Design and fashion are ever-evolving.
There are trends that come and go, and those that just seem to stick. From one month to the next, 70s orange is in and then out again, replaced with modern grey. From the houses we build to the furniture we buy, we can’t help but be influenced by the design trends of the time.
What looks to be constant is that design is becoming more and more about self-expression in whatever form that might take.
But there are still specific trends popping up and sticking around. 2021 brought with it a whole host of these, whether it was colour clashes or contrast patterns.
Let’s take a look at what to expect from 2022.
For some of us, we found ourselves ‘rewilded’ during the pandemic, discovering a newfound appreciation of nature. This appreciation could, in part, be what has led to the trend of relying heavily on earthy tones in design.
Think of the soothing greens of ocean, the duck-egg blue of summer skies, and the tan and wood of earth and trees. Rattan furniture, terracotta tiles, green velvet, dried grasses, and natural wood with grain – these are all set to be interior design trends that impact the homes of many next year.
It’s safe to say that houseplants have been popular for a while now – since the 19th century, even.
Homes filled with potted plants can be found in cities and rural areas alike, but in 2022, things are looking to only grow (quite literally!).
We’re beginning to see the rise of the indoor tree – and not just small succulents or flowers. Lemon and olive trees will make statements in living rooms and conservatories.
Following on from those earthy tones, the introduction of more plants makes sense. But plant design will extend beyond the pots, with flowery wallpaper (think William Morris), huge dried flower bouquets, and plant-inspired patterns hitting the scene.
We can expect more curvaceous interior design in 2022.
While there’s plenty of room for clean, straight lines (like in the ever-popular Scandinavian design), curves are making a comeback. We’re talking about radiused corners on furniture and curved or flared backs on sofas and chairs.
As for the style of these pieces of furniture, we’re looking at designs that are both familiar and refreshing. Homes will be filled with a mix of 80s deco, Victorian elegance, and mid-century statement pieces.
Tables of atypical shapes will increase in popularity, and curves will be in-built into homes, too – into shelving, balconies, and mezzanines.
Are you beginning to see a pattern here? 2022 interior design is all about the sensory experience of a home; about movement and light.
We’ll be getting cosy and luxurious with sherpa, velvets, pleats, fringes, and more.
While we’re not quite at the point of textured wallpaper and ceilings just yet – at least not in the traditional sense – we will see movement in many of the materials being used, both in building and decorating.
That means more rough stone, more marble, more exposed rugged brick. It all comes back to nature, in essence!
As we mentioned earlier, self-expression trumps all when it comes to interior design trends..
Throughout 2021 – a year of lockdowns and unpredictability – we each found comfort in our homes. And if we didn’t, we soon changed that.
Interjecting your own personality into the home has meant pushing boundaries of what’s expected, using clashing patterns, mixing minimalism and maximalism, and introducing plenty of colour.
Your home needs to make you feel good – but first, you need to make your home feel more you.
What better way to do that than by creating your unique home from the ground up? Here at Aspire, we’re passionate about doing just that. We work alongside our teams of award-winning interior designers to bring your vision to life and create the breathtaking, inspiring, luxury home of your dreams.