Home decor has a direct influence on your mood and thoughts. When we design our homes in desirable styles, it is a way for us to feel calm and comforted. However, the chaos of the pandemic and staying home for a long time created a shift in everyone’s ideas of interior designs. 2022 is the year of Home Decor designs that are trendy yet functional and sustainable.
It comes as no surprise that minimalist and eco-friendly designs are quite popular along with mid-century modern. Most people want their interior design to be a combination of all three.
Therefore, if you are just about to decorate a new home, or looking for ideas to refresh your current living space, this article brings you the most popular, yet practical interior design trends of 2022. Let’s take a look!
Go Green (Eco Friendly)
The combination of earthy designs with modern patterns is also getting big. Area rugs are, as always, the centerpiece of home decor. Lemieux et Cie rugs are one of the top choices this year. Designed by Christiane Lemieux, the rug collection combines style and functionality in modern designs that fit the eco-friendly trend.
Maybe it’s the climate change awareness or just the simplicity of design that people are incredibly drawn to this trend. This design is effortlessly sustainable and easily comes under the label of minimalist.
It offers less clutter, better indoor air quality, home plants here and there, and a touch of blues and greens with calming whites. Paint companies have also declared these colors to be their colors of the year because of increased sales and demand.
Eco-friendly designs stem from holistic wellness and satisfaction because you know you are doing better for the planet. Many companies are investing in non-toxic, sustainable paints for this type of home decor. Big names include Claire Paint, Bioshield, Backdrop, etc.
Bold Colors and Patterns
Wallpapers, strong patterns, textured rugs and furniture, and vibrant colors are the crux of this home-decor design. Vibrant colors and textures have a significant effect on a person’s mood. For instance, yellow, citrus greens, and royal blues will be seen dominantly this year.
Textured furniture has a tactile sense which provides a sense of security and comfort. Furniture with Suede, crinkle crepe fabric paired with jute rugs, or carpet is quite popular. Timothee Corrigan, a well-known interior designer from Paris, shared his take on this very design: “The years of dull and muted colors have given way to bright, joyful colors that put a smile on your face.”
Now that is not a design that’s brand new. On the contrary, it has been in trend for a long time, showing how in-demand checkerboard floors are. Not just home decor, we are witnessing a blast of this design in clothes, furniture, and ceramics. Lifestyle pages of several big companies like Vogue, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana swear by this pattern.
Mostly checkerboard flooring is seen in interior design with tabletops for outdoor furniture. Checkered wall pieces will also make an excellent addition to your study or drawing rooms.
Closed Floor Plans
As opposed to large all-purpose rooms with no walls, people are now preferring a more sequestered interior design – another significant influence of the pandemic. Closed floor plans give a sense of containment and security to people, and rightfully so.
A large room could give rise to a repetition of colors and patterns but closed spaces mean extra opportunities for design and diversity. An expert home designer Caroline Turner showed her view on the matter: “More and more time spent at home creates the need for privacy within. A big part of our job today is creating niches and nooks that feel calm and private”.
Comfort and Escape Rooms
Another in-demand trend of this year is the addition of escape rooms in houses. No this isn’t a place to be locked inside for a challenge! It’s a room to go to for purely a little break – an escape from reality.
There is no hard and fast rule for its design. It is according to the person’s comfort and delight. Whatever gives them an occasional escape from stressful life. It could be a music room, massage room, small library, or an isolated, calm nook. With people getting more in touch with their emotions and striving to heal, these rooms can be seen more often in house designs.
Choose the Design for Your Own Home
So far, the main trend of 2022 seems to be a combo of mid-century minimalist home decor. Simple, vintage furniture promotes a sustainable practice and vibrant cool colors to give comfort and elevation of mood.
Trendy or not, whichever design you choose, as long as it gives your place a homey and welcoming touch, it is worth it.