DIY Renovation trends to keep an eye on in 2022Kate Butler
This year saw an incredible shift in the day-to-day operations of the world. Many offices were either close temporarily or indefinitely, daily commutes ended, and we tried to do it all—from schooling to working out to therapy to vacations—in our homes. It’s no wonder that how we’re thinking about renovation projects has likely changed from previous years.
This year has made us rethink our homes as never before. The need for multi-functional spaces and separate areas that allow each family member to have their own space has resulted in a return to separate rooms and zoning, leaving the open plan living behind. Here are a few DIY rennovation trends to keep in mind as we head into 2022!
A new year means new life for our rooms.
It is no secret that there is a growing need for spaces that are connected but can also be closed with sliding and pocket doors, and internal curtains to provide privacy and flexibility. As people have been stuck at home, limited in travel in its many forms, it has opened up a new pocket curiosity. Spending more hours in our home than ever before have forced us to face the true realities of what we would once call our perfect humble abodes. A desire has grown to create more of a ‘sanctuary’ in our home, one where we can think clearly, far from the crowded judgement the pandemic might bestow upon us. As a result, many homeowners are now seeking advice on what rooms or areas in their home can take on a new life. Bedrooms, living ereas, and bathrooms have been spiced up, receiving DIY cosmetic makeovers to help reduce boredom while stuck inside. We expect this to trend more and more over the next year. Now is a great time to jump on this trend and make those changes you have always wished for. Something simple and readymade curtains or blinds can completely change the look and feel of your interior, and you won’t break the bank doing it either!
According to a recent survey conducted by Roy Morgan, nearly a third of all Australian employees worked from home in 2020. This is a trend that we are going to see continue for some time yet, as people and businesses adjust to this. If you don’t already have a home office, it is easy to create one in a shared space like your living room or dining area. Zoom meetings and online conference calls have forced people to create areas more suitable for their working-from-home commitments and thus has seen a rise in window furnishings such as blinds and curtains which can offer the privacy privileges one may require but can also reduce heating and cooling bills in various months of the year. We recomend a blockout curtain such as our Harris, Haven, or Langton. If you would prefer to opt for blinds, our Visio Double Roller Blind is a great option. You can enjoy both privacy and sunlight, as well as the benefits of added insulation in your desired workspace.
Sustainability will matter even more.
Think of the environment and companies that support sustainability when shopping online, or in general! With the world slowing down and shrinking over the last year, there’s been an uptick in reflection and a natural tendency towards more conscious consumerism. We are seeing an increase in informed customers wanting to know more about the pieces they’re investing in, where and how they’re made, and how it shapes their home. Environmental consciousness is well within the mainstream now, and we are having huge consumer responses to products and businesses that seek to be part of the solution. If you have not yet read our blog “Doing our bit for sustainability” go check it out! We talk a bit about what we do be more sustainability responsible.