Decorating your home in 2022
A Guide to the Top Home Decor Trends of 2022
As we come into our third consecutive year of a global pandemic, more and more research has indicated that how we furnish our homes, what colour we paint our walls, and the way we arrange our belongings greatly affects our moods. The pandemic reality that we spend most of our time at home has contributed to the rise of designs centred around warmth and comfort. It is no surprise that as we continue to spend more time in our homes, filling our spaces with imaginative and unique pieces that bring us joy and tranquillity is a prevailing concept in this year’s trending interiors.
So what exactly are the designs, shapes, and colours that have brought us joy in 2022?
Bringing in the Outdoors
The desire to bring life and character to the spaces in which we live and work has directly influenced our drive to bring the outdoors in. Subsequently, we’ve seen a resurgence of natural materials in home accessories and furniture. Think raw, natural materials like terracotta and travertine, as well as flora and fauna motifs being used across the board. In addition, the increased time spent in our homes has elevated the importance of letting in natural light to bring a warm and outdoorsy feel to our spaces.
Elevating the Outdoors
In addition to bringing the outdoors in, our patios, gardens, and other outdoor spaces have become true extensions of our interior decor. As we spend more time entertaining outdoors, we have begun to invest more into those spaces. Rattan furniture and chairs have become defining pieces in this trend. The natural textures and tones of rattan further invoke feelings of welcoming and tranquillity.
Nostalgic Shapes and Colour Palettes
We have also seen the resurgence of earthy tones in home design. Shades of brown, cognacs, caramels, greens and bold yellows are being used in tandem with sculptural and curved furniture. The combination of these themes create spaces that are friendly and welcoming. The uplifting colour palettes and natural shapes are unapologetically reminiscent of the styles that dominated the home decor of the 1970s.
Lasting Style and Sustainability
As people add more personality and life to their homes with bold patterns and colours, they have also taken into account the longevity of their pieces. In addition, designers are increasingly focused on using materials that benefit the long-term health of the ecosystem. Not only are natural materials better for the planet, but they also help to create a healthier environment for you to live in. The increase in considerations of sustainability fall in line with the idea of creating a living space centred around comfort and character. Read more about how to decorate your home sustainably here.
The resurgence of nostalgic colours and trends designed to invoke feelings of health and comfort are projected to dominate the home decor space in 2022. As we continue into the new year, focus on filling your home with welcoming pieces that will not only bring joy and personality to your space but be cherished for years to come.