Trends and styles come and go. Some are cyclical; some see a meteoric rise then seemingly disappear overnight and are never to be seen again; some slowly gain pace until they’re ubiquitous and ever-present. The internet, in particular the likes of Instagram and TikTok have played formative roles in the establishing and re-establishing of what’s cool and fashionable. No matter how they form or how long they last, trends are impossible to ignore. It’s true for the worlds of fashion, art, music, and, of course, interior design.
Home decoration is always a hot topic, and styles and trends come and go as quickly as the seasons. We’ll be looking at three of the most popular trends for living room design in 2022. Keep reading to find out more.
Colors are in; White is out
Some years ago, all-white living rooms used to be considered the pinnacle of aesthetic design. Not anymore. However, color is back with a bang. Pastel colors, in particular, have seen a significant increase in popularity, with brown proving to be the most popular of the more neutral tones.
This trend towards colorful choices encompasses both the color of paint schemes and of furniture as well. Check out a living room furniture sale and look at the colors on offer; moving away from white could be the refresh your living room needs.
Plants and greenery are the new go-to living room ornament. As climate and environmental issues are today’s major talking points, many of us are desperate to bring a piece of the natural world into our homes to add life, vitality, and color as well.
Flowers, herbs, or scented plants like Jasmine, Citrus, or Lavender can add beautiful fragrances to your home, while Barberton Daisies, English Ivy, or Spider Plants offer beneficial air-purifying qualities.
A fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design choices and aesthetics has proven enormously popular in 2022. Commonly referred to as ‘Japandi’, this combination fuses elements from each approach, creating a style that focuses on ergonomic simplicity and functional minimalism, with incorporated elements from the natural world and a particular emphasis on comfort and mental and physical wellbeing.
Sustainability is a key pillar of the Japandi ethos. Using natural materials and basic designs make it perfect for the eco-conscious interior designer, while its seemingly effortlessly cool visual appearance has made it extremely popular among younger demographics.
Popular trends and styles can come in many forms and from a range of sources of inspiration. While it is never essential for you to feel obliged to follow what’s currently hot in the interior design world, it’s worth making yourself aware of what is currently popular, as this can have knock-on effects on the prices for pieces and materials.
Often, trends can be followed by making simple changes. Adding some color to a space or bringing some plant life into the living room. Other times, a trend can encompass the entire design of a room itself, with significant changes to the visual makeup and physical properties of space and the objects in it.