It’s without a doubt that COVID-19 has transformed interior design — definitely for the foreseeable future, and maybe forever. With people forced to stay indoors, it’s our interior spaces that keep us safe. This has gotten us all to go inwards and realise the strong link between decoration and mental well-being.
Workplaces, schools, hospitality spaces, and residential homes — to name a few — are now being designed to be as happy and healthy as possible. Aspects such as natural light, hygiene, air quality, colour, material use, and a connection to nature have been the key focuses for many, if not all architects and designers.
Here are five big trends we’ll all be watching along with some product recommendations.
Evolve Human-Nature Relations
Bringing the outdoors inside is more important than ever. With so much uncertainty happening, it is essential to keep morale up. Countless studies have shown that nature can have a significant impact on an individual’s mood, while allowing for a fresher atmosphere. Green spaces also evoke increased feelings of responsibility, empathy, and security; all while helping reduce stress, blood pressure, and heart rate. In addition, they can stimulate abstract thinking and boost creativity.
Creating acoustic solutions that make people ‘feel good’ with colour, biophilic-inspired design and natural surfaces has been one of our main focuses throughout the years. With the introduction of Rockfon Senses and Rockfon Lamella, we strive to incorporate natural elements into the built environment.