As we head into this new year, we must reflect on all the changes we’ve been through. Drastic lifestyle changes have made us reconsider not just our priorities, but our style as well.
The top trends of 2022 in home interior design tell a story about how as a society, we’ve blossomed into more daring and yet more private people. We’ve realized the importance of connecting with and taking care of nature.
Want to see how this has changed the way we style our homes? Here are the top nine interior design trends for this year:
1. YOLO, Go Bold
Since we’ve been spending a lot more time in our homes, we have enjoyed taking a bit more ownership. We want our homes to reflect more of our daring selves.
This is why bold colors and patterns are a big trend this year. Say goodbye to a palette of whites and neutrals. We are embracing bright green, dark navy, bold burgundy, and cheerful yellow and orange.
Look for lots of patterns that catch the eye and tinkle the senses. These will be found splashed on walls, sewn on furnishings, and draped over windows.
2. Maximalism at Its Finest
Along with these bold colors and prints, maximalism is being perfected this year. We want more of everything.
Minimalism is about subtlety. Maximalism is anything but. Velvet green chairs? Yes, please! Gold ornate framed mirrors from floor to ceiling? Sure!
If you are often dubbed as being a little “extra” this trend is for you.
3. Bring the Outdoors In
We’re going on year three of being semi-shut-in and this has made us appreciate some of the things we may have taken for granted in the past, such as the greenery that surrounds us.
To celebrate that, we will see more blurring in the lines of what is outside our doors and what belongs inside.
Vibrant foliage, smooth stones, and driftwood will be the centerpiece of many rooms this year.
If you have often struggled with keeping plants alive but love the idea of having more live plants in your home, check out this list of hard-to-kill plants.
4. Or Bring the Indoors Out
Some have embraced their yard so much that they have created an entire room in it.
Patios and porches will be transformed into an extra living room or social setting. Swinging beds, plush outdoor rugs, and outdoor kitchens will be more common.
Interior design may come to include more exterior settings.
5. Something Old, Something New, (Sure Something Blue, Why Not?)
This generation is high-tech and modern. This won’t ever change. But this year, you’ll see much more appreciation for the vintage and antique style.
This doesn’t mean that they will replace their modern look. No, the two will be intertwined seamlessly.
You may see an old ceramic washstand paired with a modern mirror or an antique Persian rug under a sleek modern sectional.
And, oh yes! Blue will be the color to contend with this year.
6. Social Spaces vs. Private Places
This year we will have clear distinctions between our areas for social interactions and our private rooms that we need to get away from it all.
There is a distinct need for both engaging with people and withdrawing into our sanctuaries.
Open floor plans are no longer in. We will revert back to our traditional sectioning of rooms to allow for more privacy when we need it.
Our bedrooms are often transformed into our own private chambers of zen. Our bedroom essentials will focus on total relaxation. Make sure you’ve got yours by following this list.
7. Soft Curves Replace Hard Corners
This year we will see a lot more curved and circular furnishings. There is something about this shape that makes the whole room look more soft and more inviting.
Items from coffee tables, to lampshades, to couches will take on a more voluptuous shape.
8. Bring Back the Beauty of Brown
Browns, tans, chestnuts, and coffee colored interiors will be very popular this year.
We’ll see more wallpaper with a brown motif, rugs with a brown pattern and even leather chairs and accents will be seen.
9. Sustainability and Artisanal Pieces
Sustainable consumerism has only been increasing in popularity and will continue to do so into this year.
Furnishings, decor, and accents made by hand and/or with sustainable practices will be on high demand.
We’re sure to see a shift in interior design methods this year to reflect the ever evolving society we live in.
Of course, your home is yours to do with as you please. To make it more welcoming to family and friends, we suggest you consider some of these new trends in your home decor.February 21, 2022