In the interior of the living room in 2022, both macro and micro trends are reflected. The first ones relate to style: wall decoration, flooring and space functionality. The second are small fashion trends that have appeared recently or have a short-term effect. These include trends in decoration and trendy colors. Let’s take a closer look at everything.
Living room interior trends 2022
This is just one of the trends, the demand for which appeared in 2021. It is global and concerns not only United States.
The pandemic, or rather, online work, has mainly affected the interior of the living room. We had to spend eight or more hours a day at a computer or laptop. And not everyone had a well-equipped workplace.
In 2022, designers are likely to focus more on living room functionality. It is no longer enough to single out a recreation area or a dining room – this is just a classic story. It is necessary to provide for a convenient place to work. It is also desirable to leave space for sports. The more functional areas, the better.
It cannot be called a new phenomenon, but it will not lose its relevance in the next few years. Moreover, not everyone knows how to use color-blocking. The essence is in the combination of color spots in the interior of living rooms and other rooms.
The formula is simple: you need to select several large elements and supplement them with details. Wardrobe, sofa, carpet or accent trim can be large color spots. And they will be complemented by armchairs, dining group and decor. At the same time, prints are used quite a bit, these are accessories or the same carpet. But they are selected in accordance with the style – most often it is geometry or simple abstraction.
Another idea for working with color is to dilute the achromatic design with bright spots. Black and white and gray living rooms have been at their peak in past seasons. But it seems that we are all a little tired of strict cold interiors. Therefore, designers began to add indigo, pink, mint, light yellow and so on.
It’s also convenient. The basic finish remains the same: light walls, dark floors. But the accents are getting brighter. A sofa in a rich color, a carpet or even one armchair – if you get tired of this stain, the item can always be changed, and the upholstered furniture can be upholstered in a new way.
Be sure to include a cold scale in the design. Because it is she who will be fashionable in the coming year. Blue, the favorite of Pantone last year, no doubt holds the lead in 2022. To it can be added a dusty mixture of blue and green called Aegean Teal – put on it by Benjamin Moore paint and varnish brand. In contrast, no less relevant terracotta will play, a brick shade close to it and beige – the base for all times.
Real minimalism today is the geometry of shapes, the play of textures, monochrome schemes and design items (including decor and lighting). The design takes into account the features of the space itself, and furniture, as a rule, is made to order. Pay attention to its shape: thin legs of the body and strict forms are the main differences between modern sofas and armchairs. They are not covered with covers, textile skirts and stands.
Minimalism can also be seen as a rejection of unnecessary purchases and spending – a trend towards rational consumption and a protest against shopaholism. In the interior of the living room, this trend can manifest itself as getting rid of unnecessary accessories. By the way, many did this during the period of self-isolation.
Disassemble your favorite travel souvenirs, empty shelves, arrange books to reduce color noise – even such little things will help refresh and facilitate the decoration of the apartment.
The accent trim with natural materials still looks fresh. Usually, in this way, an area near the TV or a wall near the sofa is allocated. The most popular option is under the stone. Slabs are the most expensive to use in decoration – real slabs. But you can replace them with porcelain stoneware with a matching print.
If you are tired of stone, take a closer look at the tree. It fits perfectly into modern and minimalist designs. Variants in dark colors are especially good. Replaces MDF wood – such panels look no worse, but are much cheaper.
Cork can form an unspoken competition for wood in the struggle for decoration. This is not a novelty, time-tested material is also found in the photo today. True, more and more often in Western projects.
As for brick and concrete – loft-style finishes, it is relevant. And you can’t call it trendy. Wallpaper is not used as a base either, but it is easy for them to find application in the accent part.
If you are planning a renovation, don’t rush to buy new furniture. Perhaps you have a 1970s Soviet low TV stand, Grandma’s polished chest of drawers, or her favorite sofa? As a last resort, you can find used ones. After all, vintage furniture is one of the key trends in the living room interior.
See how cool and unobtrusive the designers fit it into any design: from modern to minimalism. Corresponding custom-made models can cost many times more than real authentic items. So why not save some money on this?
If you don’t like the color of the cabinet or its texture, restoration will help. You can also paint it yourself. The main thing is to keep the shape. High legs, thin lines and angular shapes inherent in Soviet design have definitely found a second wind today.
Rattan or bamboo items such as chairs, armchairs or a TV stand are also in vogue, especially in combination with black or white trim. Moreover, this does not always carry the design to the tropics or eco. In a modern style, such elements also look very organic.