2022 is a beautiful number and the beginning of a new decade, and it brought us interesting tips in decorating the house. Introducing the very best home decor trends from interior design professionals.
1. Vintage accents
Fashion, as you know, is back. And this applies not only to clothes. Modern interior designers are increasingly turning to vintage and classic details. Among the characteristic elements, Bria Hammel, interior designer and CEO of Bria Hammel Interiors, names tables, chairs, and armchairs with diagonal legs, and spindles (wooden decorative elements on chair legs, and stairs), which were most often found in furniture of the 1800s and early 1900s. However, the main thing here is not to overdo it and use such luxury pointwise – a maximum of one or two elements in the interior (an example is in the photo above).
2. Dark blue color
Dark blue, or classic blue, is the color of the year 2022, according to the Pantone Color Institute, designers like it due to its versatility. It provides the perfect contrast for interiors and exteriors in both traditional and contemporary home styles, says interior designer Kerry Kelly, founder of the Kerrie Kelly Design Lab.
3. Floral wallpaper
If reading the title made you feel uncomfortable, don’t panic, maybe 2022 will force you to change your mind. Floral wallpapers are still on-trend, but with a more modern twist, notes interior designer Abby Fenimore, founder of Studio Ten 25. Large pieces, bold colors, and even “metallic versions” are all the rage. They are especially good for baths in powdery shades and foyers. If you are not ready for drastic changes, you can use them fragmentarily in the interior, combining them with more calm tones of the wallpaper.
4. Contrasting decor
If you’ve been wanting to paint your home black for a long time, now is the time. But in moderation, of course. Now it is quite possible to see a chair with black fabric and a white frame or a dark wood console table with light fittings. Even for choosing the perfect sectional sofa, you need more information on how you can actually create a complementing contrasting decor with your placement area.
5. Not white kitchens
An all-white kitchen was the trend of the 2010s. Now, designers have turned their attention toward spaces that go beyond these limits. For example, cabinets, islands, and shelves made of natural wood will allow you to maintain a bright and airy atmosphere without being limited solely to white.
6. Color cabinets
Another option to spruce up a white kitchen is to choose one or more elements, such as a kitchen island, kitchen cabinets, or base cabinets, in bold colors like deep red, bright yellow, green, deep purple, or navy blue.
7. Canopy beds
If you have long dreamed of a royal bed. The hour has struck! Modern four-poster beds are no longer draped in heavy fabrics and massive headboards, notes Fenimore. Relevant versions of acrylic, metal, and elegant upholstery.
8. Patina accents
Patina is a coating that imitates antiquity, which is applied to furniture and other interior items. “One of the new design trends is respect for patina and age,” says interior designer Breeze Giannasio. Shades of clay and terracotta, as well as faience and ceramic decorative items, will be relevant.
9. Olive trees
Green plants in the interior always look advantageous. But even here, the designers offered to return “to the roots” and recall the myths of Ancient Greece and the main symbol of that time. Olive trees are not only exquisite, fresh, and sophisticated, but also reminiscent of a country with bright sunshine and delicious cuisine.
Paintings, plates, vases, mugs – 2022 made it possible to assemble a real home museum. And no one will dare to say that you are stuck in the past, because such interior decoration is at its peak of popularity.