The world inside our homes is so important, perhaps even more so than the world outside. This year is seeing a trend in design ideas where people want to focus on health and well-being, and therefore create spaces that heal and inspire them. Whether that's through colour choices or materials used for furniture pieces.
In this post, we take a look at just a few of the many interior design trends for 2022…
The focus on mindfulness continues. And consideration of the effects our home environment has on us mentally is part of that. So 2022 is shaping up to be a year where, more than ever, our spaces reflect who we are. We'll see more homes with an individual personality and personal ties to interests, hobbies or pleasures that resonate deeply within the homeowners themselves. Thus creating feelings not just of happiness, but also an authenticity achievable only through true self expression.
Natural light, colour and temperature of a room play key roles in creating a comfortable, mindful space.
The aim of biophilic design is to create a soothing space that reconnects us with nature. Yet it's not simply about filling your home with pot plants. It's about bringing the outside into your home through use of natural elements. This can be achieved through calming environments, natural lighting and plants. In reality creating a living wall in your home is not always feasible, so look at using natural colours and nature-inspired patterns on wallpaper instead.
We don’t all have a bathroom like the one above, where we can dedicate a whole wall to a huge photograph to bring the outside in. But you can definitely use art to bring that connection with nature into a space.
This year, it's all about the curves. Soft edges and shapes are taking over in both furniture and accessories, so why not embrace them in your home? You'll also find curved shapes painted on walls. From round mirrors to curvy vases, there are plenty of ways to add some softness to your décor.
Here we've added our three Gold Flake Abstract Shapes art prints to beautifully echo the curves of the sofa and the natural green and neutral tones of the room.
Wall panels and slatted wood remain a popular trend for this year. Ideal for those looking to add some character and charm to plain walls. This interior design solution can help you zone your space while shifting the perceived proportions of an entire room with an elongated appearance of higher ceilings.
White on white is classic and modern all at once. Perhaps you prefer the clean simplicity of all-white walls. Or want your furniture and artwork pieces to stand out strongly against them, for example in raw materials such as stone or wood. There's something about white wall style that will make any room feel chic without being too overwhelming! Just make sure you add enough layers, textures and colour in the room so that it doesn’t feel stark.
Here you can see a selection of our geometric art prints looks striking on the white wall, and with the natural light wood furniture and coloured pots.
Homes today need to be able accommodate the needs of people who work from home. Those living in apartments or small houses are in particular need of spaces which are multifunctional and easily adaptable. Fortunately, there are plenty of clever furniture items that can double as storage, or fold-away, while still being stylish and complementary for your room décor.
Colour trends for 2022
Red is a colour that can have many different shades, but it's typically associated with traditional styles. It’s often used in country piles where it enhances dark wood and leather, and sets-off gilded frames and architectural features.
It’s a colour to use very carefully in interiors since it is not a relaxing colour. It's definitely a bold choice.
Here, we love how the red accents and accessories work with pale green and yellow in this living room. And our Time to Breathe abstract art ties-in beautifully. The overall effect is just the right amount of red, used in moderation.
The soft pastels of spring are starting to emerge in the garden (our Polyanthus plants are blooming already). Pastel colours can be seen in everything from clothing to accessories. So brighten up your home too. If you don’t want a new sofa, opt for a green sofa cover or a gorgeous throw. And add some pretty floral art to bring those spring colours inside.
Pantone Very Peri
Pantone recently announced "Very Peri", a bold blue-violet hue, as its colour of the year 2022. If you'd like to know more about the colour and get ideas on how to incorporate the periwinkle purple shade into your décor style, then read our article: Very Peri is Pantone Colour for 2022.
Green & yellow
Green is a big colour for 2022, while yellow retains its ongoing popularity. If you would like inspiration on how to bring greens and yellows into your home then take a look at these recent posts:
Ways to bring spring colours 2022 into your home (focus on greens & yellows)
Colour experts predict bright, cheerful yellow shades for spring/summer 2022
Of course, it's not practical to change the style of your whole home or office with every new trend. Luckily, if a trend takes your fancy, you can make changes to décor, style and colours with relatively little effort and money, simply by changing or adding art prints and accessories.
So how would you transform your home with the latest interior design trends in 2022? Leave us a comment below. 😀
Jayne Leighton Herd
Artist & Designer
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