As we approach the middle of the year, taking a step back to review current interior design and home renovating trends provides excellent direction and perhaps a little foresight into what we can expect to see next year and beyond when it comes to designing and renovating our homes.
In the past, we’ve seen a dominance of bold, structured organic lines in interior design. These are slowly being replaced with softer, organic curves that create a more welcoming and tranquil look in the home. From archways to curved kitchen benchtops, you will notice more and more curved lines being included in modern interiors over the next few years.
Retro and vintage design elements are making a strong comeback in the world of interior design with colour palettes now including richer tones of mustard, maroon and terracotta as well as soft, warm beige and creamier colours. These types of colours offer a rich and warm style making them popular choices for spaces of relaxation such as the living area, bedroom and bathroom.
A Focus on Comfort
When renovating your home, it is important to ensure spaces and styles that will maximise both comfort and function. From living room furniture, office furniture and bedroom decor, homeowners are ensuring their homes are comforting and soothing by incorporating more multi-functional pieces while also focusing on the aesthetic appeal of each item included in a home’s design scheme. From rich and luxurious textures in fabrics and finishes to multi-functional furniture, the idea of home is evolving to focus more on comfort combined with function rather than a purely aesthetic approach. Homeowners are also seeking to create dedicated relaxation areas aside from the usual living area when renovating their homes: these can include reading nooks and other hobby specific spaces.
Combining Work with Relaxation
With a strong shift to work-from-home setups over these last few years, the definition of the traditional home office has somewhat altered and expanded. Many homeowners found it challenging incorporating a dedicated home office throughout Melbourne’s lockdown periods, making use of kitchen counters, dining tables and bedrooms instead. These solutions were all temporary setups making the need for creating a dedicated work area a must for those that continue to work from home. Space can often be at a premium however, making it a challenge to create a dedicated work space. Rather than sacrificing an entire room to work, homeowners are incorporating more flexible, multi-use stations in other areas of the home instead with the use of multi-purpose furniture or pieces that can be easily incorporated in your existing interior design scheme.
The continued research, testing and development of building materials and their affects on our health as well as the environment have paved the way for modern solutions to be created that directly address known concerns. Low silica benchtop solutions for example are being introduced in the market, aiming to reduce the health risks associated with crafting engineered stone benchtops when wet saws have not been used during preparation and installation. Recycled glass materials are also becoming more and more popular as are recycled timber furniture pieces and custom joinery for the home, offering new life to materials that would have otherwise been sent to landfill.
Over these next few years, we will be seeing a strong focus on comfort and function in modern home renovations with a combination of more sustainable building materials as well as luxuriously inviting colour schemes that bring our spaces to life. Our team at Perini Renovations is dedicated to helping you create the home of your dreams – Contact us here to discuss your Melbourne renovation project!