West Elm’s Spring Collection Is Solving All Our Pandemic Design Problems
Five hardworking upgrades for during and after quarantine.
Updated Oct 11, 2018 11:47 PM
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As much as it would be nice to check all our home decor problems from 2020 at the door in 2021, that’s just not how it works. Luckily, though, the design world is offering a glimmer of hope by fixing some of the issues a year spent indoors has unearthed. “You’ve adapted to spending more time at home, but has your home adapted to you?” That’s the question posed in West Elm’s latest lookbook, marking the launch of its spring 2021 collection. The offerings include a wide range of furniture and decor options that don’t just look pretty on Instagram, but act as an antidote for interior eyesores. We’ve rounded up five of our favorites.
Stackable Bins You’ll Want to Keep Using
Kick the ubiquitous plastic dividers and the organizer trays to the curb with something worth keeping out on a desk long past New Year’s resolutions season. This three-box set stacks neatly, so you get triple the storage for the square footage of one bin.
A Media Unit That Keeps Wires and Adapters Out of Sight
This past year television, music, and podcasts were our most loyal companions. That came with a lot of floating wires, which this rattan-door console keeps tucks away while still communicating with a wireless remote flawlessly.
Greenery of One’s Own
Looking out the window at what can only be described as “anti-spring,” a verdant garden sounds pretty nice. Since many of us consider the public park our backyard, this vertical planter system allows for the same lush life on the teeniest of balconies.
The Console Table Doing Double Duty
Books have been relocated under laptops for optimal Zoom meeting–level height and dining tables have been repurposed as desks. Eventually, though, it will be time to go back to our actual offices. This console serves the dual purpose of a desk now and entryway table on that glorious day later.
A Disguise for Your Home Gym
No matter how useful it’s become, a Peloton bike doesn’t really “go” with any decor style other than a 2001: A Space Odyssey–themed house. Luckily this room divider can wrap neatly around a stationary bike or other larger home gym equipment. When you’re ready to break a sweat, the lightweight frame can easily be folded and moved out of the way.