12 interior design trends you'll see almost everywhere

Home has taken on a sanctuary-like feel in recent times – here's a heads-up on inspiring décor trends that will ensure staying home is a pleasure

By Lydia Coleman

As we all continued to spend more time in our homes in 2021, it was all about merging elegance and function – innovations like self-cleaning bidets made bathrooms seem more luxury, while rooms packed with geometric decorations provided us something intriguing to look at every day.

But what can we expect now in 2022?

If you want to give your home a major makeover, here are 12 interior trends to get inspired by – with anything from new paint palettes to innovative furniture options.

1. Colours and patterns 

As we continue to bring the outside in, we anticipate to see a lot of strong colour and pattern evocative of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as green in all hues.

Traditional elements are making a strong comeback in 2022. 

With so much change in the globe over the last several years, it's no wonder that people are yearning for a sense of comfort, timelessness, or even nostalgia in their homes. 

This new year is all about paying homage to our heritage, with pattern mixing, skirted or flanged furniture, and antique items. 

And we couldn't be more pleased! 

2. 3D art

In 2022, there will be a push toward 3D art. 

As we spend more time in our homes, people are seeking for ways to bring creativity, interest, and life to flat walls. 

This year, anything that jumps off the wall and can be arranged in a variety of ways will be quite popular.

3. Design for biophilia 

Following more than a year of being stuck at home indoors, there has been – and will continue to be – a focus on reclaiming our connection to the natural world through the application of biophilic design principles, which include focusing on creating calming environments with natural lighting and ventilation, incorporating plants, and creating a visual connection with nature. 

4. Sustainability

Sustainability has, as it should, become a key concern for everyone. 

Examining the sustainability of everything is essential, and it's fantastic that so many designers are attempting to discover the finest materials to utilise for the long-term health of our environment. 

There's a lot to pick from, fortunately!

This year, we'll become more conscious of our surroundings and how they affect our emotions and well-being. 

More areas with individuality and personal links to the owner's interests, hobbies, and pleasures will be seen. 

5. Decorations from the 1920s 

Colours and décor from the Roaring Twenties are making a comeback. 

More clay, grey, and yellow hues, as well as Mid-century furniture characteristics such as art deco on cabinets and tables, wood tones, and highly textured textiles, will be shown. 

6. Rooms for homework

Children are still in charge of space design, and homework isn't going away anytime soon. 

People may continue to opt out of complete classroom settings in favour of more private places and the creation of 'mini corporate offices' for their tiniest bosses as the world changes. 

Interactive smart boards, high-speed WIFI, and lots of plug-in outlets are available in these spaces. 

Homework rooms can subsequently be transformed into a startup headquarters for a college student or an adult's home office. 

7. A return to the past 

Expect to see roll arm couches, wingbacks, and simple dining tables based on old forms, as well as objects with historical significance. 

In terms of materials, we'll see a resurgence of interest in natural materials. 

Things that seem more organic and good to the touch, such as marble, natural wood, linens, and mohair. 

8. Spaces with multiple functions

People are beginning to realise that they can live with less, especially following the events of the previous year. 

People will begin to downsize or stay in their present residences, and they will grow more inventive in how they may make their places versatile. 

Having your living room double as an office, for example. 

Alternatively, there are office-workout rooms.

9. Curved furnishings

White wood furnishings with curves give the room a light and airy wavy atmosphere. 

The angular line of furniture is relaxing, from curved corners within walls and cabinets to curved backs of couches, dining chairs, and arched cabinets. 

10. Style that lasts

The year 2022 will see a return to classic style. 

We are seeing the consequences of our 'buy it and throw it away' consumption culture on our globe, and we believe that people will recognise that having a personal, long-lasting style is not only beautiful and distinctive, but also beneficial to the environment.

11. Bringing the outside Inside

More individuals are upgrading their outdoor living areas, which necessitates the purchase of fashionable outdoor furniture. 

We are seeing more thoughtfully built outdoor living areas that don't skimp on aesthetics while also increasing a family's living and entertaining space within the house. 

12. Window treatments in bright colours

We'll see a lot of colour and patterns in 2022, particularly in window coverings. 

They are important in design since they are the room's jewels and may have a big impact. 

Patterns with a burst of two to three colours will play a big part in design next year, whether it's curtains, shades, or sheers.

About the author

Lydia Coleman is a stylist with a refined approach to interior design and fashion. 

Whether it's picking decors or decorating a bed, her objective is to attain the highest degree of success in creating unforgettable, highly defined interiors that thoroughly express the owner's unique heritage.

Story by: Lydia Coleman

27 Mar, 2022

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