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How the pandemic changed the world of interior design

(4 min read) I think it’s due time we chat about this subject, as the pandemic is seemingly coming to its painful end. However, the world is being very careful (as it should be) and the changes the pandemic made in all of our lives are here to stay, at least for a little bit longer.

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Home office space embellished with a warm-toned floral mosaic art. Floral Mosaic Artwork by Mosaics Lab.


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Cool tones are out, but that doesn’t mean you have to change everything, one lovely, glass mosaic will do. Floral Mosaic Artwork by Mosaics Lab.


Under one roof

One of the things that first pop to view if you start going through interior design magazines and websites is that there is much more advice for rooms of particular applications. “How to make your home office look stylish?”, “How to decorate your home gym?”, “How to add a workspace corner into your living room?”, etc. The reason for this change is very simple — we couldn’t visit public gyms and go to our offices, so we had to make changes and improvise. Those who were lucky enough to have a considerable budget made themselves cozy by transforming whole rooms, while those who weren’t as fortunate built themselves’ makeshift offices in one of the available corners of their homes. Needless to say, designers had advice and solutions ready for both of these groups and I can honestly say that I’m proud to be a part of a community that is as competent as this one.

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Cheerful home office to make the work hours go faster. Image source: Link.


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Even improvised home offices are now stylish and elegant.

Urban life lost its allure

One of the things that came naturally is the fact that, because you couldn’t visit clubs, theaters, restaurants, and gyms, that urban life you came to adore lost its appeal. Suddenly city apartments became cramped, no matter how big they actually were. Once you add a work desk to your living room and an indoor bike trainer into your bedroom, you quickly realize one thing. It is time to switch to a house in the suburbs that will cost half of your apartment rent. See, once you start doing your work from home and all of the public gatherings you used to attend are off-limits, you become aware of how overpriced and dry city living can actually be. Suddenly, some rural spot “far from the madding crowd” seems like a reasonable and enticing solution.

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As exciting as cities used to be, they lost their charm once the pandemic started. Vancouver, Canada.


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Suburban homes are selling twice as fast as before the pandemic started.


From cold to comfortable colors

Minimalistic off-white and industrial metallic grey shifted to beige and saturated gray, soft brown, and warm green. People were hungry for the outdoors and because they couldn’t go out, they had to incorporate it within their indoor décor. The basis of every décor is color and it was time for some snug tones to infiltrate our homes. Now that doesn’t mean that everyone has a colorful home at this point, but rather that houses and apartments stopped being just stopped on the way to work or social events. Our homes started looking more like us because we started spending more time in them. It is only natural that we’ve infused some warmth inside them.

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Warm hues for that comfy feeling.


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Lots of earth colors and natural materials.


Sunshine and plants

Yes, ironically, once we had to stay inside sunrooms and lush greenery became all the rage. Those who couldn’t create gardens and patios got larger windows and huge plants. Having a piece of nature in your home became a must. Needless to say, that goes for the materials and patterns too. Washed wood, copper, mossy rugs, and kilims got their way onto every interior designer’s recommendation list in the last two years. Whether you layer or scatter your décor is of no importance. All that matters is that it ends up looking natural.

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Sunrooms with lots of natural materials and art.


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Boho sunroom with lots of light and luscious plants.


Mosaic art blossomed yet again

Some so-called expert designers said that mosaic art made “an exciting comeback to the scene of interior design”, while others wisely stated that it never left in the first place. It is true that it is becoming almost a matter of trend, which is something I’m not usually a fan of. Simply put, if you want natural materials, the ability to choose patterns, topics, and colors, and if you are all about that sustainable life, then mosaic art is simply unavoidable. Glass, marble, natural stone, porcelain, you can’t go wrong with mosaic art. It will do miracles by making your interior space look more commodious and outdoorsy.

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Scenes from nature on mosaic artworks are glorious masterpieces in their own right. Mosaic Mural Artwork by Mosaics Lab.


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Mosaic art can also bring greenery inside of your home without you having to water it and take care of it. Mosaic Mural Art by Mosaics Lab.


To conclude, the pandemic has changed a lot, but those important things we cherish remained the same, we’ve just learned to value them more.

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How The Pandemic Changed The World of Interior Design.

Floral mosaic artwork, Floral Mosaic Mural, Flower Mosaic
How The Pandemic Changed The World of Interior Design.

Floral mosaic artwork, Floral Mosaic Mural, Flower Mosaic
How The Pandemic Changed The World of Interior Design.

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M. Belosh

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55 Comments

  1. Heather
    May 6, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    These are beautiful mosaics! They would add so much to any room. I noticed people were spending more on decorating during the pandemic.

