Working from home in lockdown has no doubt contributed to the increase in popularity of the home office.
The kitchen has traditionally been the heart of the home, but could Covid-19 have flipped that to the home office?
The global pandemic appears to have shaped New Zealanders’ interests in interior design and home renovation – with a huge surge in online searches for home offices, as well as increases in hunts for retro style, wall panelling, conservatories and the new-but-old folksy aesthetic known as cottagecore.
Dropping in popularity, according to an analysis by UK company Roofing Megastore, are subway tiles, floral wallpaper, blue kitchens and macrame.
Home offices was the clear leader, with a 188% increase in Google searches since the beginning of the year.