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The New Year brings a fresh start. Clean the house from top to bottom, rearrange the furniture, or get ready for that big remodel. If you’re resolving to refresh your home décor, then turn to the professionals for inspiration.
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The new year will have us saying goodbye to some trends while ushering in a new era. We asked four professional designers what décor trends they’re most excited about in 2022, and they shared what to look forward to in the home space.
Annika Hinds looks forward to eclectic designs
Annika Hinds, the brilliant designer behind @blondesigns on Tik Tok, creates stunning designs that are colorful and budget-friendly. “I feel like this upcoming year we are going to see a lot more eclectic and dramatic design,” she says.
This means if you’ve been waiting to add a bold colored couch or a series of throw pillows in daring patterns, 2022 is your year. Hinds says,“People are becoming more and more comfortable embracing their individuality in their home, adding more of their own personality into their space rather than keeping it to the basics.”
If you’re not sure where to start, Hinds gives some inspiration on where to start: “Instead of gallery walls with matching frames I imagine there will be more mixing of unique and eclectic frames.”
Sustainable furniture is in, says Corban De La Vega
Sustainability is the buzz word across all industries as more and more companies take climate pledges to embrace ethical practices that are kinder to the environment.
Corban De La Vega, CMO at DecorMatters, says that sustainable design is coming full force to home design, “The pandemic created the realization of health, the environment, and being less materialistic. With that being said, reusing furniture, pursuing materials that support the environment, promoting recycling, and holding meaning will be popular next year.”
Consumer habits will shift toward shopping for secondhand and vintage pieces rather than buying new.
“Many people do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on furniture that they can purchase second-hand or create through DIY methods,” De La Vega says. “Buying used furniture supports the environment, and the awareness of this cause is consistently rising.”
Devin Shaffer is embracing soft edges and feminine curves
Mid-century modern design has had a strong hold on the furniture space as it embraces straight lines and sharp edges. However, a softer approach is coming. Devin Shaffer, lead interior designer at Decorilla Interior Design, says, “We are getting more and more requests for furniture and décor with softer edges and with a more feminine form.”
Shaffer adds, “Not only is curved furniture a great way to cozy up a space, it’s also a great way to maximize elements such as added seating and paths of travel. Interestingly enough, boxy furniture and masculine textiles are quickly falling down the ranks with velvets, plush, [and] furs getting a lot of attention.”
Expect to see rounded sectionals in soft, cozy fabrics that can fit a crowd. Home accessories will bring organic shapes to the finer details. Mirrors will have curves rather than 90-degree angles and even candles, like we’ve seen with the Goober candle, will have a softer design.
Jane Thomson gets behind natural furniture and textures
In addition to softer edges on furniture, natural materials will also be in the spotlight. Jane Thomson, an interior designer working with Readly, told us, “Natural products will be even bigger in 2022. Think literal ‘lump of wood’ side tables, light fittings, stone coffee tables, timber dining chairs, and timber-lined feature walls.”
We’ll see the reappearance of rattan everywhere, says Thomson, “Whether inserted into joinery and chairs, on kitchen cupboards, or in buffets and bedheads.” Classic designs like the Cesca chair will continue to rise in popularity as well as rattan headboards and side tables.
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