  2. Lyosha
    May 6, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    very interesting post and points. I do agree it changed the interior design a lot, because people started to think about their homes and how cozy and comfortable it is. Less and less people now see a home as just a place to sleep

  3. Cynthia
    May 6, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Very interesting article. I knew that the pandemic changed the fashion industry, but never thought about interior design. I’m obsessed with those mosaics!

  4. Victoria Prasad
    May 7, 2022 at 12:14 am

    I definitely favor the change from cold to
    comfortable colors!
    I didn’t realize that my interest in greenery
    and plants in my home grew because of the
    pandemic. But I think you’re spot on with
    that!

  5. Rhian Westbury
    May 7, 2022 at 5:21 am

    I think as people have been spending way more time at home they’ve been spending more time thinking about the spaces and how they use them. I feel so thankful that I have an office to use x

  6. Jennifer Passmore
    May 7, 2022 at 10:10 am

    During the pandemic, I was able to actually put a whole office put together, it was fun to decorate and make it mine.

  7. Rosey
    May 7, 2022 at 11:12 am

    We did incorporate outside colors into our otherwise neutral home decor. I hadn’t made the connection, but you are probably absolutely right.

  8. Lavanda Michelle
    May 7, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, These are absolutely divine. What a beautiful collection of mosaic art. The Pandemic really changed the interior design.

  9. Paula Richie
    May 7, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Great suggestions! I have the luxury of dedicating an entire bedroom for my office but I do need to decorate it better.

  10. Tammy
    May 8, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Working from home is definitely more common now than ever before. It’s interesting to see how that has affected art and design. I love the open bright spaces you’ve showcased here. Since working from home, I feel like our space needs some renovating and with the weather warming up, it may be a good time to get some things done!

  11. Lily Lily
    May 9, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Sunshine & plants are my thing. I love natural lighting in my home.

  12. Sarah Stockley
    May 9, 2022 at 5:36 am

    We certainly rethought about our layout when the kids were home too. It seemed like a time of reorganisation and redecorating.

  13. Risa Lopez
    May 9, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    I must admit that during this pandemic, I became an interior designer, lol. Kidding aside, I learned a lot of ideas from this blog post. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Stephanie
    May 9, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Thankfully we had done some home rearranging in December of 2019 that gave my husband and me a dedicated office. Who knew we would be spending so much time there just a few months later! I can’t imagine the people living in tiny apartments and places locked down for so long. We were only isolated here in Texas for a few months before we started doing more again. I did add more plants to our house at that time, though, and got all those little home projects done.

  15. Jeff
    May 10, 2022 at 1:57 am

    The pandemic definitely has changed design , both interior and exterior (decoration). With lockdowns and spending more time at home, we have started redecorating, painting, and adding mosaic pieces here and there. We have a variety of classic geometric pieces and some that even include Maori motifs.

  16. Cristina Petrini
    May 10, 2022 at 6:45 am

    I must be honest I did not imagine that the “pandemic” had really influenced in any way also in this field. I therefore found your article on the subject extremely interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Talya Stone
    May 10, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Interesting reflections. I do agree that for many the pandemic has influenced them to be more cheerful in their home decor. I know we injected a lot more colour into our home over the last couple of years and it is a lot more colourful now. So beautiful examples of mosaics as ever.

  18. Liz
    May 10, 2022 at 8:30 am

    I can’t agree with you more as we had to change our room as both my husband and I started working from home. We are still doing the interiors of our home offer and will make it look more cheerful to encourage us to work

  19. Renee
    May 10, 2022 at 8:52 am

    I like the cold to comfortable color movement. Great read!

  20. Melissa Dixon
    May 10, 2022 at 9:12 am

    I have taken a big interest in mosaic art recently. I need to get some of this for a few places in my home.

  21. Melanie Edjourian
    May 10, 2022 at 9:12 am

    A well lit sunroom with loads of natural light and plants is what I want in my next home.

  22. Samantha Donnelly
    May 10, 2022 at 9:37 am

    I think the pandemic made us all look at our homes differently, and adding colour and art to our homes

  23. Luna S
    May 10, 2022 at 11:07 am

    I can see how being stuck inside for so long would make you want to bring more warm & colorful pieces into the house. I know I personally love adding plants to my house.

  24. Sami
    May 10, 2022 at 11:27 am

    I think since people were living more in their houses, you saw more of the natural, warm interior designs be more popular. People made their homes comfier.

  25. Clarice
    May 10, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Great insights and this is spot on! I personally made some changes at home by changing to more comfortable colors and yes to more plants. These mosaic art are so pretty. I can imagine adding one to our home. 🙂

  26. Anz
    May 10, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with your conclusion part! I love that elegant work space in the living room idea. These mosaic art pieces look really beautiful as always👌🏻.

  27. Tammy
    May 10, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    So many great pieces of inspiration here to really elevate working at home. The pandemic definitely changed the work environment and in some cases I feel it is for the better. I think remote working has been easier on people’s lives and more affordable than long commutes. It’s interesting to take a look at how it has affected the design world as well. Interesting article.

