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5 Interior Design Trends Affected by the Pandemic


5 Interior Design Trends Affected by the Pandemic

October 1, 2020
Interior of open-plan home with large kitchen island
Photo: Iriana Shiyan

The pandemic has been the single most influential event to impact interior design trends, a result of the pandemic drastically changing the way people are living. Forbes says telecommuting, virtual schooling, and generally using the home as a catch-all has been the most impactful change. This is why Forbes believes open floor plans will be no more. Open floor plans are not necessarily unpopular now, but they are no longer as desirable for practicality reasons. More and more companies have found that their employees are able to work from home just fine, so “home offices” are just the office now. Read more to see three other ways design has changed.

Virtual Interior Design Is Booming

Lisa Landers, stylist, and owner of Swirl, a popular southern California clothing boutique chain closed on her new home just as the shutdown was beginning. She needed new furniture and realized that using a virtual interior design service wasn’t just a practical choice, it was essentially her only choice because all the stores were closed.

“Modsy seemed like the next best option,” she tells me. “After submitting multiple photos of our space, links to furniture we already had that we wanted to incorporate, and filling out a thorough design questionnaire, our beautiful plans were submitted to our inbox.”

Landers collaborated with her designer over the phone, as well as online. “We could swap out pieces in the actual plans and see exactly how they would look in our space.”

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