Interior design expert Jane Thompson of Jane Thompson Interiors keeps us in the know about the big design trends of 2022.
Lots of glass is set to be a popular decorating style in the coming year, providing a sleek, sharp look to living and dining rooms. Keep an eye out for mirrors, oversized pendants, and glass tables accenting a room. This particular trend reflects the light in the room, creating a brighter environment, and gives the illusion of the room having more space. Being a fragile material, glass décor also adds a sense of delicacy and modern luxury to your home.
Sustainability is all the rage, and there are lots of ways to make your interior design more energy efficient. When choosing your décor, go for options to reduce the need for energy consuming heating and lighting. Choose furniture and decorations made from either recycled or sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood, bio-glass, recycled metal, and jute. Stick with the theme with green touches. To minimize the impact on your environment, choose non-toxic, low-biocide paints.
Straight lines have dominated furniture offerings since the advent of modernism, but now curved edges are coming back into their own. Curves give a space a more fun, romantic, and laid-back atmosphere compared to the rigidity of straight lines. The addition of curved furniture can soften up an otherwise severe room, giving it a light sense of whimsy.
Dark woods create the moody aesthetics of mid-century interiors and can also create a cosy cabin-like atmosphere especially when panelling is extended onto a ceiling. Walls cladded in fluted sections can dramatically highlight the lines of a OGO space while large panels will showcase the grain of the wood also. Smaller sections can be used to zone different areas in your home adding visual stand alone areas that might otherwise lack structure.
A toned-down look is expected for 2022, with muted contrasts offering slight accents to each room. For example, adding in pastel shades or tinted colours offers a focal point without dominating the room. This trend works well if the room has a neutral base. Intermittent black accents catch attention and create a striking look without going over the top, while different shades of white-on-white create a subtle difference.
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