While opting for good old fool-proof design tricks is never a bad idea, if you want your home to stand out and tell a story about your impeccable style, you need to follow new trends, especially in furniture design. Every year, we get something completely new and something that’s having a revival, and it’s on you to choose a trend that you would like to see in your home. Here are a few trends that marked 2021 and will continue to rule in 2022 as well. Take notes and get ready to renovate!
Pops of color
If you’re looking to invest in a new piece of furniture this year, consider going bold and making a statement with a bright accent. Today, most manufacturers are not scared to go big with unusually color choices that will instantly update your space. If you have experience with experimenting with color in your space, you can choose a large item like a cabinet or sofa in contrasting colors to your base color scheme. But if this is your first time playing with color, you can softly try out the trend by layering tonal variations of your base hue.
Similar to colored furniture, painted furniture, especially those pieces you do yourself, are still going strong. During the pandemic, many people took up decorating and painting, so it’s logical to combine these two with furniture painting. A fresh coat of paint is a great way to add some character to your furniture and breathe some new life into it. Plus, the feeling of creating something unique with your own two hands is very therapeutic.
Emphasis on natural materials
Today, we live in the time of the revival of crafts, but that’s not the only reason people are interested in furniture made from wood, stone, ceramics and other natural materials. In this world that’s mostly dominated by manmade materials and virtual spaces, natural materials ground us and make our environments healthier and more comfortable. It’s impossible for humans to resist natural materials. Touching a plastic chair offers no joy, but running a palm over handwoven, textured cotton upholstery fabrics fills us with many different and instinctive sensory experiences. Natural materials not only look good on your furniture but also feel good for our mental health. Just like plunging your hand into a bag of corn is impossible to resist, so is touching soft upholstery.
Before the pandemic, designers were usually focusing on clean looks that will make the space seem elegant and luxurious. However, the emphasis today is on family space that can be used for relaxing and socializing, so the clinical look of the years behind us won’t cut it here. Luckily, there’s an answer to our design issues—curves! Voluptuous and softly rounded, curves can lift up any space and soften the look of even the most clinical of rooms, all that while serving as a bold design point.
Curves will not only soften the lines in the interior and create a welcoming space, but also make your space feel and look unique, something that all of us crave.
70’s retro design
Retro design continues to find its way in many homes—the mid-century modern furniture has been holding its appeal for some time now. With their flowing lines, pleasant roundness and bright shades of pink, blue and green, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. In the future, this style will mutate to incorporate Scandinavian, Art Deco and minimalist styles are well.
Salvaged and vintage pieces will also continue to be popular in 2022. Many people are looking for ways to be more sustainable, so it’s not surprising why second-hand furniture is having a resurgence. To create a vibrant and cohesive look, it’s important to reference the past look and try to revive it with a less-is-more approach. The vintage style needs layering, so take your time to develop the look in your home so that all the pieces mean something to you—it’s highly personal.
It’s only the beginning of the 21st century and we’re already running out of living space. Most locations in the world are left with overpriced and cramped real estate options, so designers and homeowners need to be innovative to make the most out of their space. For instance, consider multifunctional furniture such as a foldable bed that doubles as a sofa and a painted wall panel. Or maybe invest in a coffee table with storage and a panel that can be pulled out for some extra table space. Being innovative with space-saving solutions is all the rage now, but it won’t be just a passing trend—it’s here to stay!
Ready for small home remodel using these furniture trends? No matter which one you like the most, it will fit well into your lifestyle and provide you with comfort and peace at home.