, burnt orange and deep blues), creating the right atmosphere can make all the difference.
Design the Rooms You’ve Always Wanted
While these ideas are a great source of inspiration, it is also important to discover your own tastes and follow your own ambitions. At House of Harrogate, we work closely with every client to ensure that we create a space as unique as they are.
One of our favourite projects was the creation of a cinema room to provide an inviting and exciting space in which to entertain family and friends. With ongoing social restrictions and safety a top priority, having the chance to enjoy a film in the comfort of your own home is a great investment, and it needn’t be expensive.
With designs tailored to your tastes and needs, our team will make it even easier for you to achieve your dream living space within your specific budget. Whatever your interior design dreams for the new year and beyond, we can help to make them a reality.