From casual luxury in nude nuances to California glamor and modern industrial style : These are the trendiest living styles for next year! Living trends 2022: Which furnishing trends are currently popular and which are a thing of the past? These are the trendy materials and color palettes for the home office, the dining room, the living room and the kitchen!
In the next year a lot of emphasis will be placed on the materials, colors and placed above all on the functionality of the facility. It is no longer about following any trends, but rather creating an interior that looks harmonious and that can be gradually supplemented with new furniture. Accordingly, the trendy living styles are characterized by a subtle elegance. Gone are the days of eclectic institutions. Nowadays our home is a place where we not only spend the evening, but where various activities such as working, learning, playing, handicrafts and cooking take place. So we have to adapt our home in a practical way to the many new requirements of today, without the room appearing too cold and sterile. A clear living trend is emerging on Pinterest: The majority of users are looking for more cosiness and comfort.
The first living trend best reflects this pursuit of a cozy home. The furnishing style comes from the USA and can be described with the term “casual luxury”. Comfort comes first. Warm nude nuances are particularly popular. Furniture with soft curves is also totally “in”. In the coming year we will be relying on durable, high-quality materials that bring a touch of luxury into the interior. Ultimately, we are all waiting impatiently for the moment when we can invite friends over again.
Who is the refined luxury suitable for? For everyone who loves neutral colors and prefers to set subtle accents. This furnishing style should not be confused with purism, because the accessories play an important role in the luxurious interior.
The color palette is made up of a mix of beige, gray, caramel, camel and taupe. Forget the accessories in gold and the floor lamps with pendant shades made of copper. Instead, go for gray-blue.
The materials are extremely durable. Marble is in the foreground : marble table tops, marble lamp legs, marble vases and even marble candlelights adorn the house. The seating furniture has a soft upholstery made of velvet or cord, while soft deep pile carpets or faux fur carpets on the floor provide additional living comfort.
Furnishing tip: Vases and candle holders made of natural stone are currently very much in trend. Together with dried grasses and flowers, they form a vintage-looking ensemble. Also in trend: chests of drawers with a relief surface, wood-clad gas fireplaces, round coffee tables with marble tabletops and wooden legs.
In recent years we have tried to bring nature into the house. Sometimes through generously glazed fronts, sometimes through the use of natural materials and sometimes through indoor plants. In the next year, a lot of emphasis will be placed on recycled natural materials. Whether a blanket made of recycled cotton or a table with legs made of recycled wood: the modern boho style relies on environmentally friendly, reusable materials. At the same time, it fascinates with a successful combination of old and new. If it weren’t for the rattan side tables and the upholstery made of white linen, we would hardly recognize the casual style of living. Clear lines, simple shapes and furniture and lighting fixtures with a reduced design characterize the modern living space.
The colors: earth tones and muted warm colors give the interior more cosiness. The marshmallow wall paint from Pantone as well as the numerous greige (a mixture of gray and beige) nuances and the velvety cream nuances for larger pieces of furniture (sofa, bed, etc.) are particularly popular. The accent colors green and camel bring variety to the interior, but are used very sparingly. Such a color palette, which is composed of earth tones, harmonizes particularly well with natural materials.
The materials: wood, raffia and leather form a particularly calming and harmonious ensemble. Rattan, which has already been crowned next year’s material, is very popular. Chairs for the dining room, for example, are made from rattan. But the rattan lamps are also enjoying increasing popularity. They spray soft, diffuse light in the room and create a cozy ambience.
Furnishing tip: handmade furniture, homemade macrame wall decorations and crockery in sand tones effectively complete the modern boho concept.
Especially on gloomy, bare days, we all dream of a warm, light-flooded villa in California. With good planning, you can recreate the look. California chic is a mixture of already very popular living styles: Scandinavian, mid-century, boho and Mediterranean. One good reason why the interior design style has grown in popularity so quickly: you don’t need to redecorate your home. Stylish accessories and individual pieces of furniture add a Californian touch to the interior.
The colors: All purists will get their money’s worth with the Californian chic. Because the style of living relies on white, namely snow white. White walls, white fireplace, and white upholstered furniture create the perfect backdrop for an Orange County establishment. Accents are made with blue and brown.
