by Stockdale and Lego
It’s a new year, and you know what that means…. New interior design trends.
And while not everyone can afford to “keep up with the Joneses” when it comes to design, 2022 may just be the year it becomes a little more attainable, and surprisingly it’s all thanks to COVID .
After nearly two years of becoming a homebody, comfort is now more important than ever when it comes to interior design, along with comfort and stability.
That means comfortable chairs, puffy ottomans and curved shapes are in, and the rustic vibe of modern industrial is outside.
And while open-concept homes will never last, there is now another need and often a need for special use and carved-out space.
With more time spent at home, decorating is all about personalizing your space.
Neutral color palettes were encouraged in the past, through rugs, cushions and art infused with color.
But 2022 is all about experimenting with paint colors; Dramatic colors like sapphire blue, deep emerald greens, and purple, paired with soft velvet furnishings and brass finishes.
At the opposite end of the scale for those who love a clean refined streamlined home, light wood with cream based furniture mixed with natural textures is still showing prominence in 2022.
Overall, your space is all about showcasing comfort and relaxation, which is easily achieved by using a combination of colors, textures and materials.
For those who may be behind the latest trends, you will be pleased to see the return of some old features like walls.
Yes, feature walls are back, and they’re all about texture, pattern, and artistic expression, whether in the form of a bold wallpaper or textured paint.
And with so many people taking up crafting and small DIY projects during the pandemic, it’s now paying back with handmade pieces that should last for decorating living spaces.
The personal connection and home experience of handcrafted items also fits in with the focus on sustainable living.
As can be expected, technology will play a big role in the design in 2022.
We rely heavily on it as part of our everyday life with the time we spend at home; It’s now a standard feature to include in any design, whether it’s in your kitchen appliances, smart appliances, or a Google Home or Echo Dot.
Overall, whether you follow the trend or not, I think we can all agree a year of rest and relaxation like this one we could all use right now.
So maybe when decorating, you just need to follow a single trend that will make you happy in your home.