Top Interior Design Trends of 2022 - Design Trends To Follow

As we reach the end of 2021, we are looking forward to welcoming the New Year of 2022 with new hope, wishes and whole new aesthetics that are more refined and desirable. We will be seeing an intelligent fusion of retro, natural and Zen elements in the interior design trends of 2022.

1. Basic shades for interiors:
There are two elements to consider when choosing a shade for your interiors. During the pandemic, “naturalness,” was trending as a design theme, which was even more intensified by the epidemic. As we started spending more time at home, many people became irritated by the bright details used in their day-to-day environment.

Everyone nowadays craves some form of calmness and relaxation when they reach their home. As a result, many people loved the natural-toned neutral palette. This covers, first and foremost, the basic shades: such as black, white, and shades of grey, as well as muted tones. The latter is used to complement and diversify the base. Beige is the most popular basic colour in both cool and warm tones. In fact, the brand ‘Dulux’ has selected ‘Brave Ground’ as the Colour of the Year 2022.

You will also find micro-trends in colours. The colour of the year 2021 was classic blue. It’s safe to expect that it will still remain the trendy colour palette for 2022 as well. However, the entire blue palette is relevant and not just this classic shade. For instance, ‘Benjamin Moore’, a well-known paint brand, favours the hue ‘Aegean Teal’ in 2022, which is a dusty blend of blue and green with grey notes.

2. Rounded shapes:
Softness and feminine forms are trending which also rubs in architectural solutions, furniture, and decor. It is not a new trend, although it emerged not so long ago.

Pay close attention to tables, lamps, beanbags (puffs), and sofas. Almost all the designer furniture has rounded corners. Instead of a stiff, straight form, the chairs and stools have a softer body.

In the mass market, you will find many chairs and coffee tables, vases and candlesticks that mirrors the trend.

In the architectural world, arched forms are of significance. No, we are not talking about doors or windows but niches, large wall mirrors etc.

3. Minimalism:
Minimalism is expected to be the most popular interior design trend in the year 2022. During the pandemic, many people tried to get rid of old, broken items. This had an impact not only on the clothes but also on the home interior, making it a trend started on account of the pandemic situation.

We’re not talking about full simplicity as you see in magazines; rather, these are experimental efforts. However, when it comes to décor and furniture placement, less is always more. The essential criterion for any apartment is the presence of air and open space.

Minimalism emphasizes the importance of form. This is a style that necessitates contemporary, timely solutions. At least one item in the interior should be designed by a professional. If you are on a budget, you can stick to analogues. However, they must have a unique and appealing shape. Otherwise, the design will appear unfinished and overly simplistic.

4. Taking inspiration from nature:
The importance of surrounding yourself with natural materials and textures has been established through house insulation. Everything, from decoration to furniture and décor comes under this category.

Stone textures such as onyx, marble, granite, and wood are the most popular with the last one in light hues. The materials are used in furniture and decoration as they are very effective as accents. It could be wood panels on the wall or on the floor that adds a natural stone effect.

The popularity of light wood furniture is at an all-time high. Light wood will not only add warmth but will also “insulate” the design. Add accents in the kitchen area such as stone-top coffee tables, a solid stone kitchen island, or an apron.

Textiles, such as linen and cotton, as well as pottery, will enhance the entire look. Keep a mental note of the muted, unpolished vases.

5. Combining space with privacy:
The latest interior design trends in India include combining rooms into one. For instance, many interior designers are combining rooms, for e.g., you can turn your hall into a kitchen-living-dining room.

The pandemic has proved again that attention must be paid to ergonomics and functionality. With restaurants and cafes shutting down, people are forced to cook for themselves. A well-organized kitchen, work area and a comfortable table for the entire family are all the things that people need right now.

At the same time, one should also consider another factor that during the pandemic, the apartment space has become more than just a place of residence for people. It’s now a gym, a workspace, a recreational area, and an area to pursue your hobbies. Basically, the functionality of your “home” has increased, and the living room has taken on the majority of the burden.

Even in the combined rooms, privacy must be preserved. Especially if there are more than two persons in the family and not everyone has a job. In this scenario, partitions are a fantastic method to execute the idea of creating private sections. You can change the very look of the room at any time. Simply add basic items like thick curtains or analogues such as glass and metal doors.

6. Well-equipped workspace:
Carrying on from the previous point, the pandemic showed that working on a sofa or the kitchen table can not only prove uncomfortable but might also endanger your health. With many people switching to remote work, having a comfortable home office has become more or less a necessity.

Start by rearranging the furniture. Surely there will be a corner for a desk and chair where you can work calmly. Also, make sure that the area is well lit with both natural light and artificial lighting.

7. Home garden:
Last but not least, home interior design tips include gardening. Small or big, maintaining a close relationship with plants can keep your spirits up. For people who miss going for walks and breathing in the fresh air, indoor plants help a lot. If you have a balcony, you can start small indoor gardening that will kick up a new hobby while delivering you herbs and plants right from your home.

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