After spending an unusually large amount of time in our homes these past few years, it’s no surprise that home interior trends going into 2022 represent a paradigm shift. These new trends reflect a changing of the times. Rather than simply looking nice for others who happen to drop in, our homes have become a personal haven of utility, functionality, tranquility, and personal expression. If you think it’s time that our homes reflect who we are, what we want, and how we want to live our lives, then 2022 will be the year to do just that.
- As we’ve been stuck in our homes, we’ve had to be flexible and adapt as we go. Our houses have become offices, gyms, schools, and so much more. This year, design trends are taking this idea and running with it. What if our homes were designed to be multipurpose? What if they were designed with functionality first and foremost? Gone are the stuffy dining rooms only used for special occasions, and gone are the awkward bonus rooms filled with various odds and ends. It’s time to take control of your space and make it work for your life, your schedule, and your activities.
- Furniture & Decor. As we head into the future, our homes may begin to feel like they’re slipping into the past. Traditional furniture pieces, as well as the spaces they inhabit, may see a return in 2022. Gone are the hard, sharp edges and modern sterility often associated with the style of the future. In its place will come rich fabrics, high-quality materials, and inviting homescapes.
- Color, texture, and pattern can be used to evoke certain emotions and create an atmosphere. Bold colors and patterns are predicted to make a comeback this year as people reinvent their homes to be more personal, more expressive. Bygone decades, such as the 60s and 70s, will likely be a key inspiration as people learn how to create a comfortable, livable, relaxing home atmosphere.
- Our homes are no longer bound by four walls. We open windows and doors, and we coexist with plants and animals. Now more than ever, we have begun to invite the outdoors inside. This is reflected in the materials we use, the colors we choose, and the decor we select to accent these elements. In 2022, make a conscious effort to live in harmony with your surroundings.
As you head into the new year, consider some of the latest design trends. Whether you’re moving to a new home or simply contemplating updating your current home, there’s never been a better time to hop on board and redecorate!