Now that Christmas is gone and winter is not far off done, I thought it would be great to share some home decorating trends for 2022 to give some inspiration for that 'spring clean' time of year! 💐
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Home trends furniture
Furnishing your home is likely to be one of the biggest decisions you make. Choosing on-trend furniture doesn’t have to cost the earth – financially or environmentally.
The main home trends for furniture in 2022 are:
- Convertible furniture
- Minimalism and rounded organic shapes
- Natural materials
- Sustainability and durability
Whether you are buying new, being thrifty or splurging on bespoke options, there are home furniture trends to suit everyone. Minimalism remains a strong design trend, and for 2022 we’re seeing rounded natural shapes in natural materials like linen, wood and rattan being popular choices for furniture.
Globally we’re seeing a heightened focus on sustainability, so if you’re looking to change up your 2022 design scheme whilst remaining environmentally conscious, you could consider reupholstering existing or second-hand furniture to bring a fresh look to your home.
Convertible or multi-purpose furniture pieces are great options for more compact living spaces and are often made with simple lines and from durable natural materials.
Home colour trends
Home colour trends for 2022 also go along with a more natural vibe.
Top colour trends for 2022 are:
- Black accents
- Shades of green
- Natural warm palette
- Calming colours
Black is a colour that creeped its way into the home in 2021, and that looks set to continue for 2022. Matt black hardware in kitchens and bathrooms are making a popular appearance, as are black-painted accents on staircases in hallways.
Green is also a very trendy paint colour choice for 2022. Green could be seen to be a bold choice for a wall colour, but it is possible to introduce flashes of green rather than painting a whole room one colour. Painting the bottom half of a wall including the skirting a darker colour, with the top half of the room remaining a lighter colour adds depth to a room.
Aside from black accents and shades of green, on the whole, the colours that are adorning walls for 2022 are calming, earthy, natural and warm, giving off a clean and cosy feel.
Latest trends in home interiors
- Light coloured flooring
- Warm colours in the kitchen
Staying with the natural theme, the latest trends in home interiors show that light coloured flooring is in, whether that is natural wood flooring, laminate or vinyl. They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and for 2022 kitchen decor is all about warmth and earthy colours, from neutral shades of cream through to rich browns and terracotta. To bring your home up to date with the latest trends in home interiors, it can be as simple as getting a new colour on your walls.
Latest home design trends
- Work from home spaces
- Outdoor rooms
With many more people working from home, unsurprisingly one of the home design trends for 2022 includes designated spaces for home working. If you’re short on space think about creating a multi-functional work zone in an existing room. The use of colour on your walls is a great way to designate this space in a cost-effective way. If you have more space to play with then garden rooms are still big for 2022.
These make perfect work from home spaces to keep work out of your living space or make a cosy spot for relaxation or enjoyment of your hobbies.
For more inspiration, take a look at our garden rooms guide.
Luxury home trends
For those of us with a little more room, or for a taste of the finer things in life here’s what’s hot for 2022:
- Formal trends – bring back the dining room
- Elements of fantasy, bold prints and one of a kind rooms
Many newer houses favour larger open plan living rooms and kitchens instead of a formal dining room – but the dining room is making a comeback!
Along with it is a move towards creating more theatre in the home and one of a kind statement rooms. Why not combine the two and create your own unique dining room design complete with an eye-catching colour scheme or wallpaper. Whatever your own personal style and taste, changing up the colour and texture on your walls is a quick and easy way to move with the times.
Home automation trends
Nowadays, most of us like to remain connected most of the time, and the same is true for our homes. Some of the techy home automation trends for 2022 are:
- Smart appliances
- Voice and gesture activated control
- Smart TV's becoming a hub for home control
- Energy efficiency
Smart speakers are already commonplace in many homes and 2022 is set to see that continue with an increase in voice-activated home controls, including our TV’s acting as the main control hub for all the smart devices and technology in the home.
For those of us that are spending more time outside of the home, we can keep a close eye from a distance and remain in control with the help of smart appliances such as ovens and washing machines that can be controlled by apps on our computers or smartphones.
We are all becoming more conscious of our energy consumption, especially with rising costs, and as a result, we will start to see more frequent use of smart lighting and the use of occupancy sensors to keep lighting costs down.
Home security trends
Related to home automation trends, we can also expect to see a continued focus on home security. Technology can be confusing, so combining the control of these smart home systems together can be really helpful.
In 2022 we can expect to see an increase in:
- Access control that integrates lighting, CCTV and alarm systems
- Remote arming and occupancy simulation
For more information read our home security systems guide.
Does anyone have any of the above already in their home and can share their experiences? Does anyone have any of this planned?
It would be great to see photos too - it inspires others and we love to see it!