If you’re thinking of doing a spot of decorating around your house this year, you may be looking for some up-to-date ideas to inspire you. There are lots of interior design trends that are set to become big this year, but not all are easy to recreate at home. So, let’s take a look at five of the best decorating trends for 2022 that you can try yourself.
Bold patterned tiles
Wall and floor tiles are always popular in homes because they’re so practical. But this year, we can expect bold tile patterns to dominate our kitchens and bathrooms and what better way to add a splash of color to our interiors? So, look out for geometric and Moroccan-inspired designs making their way into stores.
Laying new tile floors can be tricky, so don’t rush into a decision. Work out a budget beforehand, and as well as choosing something bold, make sure you find something that suits your personal taste and style. Go for cheerful colors that bring a smile to your face when you walk into the room and think about how the tiles will work with the rest of your interior.
Many of us have already invested in making our homes more connected to the outside – bringing the outside in with more glazing and indoor plants. So, it’s good news that this trend of nature-inspired spaces is set to continue and this year botanical and floral designs will be dominating our walls and furnishings.
If you like the sound of this, it’s not difficult to do. Why not try a floral wallpaper design for your feature wall or hang a gallery wall with a botanical theme? For easier ideas, try switching your bedding or drapes to a modern, nature-inspired pattern.
Many of us live with an open plan design in our homes and most of the time it works well. But with an increase in home working and a desire to separate our working and home lives, it’s no wonder that 2022 sees a trend in more flexible spaces. This new interior trend uses décor and color to divide one area into distinct sections whilst allowing for quick changes when needed.
So, how does this work? Well, by using portable screening or the arrangement of our furniture, we can temporarily divide rooms into areas. This is supported by changing wall colors or flooring styles to create a division, rather than simply putting up walls.
Doing this could create a more harmonious home for families. The space can be clearly defined for different activities with less chance for work or play to take over the whole room. Plus, it’s easy to switch around when there’s a celebration or guests visiting.
2022 is all about blues and greens. And these tones can be really good for busy homes that tend to be stressful. Painting walls or ceilings in colors such as sky blues and mossy greens can help to add a calming feel to rooms.
This is a great opportunity to refresh a bedroom or lounge to make a better space to relax and unwind. Find a green or blue paint color you like and then add coordinating tones around the room with new cushion covers, rugs and throws.
You may have already seen curvy furniture such as sofas and chairs taking over as this season’s must-have home accessory. But this trend for curves is much more than just statement pieces of furniture. It’s about softening up our interiors to create a stylish and cozy home. It combines our newfound love of painted arches on walls with arty ornaments and tasteful artworks that mimic this soft-edged look.
This is one trend that’s really easy to introduce into your home. You can go all out with curves or simply add a few highlights here and there. You could add an arched mirror to your mantlepiece and round cushions to the sofa. Or place donut-shaped vases and scallop-edged rugs in your rooms.