In 2019, you were obsessed with all things modern farmhouse; it would take just one episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper to send you pinning open-concept kitchens, shiplap shelves and luxe gold finishes. But, since March 2020 (and subsequent WFH and homeschooling mandates), your “home” has become more of a multipurpose hub for school, work and play. Now, your family’s new reality and need for functionality (or simply maintaining your sanity) have dictated your home’s design. Yet, as lockdowns and social distancing become less prevalent, you’ve found yourself wondering: What do I want my post-Covid home to look like?
Nowadays, the modern farmhouse vibe feels outdated and impersonal. After all, you’ve spent so much time re-evaluating your life—and re-considering what you want from life—that a generic, commonplace design just doesn’t cut it. Sure, you still crave elegant finishes and high-end appliances. But the rustic decor and matchy-matchy furniture of the look feel monotonous (and quite frankly, boring).
While you may not have a blueprint, you know two things: 1.) you want your home to be updated and beautiful, and 2.) you want to feel you in it. And most importantly, you want a post-pandemic space that’s positive and filled with happy memories, mementos and personal reminders of what’s really important.
So, how do you bring this look to fruition? Luckily, there’s a new trend on the horizon—and we predict it’ll be everywhere in 2022. The answer: Newstalgia.