Before the Covid-19 outbreak, the dining room at home was casual and functional. In the hectic everyday life, hardly anyone had enough time for three-course meals, and many found it difficult to find time to cook every day. This year everything is different, however, because the dining room has become a popular gastro address during the lockdown in spring. Design will also be the top priority next year. In the article we will tell you what the dining room design trends 2022 is, which dining furniture is currently available and how you can create a cozy ambience.
In the last few years the Scandinavian hygge style has dominated living trends. In 2022, opulence will return to the dining room. The chairs are upholstered with heavy textiles such as cord or velvet. Smooth leather also brings a modern industrial look into it.
The Scandinavian living style is interpreted in a modern way this year. In the past, a neutral color palette dominated the interior, nowadays interior designers and furniture manufacturers rely more on colors. Particularly popular: the combination of light and dark wood. Stronger earthy nuances such as camel or rust-orange are paired with saturated gray-blue hues.
White on white – this is how the next living trend can be described. White, cream white, ivory, pearl white or shell white have a calming effect and can be perfectly combined with one another. A white color palette requires little attention and allows the materials and shape of the furniture to come into their own. This allows the sculptural shape of the vintage dining table to come into its own.
Nordic design, with its natural materials and craft traditions, has caused a sensation not only in Europe but also in the USA. In Los Angeles, the style of living got an exclusive touch. The interior designers in the City of Angels have preserved the strong identity of the Scandinavian interior, but added a touch of sophistication and luxury. The dining room chairs have an avant-garde look, but are super comfortable and functional.
The topic of environmental friendliness will also be a top priority next year. The furniture manufacturers rely on local materials and sustainable production with the lowest possible CO2 emissions. In Europe, wood is one of the most sustainable materials, as the manufacture of wooden furniture causes low CO2 emissions. Exotics such as bamboo, cork or rattan are among the fast-growing natural materials.
Leather and fur are very durable and are therefore traditionally used in Scandinavian interiors and furnishings in the modern country house or chalet style. A cowhide rug can perfectly frame and highlight the dining area, it ages very nicely and is extremely easy to care for. The use of leather or fur, if they are by-products, is also considered environmentally friendly.
The right lighting creates atmosphere and casts soft light over the dining area. This year, oversized pendant lights made of rattan, raffia, cork or seagrass are very trendy. On the one hand, because they are environmentally friendly and grow back within just a few years. On the other hand, because they convince with a casual handmade look. One thing is certain: with the natural materials, you are right on track.
Two trends prevailed successfully in 2021: Gold has sneaked into the hearts of interior designers and is replacing copper, brass and rose gold. Smoked glass lampshades are also in great demand this year. A lampshade made of blue smoked glass guarantees wow effects, but pendant lights in gray or white shades are also real eye-catchers. If you dare, you can combine several pendant lights made from different materials and create exciting contrasts.
Marble is one of the classics among natural stones. Its elegant grain simply cannot let go of the eyes and its polished surface reflects the light. A marble table top brings a touch of exclusivity and luxury to the dining room. The material can be perfectly combined with wood. Dining chairs with leather covers or subtle leather details go well with this.
In the open living area, functionality comes first. The dining table also fulfills several functions: It is used to eat, to write homework or to convert the dining area into a home office. Extendable, foldable, foldable: the dining table offers flexible solutions for every room situation.
Back to nature – this year the indoor plants are not only a beautiful decoration, but the main actors in the interior. When corners and niches are full, there are alternatives to hanging them up, for example above the dining area. On the one hand, this creates more space for other furniture, and on the other hand, the plants get more light. Suspended on a branch above the dining table, they cut a particularly good figure.
For a long time, eat-in kitchens were considered old-fashioned. This year they are celebrating a comeback, because the eat-in kitchen stands for happy time with the family. Even if the dining area in the living room has already been designed, a cozy sitting area in the kitchen is an absolute must. This is how people cook and eat together and simply enjoy being together.
The dining room trends for the next year are more diverse than ever. A subtle color palette of earth tones and blue-gray nuances, lots of white in different shades or restrained nude nuances: everyone can choose the right one. As far as furniture is concerned, 2022 will be all about sustainability. The interior designers and the furniture manufacturers choose sustainable raw materials such as bamboo, cork or rattan. Leather and fur are also used, but only if they are by-products. Marble and smoked glass are very popular, while metal and concrete are a thing of the past.