Over the past two years, we’ve seen an increased focus on perfecting the home, incorporating textiles, patterns, furniture, and tones that evoke a feeling of calm and peace — especially during the turbulent times that the global pandemic has presented.
And, as we approach the two-year mark since the UK’s very first lockdown begun, homeowners are still fixated on creating spaces that are warm, welcoming and cosy.
Here’s a look at five of the top interior design elements that we’re expecting to see rise in popularity over the next 12 months…
Patterns that pack a punch
In a nod to the design themes of the ‘60s and ‘70s, the use of bold colour and patterns will continue to climb — as painted and wallpapered walls and ceilings are becoming all the rage.
In fact, for space that’s a little on the smaller side, walls that match the ceiling help to reduce visual noise and create a cosy, cocooning feel within the room.
Brown is the new black
Chocolate browns, camels, caramels, and other neutral shades are certainly here to stay in 2022, and when paired with earthy elements such as wicker, bamboo, and indoor plants, the result can be an eco-friendly paradise.
We’ve previously spoken about the Japandi design concept which blends both Japanese and Scandinavian style to create a simple yet effective interior look.
While minimalism is not a new notion, it’s the muted colour palette, organic materials, plenty of natural light, and of course, an abundance of house plants that we expect to see a whole lot more of this year.
Pantone selects ‘Colours of the Year’
Pantone recently selected "Very Peri" as 2022’s Color of the Year. The vivid blue with a violet-red undertone is said to display “a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression” according to executive director of Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman.
We are anticipating much more use of this memorable shade over the next 12 months.
Tactile textures and textiles
Incorporating interesting textures can help to add a new dimension to your space — as well as offer something fun to run your hands over. Cushions, throws, and rugs are popular elements that can soften your interior and evoke calm and peace in visitors who pass through.