How did the pandemic affect interior design?

The first aspect is rather psychological, and experts talk about it. Forced to be in their home 24 hours a day, people began to appreciate the importance of good design more. Understanding that this is more than just surrounding yourself with “beautiful and expensive things” is a question of the quality and well-being of life.

The second aspect is purely practical tasks that the fashionable interior of 2021 solves:

  • Background matters
  • The increase in the number of video calls not only from friends, but also at work made each of us think about the impression our home makes on other people. As in offices we wear elegant clothes, so in our room we must look decent. Therefore, the growth in sales of wall decor elements, in particular tapestries, macrame, panels, is not surprising.

  • Fresh air is the greatest treasure
  • While we remained locked in our homes, the available open space with fresh air became a real wealth – whether it was an abandoned backyard in a cottage or a balcony in a city apartment. A front garden, a green lawn, even a few pots with live plants have acquired therapeutic value. Indoor flowers are now not just a part of the decor, but an expression of concern for psychological health, a way to establish a connection with nature as a source of energy.


  • Focus on function and form
  • We had enough time to study the interior of our own houses and understand how it works and how comfortable it is. This means that we will henceforth more accurately plan the premises, carefully select items for the future interior, so as not to clutter it up, buy high-quality products and materials that will last a long time.


  • Search for uniqueness
  • And it lies in the growing interest in vintage things. They are perceived as part of history, have charisma, and are individual. They give a sense of belonging to something eternal and fundamental. Finding and buying a vintage lamp, mirror or armchair is much more fun than clicking a button in a standard online store.


  • Home Offices
  • When transferring work to a remote format, interior design 2020/2021 should organize a comfortable, functional and beautiful workplace at home.

    Even in a small space, you can make yourself comfortable. One way is to get creative with the storage system, on which the order and cleanliness of the “office” area depends. Built-in, hanging shelves, cabinets free the desk from papers and office supplies. They can be hung over the table on the next wall. Local lighting should be implemented in the form of mobile, functional and as simple as possible table lamps.

    In future interiors, in addition to traditional spaces for recreation and everyday activities, the authors of projects should competently and creatively integrate work areas into the layout of the apartment. Experts believe that this is a quite stable and promising trend.