‘Changing rooms’ in a post-pandemic world

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The impact of the global pandemic has forged a seismic shift in our work-life balance, arguably for the better.

Interior office design has long been at the forefront of boosting engagement, wellbeing, and productivity of the workforce.  As we enter a new, post-pandemic era, and continue to foster flexible working patterns, designing home offices to improve wellbeing has taken precedence with Biophilic design. These designs have been proven to reduce stress, increase concentration and enhance wellbeing.

Interior designers are frequently using the researched-based evidence ‘Flourish Model’, developed by Professor Derek Clements-Croome.

At Muraspec, we have seen a significant increase in the popularity of both botanical and textured wallcoverings; bringing the outdoors in, improving acoustics, and providing a comfortable working environment.

Consumers look to the commercial world for design inspiration. Incorporating luxury into the home with textured wallcoverings that exude glamour and allure are highly desired.

A recent survey conducted by The Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report: 2021 suggests that 51% of people in the UK alone are making home improvements this year.

Prior to the pandemic, open planned spaces were most sought after for home improvements.  Conversely, many people today have come to the realisation that there is a need for separate study/ workspaces.

There is a growing trend for separate themes in different functioning rooms, offering more than just a pop of colour.

Our sister company, Fardis offers exquisite wallpapers for the modern or timeless home. Popular collections include the splendid Art Deco Arches, Ted Baker’s Benga, inspired by secret gardens and Hibiscus, beautiful vintage tropical wildlife and atmospheric jungle scenery.

Textured commercial wallcoverings such as Muraspec’s BOA boasting a luxurious snakeskin effect is seen in more residential settings than before.

The BOA wallcovering featured on Wednesday 25th August’s ‘Changing Rooms’ Episode 2, the home interiors show set to revolutionise interiors at a time where long spells during lockdown triggered a surge in home renovations.

British Interior Designer, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen transformed a couple’s front room into a luxurious and comfortable living space. Interestingly, BOA wallcovering was not used on the walls, but cleverly used to revamp an existing piece of furniture.

Catch up and see the show here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/changing-rooms

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