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The Lockdown Design Trends Here To Stay

Updated: Jul 10

It has been an eventful year, but let's dive into some of the most popular home design and lifestyle trends that appear to have a lasting impact.

The Home Bar

One of the standout features in homes during the lockdown has been the emergence of home bars. Perhaps you've had a neighbor who has been the envy of the street, transforming their humble garden shed into a trendy bar. Despite the reopening of pubs, it seems that the home bar is here to stay as a permanent fixture. Inside the house, the retro bar cart or hostess trolley is also making a comeback, offering a wide range of designs to suit your personal style.

Sustainable Furniture

The environment has played a significant role during the lockdown as we have witnessed the world's healing process. This has led to a growing demand for sustainable furniture and accessories, prompting retailers to source natural materials like timber, wicker, and bamboo. To enhance your home, consider filling it with house plants and get creative with their placement. For instance, creating a house plant wall by placing plants on small shelves and allowing their foliage to grow down the wall can have a powerful impact. Additionally, dried flowers and pampas grasses are trending for the remainder of the year.

Doing Nothing

Scandinavian design has long been admired for its chic and minimalist style, but now it's time to turn our attention to the Dutch and their concept of Niksen, which essentially means embracing the art of doing nothing. This doesn't imply laziness, but rather recognising the benefits of taking moments of stillness in our lives. Many individuals have discovered a newfound appreciation for a slower pace during the lockdown, allowing them to reflect on their lives without any guilt. Niksen suggests that incorporating moments of doing nothing into our daily routines can be actively beneficial. So, find a tranquil spot to meditate or simply indulge in a good book for 30 minutes, free from any distractions. A cozy loft conversion could be the perfect sanctuary for this purpose.

Display Your Work

With an abundance of free time on our hands, many individuals have taken up various hobbies and crafts, such as weaving, sewing, quilting, knitting, flower arranging, and painting. Now is the perfect opportunity to proudly display your homemade creations, serving as a delightful reminder of how you spent your hours during the lockdown. Take a moment to appreciate this lovely and colourful model showcased on the shelf here, then get in touch to see how a loft conversion can help you too!


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