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

01 September 2020, 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.


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 people are finally understanding the importance of the different elements of the house and how it is impacting their mental and emotional well-being. It is now about bringing wellness into our homes, especially during this crucial time.


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.


A clutter-free, positive, and balanced home will radiate a welcoming atmosphere which most people will recognize when they step into a room. 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.


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


The bedroom is the most important room of your home where you spend the most time in and spend many hours sleeping in this room to rejuvenate and wake up with a fresh positive energy the next day. While sleeping, the human body is in a more passive state and constantly absorbs the energies in the surroundings, therefore, it is important that you have a relaxing bedroom and sleep in the recommended direction to wake up energized.


“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.


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 the Do’s & Don’t’s, for more information, visit