And while we still want homes to retain the multifunctionality that was gained over the last year, there’s a little more wiggle room for aesthetics these days. Interior designers have noticed is that the past year has taught us a lot about our own personal spaces. She believes people will be taking more care and have a deeper appreciation for their spaces moving forward.
Unexpected playful elements
This summer is all about the surprise details, interior designer Mittman declared. Scallop edging, round pillows, and organic shapes are sweetly fun touches that no one sees coming but adds a lot of personality and flair to a room without being overly kitschy or overpowering.
Be prepared for a return to “more is more!” Mittman thinks cheerful plaids, stripes, and florals are going to be making a big impact. This is not the time for subtlety.
Investing in art and furniture
In recent months, Carter has seen a real shift in people’s attitudes towards quality over quantity. Folks are investing in pieces that will last for a lifetime. Sturdy, classic furniture and beautiful pieces of art that can be passed down through generations are being prioritized over cheaper alternatives.