In 2021, we anticipated a wave of “new ideas, intrepid colors and textures, unexpected materials and big trends”. We have been challenged to change our ways, and the cultural changes have been massive as a result. While there’s no way of knowing for sure what will happen in 2022, we have an idea of what that might look like – we take ambiance controls very seriously in our work.
Next year, we expect to see more interiors organized to channel a sense of comfort and personality. We’ve had so much time to turn in on ourselves, and now we have the space to design every aspect of our lives from a more intentional place. Given that 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, we expect it to be bolder, more energetic, more rebellious, and more regal than ever. Below, we’ve presented a forecast with 10 trends that we believe will define interiors in 2022.
Strong and seduced
After being confined to our home for so long, the sterile nature of minimalism is out! More and more people are turning to maximalism with weird, whimsical, and rippling decor pieces that are bursting with unabashed fun energy. (Or is it the sound of the circus?) If pastel palettes introduced a necessary touch of sweetness, now is the time to shout “I have a voice with a point of view”. The “basic forward” trend is more than a mood board borrowing the aesthetics of the Memphis movement: it is the start of a true design renaissance, and it is here to stay.
As we explore the metaverse further, our interiors should reflect the journey of the digital world. Space designer Hanna Ali told us that this emerging ecosystem offers a whole new way to experience virtual architecture that is radically changing culture. Along with all the innovations around smarter technology, cryptocurrency, and NFTs, we’re also adapting to a hybrid lifestyle model. The checkered pattern has reigned supreme throughout the pandemic, but now that we’ve experienced the psychedelic, it’s time to get back to basics. Any architect will tell you how essential the grid is, and now more and more designs are paying homage to it.
From postmodern (now called ‘pomo’ aka ‘design emo’) and mid-century Bauhaus and Scandi, we all marvel at the past as we navigate our own aesthetic and develop style preferences. The smart big millennials have graduated from kindergarten but still want to play with their fake food because the fun doesn’t have to end at the dinner table. Meanwhile, Gen Z can’t seem to get enough of the Y2K culture. The resurgence of Polly Pockets also reminds us that the ongoing obsession with miniatures is multigenerational. Pro tip: Take notes from Jasmine Archie, Vivid Wu, and Lillian Ahenkan for some major inner inspiration.
Green is the new neutral
No matter the shade, it is the color of the year despite what Pantone says. If you don’t take our word for it, the folks at Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and Behr will be happy to support us here. We have already noted that hues like emerald bring a feeling of tranquility and rejuvenation to any space, be it a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room, or bedroom. ‘a living room or an office. (It’s part of this ongoing process of reconnecting with nature.) The millennial rose remains in our hearts forever.
Speaking of green, we’re now going beyond the #cottagecore aesthetic and delving into sustainability even more with this more quirky twist on biophilia. Along with claiming the wild side of nature and advocating for inclusiveness in a forest fantasy realm, goblincore calls for savings, second-hand shopping, and collecting shiny little items. (In other words, vintage is here.) Basically, it’s about embracing a more eco-friendly lifestyle, with nature-inspired looks to match. Mushrooms, snails, frogs, plants and mosses are some of the main reasons for this trend, which obviously features an earthy palette. Interpret as you wish!
All cannabis all
Because you don’t have to be a stoner to appreciate the aesthetics of a stoner. There are so many stylish ways to incorporate cannabis into your home decor, from sculptures and flower arrangements to blankets and table books. The marijuana industrial complex will reach new heights in 2022 with legalization on the rise in the United States, so don’t be surprised to see more weeds in the wild with the enormous growth of dispensaries and farms. The grass is greener now that we’re finally on the other side of this movement. (While you’re here, be sure to check out the highly recommended products in our gift guide on the subject.)
With the popularity of transparency, there has been a resurgence of lucite and acrylic, so naturally the next “it” material is glass brick. Susan Alexandra has set the bar high with her flagship store filled with a rainbow of glass blocks. (Architectural designer Lula Galeano insists the material makes for a most fulfilling DIY furniture project.) The tile table has had its heyday, but it is about to be replaced by tables in glass blocks.
Iconic pieces are cool, but multifunctional furniture is an even better investment now that our spaces have become versatile and objects are our closest companions. (True talk, there really is nothing more intimate.) We’ve all been struck by the curse of curves, but what could be more heartwarming than a big, fat sofa? What really stands the test of time is a modular set that you can put together and take apart as you like, like the Togo and Mah Jong sofas. We’re always one step closer to rekindling the conversation pit… And if you haven’t already noticed, the daybed is back in fashion as well.
The books are back
Time to brighten up, if you know what I mean … Not only are more and more people organizing books for decorating (and their personal bookcases), but they’re also building stairs and tables from it. vintage books. Even if you’re not a die-hard bibliophile, designer Sophie Collé reminds us that books are great tools to use as visual references. “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m just flipping through the photos, but it’s a great way to skip Pinterest and learn a bit more about the story,” he explains. she. “People have done the job of keeping all of this information for us, so why not use it? Some 80s book covers are works of art, so I like to take them out even just for that. You heard it here first: Books are the new status symbol.
Mirror, mirror, outside the walls! After such a long period of deep reflection, the future looks brighter than ever, and so does our decor. From garland curtains and disco balls to padded and spray foam mirrors, we all find our rhythm with pieces that sparkle and sparkle. Now that the portal has been opened, could mirrored ceilings be in our future? Only time will tell…