In 2020 all parts of our lives had a shake up—how we work out, what we eat, the products we put on our faces, the way we rest. Our homes became our sanctuaries—and our offices, gyms, classrooms, and so much more. The reverberations of those changes will be felt into 2021 and beyond. In 2021, we’ll find creative ways to foster our wellness at home by maximizing comfort and flexibility (even when square footage is minimal).
The pandemic has turned a great many of us into homebodies, and given that Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), recently warned that we shouldn’t expect to return to “some semblance of normality” until at least the end of 2021, the coming year will see us continuing to invest in our homes. That may mean taking the leap from couch desk to proper desk, perfecting your living room gym, buying more plants to add a little nature to your space, or trying out any other number of strategies to bolster the comfort, functionality, and boundaries of our living spaces.
The changes to our homes brought on by the pandemic fall into two categories: stopgap measures that involve short-term updates and adjustments, and lifestyle changes that will likely stick with us in some form. These are the trends I see continuing to develop in 2021.
The Home Office
Working from home, for those of us fortunate enough to be able to do our jobs remotely, is here to stay. In fact, investing in quality items for the home office has perhaps never been more important than now for those who find themselves newly working from home and needing to cultivate a remote office environment from which to log on.
Photo Cred: Spotty Home
The At Home Workout
Say good riddance to the “go hard or go home” mentality because in 2021, the rise of easier-on-the-body workouts and the boom of at-home fitness solutions will continue to drive industry growth & keep us sweating every day of the week.
Photo Cred: Peloton
The Optimal Kitchen
2020 had us all trying our hands at making bread, pasta and the best cup of coffee. What will continue into 2021 is optimizing the kitchen space with the best kitchen appliances and gadgets to help us live our best lives.
Photo Cred: Serena and Lily
For many, simplifying our spaces will allow us to view our homes as retreats from, rather than sources of, stress. People are taking the time to clear out all those extra items that they realize they don’t really need and focus on what makes them happy in their home. Not only will people seek to declutter, but they will be more mindful about the products they buy, investing in quality over quantity.
Photo Cred: The Home Edit
Into 2021, we’ll continue thinking creatively about how to transform the spaces where we spend so much of our time—pandemic or not—into the sanctuaries that truly support our multifaceted lives.
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Tina Delia, a native of Ocean County, NJ, current resident of Philadelphia, is the Founder and Principal Interior Designer of Delia Designs. For the past eleven years, Tina has been steadfast in her vision and continues to develop herself personally and professionally. She is dedicated to excellence and insistence on forward thinking design. At the forefront of her designs is the idea that our spaces have the ability to transform our lives. She is looking to move us, inspire us to see, think and create freely. After all, it's not only about creating beautiful spaces.