  28. Monidipa
    May 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Indeed pandemic has changed things, lifestyles a lot. Choices have changed. These interiors you have posted are really giving warm vibes.

  29. Angela Williams
    May 10, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    With everyone inside I can imagine the pandemic change interior design as well.

  30. Risa Lopez
    May 10, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    A lot of us became interior designers this pandemic, lol. I also love searching for ideas for our home.

  31. Paolo
    May 10, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    The pandemic changed our lives and our lifistyle. Of course also the world of interior design, in fact I know that more people like to have plants or green spaces (if possible). – Paolo

  32. Lily Lily
    May 11, 2022 at 2:24 am

    I’m definitely one of those people in the pandemic I acquired more plants. I am still keeping up with it now!

  33. Ramil Hinolan
    May 11, 2022 at 2:57 am

    I love that home office with plenty of plants . I think that would make it more clean and fresh.

  34. Risa Lopez
    May 11, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    So many interior design ideas! Thanks for sharing, I got some ideas for our house.

  35. Melissa Dixon
    May 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    So many things have changed. Some good and some bad but in the end I think we are all adjusting still.

  36. Renata Feyen
    May 11, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    A lot of things have changed since the pandemic. I think this will have a permanent effect on us

  37. Lyosha
    May 11, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    the biggest change was were… plants. I have never liked it before. but after the pandemic I added some to my home and it does make me feel more cozy and at home

  38. Kat
    May 11, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    The pandemic definitely changed so many aspects in our lives. As for me, during those lockdowns, I had to make sure things are comfortable around me and pleasant at the same time. Up to now, i still cannot believe myself having plants around! I am no green thumb but I learned to take care of them. It helped brighten up my house aesthetically.

  39. Derik
    May 11, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Really enjoyed the suggestions and discussion about the colors and tones. They make a huge difference in the mood of a home or office.

  40. Jupiter Hadley
    May 12, 2022 at 3:07 am

    Mosaics really do make a space! I love how many different designs and patters there are, which can make a good statement in your home.

  41. Laura Side
    May 12, 2022 at 5:13 am

    The pandemic has changed so much about our lives from how we live to what we buy – I’ve been working on my house more but doing a lot of things myself and trying to save money where I can

    Laura x

  42. Ipsita
    May 12, 2022 at 7:49 am

    First of all, the pictures in your site are gorgeous! And this is such a relevant and innovative topic for discussion!

  43. Rachel Loza
    May 12, 2022 at 10:37 am

    Honestly, I’m so grateful that these last couple of years have forced us all to slow down and focus more on our homes. I love all of these interior design changes.

  44. Risa Lopez
    May 12, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    The paintings are so beautiful. I’m having a large painting of flowers in my living room as well. Got some ideas here.

  45. Christine H
    May 12, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    The pandemic certainly changed our outlook on many things. I did some re-decorating to brighten up our sunroom and kitchen. We had to do some re-organizing also with every one being home.

  46. Rosey
    May 13, 2022 at 3:17 am

    I wish I would have switched to a house in the suburbs. Rent went up so drastically now that it would have been more affordable to own. Now houses are high too… so we’re stuck in a new way.

  47. Rhian Westbury
    May 13, 2022 at 5:44 am

    I think as people have been spending a lot more time at home people’s attitudes and what’s important to them have changed a lot x

  48. Deepu
    May 13, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Artistically beautiful

  49. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    May 13, 2022 at 9:50 am

    The pandemic totally changed a lot of people’s lifestyles that’s for sure. More people have been trying minimalist, plants, and cool warm tone use of colors.

  50. Kacie Morgan
    May 13, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    I’m still renting my house at the moment and as a few other housemates live there too, I haven’t been able to create a home office as yet; it’s something for me to consider for the future, when I move into my own home.

  51. Risa Lopez
    May 13, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    I love the white color for the living room and dining room. It looks so bright and calm. This pandemic really changed a lot for all of us.

  52. Lavanda Michelle
    May 13, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    Since the pandemic started, I have noticed more bright, plant-filled, lively interior designs. I get why since it opens up a room. Thanks for sharing!

  53. Jupiter Hadley
    May 14, 2022 at 2:41 am

    I never realized this! During Covid, I also transformed a lot of my space – more warm colors, more functional furniture. It really changed my perspective on how I view my home.

  54. Eve Morgan
    May 14, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Yes to all of the above! The trend for more sun and plants has been huge due to everyone being stuck in their homes for so long, longing to be outside. I think modular furniture got a lot more popular too as people started to rethink how they use each room.

    Eve x

  55. Ramil Hinolan
    May 18, 2022 at 4:33 am

    Indeed, people adapt to how we things are at present. Now, I know how to make my living room, an extension of my office space.