3 Ways the Pandemic Has Influenced Design Trends in 2021

For the better, thankfully!

Last year we spent more time indoors than most of us would have liked, and there are many things about 2020 we are all happy to have left behind (toilet paper shortages, for one!). As we enter the brave new world of social distancing and the SafeWA app, we do in fact have several positive learnings to carry forward into 2021 and beyond. It is not surprising that after we spent so much extra time at home, there are many great home interior trends emerging as a result.

We discovered ways to kick some of our previous bad habits to the curb, and replace them with some healthy, more positive ones that we seek to highlight in this blog. Hopefully if we have to navigate any further lockdowns in WA, however long they may last, we can find comfort in knowing there has been some good born from what was a challenging year in these three home design trends that continue to thrive more than a year later.

Supporting local business

Before COVID-19, we generally had no issues ordering cushions, rugs, or anything for the home including blinds and floor coverings from overseas or east coast suppliers and companies. Since the pandemic, one of the most heart-warming design trends we’ve seen is our incredible ability to find what we need for the home from down-the-road, seriously local sources. Handmade cushions, off cuts from people’s plants and art done by the neighbourhood painter – you name it, we moved to a more mindful style of purchasing goods which hasn’t slowed down much since the supermarket shelves were restocked with hand sanitiser.

Recycling and up-cycling

In the same way we started actively supporting local, we also began giving much more thought to what we throw away, and what we instead give a lick of fresh paint, or even just a new spot to occupy around the home. Vintage is in –  it has been for some time (if you haven’t noticed the burnt orange leather couches in every lounge room of almost every display home, you will now!) and we took the opportunity while stuck at home to get creative and keep busy giving what we already have around the house some extra TLC.

Indoor plants

They are good for our health, they look good, and they gave us a hobby to fill the long afternoons when weren’t able to mindlessly stroll the shops. Indoor plants of all shapes and sizes are still being purchased from local green thumbs all over Perth and our homes are filled with the many benefits of having fresh green leaves in almost every room of the house!

If you are looking to make 2021 the year you build a new home, we invite you to browse through our distinct new home designs in Perth, each offering a unique lifestyle beyond compare. At Ross North Homes we have more than 40 years’ experience building beautiful homes for thousands of WA families, and we’d love to be part of your building journey too.

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