It’s really interesting to see how trends change through the years, and it’s even more interesting now with all the time we’ve spent indoors! It’s time to make room for aesthetics that are also practical and comfortable. We’ve also noticed an increase in do-it-yourself content, especially fueled by apps like TikTok, which are a great asset for designers to connect with regular people, to give out tips and help them fulfill their visions.
So, without further ado, here are some of the trends we’re predicting for 2022:
If this word seems too fancy for you, don’t worry! It’s actually a really simple concept. The future of interior design is one that also evocates the outside world. Biophilic design is a concept used by designers to make people feel connected to nature even when they are outdoors. We love this trend so much that we even have a full blog post talking about it!
Loud and bright colors
Through 2021, interior design websites have seen an increase in search for bright colored walls, with mustard yellow and robin’s egg blue being the most popular! It makes sense to want to make rooms look cheerful and welcoming, when you’re spending most of your time there. We’ll see a move away from neutrals as people are using more vibrant colors and bold patterned fabrics.
With living rooms becoming home offices and impromptu classrooms, multifunctional furniture is a great asset, now that spaces have become multipurpose. It’s the prime time for tables and couches that can be moved and rearranged as needed!
Adding patterns in unexpected places
People have found many ways to make rooms creative and interesting, and patterns are always an interesting way to do it. From lamps to coffee tables to ceilings, prints and patterns in places where you don’t expect them can really make your room stand out.
We doubt this is the first time you’re hearing this word, but it might be the first time you’ve seen it related to interior design. “Upcycling” is a word that has been used mostly for fashion, to talk about breathing new life into outdated or damaged pieces of clothing. Well, the same can be done to furniture!
Concern for the environment is at its peak, and everyone is trying their best to stop the massive overproduction that is taking over this consumerist world. A very easy way to avoid that, is by buying second-hand furniture that has been restored and revamped (or you can even do that yourself!) The DIY nature of upcycling has given many people a new hobby, and it’s a great way to personalize your furniture!
Natural and recycled materials
In the same vein, it’s also very important nowadays to be conscious of what our objects are made of. We’re seeing many furniture companies who produce furniture entirely out of recycled plastic and who try to source their fabrics organically. It’s also the reason why several “natural” textures are so en vogue, like cork, rattan, and bamboo.
Lighting can be seen as something purely utilitarian, but it has a great aesthetic potential! Be it intricate floor lamps or simple perimeter LED lights, they can change the entire aesthetic and mood of a space with just a few watts.
(You can check out our lighting section, if you’re looking for inspiration).
We hope these were useful! You can always check out our stretch ceilings for more creative ways to revamp your spaces. We’re happy to help you in any way we can!