The pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our daily lives, and our interior spaces are no different. Experts suggest that leading into 2022, we’ll begin to see natural colors, bolder patterns, vintage mixing with new, and organic textures. With people spending more time at home than ever before, nature will be taking the main stage in interior design. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or planning a brand-new space, we hope you find things to incorporate as we head into the new year.
The revival of vintage is not only trendy, but it also supports sustainability and upcycling. Experts expect this to be a continued trend as younger generations begin to stray away from mass-produced styles. Explore local thrift shops, estate sales, or vintage markets to find pieces to incorporate into your space.
Furniture with fluid or rounded edges will also be in style. It not only fits the resurgence of vintage, but also opens aspects of your space. Especially paired with angled pieces, rounded edges can offer playful romanticism. From mirrors and countertops to coffee tables and couches, expect to see more fluid edges all around.
With more Americans than ever working from home, multi-functional spaces will continue to trend. Rooms that offer more than one function promote creativity, productivity, and mindfulness. For example, bringing dressers into living rooms act both as storage and decorative surfaces. Brainstorm different ways you can use your spaces and how multi-functionality can fit. If you have tall ceilings in your space, you could utilize the vertical space by adding shelves or platform spaces with ladders. If your space is smaller, consider looking for pieces that offer multi-functional elements, such as sofas that pull out into beds.
With social distancing and outdoor gatherings taking off during lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, people are putting more emphasis on making their outdoor spaces an extension of their interiors. Instead of simple barbeque grills and concrete slabs for patios, 2022 will see a rise in outdoor furniture arrangements, cozy firepits, and dining areas integrated with the natural elements your open-air space brings.
Biophilia design, or the conscious effort to directly incorporate nature into human spaces, has been taking the mainstream in past years and doesn’t show signs of stopping. Consider the different natural elements and how to incorporate them naturally into your space. A ceiling fan can represent air, with gentle motions moving wind and airflow. Embrace natural light by opening your blinds or encourage reflections with glass surfaces and atrium containers. Having an abundance of living plants in your space can promote your own growth and immediate connection to the natural world. If your thumb is less than green, consider our list of easy house plants to keep alive. Other suggestions from experts include natural surfaces in your interiors such as wood, glass, and stone.
Stripes, arches, color blocking, and fluid lines may seem like interior faux pas, but designers are celebrating the creativity as we head into the New Year. Americans have spent the last few years looking for a space and design refresh. Explore social media sites such as Pinterest or Instagram to find designs that will work best in your space. If you’re too nervous to overtake a full wall with design, experts recommend choosing specific aspects to highlight such as molding, door frames, or shelves. Remember to be bold, bright, and playful.
As we reach a post-pandemic time, it’s important to celebrate our victories this year in our homes and spaces. Nature, bold colors, textures, and eccentricity will all be praised in 2022. Above all, designers are encouraging homeowners to take design risks that make them happy and create spaces that they want to spend time in. When you’re ready to purchase a house and design your dream home, contact us. Not ready to move? Consider refinancing options that can give you the financial freedom to renovate.
(Sources: The Spruce, Decorilla, Veranda)
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