Although life has resumed to a large extent after the pandemic, the impact of the pandemic on households and lifestyles will be a constant debate, and 2023 will be no different. In recent years, most of us have been spending more time at home, which has changed the way we view space, both aesthetically and functionally.
This change has also changed the way we use our homes, showing us that more can be accomplished with space. Designers predict that now that people are spending more time at home, they want to enjoy their interiors and create more personal spaces.
“As the pandemic has brought about restrictions on human interaction, there has been a need to incorporate a variety of facilities that were previously referred to as premium luxury, such as spas, home theaters, game rooms, children’s entertainment, outdoor sports, home gyms, and home learning. , libraries, and more elaborate study areas in children’s rooms,” says Ashish Kohli, founder of Ashish Kohli Design. “These client demands have made it essential to create individual or hybrid areas when space is limited. When designing a space, we balance the functionality of the available space. new concepts need to be designed to accommodate multifunctional spaces.”
From home dining to working from home, certain rooms, including the kitchen, have become more multi-functional, agrees Kelly Black, group merchandising and marketing director at Sanipex Group. “Outdoor spaces are also gaining more attention as a natural extension of our living spaces,” she says. “This is a trend that has since taken hold, and the design process for kitchens and outdoor living spaces needs to be approached a little differently than before the pandemic, with multi-functionality in mind.”
Flex space is meant to make your home more accommodating to daily life, and any extra space should be reimagined for more frequent and flexible use. So what do you need to consider when creating a multifunctional space?
Vivek Sinha, Founder and CEO of Vision Catalyst said: “Creating a multifunctional space can be as simple or complex as you like, depending on the type of space you are trying to integrate.” “For example, the kitchen and dining area can work together to become a multifunctional space. But creating living and sleeping spaces may mean a more innovative approach. There are two main things to consider: zoning and multipurpose furniture. Zoning helps create boundaries design-wise, while multifunctional furniture helps embrace dual uses of space.”
Black says it’s critical to figure out how the finished space will be used. That means taking the time to get to know your customers and dig into their expectations. Zoning is also important, she agrees, especially if you use your kitchen for not only working from home but also preparing meals. “It’s good to incorporate elements of privacy and quiet spaces,” recommends Black. “This can often be achieved through clever placement of furniture, combinations of materials and colors. Lighting also plays an important role, but you should also consider how the space will be used at different times of the day and night. This should be taken into consideration when determining the type of lighting you plan for in your design.”
attention to detail
The resulting multifunctional spaces go hand in hand with the attention to detail that is essential to making a home unique. Modernity is the key word for those looking for an innovative and thought-provoking design for their home.
In any industry, attention to detail simply means the art of paying attention to the details of a project. However, in interior design, you will find that there are many different aspects and elements that need to be considered to achieve the desired look. For example, the color palette is very important, and the color and design of everything from wallpaper to furniture is very important. Accent pieces can make or break an interior. “The idiom that God is in the details is not just a word, it is one of the most important rules, and design and detail as good craftsmanship is a very important part of design,” says Kohli. .
“We are very particular about using the best team to execute our projects to achieve the best finish. Details are an ever-evolving part of the design and we continue to engineer and I keep creating new concepts and new details. I like to visit the best furniture and design shows to research new trends, and I also like to go out into nature to get inspiration from nature. .”
Black says she and her team work with brands that have quality in their DNA. “That way, you can be confident that the product itself will perform its function while incorporating modern trends in materials, finishes, and shapes,” she says. “Style and aesthetics need to blend well with functionality, especially in spaces like kitchens and bathrooms.”
ahead of the curve
In the ever-evolving world of interior design, staying ahead of the curve requires a dynamic blend of creativity, adaptability, and a keen eye for emerging trends. By combining a solid understanding of timeless design principles with an openness to innovative ideas, professionals not only reflect their own personal style, but also anticipate and embrace change in design. It also states that you can curate a space where you can. To keep your home interiors stylish and ahead of the curve, you need to embrace a continuous process of learning, exploring, and experimenting.
“Investing in research and development is an essential part of our success,” says Black. “Our strength lies in very strong ideas and unique design concepts.”
After working with some of the world’s leading interior design houses as well as independent interior designers who continue to inspire ideas through their requests, Black knows where trends are heading more than what sets new nuances. I feel there is no better way. “We listen, and that shapes our new product development,” she says. “Our product development team looks for inspiration for what we create, whether it’s from travel, exhibitions, or just the inspiration we see every day. That’s why we follow the latest fashion. Not only does it exist, but we help shape it.”
Sinha feels that specific planning and preparation go a long way in creating an innovative and reliable space. Space planning, he says, is one of the key parts of executing a project. This process includes blocking off interior areas, determining flow patterns, and creating a layout.
“The best results can only be achieved through perfect coordination of design, product and execution by knowledgeable people,” says Sinha. “Executing an interior decoration project is a difficult task, so it is very important to seek professional help. However, to ensure timely completion of the project, keep in mind the important points discussed. You need to create the space of your dreams.”
Create a color scheme
When it comes to home decoration, there are few things more effective than paintings. Most people understand that drawing is important, but they don’t understand why. At the most basic level, paint is the foundation of your home’s interior decoration.
However, creating a cohesive paint color scheme in your home is similar to choosing a wardrobe. You may like multiple colors, but don’t wear them all at once. The same applies to choosing a uniform palette.
“Color selection is important, but often a daunting task,” says Lenzhen Natalia, CEO of House of Color. “Appreciating and using color is a personal journey. The way each of us sees a hue and our instinctive reactions to it is highly individual. Please think carefully about the colors that make you feel.
In many cases, a fresh coat of paint can change the look and feel of your space and furniture with minimal investment. Before deciding on a decorating plan, it is wise to think about the look you want to achieve and how you will use the space. “If you’re painting a room that you don’t spend much time on or that you pass quickly, such as the dining room, cloakroom or hallway, for example, you may be able to be bolder with the colors and finishes,” says Natalia. “Consider preparing the space as best you can. Remove furniture or cover it with tarpaulin to prevent marks, and use tape where possible to protect door frames, windows, and baseboards from dirt and blurred lines. please.”