Intending to remodel your home? Check out the 5 most popular interior design styles & trends for 2022 that truly represent you.
Over the past two years, our homes have taken centre stage in almost all our activities. It’s now synonymous with where we work, sleep, and socialise. Hence, we’ve seen an increasing trend on how our living quarters are closely tied to our identity.
It’s no wonder that we turn to vlogs and Pinterest to express ourselves rightly through interior design. Every space and decorative piece must serve a purpose.
As the home remodelling fever continues, we observed rising popularity in specific styles that homeowners are going for. These are the five hottest interior design styles sprucing up in many spaces around the world in 2022.
1) Warm Minimalism
Less is more. It's impossible to deny the serenity and simple beauty articulated through this principle. Minimalism often pushes for an open floor plan, space for natural light and the use of functional furniture. It also exhibits these features: clean lines, reductive, uncluttered, monochromatic, and simplicity.
Only The Essential Elements
The minimalist approach uses only the essential elements: light, form and beautiful materials. It’s usually found in an open layout to create a sense of freedom and relaxation with no excessive ornamentation and decoration.
Decoratives used are uncomplicated and blend harmoniously into the setting. This can be in the form of a single artwork adorning the living room wall, or a beautiful vase placed on top of the dining room table.
Minimalist furniture and accessories focus on functionality and practicality. Flat, smooth surfaces and strong, clean lines create bold statements that emphasise the essential nature of each item.
You won't find highly patterned furnishings or detailed ornamentation in this setting as it’s focused on the purity and simplicity of the shape and form.
Different Shades and Textures
When using a monochromatic colour palette, a great way to bring warmth to the space is by incorporating different shades and mixing textures. For instance, the use of linen wallpaper and soft wool fabrics and rugs in the bedroom adds a soothing feel to the space.
Maximalism is loud, cheerful and very colourful. The key element to mastering this style is communicating joy. Like your extroverted aunt at family gatherings, maximalism is infectious. It’s the nexus point that holds the spectrum of colours, materials, textures and modernity together. More importantly, you can’t forcefully fit it into prim and proper structures.
With maximalism, you can't control everything. It’s about enjoying the process with things you can control and that are out of control. Though we must say that this style isn’t for everyone and it’s not easy to achieve. Here are some common features to note about this design style:
Rich and Intensive colours
An intensive colour palette is characteristic of the maximalist style. Colours like emerald, navy blue, violet, sapphire, black or fuchsia are commonly used. To balance the loudness, some would tone it down with light-coloured furniture and accessories.
Though uncommon, others may enhance the overall vibe by adding even more vibrant furniture.
Repetitive patterns (florals, abstract and animal prints)
Bold patterns literally scream maximalist. Wallpaper featuring bold patterns, glossy lacquered furniture, and plenty of accessories are key to pulling off this look. Some of these patterned objects can include the Sophie Lounge Bench, antique Balinese chairs, palm leaves wallpaper, middle eastern tabletop, and banana shoots.
Unique Statement Pieces
Maxi style interiors are full of items collected over the years from the owner’s personal journey. Birdcages and other retro furniture add character to a home.
General rule of thumb: the more eccentric the better.
You can consider displaying lanterns made of shells, multi-coloured floral compositions, or figures of exotic birds beside your sofa/coffee table to bring out your flair for quirkiness. Some furniture includes the Audi Dining Table and the Abramo Armchair.
Postmodern interior design emphasises on playing with eclectic designs and unconventional ideas. Some materials critical to pulling this off are terrazzo, brass, coloured glass and plastics, and velvet.
Postmodern Colour Palette
Primary colours are very prominently featured in the Post-Modern interior design. The colour palette includes a mix of natural and retro shades like mustard, avocado green, burnt orange, metallic tones, and turquoise.
Marrying form and function, those interested in the post-modern style look for furniture that is fun, cool, and/or striking - giving their living space an edge and their visitors a memorable experience. Furniture like the Mango Chair and Emery Chair fits well under this category.
If you’re shopping for Postmodern furniture, here are some items you can look out for:
- Furniture with chunky profiles
- Low coffee tables with short legs
- Rounded seating
- Tubular and spherical shapes
Fun fact. Japan and Scandinavia are similar when it comes to design elements. Both aesthetics focus on building around simplicity, nature, and comfort. This fusion creates the perfect blend between function and form.
Choose Neutral Walls to Clear the Way for Japandi Interior Design
The Japandi interior design is all about having a soothing vibe. A neutral palette will be your ideal go-to. Think of beige, sand, cream, taupe, and stone colours for Japandi style. Alternatively, you can explore the soft Scandinavian shades of pale pink, blue or grey for a contrasting effect as well.
Find Comfort in Quality Furniture
When it comes to Japandi style, it makes sense only if it combines your idea of comfort with functionality.
Neither will you need to worry about replacing your furniture anytime soon.
Go Back to Basics with Sustainable Decisions
As more are better informed about the importance of environmental sustainability in everyday life, we have the chance to practise by incorporating Japandi interior design. Instead of opting for plastics structures, we encourage you to go for more wood, bamboo, and recycled material furniture.
5) Art Deco
Do you love that quintessential “Great Gatsby” style or the bold geometric patterns found throughout the Empire State Building in New York? Then you might just be a fan of Art Deco style.
Known for its symmetry, use of linear geometric patterns, and luxurious materials, this iconic style is big, bold and glam. Here are some characteristics that you should consider for an authentic Art Deco experience.
Common Motifs of the Art Deco Style
Geometric, linearity, and angular forms characterise art deco design. The look is strong and bold with no fussiness or romance in sight. When you're seeking art deco-inspired furniture or accessories, look for regularly occurring motifs, including:
- Zigzag patterns
- Tufted furniture
- Jagged, pointed edges inspired by skyscrapers
Common Materials of Art Deco Style
Certain materials define art deco design. For example, the generous use of gold and steel in art deco architecture, furniture, and accessories paid homage to the wealth that new industries created at the time. The categories of materials used in the art deco period include:
Upscale upholstery fabrics for seating and headboards like shark, velvet, and zebra skin
Stainless steel, mirror and chrome, glass, and lacquer as materials for furnishings and accessories
Expensive materials for high-end furnishings and accessories such as ebony, zebrawood, and marble
Art deco furnishings are large in scale and streamlined in silhouette, but lack frills or intricate detailing. Big sideboards, armoires, and generously sized chairs are typical of the period. Some prominent examples you can consider are the Graham Chesterfield Sofa, the Sofia Bench, or the Bristol Coffee Table.
This year, design is getting comfortable with current vogues that’ll go the distance. A few oldies are making a comeback while timeless classics are going strong.
You'll not only be able to create a home that’s on-trend, but also remain in style for the time to come. Check out Choice Furniture today and connect with our staff to create a dedicated interior plan with curated furniture selections for you!
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