Experts highlight emerging trends that will shape the future of interior design

Xx September, Dubai, UAE – The global interior design services market is expected to post a CAGR over 4% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. With the increase in consumer expectation toward leisure, there is an increase in the introduction of smart workstations, positive energy spaces and rising renovations in modern patterns.

Deiptii Taurannii, Vastu & Feng Shui expert commented, “We know that COVID-19 has disrupted the routines of many workplaces and individuals, and what’s even more clear is that people are now spending more time and effort in designing and renovating their homes as well as office spaces to get the maximum out of space with smart and positive décor”. 

The demand for smart home decor is expected to continue during the COVID-19 period as large number of employees have been working from home and require office setups. Allied Market Research predicts that the Global Home Décor Market is expected to reach $838.63 billion by 2027. Vastu-compliant homes are also in demand for lifestyle purposes; such homes are widely believed to render positivity and success, and consumers seem to hold this belief close to their hearts when it comes to big-ticket purchases or rental options. 

Taurannii explains four emerging trends across interior design and residence space that will take shape across the Middle East consumer, architecture, and interior design space. To understand these better it is important to know the directions in your house, The best way to do this is to stand in the centre of the house assuming the circle of 360 degree around you, hold the compass in your palm and identify the eight zones of North, North East, East, South East, South, South West, West & North West. Each zone has a share of 45 ° in your house,”. Once these are clear you can then see what energies are placed in the house. 


Trend 1: Consumers are carefully opting for design aesthetics before signing leases or purchasing homes.

When it comes to home buying, UAE homeowners and renters are considering carefully designed interiors and spaces before making any large purchases. Many homeowners and renters alike are looking to spruce up the interior of their homes. According to MLDL study, correct Vastu is the top priority for Indian homebuyers, and now the world around is now recognizing the importance of having positive energy compliance during this crucial time. 

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Trend 2: The Living space will become the focal point of positive energy.


The living room is where most of the activity is centred creating a favourable or unfavourable vibe that is of utmost importance to family or friends’ gatherings and many other activities. Ideally having a living room in the North, East or NE attracts positive energy. On the other hand having a living room in the south-west generally makes guests feel at home and comfortable. It encourages them to stay put for a long time and they do not leave easily, as SW relates to earth element, which relates to stability. Thus whatever you place in the SW brings in the energy of stability, this energy should be best left for the bedroom, which gives stability to the master of the house. 


Research has shown that specific colours in a house can maximize positive energy, some block areas, on the contrary, can create discomfort. Lighter shades of white, cream, beige, or floral white – colours that are associated with warmth, beauty, purity, and calmness are more commonly being used. 


Trend 3:  Strategic placement of ornaments is shown to attract good fortune  


To attain good fortune, there is a trend with residents considering placement of specific objects that can improve the vibes. These enhancements, or remedies—can be a good way to redirect the flow of energy in your home. For example, wealth bowls, Chinese Feng Shui coins, energetic pyramids. This is usually done under the supervision of a Vastu (the traditional Indian science of architecture) or Feng Shui (Chinese science) expert where residents of different nationalities tend to trust a certified specialist to design their space.  Feng shui & Vastu practitioners map out the coordinates of your home and office space and determine the best location for the placement of certain items for balancing energies. 


Trend 4: The bedroom is the second focal point in the house to influence a good night sleep 


“Before any renovations, it is important to understand and be aware of the surroundings. A well decorated interior is not only functional, it establishes a mood for everyone inside and reflects personality. The ability to be aware of oneself is a key element of interior decorating. commented Taurannii on this trend. The bedroom is the most important room of your home where you spend the most time in, and it’s the most personal to you. Besides that, you spend many hours sleeping in this room to rejuvenate and wake up with a fresh positive energy the next day. Therefore, you’re in a more passive state when sleeping you are constantly affected by all the energies in the bedroom. Therefore, it is important that you have a relaxing bedroom.


When the energies travel from North to South, by the time it reaches the SW it is the most relaxing and stable energy, which is ideal for the Master Bedroom. Having the master bedroom at south-west brings good health and prosperity for the home owner and enhances longevity. Avoid a bedroom in the north-east or south-east zone of the house. 


Vastu is a science of logic, based on the rotation & revolution of the Earth and its magnetic field. It is extremely important to consider this science to allow the free flow of energies and invite prosperity, positivity & growth. It is beyond just Do’s & Don’t’s, for more information, visit 

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