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Closing The Walls on Open-Concept Design

Non-Open Concept Interior

The Pandemic Has Changed The Way We Design Spaces.

Spending more time at home has certainly caused everyone to rethink their spaces. Some have decided to change up their decor to give their interiors a different feel, but according to some popular designers, changing layouts has become an increasing trend. Many homeowners are opting to divide their spaces to create more privacy, which comes as no surprise since many of us are still working from home.

Clara Jung, a popular interior designer from San Francisco shared on a recent news segment featured on that “Some say open-concept spaces are dead. I wouldn’t go that far, but I believe that people are heading toward dedicating different spaces for more specific functions. They’re embracing the coziness and intimacy smaller and more private spaces can provide.”

Beyond dividing spaces, we are also changing up the color scheme to give rooms more warmth and richness. Psychologically speaking, this could be just a way many of us are trying to create spaces that make us feel more enclosed and safe. Whatever the reason is, it’s clear that the pandemic has many of us trying to extract much more function from our abodes.

Based on what many popular designers are saying, the following trends are now considered to be in vogue:

  1. Making More Private Spaces
  2. Home Offices
  3. Utilizing Certain Rooms For Multiple Uses
  4. Expanding The Outdoor Lifestyle
  5. Adding Deeper, Richer Color

As with all trends, it is unclear whether this migration toward less open spaces, bolder colors, expansive outdoor entertaining areas, and an intense focus on function will continue. It could be that, as the pandemic pares back its grip on society, we might return to our affinity for bright and open living spaces. Whatever the change might be, our homes will always be in a constant state of evolution. They are a remarkable reflection of the changes we experience in our lives, and they grow just as we do. It is what makes them so inherently beautiful, both in concept, form, and function.

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