While most people are making their 2022 resolutions, we’re looking toward this coming year with something else in mind: All the design and decor trends we can’t wait to see take over spaces everywhere in the new year.
Nearly every manufacturer, from ultra-high-end down to more budget-friendly vendors, incorporated soft lines, arcs, and curves in all of their furniture. This was introduced last year but has really taken off.
We’re also seeing fluted and ribbed detail on sofas, chairs, fireplace fronts, cabinetry, and vanities. It creates art deco–like detail. This pattern can also be traced back to centuries past, when it was originally used to adorn Roman columns.
Comfort, in general, will be popular in 2022. Not that you have to sacrifice style, but now that everyone is spending more time at home, furniture needs to be comfortable.
Boucle wool fabric is being used in a variety of ways—on furniture, pillows, etc. The texture is great and it adds warmth and coziness. Since this is becoming so popular, we will look for less expected ways to use this material. It’s an incredible design element, but will be looking to keep it fresh and unexpected!
When it comes to trends in finishes and furnishings in kitchens and baths, predicts a rise in matte finishes.
The most popular designs for fixtures for the next two to three years will be less shine and more matte finishes in stainless, nickel, and pewter. For motion control or touchless faucets, which are rapidly increasing in popularity, the preferred finishes will be matte or brushed black, or stainless.
Rather than fast furniture, clients are seeking to purchase pieces of quality that can evolve with them and their homes. This is the reason shopping vintage is not only for the elderly any longer. Younger clients want an alternative to mass-produced or catalog-purchased items and prefer to have pieces that reflect their character and grow with them.
Mixing and matching old and new is the way forward, too. All around, we’re seeing trends that lean toward timeless, so that designs don’t date too quickly. Mixing and matching current furniture pieces with family heirlooms or antiques helps to keep the room feeling timeless—something old, something new!
Personality and Sentimentality
Feels we’re just going to see more and more of people’s personalities in their own spaces—and items and furnishings with nostalgic or emotional significance will have a new place of pride. Sentimentality will also be more apparent.
Gone are the days of making your home look like a catalog or staged room in your favorite home decor store. Instead, homes will be more unique and reflect a space where people feel comforted, themselves, and authentic.