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5 Best Interior Design Trends For 2022

5 BEST INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2022

2021-08-24 17:08:17

Latest trends are on the agenda as the new year approaches. This is a big agenda that includes not only the world of fashion, but also interior design, decoration, colors & patterns, and even hairstyles, make-up styles, design innovations in the world of technology and so on. The part we will focus on in this article will be interior design and decoration issues. 

As it is known, it would not be right to expect radical changes every year in the fields of architecture, interior design or decoration. Fundamental changes require a 10 year cycle.

However, there are also arguments that change every year, such as colors, patterns, and shapes. In this article, we will be talking about micro trends rather than macro trends.

1) Basic & Neutral Colors
1) BASIC & NEUTRAL COLORS

The new reality of our lives, the pandemic, has reshaped our lifestyle. Apparently, it doesn't look like it will go away soon. While many of our habits were reshaped, our business life was also hit by this situation. Many companies, in many parts of the world, have made a rapid transition to the home office model. When home and work life came together, it was like two-thirds of our lives were spent at home. This gave us new experiences about how much every detail in the house can affect us. We need a much calmer and more peaceful environment than before. We want to avoid distractions and details at home.

Neutral tones such as beige, gray, white and black will therefore continue to be among the favorite colors of 2022. We will prefer these colors not only for wall paints or building materials such as marble, ceramic, porcelain, but also in our furniture. There is an escape from dark wenge wood in particular in furniture. We will start to see designs where the simple, natural state of the tree is used more often.

2) Round Shaped Organic Forms
2) ROUND SHAPED ORGANIC FORMS

Modern residences have created a barrier between human and nature. Our need for nature is increasing day by day. Not everything is sharp and clear-cut in nature. But most of our furniture is like that. For this reason, we anticipate that furniture in round organic forms, which started in 2019, will continue to be popular in the next year and gain more space for itself.

It is possible to see the natural structure and veins of the materials used in furniture more in these forms. Just like mother nature herself, designs that dominate feminine and soft forms will show themselves in architecture, decoration and furniture.

Round-shaped designs will be among the favorites of 2022 in tables, chairs, armchairs, lamps, poufs, coffee tables, vases, mirrors, headboards, and even candlesticks.

3) Minimalist Approach
3) MINIMALIST APPROACH

The minimalism movement that developed in the 1960s and 1970s was mostly associated with art at that time. Today, it has become a huge world that includes the fields of architecture and design. On the other hand, it turned into a philosophy of life and evolved into a way of thinking that affects our individual lives and habits.

Home quarantines during the Covid 19 outbreak have shown us that we need more space and more fresh air in our homes. As individuals who are sensitive to nature, we got rid of the excess in wardrobes with the motto of conscious consumption habits. Now it's time to get rid of non-functional furniture, objects and other decorative details that we pile up in our homes.

It is good to remember. Minimalism, which we predict will continue to be popular for 2022 in interiors, is not an understanding that breaks boundaries. So don't think of the famous experimental design house of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, which has been the subject of many magazines. This could be one of the last designs you would want to have during a pandemic.

We are talking about a minimal home environment where we can move freely, with spacious and neutral color tones and functional furniture. It is not a house with many details and decoration flying out of every corner. 

4) Inspired by Nature
4) INSPIRED BY NATURE

We can call it the trend of all time. Undoubtedly, even if there was no pandemic, this trend would have taken a serious place in our lives sooner or later.

As we continue to spend our lives among reinforced concrete building or in offices in skyscrapers, we would one day realize that what we really need is nature herself. The pandemic, on the other hand, has accelerated and brought to light this need for nature, which is already inside us but perphaps we are not aware of it due to daily hustle and bustle.

Not everyone lives on equal terms. Not everyone has the economic freedom to buy a villa in the middle of the trees, surrounded by nature. For this reason, we can bring nature to our home with small touches and a few changes in our preferences.

We can start with natural color preferences in decoration. Natural and raw wood wall panels, natural stone floors, travertine coffee table, or marble island kitchen; linen and cotton fabrics, plain unpolished vases... All of these are reflections from nature to your home.

We can equip our environment with more natural materials and textures. We can turn to 100% natural building materials such as marble, onyx, granite and wood. Remember these materials are living beings. They are not factory-made materials such as porcelain, ceramic, quartz or plastic.

5) Urban Jungle: Home Garden
5) URBAN JUNGLE: HOME GARDEN

There has been a global trend for several years now that we know as biophilic design. It was a trend that emerged from our need to feel more and communicate with nature more. We've seen this design trend executed in some big hotel projects, in the offices of giant tech companies like Microsoft or Apple.

Currently our communication with nature is limited due to the pandemic. So how do we meet this need in our small apartments? At this point, houseplants emerge as a micro trend.

"Potted plants" are the easiest and ideal way to bring fresh air indoors and create a tiny landscape full of greenery. It will be good for both your home and your soul.

If you don't want your house to turn into a greenhouse, do not exaggerate the number of plants. Because when they are too much, the environment will loses its comfort and it will be a crowded atmosphere.

Organize your flower pots in the room. Choose different corners of the room and keep two or three plants in the same spot. If the color and design of the pots are compatible with your room, you will achieve a more unitary image.

Pay attention to the amount of sunlight entering the room in winter and humidity in summer. And for plants, choose the low-traffic spots in the room. 

 

YESIM YILMAZ
Interior Desing and Natural Stone Enthusiast

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