How to be inspired by design this year

The beginning of a new year often causes a desire for change, not only internally but also in our surroundings. This is the perfect time to revamp your home.

The desire for comfort and stability drove many of our decorating and design choices last year, and these same themes will continue to dominate interior design trends in 2022, experts say.

Whether you are looking for an excuse to give your home a facelift or wanting to build your dream home, we hope that these design trends will inspire you to have fun with your home!

Sustainably stylish

We can’t argue about the importance of sustainability and how it is affecting more and more aspects of our daily lives. Having said this, people are becoming more cognizant about the impact of their habits and decisions on the environment.

Whether you are embarking on a journey of building a new house or renovating your current home, be sure to include locally and sustainably sourced furnishings and materials. Companies across the globe are coming up with brilliant ways to create sustainable fabrics and materials and we can do our part by supporting these initiatives.

Curves in all the right places

The trendline is moving away from straight-lined minimalism and toward cosier spaces, architecture, patterns, and furniture are getting softer and wavier. A curved form inherently feels softer, more calming, and welcoming. Most furniture manufacturers around the world are incorporating softer lines, arcs, and curves into their designs.

All the right “feels”

Layers and textures are everywhere right now in fashion, and interior design is usually not far behind,” according to Erin Coren of Curated Nest Interiors. By introducing texture like natural wood, venetian plaster, Limewash, or textured paint to your walls, you can add depth and dimension.

You don’t have to apply the treatment to all the walls, an accent wall is a great way to add character to any room.

Mixing a variety of materials such as leather, wood, natural stone or brick, and metal will not only create a layered look, but will also help to create a cozy space. The highly textured fabric bouclé is also making a comeback and is a great way of adding texture through furniture and furnishings.

50 shades of nature

Every year, Dulux color experts translate global design trends into the new Color of the Year. The shade for 2022 is Bright Skies™. It’s an airy and fresh tone that opens up and breathes new life into any space.

With the strongest and most immediate association to nature, tones of green are one of the most obvious choices for interior design trends in 2022.

Chocolate brown is back, and the warmer tones associated with of dark brown, camel, and tan can make a space feel more welcoming. Although different shades of grey are still very much a trending choice, more and more people are moving towards warmer and brighter colors to create a unique look and feel. Neutrals will take a bit of a back seat in 2022 as people start to experiment with color again, but the palette will stay very close to hues you’d find in nature.

Vintage never gets old

Many homeowners and designers are creating timeless looks by incorporating traditional touches and antique furniture into modern design. It’s becoming increasingly popular to add vintage accents in all types of design styles. There are many advantages of mixing the old with the new, one of them being that antiques are sustainable. Repurposing old furniture and sourcing vintage pieces is an eco-and-budget friendly way of stylishly filling a space.

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