From biophilic design to reclaimed materials, here are the top trends that will make your home an earthy delight.
Nothing makes a home look fresh and elegant like a new look. It can improve your mood, creativity and your dinner parties. This year, designers are going green, keeping it comfortable and down to earth.
Here are some of the top interior design trends for 2022:
According to Dwell, nature will continue to play a large role in home decor for 2022. Biophilic design focuses on plants and green and natural visuals.
The pandemic has been a stressful time for Americans, and interior design in 2022 is focused on comfort and stress relief. Science has found that indoor plants may be one answer.
A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reports that foliage plants improved focus and attention in primary school students when used as visual stimuli. Another study from the Journal of Physiological Anthropology discovered a link between indoor plants and reduced stress levels.
The curves are soothing
Curved furniture can help create a more comfortable environment by making people feel embraced and safe. That’s why they come back.
Speaking to 21oak.com, Evelyn Benatar, president of New York Interior Design Inc. , highlights the importance of home comfort for interior designers this year.
“Comfort in a massive, massive forward movement,” she said. “During COVID, the way people dress, they want to be surrounded and comfortable.”
The pandemic has upset many industries around the world, causing supply chain problems and product shortages. To combat stock shortages and rising costs, many interior designers are turning to reclaimed materials.
In December 2021, 1st Dibs Online Marketplace conducted a survey of designers to predict the hottest home décor trends for the coming year. Sustainable and reusable materials won the day.
“For designers next year, the shift to green extends beyond color trends and into green thumbs and green living,” the survey said. “When asked what design trends will remain popular in 2022, nearly all designers chose sustainable materials (97% global) and factories (93%), both of which reflect a desire to stay in tune with the environment.”
Nature inspired accessories
Emphasizing the importance of home comfort and tranquility, many designers are pushing their green approach to include more than just plants. Nature-inspired accessories can enhance the calming power of your home.
“With more time spent indoors than ever before, we are all seeking to strengthen our relationship with nature,” Athena Calderon, founder of Eyeswoon, told Vogue. “This has simultaneously inspired a resurgence in natural surfaces—think porcelain stoneware, terracotta, marble, and limestone in all areas from backsplashes to bathtubs, furniture and decorative objects. The raw, porous, imperfect nature adds to this organic material.” Depth, spirit, and visual intrigue while also mimicking the serene and rejuvenating ambiance of the outdoors. This temptation to return to nature also sparked interest in the home’s large trees, from elegant black olives to southern magnolia.”
Wood, leather, and bronze are popping up in interior design, according to dwell.com. All in an effort to bring back earthy textures to the living space.
“There will also be more experimentation with materials like shredded plaster, rough clay, or grained plaster,” Frederick Tang, director of Brooklyn Architecture and Interior Design, told Dwell. “These interior finishes have been really popular because they’re very durable and can be made waterproof, but I think they’ll start to go outside, even on custom furniture.”
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