After the last two years we have had enough time to reflect on and outline the new priorities and changes in our way of life, now is the time to implement this in the most appropriate way in the spaces we inhabit. In 2022 we expect to see more interiors that bring a sense of comfort and show character and individuality. We will continue to seek a connection with nature and live in harmony with our planet. Here is the whole list of the latest trends in interior design for 2022:
After being locked up in our homes for so long, it's time to put an end to minimalism and add more splendor, energy and character to the space we inhabit. Although pastel tones and clean lines add the necessary touch of softness, the time to express your individuality is right now! After all, 2022 is the year of the Tiger, so get ready for more lavish, rebellious and opulent interiors than ever.
Textures are one of the definite trends for 2022. Say goodbye to smooth walls and welcome the surfaces you long to touch. The tactile nature of materials enriches the way a space can affect us. The use of textures that resemble real bricks, marble or wood, as well as textured wallpaper, gives the home more spirit.
Mirror, mirror, but not on the wall! After such a long time of deep reflection and balance, the future should be brighter than ever, and with it the interior of the home. We bring sparkle and light with purl curtains, disco balls and various mirror surfaces.
With the desire to make our homes brighter and more spacious came the popularity of transparent materials and the revival of the so-called "glass bricks" or blocks. The material is extremely useful, both for the construction of dividing walls and for the design of original furniture - tables or whole glass blocks in different colors and surfaces.
The colors we expect to see in 2022 are pink, dark orange and peacock blue, as well as shades of green that reflect the desire to connect with nature. We will also see more unique color contrasts. By focusing on the home as a place where we feel great, in 2022 people will strive to bring as much life to their interiors as possible. Color is a powerful tool and an affordable way to achieve this goal.
Now that living spaces need to be multifunctional, modular furniture is proving to be a great investment. We are all accustomed to the comfort of the massive, single-body sofa, but in the new reality, it is much more convenient to have a model of separate sections to move and use as and where we see fit.
The home office
Experts predict that this will be a trend that will remain. Office spaces at home will be a necessity and people will spend more time and effort creating them. The workplace at home should provide conditions for maximum concentration, motivation and efficiency. Particular attention is paid to the need for good light and a background against which online meetings look more professional.
Books are back
As a decoration of countertops and tables, arranged in exquisite libraries or built into the furniture - the books are definitely returning as a strong accent in the interior. Even if you are not a fan of the heavy volumes, books are a great tool when you need visual references. Covers of valuable editions can be considered works of art and are often the subject of attention by collectors. Books add history, character and soul to the home, so it is always good to be present in the interior.
We’ll keep bringing the indoors out in 2022 and this will continue to be a topical issue. After long periods of isolation and restrictions, courtyards, verandas and terraces have become places of escape and people continue to invest in their better functionality and aesthetics. Entire outdoor rooms are being formed - outdoor kitchens, barbecues and spacious seating areas. People invest in swimming pools, water facilities and lavish landscaping. The materials are more organic and natural. The windows are large, with sliding French doors, which naturally blends the interior into the exterior.
Connection with nature
Green is the color of the year, despite what the Pantone Institute says. Shades like emerald bring a sense of calm and life to any space, whether it is a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room or office. This is part of the constant pursuit of connection with nature. To strengthen it, people will continue to look for more natural light in their homes by adding larger windows or doors where windows once existed.
The pandemic has made health and environment care a priority for modern people. The focus has shifted to a less materialistic and consumerist lifestyle. Recycling, reuse of materials and furniture, as well as productions that are sustainable and environmentally friendly, will become increasingly popular in 2022. The focus will be on natural materials such as wood, rattan, clay, stone, etc., which combine perfectly with any style, color or material. These textures add warmth and lightness to the space and make us feel like we are on vacation while at home.
Plants are increasingly present in the home. Mini refrigerators with herbs and micro-plants have become a hit that will continue to bring an organic touch to kitchen spaces in 2022.