2022 Interior Design Trends
The term ‘trend’ gets a bad reputation at times. Overall we see trends as something temporary, 15 minutes of fame translated to different themes that will be out of style before we even invest in it. However, when it comes to interior design and furniture trends are something that we see shift the design narrative for many years to come. Interior design is constantly evolving, as design is a reflection of the world around us and the spaces we inhabit.
With the pandemic causing us to remain indoors much more than before, the way we interact with our homes and spaces has altered. Our spaces continue to blend function and comfort as we continue to blur the lines between home, work and social life. Below are some trends we have seen consistently infiltrating in the world of interior design and architecture.
"While having to spend so much time indoors we’ve seen plants and greenery incorporated into spaces more and more to compensate for our lack of time spent outdoors."
The term ‘biophilia’ may ring a bell, as it has been a recurring theme of design and architecture for many years. Biophilic design is our inherent connection to nature through the built environment. We’ve seen larger windows with an emphasis on rooms beautifully sunlit or with vast views of nature and skylines. While having to spend so much time indoors we’ve seen plants and greenery incorporated into spaces more and more to compensate for our lack of time spent outdoors. Natural elements like wood and stone add the warmth of a forest or seascape to the built environment and emulate nature even where there is none. Studies show that natural elements like greenery enhance productivity, filter our air, and add life to our interior spaces. Establishing biophilic design as a necessary factor for functional and healthy spaces.
Arches and curves have long been considered retro and modern. From artful Art Deco curves to 70’s radical and psychedelic forms and colors, soft shapes void of harsh geometric lines ebb and flow from year to year. In 2022 curves make a strong comeback as we crave soft and comfortable spaces and furniture elements. Curves evoke a welcoming and fun accent to interior spaces.
From the rounded coffee table that enables a free flow of traffic, to the puffy and lush curves of the Camaleonda sofa the room is soft and welcoming. Whether this trend is used to reminisce a more traditional aesthetic, or transform into a contemporary space the use of curves and arches adds a sense of timeless elegance.
Warm tones and textures
"Layering spaces with rich textures and warm tones stays relevant year-round, from cold winter months to sunny summers. "
The last few years has sparked a desire for comfort and warmth, rooms that are inviting and peaceful while incorporating the changing needs we require from our spaces. 2022 will bring about more palettes that include terracottas, browns and warm neutrals. Even bright and colorful spaces become warm and cozy when combined with soft boucle fabrics and velvets. Layering spaces with rich textures and warm tones stays relevant year-round, from cold winter months to sunny summers.
What do you think of the term “trend”? What trends are you looking forward to incorporating in 2022? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.