If you're like most people, you've spent more time in your living space than usual this year. Along the way, you may have noticed some much-needed updates or saw a design idea that you might like to implement.
Our homes are our sanctuaries, and therefore it's important to stabilize them in order to have a clear mind and a place to regain composure. Think about your headspace when you have a cluttered room versus when your room is organized.
Fortunately, there are many ways to balance your home, and interior design is one of the best ways to revamp your space. Taking time to update different areas doesn't have to be a slog, though — it can be easier than ever. In fact, this year's most popular interior design trends show that many people are striving for comfort and harmony within an aesthetically pleasing space.
Textured furniture has become increasingly popular in recent history. (Remember tufted headboards?) Aspiring designers looking for distinctive yet trendy options might consider installing fluted or ridged glass and structures, or using other methods to implement texture on flat surfaces.
Some furniture is simple to add texture to if you choose to do it yourself. For example, cutting wooden dowels to the height of drawer fronts and then gluing them on and painting them could turn a basic side or foyer or table into a statement piece.
For those who love nature, want cleaner air within their homes, and have a love for live plants, biophilic interior design is a great option that is quickly rising in reputation. More and more people are taking strides to make the inside of their homes feel more like a natural outdoor space, and they have been able to do this by inserting of a variety of plants throughout the spaces.
For example, there are many benefits of vertical farming systems, which contribute to healthier living while adding a pleasing touch to any space. Other people take the opposite approach and make their outdoor areas feel cozier by installing heating systems, comfortable seating, and even outdoor kitchens. This way, you can spend your time both in and outdoors year-round, and feel connected to nature and the fresh air that accompanies it. The key for either option is that you retain aspects of both indoors and outdoors wherever you are.
Just as textured furniture has become prevalent, textured walls have also made an appearance in the trendiest interior design ideas of late. In the past, wood-paneled walls and popcorn ceilings or walls were popular. We haven't gotten quite back to those styles, but some fashionable and eye-catching décor styles include textured wallpaper accent walls, walls made to look like brick with the installation of brick tiles, and angled, modern wood.
It takes very little to change an entire look of a wall, a room, and your furniture, and exerting some mental and physical energy to make the flow of your living space more cohesive can be a refreshing and fun experience that will allow you to spend your time and energy on other things that you value.