Lately, we’re all forced to spend more time in our homes, and this has driven a strong desire to create a space that reflects both visually and affectionately what it is we are feeling.
Designing modern homes these days is all about creating energy that resonates with the vibe of the occupants. For instance, many people are asking for warmth, comfort & airiness in their homes instead of mere looks & pretentious furniture. In short, the post-pandemic reality is that our homes have become the main settings of our lives.
People are being mindful when designing their modern homes. They have their priorities set and their house design depends on it. So, in 2022 interior design trends are strongly driven by people’s basic priorities.
Check out these popular interior design trends for modern homes.
Having a room that can be used for multiple tasks is increasingly attracting people’s attention. Imagine a dining room with a bar and wine storage or a study room equipped with exercise equipment. This is possible if you design it intelligently. Double-duty rooms can be created by simply adding a partition. From cane partitions to sliding & folding interior doors, people prefer natural materials like cane & wood to divide the room.
Homeowners are now embracing virtual design by leveraging powerful new technology to create immersive spaces and highly engaging designs that feel both contemporary and futuristic. Technologies like smart thermostats, air purifiers & humidifiers, robot cleaners and high-tech speakers are normally found in the most household these days. Design that involves futuristic technologies is soaring in 2022.
Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly Accents
From a design standpoint, natural elements are the protagonist of every room. Maximising natural elements and sustainable materials is topping the trends list in 2022. Homeowners are increasingly choosing sustainably sourced timber for flooring, subdued colour palette and earthy tones for walls and sustainable upholstery for furniture.
With more people getting aware of the harmful impacts of unethically sourced materials on our environment, the use of plastic, leather, animal skin & other such materials is declining.
Gone are the days of high-brow art collections dominating the room. People are now looking for fresh art, upcoming artist and artwork that reflects a modern point of view. Abstract paintings are making their way to modern homes. Travel inspired art is also seen on many contemporary home walls. If you’re designing a multipurpose room with a seating area and a relaxation corner, you can change the vibe with art pieces. Wall decor, like interesting octopus wall arts, can be a transition between the living room and relaxation corner. Art’s power is amazing and brings character, layering, and enhances the visual appeal. People love to tell their stories through their interiors and so today’s homes are filled with souvenirs, photo walls and accessories made from materials like stones & shells collected on an adventure flare.