As the world continues to learn more about COVID-19 and its long-term effects, the shape of many everyday activities has continued to change.
Rather than going “back to normal,” most people are finding a new normal, including some shifts that are likely to persist regarding how your home’s interior is designed.
What is a Hybrid Schedule?
A giant experiment happened because many companies allowed their workers to work remotely this year.
For companies that could achieve their goals during COVID-19’s height, remote work is now a valuable perk to offer to workers and is here to stay in many cases.
However, many companies don’t want to sacrifice in-person meetings and collaboration even if they offer more space to work remotely.
This has created the hybrid schedule, a combination of work-from-home and work-in-the-office that works around the company’s needs and the worker’s needs to get a balance.
Because these flexible schedules still need a workspace in your home, many of the shifts in home interior decor are related to making the house both a relaxing space and a space where work can get done.
This has also affected how people style their homes when selling their houses.
Nook-Based Offices and Built-Ins Grow in Popularity
A current goal is figuring out how to maximize office utility while using a small space.
After all, no one wants the whole dining room or bonus room taken over with work paperwork when that space could be more efficiently used. Corner desks, built-in desks, and the creative use of nooks and spare alcoves for office space are becoming more popular.
Expect to see these efficient, harmonious office spaces increasingly used over time.
Well-Displayed Home Gym Equipment Becoming a Long-Term Fixture of the Home
Many people invested in home gym equipment during the lockdown and realized that it was unpleasant to go back to paying subscriptions at fitness centres when they could work out on their high-end machines at home.
Instead of just tucking an exercise bike into a corner here or there, however, the home gym equipment is getting a place of honour, be it a spare bedroom or a basement zone – expect to see people also installing mirrors, pads for the floors in weight lifting areas, and other features to make their home equipment look more polished and resemble the gym.
Creative Partitioning in Small Homes
After having children and adults alike on Zoom calls throughout the past year and a half, families have realized that, especially in tiny homes, they need the ability to have separate spaces.
Suppose you have never considered movable partitions, especially with some soundproofing in them.
In that case, this is the time to shop for an excellent section that can allow one person to work in half of the living room while the other person has space to relax between their work shifts.
Any other interior decor trends related to the hybrid work schedule will continue people’s interest in beautifying their space since they spend so much more time in it.