With the new year we often talk about bringing changes in us, our actions, and our goals, so why not apply the same principle to our homes. Whether you are relocating to a new city or to a new home, change is needed. Let’s start 2022 right and hit refresh not just on us but on our homes as well. It can be overwhelming to change or reinvent your living space, especially if you’re moving. Don’t let transportation troubles stop you from bringing the change with you, you can do it!
Let me help you figure out the interior design trends of 2022 and let it inspire you.
1. Two-toned and Pastel
Two-toned color palettes are a must when you want to add character to a room, it works for any room and can be modified to present a certain mood. In this type of design, a dark color is paired with a light one to create a contrast.
But, two-toned designs also work well with pastels. When you pair two different pastels in a two-toned scheme it gives off a soft and aesthetic appeal to the room. You can add art pieces to give it a more contemporary feel.
2. Eco-friendly and sustainable
A lot of people are incorporating sustainability in their lifestyles so naturally, it will also reflect in their interior designs. Using warm tones of colour, repurposed furniture pieces, adding indoor plants to the decor and using stones like granites and marbles are some of the ways interior designs have been made eco friendly and sustainable. With this type of design handcrafted and ceramics are used to give it an earthly feel.
3. Monochrome design
There is a misconception that monochromatic designs are boring or solemn but that’s not true. Monochromatic themes don’t necessarily mean choosing dark colours like black, grey or brown.
There are other colour choices like purple, blue, green and yellow that can be used to create a space that is bright and expressive. With the right colour palette, this design can be used to showcase different types of styles like chic, contemporary and classic.
4. Comfort is a must
With a lot more people choosing to work from home, they’re opting for furniture pieces that provide maximum comfort. They want more homely and cocooning pieces like squishy sofas and chairs with deeper cushions with soft fabrics. This type of furniture is a must in the new normal of working indoors for long periods.
5. Multifunctional spaces
During this covid period people have had to use their single spaces for dual purposes like living rooms have been used as a workspace, bedrooms have been used as a place to exercise.
This is why multifunctional spaces are on-trend right now, and for this is where multifunctional furniture comes in; furniture like foldable chairs and desks, a bookshelf with a study unit, sofas that turn into beds. Multifunctional furniture can help you modify your workspace or living space according to your needs.
6. Minimalistic designs
Minimalistic designs are for people who want to use their spaces for utility and function. Minimalistic designs include creating specific stations for different purposes like work, relaxation and exercise. These kinds of spaces are made to increase productivity and declutter what isn’t useful. Choosing warm or neutral tones with minimal furniture can also help in providing an open feel to your space.
7. Smart and High Tech
With the new and increasing smart technology, interior designs also have changed to help create smarter spaces where they can access lighting, security and all the entertainment spaces with just a touch. The inclusion of high tech into interior designs usually gives the space a more futuristic and modern outlook with maximum functionality.
8. Relaxing outdoor spaces
More and more people are now choosing to utilise their outdoor spaces where they can get away from their work, relax and entertain their friends and family. With the help of outdoor furniture elevated patios and soft lighting, they can be made to look like an extension of your indoor space.
One thing to spruce up your outdoor space is to create a focal point, for example, you can create a fireplace or a water attraction (waterfall). This can be used as the centre that you’ll build your outdoor place around.
9. Vintage and Floral designs
These days mixing different styles of interior designs is a trend to create a space that is both traditional and contemporary. A vintage theme gives the space a traditional feel, it can also add sentimental value to your private space.
Using refurbished furniture, antiques and art pieces will give your space a vintage feel. Florals in wallpapers, rugs, carpets and artworks can be used for traditional and for contemporary looks. When vintage and floral interior designs are used, together they bring the old and new in the present.
10. Bold colours and patterns
Instead of opting for warm and classic designs, some people prefer to have bold colours in their living spaces to feel bright and energetic. Not just in colours but by using bright wallpapers with art, geometric patterns or technicolour checks on them. This kind of interior design is in fashion as it transforms your surroundings giving it an artistic vibe to it.
Creating your own space is an important process, with these interior design trends of 2022 you can stay on top of it and choose the right style.