Furniture Trends 2022!

Posted by Rick Delgado on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at 7:36am.

Furniture Trends 2022

 

It’s hard to believe we’re still talking pandemic two years later, but 2022 is shaping up to be yet another year influenced by COVID. The more time we spend in our homes, the more important our interior surroundings become, and, as we face another year of working at home, facing travel restrictions, and dealing with the hazards of getting out and about, we’re looking to make our homes sanctuaries of all the things we need and miss. That said, here are some of the furnishing trends shaping up for 2022 to meet our pandemic desires.

 

Nature

 

Almost every designer is predicting the incorporation of nature into our interior schemes. As we spend more time indoors and are unable to travel, we want to bring a little of our natural surroundings in with us. Look this year for a focus on natural colors such as browns, shades of blue like ocean and sky, sand tones, and leafy greens. You can also expect an uptick in the use of stone, marble, rough-hewn wood, terra cotta, and other natural materials that bring the outdoors inside.

 

One furniture trend that speaks to a sense of the natural may be the predicted increase in the use of wicker. Leather is also likely to be a style-setter for the coming year. And to accent your “natural furnishings” you can definitely expect to see the boom on indoor plants continue.

Sustainability and Second-hand

 Maybe because we are so aware of our natural surroundings right now, sustainability looks like it will be one of the big trends for 2022. Green technology such as smart thermostats, LED lighting, and more efficient water systems are in for the new year. 

In response to that and because of supply chain problems, many designers are predicting a return to the vintage and antique. So maybe chique means getting out there and spending some time in those second-hand stores–or at least surfing eBay.

Color, Shape, and Texture

Andi Morse of Morse Design proclaims that texture is in! She says that 2022 will see “more soft velvets and boucle fabrics mixed with woven furniture and sisal carpets.” To offset the boldness of texture, the fashion world foresees a rise in the use of feminine curves in furniture. Founder of DROOL, Alex Liepman puts it this way, “Curves are both feminine and forgiving, which makes a room feel instantly more cozy and safe.” And don’t we all want to feel a little safer in these troubling times?

While earthy colors are almost certain to be a trend, other design experts are predicting an experiment with color. The whites of last year are out and you can expect to see more rich monochromatic roses, browns, greens, and blues.

Outside

We want to spend as much time outdoors as we can right now, so homeowners are investing in outdoor furnishings and accompaniments, such as garden furniture, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, lighting, rugs, and more.

 Maximalism

This carryover trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Millennials are fascinated by Maximalism’s focus on patterned wallpapers, rugs, decorative items, and fabrics such as chintz and toile. Anything that speaks excess seems to be in for the foreseeable future.

Comforts of Home

Who doesn’t need a drink these days? Crafting cocktails is thus driving one of the big trends of 2022, home bars. So start looking for those ideal bar stools, colored cocktail glasses (yes mix-color table settings are in too), and maybe start planning for that basement bar.

 

And who doesn’t want to pay homage to our at-home best friends, our pets? That’s why 2022 will see an increase in “Barkitecture” that incorporates consideration for our pets into our design choices.

 

Finally, a little escape from the stresses of the day may be in order, so we are likely to see meditation spaces and soothing rugs, lighting, pillows, and more to outfit these Zen spaces.

Ivan Young is a writer from Happy Writers, Co.


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