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2021 saw our homes fulfil their hybrid role of both living and working spaces; and much-needed sanctuaries away from the uncertainty of the pandemic. But with 2022 almost here, it’s time to look at what will be trending on the tails of some pretty challenging times.
A new year usually brims with optimism and the promise of fresh starts. But as a weary world continues to ponder what the future might look like, it seems we’re sticking to familiarity more than ever. Design is getting comfortable with current vogues that’ll go the distance, a few oldies making a comeback, and timeless classics holding strong.
How we want to spend time in our homes has changed - what their purpose is has pivoted, and this has influenced every decision we're making about decor. The forecasts are in - from indoor trees to earthy, curving designs; here’s what to expect for the year ahead.
2022 emphasises the beauty of symmetrical, irregular, or unbalanced things. This year centres around sustainability: colours to textures, accessories to building materials, and a renewed interest in bringing the natural world indoors.
Given this variety, you'll not only be able to create a home that’s on-trend but will also remain in style for time to come. To get a sense of what to expect, Lilla Rugs has put together some of the best 2022 design trends that won’t disappoint.
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Our love affair with soothing greens, blues, and earthy tones continues. But it’s not necessarily simply a case of aesthetic preferences: Natural colour schemes have been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, increase productivity, and make us happier.
Humanity has never needed the healing powers of nature more than we do now. And here’s the thing, natural, earthy colours never go out of style. We’re expecting to see even more of these shades in the new year.
More jungle-inspired hues used in tandem with natural materials like wood and stone. We will see earthy hues merged into our interiors through the use of indoor plants, wooden furniture, and ceramics.
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Bringing the outside in; it's a trend that has become prominent in recent years, but next year it will come to fruition. Sustainability, responsible use of materials, and the rise of the 'biophilia' trend are predicted to be a leading design trend of 2022.
With the public's increased exposure to climate change, the idea of sustainability has fed into the interior industry and our homes. This will translate into how we purchase furniture - a move towards reclaimed woods and up-cycled accessories.
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The use of geometric shapes was one of the most popular trends in 2019. Maybe we’re all just feeling a little fragile, but many of us are still not ready for sharp edges in our interiors.
Organic shapes are reminiscent of nature: mountains, lakes, and rivers. Soft to the eye, they create an overall relaxed and comfortable feel within a space. 2022 is all about making a statement that provides a strong yet gentle touch - in both design and decor.
Femininity will impact form in 2022, conveyed through rounded details ranging from circular structural elements to gentle curves. Furniture like pouffes and coffee tables without hard corners will be more popular to bring softness into the space.
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There's no surprise that natural lighting will be trending in 2022. The growing importance of sustainability means designers have started using natural materials more and more in their products. Lighting trends have heeded this by using these materials to form the basis for fixtures.
The result; an authentic decorative element that brings light to the room and enriches the environment with it's naturalness. You’ll find pieces that welcome in the beauty of nature, in a mix of organic forms with a simple touch of glamour to add some opulence and balance. It is a perfect option for the comfort of your bedroom or the soft atmosphere of a living room.