2022 Design Trends to Watch
It’s been a rough start to the year for some so let’s take a break from the news and treat our eyes to some of the top Design Trends for 2022!
Shades of Brown
Time to move over grey, you’ve had the spotlight for long enough! While there is definitely room for grey to still have it’s moment, warmer tones are increasingly becoming more popular. Chocolate Browns, camels and caramels, people are ready for a palette cleanser!
Nature Inspired Surfaces & Objects
While many of us have spent more time in doors than ever, we are all searching to strengthen our connection with nature. Texture and material from the earth are being used indoors. Stoneware, terracotta, marble are being used in every room of the house. These natural materials add major depth and warmth to a space.
There is a growing love for furniture that has a sculptural quality – which is deeply connected to the biophilic design trend – more on that in a minute. The last decade our furniture has been big and boxy, and while that is a timeless look we love seeing pieces of furniture that make bold statements and feel like pieces of art. They are bring good flow and energy into a space.
What is Biophilic Design? Before I answer that let me explain what biophilia is. It refers to the human tendency to interact with other forms of life. Biophilic Design means incorporating plants and greens into living environments in a significant way. Biophilia can reduce stress, enhance creativity and clarity of thought, improve our well-being and expediate healing. As urban centers continue to grow these qualities are more important than ever.
Vintage & Sustainable Home Decor
Vintage pieces have the power to influence the entire room. Their patina brings an unspeakable warmth to a room. Not to mention it’s an incredible way to incorporate stylish and sustainable items to a space. There are many ways you can be mindful about being sustainable with your home decor. DIY or upcycling pieces that you own with new paint or upholstery helps to keep furniture out of landfills. Look for pieces made from recyclable materials.
Bold Patterns & Colours
People are ready for bright bold colours that put a smile on your face. Cheerful colours like yellow and bright greens will add impact. Colour don’t have to be bright, they can be rich, warm like Incarnadine by Farrow & Ball. Heighten the impact by decorating in a monochromatic scheme.
What trends are speaking to you? Ready to reconnect to nature and warm up your space? Or maybe you’re ready for a full on expression of your artistic self with curved furniture and bright coloured pieces?
Let me know which trend is your favourite!