We wouldn’t be at the start of a New Year if we didn’t have a piece dedicated to the home’s impending trends in the months ahead. I write one every year, and I have to admit, this is my favorite yet. You all know how much the phrase ‘trend’ makes me tremble when it comes to interior design, and ‘hurrah’ this year there’s no evidence of what color metallic you should be using, pineapples, peacocks, or any other birds, flamingo or otherwise! This year is going to be a breath of new air! So, without further ado, here are my future interior design trend predictions.
But, before we go any farther, I like to go back and review last year’s forecasts. to check whether any of them were correct!! And I believe I was quite accurate. Although I did substitute ‘movements’ for ‘trends’ last year, which I believe has a nicer ring to it. It doesn’t feel as if businesses are listening to what we’re asking for as much as they are telling us what to buy. So, let’s continue in that line, and consider what genuinely suits us rather than what is driven by consumerism. ‘Displaying a carefree confidence and a bold curiosity that animates our creative spirit,’ says Pantone’s color of the year, Very Peri.
SECOND HAND AND VINTAGE
THE QUEEN OF VINTAGE, LISA DAWSON
This naturally leads to secondhand and vintage items. Demand is increasing, while output is decreasing. We’re still not out of the woods when it comes to getting back on our feet in the retail world. I can tell you that there is a lot more to it than you think, having ran a manufacturing firm abroad and dealing with the infuriatingly tedious necessity of importing that comes with it. Manufacturing all around the world came to a halt the moment Covid was discovered. As a result, the number of container ships on the ocean at any given moment has decreased.
YOU CAN’T HAVE THE QUEEN WITHOUT THE KING, WHO IS A MAN WITH A HAMMER.
Container costs skyrocketed when production slowly began to recover as a result of this. However, when competition for fewer capacity on container ships increased, shipping rates skyrocketed to levels I haven’t seen in over 20 years. When you factor in the increase in fuel prices, it’s going to be a long road back. It’s likely that the time it took us to manufacture a container load in Indonesia and receive it in Southampton would have doubled. And it would be absolutely out of my control; the shipping lines will not do anything to speed things up unless you are a major corporation. You simply wait till a spot becomes available. As a result, an increasing number of individuals are turning to online marketplaces, with the added bonus of getting a one-of-a-kind piece for your house that is right in front of you and requires no waiting.
RECYCLING AND UPCYCLING are two terms that are often used interchangeably.
RELOVEDMCR UPCYCLING AT ITS BEST
As a result, the recycling movement will flourish. This movement is already popular, and I believe it will continue to develop in 2022. People have had more free time at home and have taken advantage of it to acquire new skills such as upcycling. It also flawlessly connects to the second hand and antique movements. It’s great to find one-of-a-kind items on markets, but they’re not necessarily the precise color you’re looking for. As a result, a fresh coat of paint may change the ordinary. But, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please You don’t have to paint anything just because you can.Oh, and don’t forget to sell the items you no longer want. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
DUAL FUNCTION FURNITURE, MULTI FUNCTIONAL SPACES, AND FLEXIBLE LIVING
IN THE SHEILA SHED OF THREE BOYS AND A PINK BATH, FLEXIBLE LIVING, MULTI FUNCTIONAL SPACES, AND DUAL FUNCTION FURNITURE ALL MAKE AN APPEARANCE.
Flexible living is another significant trend that has been gradually developing and shows no signs of slowing down. Our homes are still working hard for us, more than ever, with dual function rooms. I don’t know about you, but before to 2020, my home seemed quite roomy. However, after spending the previous two years caged up in it with four other people, it feels smaller by the day. As a result, there’s a trend toward multitasking in our rooms without putting everything on display. Consider desks that can also be used as a wardrobe. Outside kitchens for parties and get-togethers (bring your own alcohol:-)A playroom as well as a quiet spot. Finding a work-life balance has never been more difficult, but businesses are catching on and assisting us in finding answers.
LIVING AND DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
BRIIV THE SUSTAINABLE AND NATURAL AIR FILTER
Brands will finally stand up and take responsibility for their own designs and behaviors this year, which is a welcome development. We, the consumers, have screamed, and they have finally heeded our pleas, with more and more environmentally friendly items entering the market. And while once ‘sustainable’ meant ‘fugly,’ businesses are now not just generating fantastic designs, but ones that are actually unique and attractive as well. I wholeheartedly support this, and I hope that you, like me, will continue to seek for the most sustainable choice.
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN KATE OF MAD ABOUT THE HOUSE AND LOVE YOUR HOME, THE VITA SUSTAINABLE SOFA
SHAPE AND TEXTURE
YOU HAVE TO SEE THE HOME OF THE SMURF HOUSE FOR SEXY CURVES THROUGHOUT, TEXTURE IN ABUNDANCE, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE.
Texture and form will also be important in the next years. Consider upholstered furniture with curved and circular shapes and rich textured materials. I believe there is a link here with our busy houses as well. Curves make a room flow by softening its edges. Even when there is the same quantity of furniture in a space, it appears to be less crowded. With a variety of soft furnishings in boucle’s, velvets, silks, and other materials, you may create a space that will calm the cockles of even the most brain-fried multitasker.
All pics credit by : Raspberry Flavoured Windows