Home is our sanctuary, so it only makes sense that as we collectively shelter in place, we’re looking for ways to create the refuge we want (and need). And, based on recent trends, that means an even greater desire to comfort, to calm and to bring a sense of the outdoors in. It’s escapist decor, essentially, buffering us from the chaos and confusion of our news feeds.
A little interior refresh gives us a sense of control, when so many things seem out of our control. It helps us feel productive and accomplished, and as a therapist recently told me, the act of decorating itself forces you to focus on the present moment—it’s mindful meditation for people who can’t imagine sitting still right now. Plus, when you’re done, you’re surrounded by an instant mood booster. These are the five styles people are craving the most right now.