Updated: Jun 5, 2022
When it came to home decor in 2021, as we were spending more time in our homes, it was all about blending style and practicality -upgrades like home automation and rooms filled with geometric patterns which made the space interesting.
Let's look at what we think is going to trend in 2022? From new colour palettes to unique furniture pieces, if you new year's resolution is to give your home a makeover, now is the time and place to get inspired.
After over a year of being inside our homes, there has been a continuous need to regain our connection to the natural world through the use of design principles that emphasis on creating calming environments with natural lighting and ventilation, integrating plants and creating a visual connection with nature.
Bold Patterns and Colors
We expect to see a lot of bold colors and patterns remindful of the 60's and 70's and green will continue to bring the outdoors in. We are more fond of the muted shades of greens. The patterns bring in a character to the space.
Traditional details are back in fashion. With so much change happening all over the world, it is no surprise that people are wanting a sense of comfort and timelessness. From mix patterns, skirted or flanged furniture elements to antiques, this year is all about going back to the roots and it makes us happier and a little nostalgic too.
We see an inclination towards 3d art in 2022. People are loving the idea to add life to the flat walls and we continue to spend more and more times in our homes. Any art that pops off the wall, can be configured in different ways, is getting very popular this year.
Sustainability is one of the major concern of the world. Looking into sustainability of everything is a must and it is really great to see that many designers are focusing on the best materials that lasts long and at the same time are eco-friendly. Luckily due to advancement in technologies, there is a wide variety of palette to choose from.
This year brings in a better awareness of our spaces and how they impact our emotions and well being. We are likely to see spaces that are bound to personality types and personal ties to interest, hobbies and pleasures of its owner. With more and more people staying home and working due to the pandemic; this trend is likely to shoot up!
1970s Decor Inspiration
Decor from seventies are back. More of terracotta, sage and mustard colours as well as mid century furniture highlights will be seen-peg legs on cabinets and tables, teak wood tones and densely textured fabrics. Colours such as turquoise, yellow, green, brown or orange will be more in trend.
Home Work Rooms
As world turns, people may continue to opt out of full classroom setting and opt for more private spaces and create a mini corporate offices for their smallest bosses. These rooms, we think will be more interactive than ever, with smart boards, high speed WiFi and plenty of plug in points and touchscreen devices. These rooms can be tweaked to serve for a college student's startup office or a home office in future.
A Return to Tradition
English roll arm sofas, wingbacks, simple dining tables with some antique style and pieces with detail to some history. For materials, we are going to see more and more of natural material like wicker, real wood, marble, linens- things that feel more organic and nice to touch.
From the past year, people have understood that living with less is possible. They have downsized, or have opted to stay in the same apartment despite their plans to move to a bigger apartment. They have become more creative with how their spaces can be multifunctional. For example have your living room be a part office or office-workout areas.
Furnishings of white oak with curves bring a refreshed look with soft feeling. From curved corners within wall and cabinets to curved back sofas, dining chairs and angular lines of furnishings is softening.
Pantone's 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri
Pantone has recently names "Very Peri: as its Color for the Year 2022. A Bold blue colour with a violet-red undertone, this shade will be in everything from furniture to decor. " Very Peri displays a lively, joyous attitude and changing presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression