As we head into 2022, what can we expect from the world of design? Leading experts have shared their insights on the top trends that will be shaping the industry in the coming year. Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect:
1. Nature-inspired designs
After spending so much time cooped up indoors, it’s no surprise that people are looking for a natural escape. This year, designers are pushing the boundaries of nature-inspired pieces with some truly awe-inspiring results. From indoor trees to earthy, curving designs inspired by coral reefs and leafier patterns conjured up by flowers—the world is about to become a much livelier place.
2. Curvy, rustic designs
If you’re looking to add some curves to your life in 2022, get ready for an earthier look. Minimalist designs are being replaced by more organic motifs—think curved furniture with curlicue legs or hooked décor pieces that bear more than a passing resemblance to twigs and branches. As the saying goes, everything old is new again!
3. More use of natural materials
In line with the rustic designs mentioned above, an increasing number of designers are turning to natural materials to create a sense of warmth and authenticity. We can expect to see more wooden furniture and accessories, as well as stonework and other organic designs.
4. Screens everywhere
No longer relegated to the walls of our homes, screens in both the digital and analog sense are going to become more pervasive than ever before in our daily lives. From doorbells to kitchen appliances, mirrors and windows—screens will be sprouting up everywhere! Some experts are even predicting that we’ll see the rise of “screen ceilings” in the near future.
5. Bright and bold colors
After a few years of sticking to more muted tones, 2022 is set to be the year of color. Expect to see walls, furniture and accessories in shades that range from bright and cheerful to more moody and muted.
6. Personalization (and customization)
As technology becomes increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, we’re starting to expect more from the products we use. That means that choices—both in terms of functionality and design—will become increasingly tailored to suit specific users’ needs. We can also expect to see a rise in customization features, which will give consumers the ability to personalize their homes, furniture and accessories based on their preferences.