The trends for the upcoming year offer a refreshed, simplistic, and comforting approach to architecture, furniture, and overall design. The pull towards sustainability in every industry has definitely influenced the direction of home renovation and interior design, from a choice of building materials to using nature as an inspiration for design elements. Here are our top 9 upcoming trends for 2022…
1. Neutral colours
The desire for feelings of calmness, relaxation, and comfort are more the focal point than ever before. When our homes became our places of work and play all combined under one roof for months on end, it became increasingly more desirable for homeowners to surround themselves with neutral shades of grey and beige. White will also continue to be a go-to in the upcoming year, but too much white is no longer a popular design choice. Using white as a fresh canvas from which to build other textures, neutral colour palettes, furniture, and finishing is the way to go. The key is to use it as a strong base and layer it from there with light wood, neutral colours, and earthy accents.
2. Round shapes
Roundness offers a softening effect in rooms with strong lines. Strong lines will be seen in the overall structure of the home, but also in the use of rectangular furniture and décor. Bringing round shapes into your space will offer some variety, balance, and movement. From round coffee tables, chairs and stools, to mirrors, frames, and wall-hangings, round is in. Round shapes can also elevate a room, adding a sense of luxury to a space. Arched mirrors and cabinets are a perfect example. They have made their mark on 2022 trends as they can transform the feel of a room and elevate the space instantly.
It will come as no surprise that “less is more” for 2022. Spending so much time at home has reinspired and reimagined what minimalism means for highly used spaces. Large and bold decorative choices are out, and simple calming pieces are in. Creating as much space as possible, from the flow and function of a room to the amount of negative space on a wall – we don’t need to fill every void in our home with paint and décor. Especially in smaller spaces or spaces with families, it has become a trendy choice and functional reality to strip back the clutter and busyness. Minimalism stretches from the choice of furniture to the overall colour palette of space. The main tip is to stick to neutral, simple, soft, calming and spacious elements. To take minimalism to the next level, having one, star designer piece is key, whether it’s furniture or art, you can elevate a simple and functional space with a beautiful accent piece.
4. Nature-inspired décor
We’ve all been a bit deprived of connecting with nature lately, so moving into the trends for 2022, nature is an inspiring function, form, and style in the home. Drawing inspiration from nature can come from a variety of places, such as muted earth-tone palettes, variations of green accents, raw materials, textured furniture and frames, marble accents, and organic shapes in décor. The use of stone, light wood, onyx, and marble are rising in popularity and being used to bring a sense of simplicity and sophistication to a space. Some are gravitating towards cement finishes to offer a rawness to a room, using light wood tones with beige additions to bring comfort and warmth to the space. When using elements of nature to inspire the overall look and feel of a room, you’ll find that texture plays a huge role.
5. The multifunctional work-from-home office
We have entered into a new world of priorities where a home office is no longer competing with a guest bedroom or home gym. It has become increasingly more important and stands alone as its own room or specified area in your home. If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that turning your house into a home where you can spend multiple hours with multiple people is something to plan for. Not only will having your own workspace allow you to focus on your daily business, but it can double as a recreational space. Use this room or strategic corner as both work and play – from desk to gaming table, arts and crafts corner, or a dedicated place for your hobbies and side projects.
6. Plants, plants, and more plants!
Plants are yet another way that the elements of nature play a huge role in 2022 design trends. They bring nature to us and offer comfort in our homes. Adding greenery to your space is an inexpensive and easy way to bring a simple room to life…literally. If you’re looking for a big change on a small budget, you’ll be amazed at the texture and new atmosphere that plants can bring to your home. Plants can be added to any room, and can also liven up the front porch, balcony, or back deck! If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry, stick to easy-care plants that require minimal attention. There’s an app for everything, so if you need a little extra plant help, check out the latest plant apps that allow you to photograph your plant type and offer you a full watering and sun to shade schedule. It’s worth it.
The key here is to hold back the impulsive desire to fill every open area with a new plant. We’re going for the zen garden instead of the garden centre. Be conscious of coordinating your flower pots to match your space so the room comes together nicely. These are simple accent pieces that can add value to your room or can detract from comfort.
7. Sustainable material
We’re all doing our part to take care of the planet. Small changes make a big difference, and we see this trend becoming a staple for years to come. When it comes to home renovations and interior design, we are becoming more conscious consumers and being mindful of the materials we buy, products we use, and the overall impact we have on the planet. Eco-friendly furniture, décor, and finishes are the way to go for 2022.
8. Shades of green
In theme with the overall nature-inspired trends, sustainability, and eco-conscious shopping, we see green being a great colour choice. Green in any shade is being used as an accent feature. A nice matte finish, forest green cabinet or a sage green armchair, or even painting an accent wall green – it offers a natural, calming, and rich atmosphere. Green represents a symbol of wellness and reinforces our connection to nature.
9. Matte finishing
When they say, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, this doesn’t apply to interior design and home renovation. The devil is in the details, from function to aesthetics. It’s important that you love your home and there are small design details that can bring a space from like to love. Matte finishes have replaced the previously popular lacquered finish. Choosing a matte black faucet with matching door or dresser knobs, offer a subtle silkiness to a room.
Excited and inspired by these trends, but not sure where to start or how to achieve the overall look and feel you’re dreaming of? That’s where our expert team of Domilya contractors and designers comes in, ready to help you every step of the way. Schedule a free consultation with us here!