The materials: light wood is experiencing a real comeback. Oak, birch or maple convey lightness and make us dream of sand and sun. Rattan furniture adds a touch of exoticism and hand-woven carpets round off the cozy seating area in the living area.
Furnishing tip: a mantelpiece or a kitchen back wall with geometric patterns, a carpet with dots and striped decorative pillows will give the interior that certain something.
Straightforward and raw, the industrial style relies on untreated walls, lights with metal lampshades and dark colors. The furnishing style has changed significantly in recent years. In the meantime, wood and marble soften its cool look. Out with the rustic, in with the timeless elegance. For example, the wood grain is visible, but the surface is polished. The modern industrial style is more like minimalism. The furniture has clear lines, the accessories and accent lighting ensure variety.
The color palette is dark, anthracite and pigeon blue set accents, brown gives the room a touch of comfort and the white walls form the perfect background for the design.
As for the materials, the industrial style presents an eclectic mix of metal (but with a matte finish), marble and glass. The upholstery of the seating furniture consists of soft fabrics.
Furnishing tip: The furnishing style is suitable for a loft-style floor plan. A spacious living area that combines the kitchen, dining area and living room in one, a bedroom that merges seamlessly into the bathroom and sliding glass doors that connect the home office and the garden offer the best conditions for an interior in a modern industrial style.
- Environmentally friendly. Regardless of whether rustic, modern or industrial: As far as the furniture in the living room is concerned, this year is clearly all about environmental friendliness. Reusable materials such as native woods, leather, natural stone and rattan enjoy great popularity and can be found in rocking chairs, armchairs and side tables.
- Light wood. We already mentioned that light wood is making a big comeback. The furniture in the modern California style is made of solid wood and has rounded edges. The industrial style furniture has metal constructions that bring structure to the interior.
- The living room has become a multifunctional space, where lounge area, home office and library are combined in one. The storage space is all the more important. Book shelves and modular wall units are therefore the focus of the furnishings. They visually connect the individual areas and accommodate books, televisions and office supplies.
- With plants you bring nature into your home. This year, however, they are not standing on the floor, but hanging over the dining table, kitchen island or sofa. The hanging pots save space and look cool. That’s why the trend has crept into the hearts of interior designers.
Homemade accessories give the room a personal touch and make the interior more cozy. Fortunately, not everyone has to be a skilled craftsman or be able to do pottery. Because in 2022, handmade home accessories will be very trendy. If you don’t want to invest in handmade statues, you can choose between the numerous home accessories in a handmade look. From vases in a handmade look to macrame wall decorations: the accessories deceive the look. Smoked glass is also very popular. Vases made of colored, hand-blown glass can be staged both as soloists and in combination with rustic wooden pots and bowls.
The eat-in kitchen, an absolute classic, is given a modern twist this year. The dining area is no longer just a transition area between the kitchen island and sofa, it is optically separated and furnished with great attention to detail. The motto of the year 2022: opposites attract. Light and dark wood form an attractive ensemble and create exciting contrasts that automatically draw attention to the dining area. Gone are the days of the mix-and-match trend, this year we prefer to use chair sets or combinations of bench and chairs.
The dining area is not only visually separated, but also appropriately decorated. Indoor plants in rattan baskets and large paintings on the wall, as well as hand-woven carpets, frame the dining area and give it more character. It is also decorated with vases and candle holders from the same color family. The colors are subdued, pastel, and metallic accessories are specifically and completely avoided.
Comfort will also be a top priority in 2022, especially when it comes to the home office. If you have a separate room for your home office, you should make it as functional as possible. Shelves, pull-out tables, drawers and boxes provide storage space for office supplies and accessories. Home accessories, vases and family photos make the interior cozy and inviting.
If you don’t have a free room at home, you can convert your guest room. A folding bed is not in the way and offers an additional sleeping option if necessary.
Bar tables are not just for bistros and cafés. They also prove to be very helpful in the home office. If you work standing, you train your back muscles.
The symmetry conveys visual calm and is therefore an absolute must in the bedroom. Two identical bedside tables with the same table lamps, pictures in the same size, two identical decorative pillows, etc.: Pay extra attention to the symmetry when designing. This allows the eyes to relax and the brain perceives the overall picture much faster.