This Demographic Will Drive Interior Design And Trends In Coming Years

For the first time in the country’s history, in 2030, the number of persons age 65 and older will exceed the number of persons under the age of 18, as the last of the Baby Boom generation turns 65, according to recent U.S. Population Survey projections. Translation: one in every five Americans will be of traditional retirement age. What does this mean for interior designers and home design? How are kitchen and dining rooms going to change to accommodate the needs of different family members?

Last week, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) released their 2019 Outlook and State of Interior Design (OSID) report meant to supply design professionals with essential insights which includes information ranging from a U.S. economic overview, to a deep dive into today’s macro-trends, to future insight from industry thought leaders.

“As our industry and profession continue to experience rapid change in an increasingly globalized world, we must become agile and adaptable to these shifts and apply knowledge in order to thrive,” states Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID, CEO, ASID. “It’s becoming ever-important to reflect on the past and present in order for interior design professionals to adequately prepare for the future.

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