Wellness and sustainability are seen as key trends in home design

WASHINGTON DC — Health and wellness issues continue to top the list of residential design trends resulting from the impact of COVID-19, while sustainability has shifted from “wellness” to a “must-have” for designers and consumers alike.

These are the key findings of the American Society of Interior Designers’ 2022 Trends Report, a three-part analysis of key trends, economic indicators and changes shaping the interior design profession.

According to the report, interior designers, like others in the residential design industry, are “at a pivotal moment in history,” witnessing technological shifts, major demographic developments, and societal shifts and changes. attitudes.

“Designers will be called upon (on) to serve and offer guidance as the industry moves away from COVID-19 and into a new era,” ASID said.

According to ASID, wellness is currently a top priority, with owners increasingly looking for designs and products that will promote good health and an overall sense of well-being.

“Customers are turning to simpler, cleaner and more easily maintained designs, as well as outdoor living spaces and places where they can relax and refresh themselves from the increased stresses of everyday life,” said the Washington, DC-based association, noting Workplace Wellness is also “a must for employees and businesses.”

“Wellness features and healthy design will become nearly ubiquitous in luxury properties and workplaces, with an increasing focus not just on wellness but on improving human health,” said association.

ASID also noted a concerted trend towards smart home technology, with products such as lighting systems, carbon monoxide detectors and digital thermostats gaining popularity as they become simpler. use.

“Most homes now have at least one or two smart objects, and it is expected that by 2023 more than half will have three or more,” ASID said.

The future of office design is also changing, according to the ASID report.

“Emerging trends include giving employees more freedom and flexibility to design their own spaces, creating experience-based environments with more sensory input, returning the private office, and providing more of spaces that support teamwork and interactive activities,” the association observed.

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