Make your home your private haven
POSSIBLY the biggest trend I’ve found from my research and reading is that of our homes are our haven. There’s plenty of evidence that current world events impact our psyche and how we live.
The more tumultuous the world, the greater the need to seek refuge in our homes. Some of the ways our homes are being transformed to a place where we seek refuge are in the following ways:
Bathrooms: They are now our sacred spaces to relax, rejuvenate and repair. Bathrooms have evolved into our own home spa, with deep baths to soak and soothe on the increase, as are high-end finishes, double shower heads and small, stylish pieces of introduced furniture.
Soothing soft furnishings: It’s no accident that the lushest of all fabrics, velvet, is now seen everywhere in the home. Velvet cushions, sofas, chairs and throws are all softening our living spaces. Other soothing fabrics in the home include faux fur throws and cushions and lush Moroccan woollen rugs. Hand crafted and ethnic pieces: Whether it’s big chunky hand knitted throws or crochet plant hangers and wall hangings, hand-crafted means old-fashioned and comfortable. A little ethnicity in the home introduces warmth and an increasing appreciation for artisan objects. Luxe home fragrances: When not dominated by the smell of home cooking or coffee on the stove, our homes are resplendent in candle fragrances. It seems our love affair with scented candles grows.
THE OLDEST BATHTUB DISCOVERED DATES FROM 1500 BC Our bathrooms are our home spa and sanctuary.