Each year brings new design trends that newcomers want to adapt when creating the interior of their home. However, interior designers emphasize that trends are not strict rules that must be followed. It’s better to look at them as a source of inspiration for nurturing your home.
They present fashionable interior styles and share tips on what aesthetic accents to pay attention to when renovating your home.
Japandi is a combination of Japanese and Scandinavian style
"It is a combination of Scandinavian and Japanese stylistics, which combines Nordic simplicity, functionality, earthy colour palette, and the Japanese's favourite minimalism, sustainability and quality. This direction, based on Japanese philosophy, will be one of the strongest in 2022 - a predominant style,”.
This style is dominated by minimalism, a wide range of wood uses, wicker furniture and curved shapes. The interior is based on a light, earthy colour palette - pastel, grey, beige, cream. Accents of brighter colours in the home interior only perform an additional function, accentuate contrasts and enliven the design. Chandeliers, dining chairs, paintings, bedding, plumbing fixtures in the bathroom can become such accents.
"To emphasize the Japanese style in their homes, buyers update the colour of the walls - they choose light-coloured paints and pastel wallpapers. In both physical and e-shops, wicker coffee tables and chair sets are also actively purchased - important details of this style of interior,” say designers.
According to the interior designers, the Japanese style is also inseparable from sustainability, therefore the accents of handmade, natural, high-quality materials, which retain their functions and aesthetic value for many years, occupy a very important place here.
The designers notice that homeowners want uniqueness and innovation in their interior, which leads to the popularity of new directions in interior design. One of them is the Balinese-style theme in the interior, which attracts people with its naturalness and creates a holiday mood.
“The essential accents of this style can be rattan wicker furniture or interior details, chandeliers made of seaweed or rattan. The Balinese-style houses are dominated by rich wood tones and lightly cosy pastel spaces,” they say.
Another interior trend that is of increasing interest is the vintage (mid-century) style.
“Vintage-style houses are dominated by bright wood accents, and one of the most characteristic elements of this style is antique furniture with wooden tapered legs. This style of home also combines intricately shaped metallic lamps, textiles printed with geometric patterns - carpets, pillows, wall decoration elements, bright-coloured wallpaper,” say the interior designers.
Shared helpful tips
Having presented the design trends that will increasingly dominate this year's interiors, the interior designers add that there is no need to rush to renovate the house according to the latest trends.
"Trends are changing fast, we will not be able to 'run away' from them, and such a goal should not be set. After all, the interior is not a clothing fashion, so, unfortunately, we will not update it every year, and the investment would be too high. We must not forget that the home is our personal space, where we must feel good. This is more important than all the most fashionable trends,” the designers emphasize.
And for those who want to bring a subtle change into the house, experts present a few tips:
Choose natural wood
Just like last year, wood retains the title of the most fashionable material of the year. Its use is very wide: from floors, furniture, stairs, and baseboards to countertops, wall and ceiling decor, chandeliers, or partitions.
So, to give the home an impression of new accents, cosiness and warmth, you can choose several new wooden details that will go well with concrete, marble, and stone surfaces and various textiles. For example, it is now very fashionable to decorate a wall with wooden boards with gaps - it's easy to make yourself.
Like every year, the Pantone Colour Institute has once again announced the colour of the year, a blue-purple ("Very Peri") colour that symbolises self-confidence and courage. So, to enliven the house, just a few new interior accessories in this shade are enough: a picture, a rug, pillows, bedding, a bedspread, a vase, or dishes.
This year's colour goes well with neutral shades - beige, earth, grey, as well as with bright colours such as green, pink, yellow or orange.
Decorative clay and aged style
According to the experts, also in the curent trends of wall decoration, decorative clay plaster is noticeable, with which it is possible to decorate both glossy or matte marble, polished stone, concrete, and other wall surfaces - practical, but looking extremely modern.
Also, rustic styles continue to intensify in home decoration, especially imitation stainless-steel tiles, furniture panels, and wall decor. Such aged accents will go well with wood, concrete and metal, as the combination of different textures will continue to be popular.
Follow the principles of practicality
Sometimes when you see examples of interiors on the pages of fashion magazines, we don’t think about whether these solutions will be the best option for your home. Therefore, experts have advice for potential decorators - follow the principle of practicality.
“Create a functional, ergonomic home, choose quality materials, comfortable, compatible furniture, and accessories. It is also important to maintain order in the home - load the spaces with things as little as possible, because a tidy house is both fashionable and stylish,” experts advise.