2022 Interior Design Trend PredictionsDebra
As we’ve been forced to slow down and spend more time in our homes over the past couple of years, we’ve realized that the look and feel of our homes directly affect our moods and overall wellbeing. As a result, the home furnishing industry is booming, and we all are working to create spaces that aren’t just functional but give us a sense of joy and comfort. We are excited about what we see happening and wanted to share what to expect this year. Here are Jackie’s, owner of Home Interior Warehouse, top five predictions for this year.
Multipurpose is Key
How we live our lives has changed, which has forced us to think about how we use our spaces differently. Our rooms are having to do double and sometimes triple duty. People are needing spaces to work, for the kids to learn, to exercise, relax, and more! “I don’t see this changing this year,” said Jackie, “Many people are still spending a lot of time in their homes. People are continuing to rethink how they utilize their rooms better and how furniture, whether new or existing, can serve multiple functions. I also believe we will continue to see a rise in the popularity of modular furniture, such as sectionals. This gives people the ability to create the space that can fluctuate with their needs.”
Colors are Warming Up
Crisp whites and steely gray have long been an industry favorite, but as the desire to create cozy spaces takes center stage colors are shifting to warmer tones. “As I peek as some of the new lines that are just starting to emerge, I’m seeing a shift to rich chocolate browns and caramel colors, a little hint to the 70s. These colors still provide a neutral base, allowing people to bring in pops of color in artwork, pillows, and other accessories.”
Being In Touch with Nature
We are craving connection with nature, and we see that continually expressed in our design choices. “People are using more natural materials, colors, patterns, and plants in their designs. The color green continues to remain a staple in design, which is exemplified by the fact that Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, PPG, and other national paint brands name a shade of green as the top color trend for 2022.” There is also a reemergence of embracing floral patterns with updated colors palettes, whether that is in a rug or in wallpaper on an accent wall.
“Last year I saw a huge push for curved furniture, and I predict this trend will continue this year. Curved lines promote a feeling of calmness and comfort, which speaks to a need that we all have for our spaces.” But it isn’t just furniture you’ll see curved lines; creating softer shapes and angles are also seeing a rise in architecture. People are wanting to incorporate a softer look with curved walls, arched cabinets, etc.
Creating a Lasting Style
There is a pull to embrace elements of the traditional style as they give us a sense of comfort and timelessness in our homes. “Last year there was a resurgence of the traditional design, but in an updated form. I see this continuing this year with the addition of people merging different styles to create spaces that are truly unique.” Because of supply chain issues and purchases taking longer to receive, people are wanting to invest in products that are high quality and timeless, but still, be able to put their own stamp on their space. “This year, I also see more people utilizing the furniture they have and updating their space by changing paint colors, artwork, lighting, and other accents. This allows them to give a new look to a room without having to wait for larger furniture pieces to arrive.”