We are used to the fact that trends in home decor rarely change, but we periodically check the news. Without further ado, here are the imperfect 2022 home decor trends that designers are most excited about right now.
In search of ideas for home decoration and renovation, someone goes to a well-known furniture store in an old-fashioned way, nostalgic for delicious Scandinavian meatballs. Someone takes ready-made solutions offered in building supermarkets. But when it comes to 2022 – a new year in a series of rather challenging times – one phrase applies to everything from home design to our daily lives: everything will be completely irrelevant.
The number one trend of the following year is to consider even shortcomings as an asset and find something positive and unique in everything. Again, the influence of time and the subtle beauty inherent in fickle, old, worn out, and seemingly inharmonious things are appreciated. But if you set a goal and surf the web for ready-made “top 10 solutions for your interior” and comb through Pinterest bookmarks, then the design forecast for 2022 looks like this.
Neutral and natural shades
This is nothing new. Neutral and natural shades never go out of fashion. So, actively combine gray, beige, white, and brown with warm or rich shades. Genuine and honest colors are taking the lead as people strive for a sense of peace and harmony. In addition, every home should have the perfect wall for selfies and other photos.
After one year (or more) of living and operating at home, we are more likely to create a calm environment. This, of course, works better with neutral tones than with flashy tropical wallpaper patterns or boring loft studio bricks.
Green background and floral accents
We have spent so much time indoors in the last couple of years that we have felt drawn to natural materials, plants, greenery, and space.
On the other hand, there is a space for experimentation in design. Experts in color psychology and human behavioral needs believe that shades of green are calming and signal safety to the brain. At the same time, pink and lavender in muted palettes radiate warmth and comfort. And although the famous Color Institute – Pantone – has chosen a shade of blue with the addition of a purple-red undertone, called Very Peri, as the primary color of 2022, it also looks like a bleached lavender. In addition to Pantone, RAL (Germany) and NCS (Sweden) companies are also involved in forecasting color trends for interiors.
But let nature tell you color combinations with green. What plants have a harmonious and peaceful effect on you – roses, lavender, lilacs, peonies?
Indoor plants rule
We will see even more green plants and living vertical walls. The emphasis on greenery in 2022 home decor trends can also be attributed to a growing love for plants. Living plants are becoming more popular whether the purpose is to bring nature into the home or freshen up the interior. The focus is on reconnecting us with the natural world through biophilic design principles.
If we used to see a lot of orchids or tub large plants, now more and more exciting plants will appear in the design, such as monstera, palm trees, and Sansevieria.
The curved furniture trend has taken off in the past year – whether mirrors, kitchen islands, or statement furniture – the straight-line and geometric approach is waning in gardening and residential interiors.
In 2022, new and experienced artisans will continue to engage in arts and crafts to relax and find peace of mind.
Eco-friendly materials will become more popular, which is on the global agenda. People see the benefits of integrating energy-efficient products, trying to get comfortable in the world of responsible consumption. Particular attention is now being paid to environmental aspects – in furniture, products, lighting, packaging, and products.
Reclaimed, recycled, and ethically sourced materials will lead the market, especially as the younger generations who have been active in the sustainability movement start buying and renovating homes for themselves.
Vintage is back
Grandma’s fabrics (linen or velvet) aren’t the only items that will make a comeback in 2022. According to experts, vintage will be reborn in the interior as the design world looks for more sustainable and non-standard options for decorating the house.
Many designers buy furniture for charity sales, flea markets, and refurbished furniture stores.
Versatility in everything
One of the 2022 home decor trends that designers are most excited about is the emphasis on multifunctionality – spaces, furniture, and objects. The mode of remote work has touched the inhabitants of every country, and with it, schools and offices have migrated to our bedrooms and living rooms, kitchens, and nurseries.
After being at home for several months, we began to understand how to use each space in our home and what the best features could be in each room. In addition to the idea of multifunctionality, there is an emphasis on versatile items and furniture that conform to more than one objective, especially if you are renting or living in a small space.
How to equip a workplace in a minimum area
As we move closer to 2022, many have abandoned flawlessness in favor of functionality. We are waiting for real houses and interiors for life and work in the same vein, and not similar to each other revived photographs from a glamor magazine that can no longer be adapted to the current reality.