Home Design Trend Forecast: The 5 Interiors Trends Setting the Style Agenda in 2022
We’re forecasting these five home design concepts to make a stylish mark in your home this year.
With a new year comes a moment to take a look at where to next. And after the last couple of years we’ve had, where our homes have become workplaces, childcare centres, schools, eateries and refuges, it’s time for a fresh start to lift your interiors game. At the very heart of this is the realisation of the value and power of your homes with spaces having to be adaptable, welcoming and personal. With our 2022 home design trend forecast, we take a deep dive into the five trends set to define a year where we give our homes renewed focus.
2022 Home Design Trend Forecast #1: Wall-to-Wall Style
Often relegated to just a coat of paint or the backdrop to feature furniture, walls have come to the fore, a blank canvas for bold textures and finishes. Marble extended from kitchen islands and benchtops scaling the whole wall, as seen in this Flack Studio project. Speciality paint finishes, plaster and rendered surfaces have all made their mark and whole-wall tiled splashbacks and panelled walls have really come to the fore: see case in point in this kitchen from Alwill Interiors and this living area featuring Surround by Laminex.
2022 Home Design Trend Forecast #2: Vintage Furniture
This truly timeless movement shows no signs of abating in 2022. Striking design overcomes of-the-moment trends but in recent times, the proliferation of online vintage furniture connoisseurs has really taken off, particularly as we’ve all been hunkered down in our homes. Here are a few of our favourites to scroll through your Insta feed and discover your next statement sofa, feature light or glassware: Curated Spaces, Objects of Yesterday, My Verona, Blended Vintage Store, Sveta Lamps and LW Vintage Home. And for more vintage, pre-loved treasures, check out our online vintage shopping guide.
2022 Home Design Trend Forecast #3: Next-Level Entertaining at Home
With more time spent at home and cherished gatherings with loved ones becoming more commonplace, we all really upped our keen entertaining game with napery and tablecloths, placemats and plates, and glassware and accessories. This dining-in concept will continue well into 2022. Alex and Trahanas bring a touch of Mediterranean to the table, Bed Threads offer scalloped linen placemats, and Bonnie and Neil casts bright cheer to your breakfast, lunch or dinner with pattern-happy tablecloths.
2022 Home Design Trend Forecast #4: The Artisanal Touch
Handcrafted pieces made with skill, care and a visionary eye is a trend that will carry on through to 2022. Rubble Workshop, Cosset Ceramics and Sophie Davies are all local talents making shapely ceramic pieces, candle holders and lamps that beautifully celebrate form and function. Vases, sculptures and urns placed atop tabletops, consoles and sideboards add a style moment of considered solitude.
2022 Home Design Trend Forecast #5: Texture & Shapes of all Sorts
From floor to ceiling, our homes should be filled with interest and this geometric pairing can be seen from plush shapely seats from Sarah Ellison to velvet circular or square cushions from Hommey to the stunning rugs from Armadillo. On the opposite end of the scale, you have the imposing presence of impact pieces like this console from Coco Republic, a monolithic sideboard from King and a show-stopping chandelier from Lighting Collective. Patterns, lines, surfaces and form all come together and considering the layers and depth of your decorating choices will help you create a truly inviting, welcoming home that will never fail to impress or delight you.
Our 2022 trend forecast further delves into how we can make our houses, no matter their size, feel more like home while drawing on timeless style. From lighting and crockery, to wall finishes and feature pieces, there’s plenty to consider to build a place to call your own. For some space-savvy storage ideas, and for more online shopping spots.
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