Recent research conducted by various architects, interior designers and builders all across the nation has brought forth a comprehensive list of home design trends, for the upcoming year based on consumer preferences and predictions.
In 2021, the pandemic slowly began to dissipate but a new variant of the virus came changing everything back within a few months. This largely affected the health of the workers in all the industries, including building trades and also had a global impact on manufacturing. This has largely affected the collective psyche of the consumers and will further drive the trends in the coming years or so.
Let’s look at some of the home design trends to look out for in the coming year:
HOME DESIGN TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2022
A sustainable approach in building homes has always proven to incur lower maintenance costs, reduce expenditure on the utilities and provide the owners with a higher return on their investment. This will further accelerate in the coming year with the usage of eco-friendly, natural construction materials like brick and stone for exterior walls. There may be a rise in dough resistant landscaping like turf on the exterior and natural elements such as repurposed natural finished wood to be used on the insides with low maintenance flooring are expected to be in high demand.
- Healthy Home:
A healthy home paves way for healthier living. Today, several home designers and builders are offering several innovative and healthy home products that will be mostly in demand in the upcoming year. One of these features can even reduce the number of pathogens which can spread from the tiles. Installing air purifiers to enable air quality and respiratory health can also be in consideration. Recent studies state the effects of the pandemic and natural disasters have made our living spaces compounded and the need for outdoor improvements, backup generators, hurricane-resistant designs are in demand.
Recent studies show that nifty ideas with multifunctional rooms are an increasing trend in the interior designing sector, which is likely to be trending in 2022. This multifunctionality further applies to furniture as well. For instance, the office desk found that the home office or personal gym might also serve as a cool workout bench.
- Attention to the bathroom:
The bathroom has become one of our most important rooms in day to day living. There has been a growing trend in increasing bathroom size with elegant bathroom decor. The designers are mimicking nostalgia with new-age thinking, bringing up masterpieces like mini fountains, sleek stacked tiles, marble figurines etc to be placed in the personal bath areas.
5. Bringing the Outside In
Social distancing has encouraged people to engage in outdoor activities but within the compound. It has resulted in increasing demand for building outdoor entertainment spaces within the area. This particular trend will be increasing in 2022 as well as including doors with large pane glass for the front and back entry and exit points.
- State of the Art Kitchens:
The kitchen is the new entertainment zone post the pandemic featuring the hottest and plush designs in its interiors, modular kitchen setups and state of the art arrangements. Studies state that the kitchen is now to be used mostly for preparing food and gathering and entertaining. With the pandemic, our way of living has also been altered with our kitchen. There is likely to be an increase in demand for hyper-flexible spaces; double islands for stay-at-home work, schooling, cooking and eating altogether.
- New Furniture Trends:
We all need a little softness in our lives, don’t we? Hence, the need for curvy furniture sets in. A recent survey suggests that furniture and decor with softer edges are both considered to be feminine and forgiving. Another raging trend is the 1970s retro look. Burnt orange, moss greens, and other warm neutrals are expected to rule the interior colours.
- Work from Home state:
Work from home or WFH, which became popular due to the pandemic, is picking up steam. Even though the workers are more than ready to leave their makeshift kitchen table-cum-office and get back to the office, the designers are offering sleek and convenient home offices that come in all shapes and sizes. The main aim is to make the space work for you keeping in mind that functionality, practical approach and aesthetics are of prime concern.
- Less Is More
The aura of minimalism in home design and decor continues to charm, even today. It gives out a positive visual impact and continues to resonate with almost all the designers all around the world. The owners who embrace this effortless style and elegance in their homes fervently favour a lifestyle of decluttering.
Among these outstanding trends, we definitely loved the curvy furniture and vintage colour trend. What’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments.
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