Interior design will always play a significant role in our lives. Whether you agree or not, but how your interiors look and their ambiance highly affect your mood. No wonder, for interior designers focusing on patterns, colors, and materials used is highly crucial in decorating a space.
Interior designs and trends come and go every year. 2022 is no exception. While no one can predict the future, specific home decor trends have become a buzzword for quite a while that could stick around the next year and perhaps in the foreseeable future.
So, what are the expected 2022 interior design trends?
According to experts, home interior trends are leaning towards creating a cozy living space that offers the perfect atmosphere to enjoy any range of activities from rest, entertainment, and even work.
If you are up to revamping your home interior that you feel would best suit your personality as you greet the new year with hello, read on to learn more about the up-and-coming interior design trends for 2022.
Major Interior Design Trends 2022
Home Office Feature
Number one on the list is the home office feature. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed a lot of office workers and organizations to embrace a work-from-home setup to continue business operation while observing lockdowns and social distancing regulations. Households learned to adjust sharing spaces for work, study, and leisure.
Since it is evident now how convenient remote work is, work-from-home setup is not going anywhere. Thus, home offices will be a prevalent trend. They may come in all shapes and sizes, depending on how spacious your house is. For smaller houses, a hybrid living room/ home office setup would work. With houses with bigger square footage and extra rooms, you can easily convert a space to a proper home office.
Whatever your home office set up be, what is important is to aim for something that provides you comfort and functionality and is aesthetically pleasing.
The ’70s Inspired Homes
The ’70s retro style is making a comeback. Interior designers suggest going for colors such as moss green, burnt orange, and other warm neutral shades. It should not be so hard looking for furniture pieces and interior items as you can easily find some at your local flea market. However, do not just grab anything retro. Still, consider finding the perfect piece that fits your place.
Do not immediately buy something just because you think it looks nice. Routinely visit first local fairs, markets, and antique stores. Be patient in looking for a piece that suits you. Opt for lesser-known brands as they cost cheaper and are easier to acquire. Furthermore, they usually have the same quality as popular brands.
When buying an antique piece online, only stick with trusted websites. Do not fall into common traps that most newbie antique item collectors fall into.
Basic and Neutral Color Palette
The overall color scheme for 2022 in interior designing is all about earthly and neutral tones. Going “natural” is another up-and-coming trend for 2022. Since people are locked up inside their homes, the majority of the pandemic, bold and bright colors are not the ideal ambiance. Instead, neutral and subtle hues are in. These shades include gray, white, ivory, and beige.
The neutral palette of natural shades creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere compared with bold and bright colors. To add some flair to your home interior, add warm undertones and muted colors as they contrast nicely with basic neutral shades.
Minimalism has always been a crowd’s favorite, especially in recent years. The minimalist movement is not just about home decor or wardrobe, but it is also a way of life. Minimalism in interior design focuses on enhancing the quality of the livability of a space. It highlights the purpose of a room, catering to the needs and comfort of the inhabitants. Minimal home decors are preferred.
Rather than putting all trinkets on display, a highlight is given to at least one or two, which the house owner deems significant. For instance, if you’re into rodeo and cowboy scenarios, you can use a personalized trophy buckle as a significant highlight.
Multifunctional Furniture and Spaces
Gone are the days when single-use spaces are in. Like with old houses, you can see a lot of divisions — between the living room and kitchen, or the living room and dining room. As we have seen in recent years, multifunctional rooms have been trendy. Experts predict that it will still be a popular interior design trend in 2022.
Multifunctional rooms mean every nook and cranny of space is utilized to form an efficient, functional, yet stylish living space. It follows suit that multifunctional furniture design would remain popular. This makes sense since the elements inside should also adhere to the structure to achieve a free-flowing home. Smart furniture pieces include fold-away desks, modern daybeds, multipurpose tables, and even outdoor furniture pieces.
These are some home interior trends for the coming year. With this, you can have an idea of how to revamp your home as you welcome another year.