By Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Troy Warren for CNT #HomeGarden
Colors, shapes and inspiration for updating your living space
he website Interior Decor Trends is already looking at 2023, but we can’t plan that far in the future. Instead, here are five interior designs trends the website sees for 2022.
The trend this year is “naturalness,” the site says, because bright colors annoyed many people who were spending so much time at home. Warm and cool shades of beige will continue to be popular, as will the entire palette of blues. Benjamin Moore’s Aegean teal is a mix of blue, green and gray.
Many of us got rounder and softer during the pandemic, and now our furniture is reflecting our shape. Strict lines and layouts are softened by furniture without corners.
The trend isn’t just for furniture. “Pay attention to tables, lamps, poufs and sofas,” the website states. You can also find the trend in coffee tables, vases and candlesticks and large mirrors.
Minimalist is recognized as the fashionable interior of 2022, but it’s not complete minimalism. This trend is more about minimal decoration and furniture use, making room for air and free space.
Minimalism also ties in with color, the website states. “A soft palette in beige and gray is very relevant today in such rooms.”
Spending so much time indoors has shown us how important it is to bring elements of the outdoors inside. The most popular textures? Stone, onyx, marble, granite and light wood. The materials can be used in decoration and furniture. Don’t forget textiles. Linen, cotton and ceramics will complete the picture.
Home gardening will grow out of this trend. Whether growing herbs and vegetables or just surrounding your space with potted plants, nature will be prominent in 2022 homes.
The pandemic has shown, according to Interior Decor Trends, that working at the kitchen table or on the sofa can be inconvenient and potentially bad for your health. Even with vaccinations, COVID-19 variants have many people continuing to work from home. The need for a comfortable home office becomes acute. If no renovation is planned soon, try rearranging the furniture to free a corner or space for a small desk and chair. It’s important the space is well lighted, either by a window or a lamp.
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