Last month I wrote about biophilic design as one of the trends for 2022. But there are so many other exciting trends this year. Here are some of the ones I love.
- Curves are still trending and not just furniture. They are moving to walls, bars, kitchen islands. And they make everything feel more organic, soft, and relaxing. They also add glamour and elegance to the space.
- Nostalgia hits the floor, literally. Herringbone parquet flooring is in. And what’s interesting is that vinyl floors are now available in this pattern too. Vinyl flooring has proven lately to be an excellent choice for floors. It’s durable, easy to install, easy to clean, warm, and waterproof. And of course, available in a myriad of design choices. Now in herringbone!
- Shades of green everywhere. An online search for a green accent chair is up 754%! And most major paint manufacturers chose some shade of green as their colour of the year. Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams, October Mist by Benjamin Moore, Olive Sprig by Dulux. This definitely goes hand in hand with the pandemic design trend of making living spaces more relaxed, serene, soothing, and inviting.
- Accent walls are reaching the next level. Not just paint and wallpaper, but large size molding made with a variety of materials. Also, gallery walls with large format art installations are trending really hot.
- Scandifornian style is a mix of coastal, bohemian, industrial and midcentury styles. What a mix! you may say. Surprisingly, or not, it creates a really calming, bright and airy, minimalistic design. It features unique decor pieces incorporated in the design: vintage glass and antique books, items from sustainable sources, natural and organic fabrics.
- Another trending style this year is Lagom. The Swedish word ‘Lagom’ means just the right amount; not too much, not too little. It’s about having a balanced, sustainable, and enjoyable, lifestyle. It’s all about eliminating the unnecessary and focusing on functional pieces with sleek and minimalistic styles. With Lagom you can have a beautiful home and live in comfort and in harmony with the environment.