7 Interior Design Trends For Your Living Room In 2022!
With the start of a new year, it's time to look at the interior design trends for 2022. After two rather difficult years, it's essential to create a home that we are comfortable in. We've gathered some ideas for you to get inspired and design a living room with confidence!
From colors to materials, and even environmental responsibility, discover 7 living room trends not to be missed in 2022!
A COLOR FOR EVERY MOOD
Colors are undoubtedly one of the most important factors in any interior design, and for this very reason, some entities are entirely dedicated to choosing which are the best trends to follow (yes Pantone, we're talking about you).
Blues and Greens are undoubtedly the shades to follow in 2022. These colors will be present in every aspect of your interior design, and in particular, in your living room decor. From bolder versions to more modest and muted tones (creating a more timeless decor), all variants of these two colors are a safe bet for revamping your space.
As we mentioned above, Pantone is tasked with deciding The Color of the Year, the one that will dictate all the trends and that the entire design world will follow. This year the chosen shade was Very Peri, a shade of violet, which, according to the company, combines the “steady tranquility of blue with an energetic infusion of red”—in addition to marking a new year, it marks a new stage. This is because it is the first time the company has created and manufactured a new color, rather than deciding an existing one from its colorful archive! “It was very important for us to create a new color because we now have a very new vision of the world,” explained responsible to CNN. “It’s the most cheerful and the warmest of all the shades of blue,” he added. “Because of the red hue, the color introduces an empowering sense of newness. And novelty is what we're looking for.”
But don’t worry, neutrals haven’t gone anywhere! To incorporate all these vibrant inspirations, a neutral tones base is essential to maintain a cohesive, modern look. Crisp whites or steel grays are the long-standing classics that offer a clean, contemporary look, but preferences are shifting in a warmer direction. Soothing neutral tones are what you'll see most this year—as well as richer, earthier tones, including light grays, caramel, and terracotta to walls, fabrics, and other furnishings to create a warm, inviting atmosphere.
NATURE AS INSPIRATION
With more time spent indoors than ever before, we are all looking to strengthen our connection with nature. This has inspired a re-emergence of natural materials—think terracotta, marble, and travertine used in all areas, furniture, and decorative objects. The raw, porous, and imperfect nature of these organic materials adds depth, soul, and visual intrigue while mimicking the relaxing and restorative ambiance of the outdoors.
Out of style for a few years, wood is now making a comeback in our interiors. Wood introduces a sense of warmth and personality to a project and works in both modern and more traditional living rooms. Woods with a rustic appearance (with rougher textures and veins) are very popular today in cozy living room ideas.
CURVES ARE BACK
Everyone knows that the bigger, the more beautiful, and that’s especially true when it comes to 2022 furniture trends. In furniture, patterns, and architecture, the angular and geometric shapes popular in recent years are being replaced by softer, wavy lines.
Now, smooth lines, arches, and curves are appearing in all modern and contemporary furniture collections. Experts say that this trend is making a comeback due to our collective desire for comfort in times marked by stress, as curves and rounded shapes are inherently softer and more calming than sharp angles and straight lines.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SPACE
In recent years, we have had to change our spaces to add a home office or a study/teaching space for the kids. The reality is that working from home will continue to be present in our lives. But this is not the only reason to create more multifunctional spaces.
We are rethinking the way we live. It's less about how we think certain rooms should look like and more about how we feel in our homes and how we can create a comfortable environment that suits our personal needs. In a small living room, for example, multifunctional thinking is imperative. Storage should be found in unusual spaces, and furniture should have a dual function.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD
Sustainability is a home decor trend that has been growing for a few years now, and in 2022 that need for more sustainability in our homes continues. More and more consumers are looking into how their furniture pieces are made, including the wood, glues, and fibers used to create them, a great way to reduce your carbon footprint when decorating your living room.