In the past couple of years, people spent more time indoors than ever before. Naturally, this quickly led to a growing interest in home décor, resulting in millions of homes getting spruced up. Fresh coats of paint, new area rugs and a brand-new TV recliner chairs were just some of the most popular additions.

Luckily, this newly-found interest in home design and décor only continued to grow. Even to this day, people are still changing their living spaces and constantly working on boosting the visual appeal of their surroundings. That’s why we can now see some amazing new trends on the horizon that are making their ways into virtually every home. Here are just some of them.

Rooms no longer have a single purpose

A new rising trend in interior design is the one people living in small homes have been practicing for years. Namely, rooms are no longer designed to serve a single purpose. Instead, interior design is now focused on making the most out of each and every space. That’s why dining rooms now commonly feature a wine shelf or a bar, living rooms become homes to reading nooks and guest bedrooms also double as home office spaces.

We’re saying goodbye to open floor plans

The appeal of open floor plans is undeniable, but the practicality of such spaces is something entirely different. Nowadays, the walls are making their way back into our homes, with more and more people finally realizing the biggest flaw of open floor plans – lack of privacy. That’s why decorative walls and room dividers have become so popular, and we can only expect this trend to continue to grow.

Homes are becoming smarter and practical

In the end, even though smart homes are definitely nothing new, there are some noticeable improvements in smart appliances’ design. Nowadays, there’s a plethora of home tech and gadgets that are way more stylish than their predecessors, which makes fitting them in various designs far more seamless. On top of that, decorative – but impractical – trinkets are being replaced with times that can serve multiple purposes. That’s why colorful scented candles and stained-glass vases are replacing some other, not-so-practical pieces.

With more attention now being focused on improving our living spaces, it’s safe to assume that we can expect to see even more changes. It seems like the focus has shifted away from simply aesthetically appealing décor that doesn’t really serve a purpose to the one that serves many.