As come to the end of 2022, many of us are looking ahead to the next year and what 2023 has in store for us. But today, we’re looking back not forward and reflecting on what were 2022’s biggest trends in the world of interior decoration and home improvement.
2022 saw many trends come and go, but now that the year is as good as finished, now is the perfect time to look back on what trends had the biggest impact on the interior design and home improvement worlds over the past 12 months.
Pantone Very Peri
One of the biggest home improvement trends we saw this year, was the use of Pantone’s colour of the year Very Peri. As usual, Pantone was ahead of the curve with naming their colour of the year, which almost always becomes one of the most prominently used colours in residential décor that year. Pantone’s Very Peri is a delightful purple shade, which draws the eye and creates a joyous atmosphere.
The colour Very Peri can easily be used almost anywhere in your home, but the areas where Very Peri was most often seen were: Painted walls, either as a feature wall or part of a very purple room used as a feature space; furniture, with Very Peri, coloured sofas and armchairs bringing life into otherwise dull rooms; and as a highlight colour used to accent a room’s current décor.
Next up, we have ‘Click-Fit’ blinds, if you’ve spent any time on the interior design side of TikTok this year, you have more than likely seen videos about these blinds, showing their simple installation process. These blinds are notable, as rather than needing to be drilled into place on a wall, they simply click into place in your window frame.
These ‘click-fit’ blinds have become incredibly popular due to both their easy installation process and their viral fame on TikTok. These blinds are most often found in patio doors such as bi-fold doors, or on conservatory window panels, but they can be used in any window in your home.
Another big trend to emerge in 2022 was Biophilic design. Biophilic design is a philosophy of making nature part of your home’s décor scheme to create a wholesome and natural feel to your home. This trend became popular in response to the lockdowns of the previous year, as people were cut off from the natural world during lockdowns, once they regained their freedom, they decided to make nature a bigger part of their life.
There are many ways to utilise Biophilic design in your home’s decoration, but the most common ways to add a touch of nature in your home include: using houseplants heavily in your décor scheme to provide colour and life, heavily using natural materials such as wood in your decorations, and using natural colours like greens and browns to create a natural feel at home.
This next big trend was a revival rather than a wholly new trend, in 2022 the vibe of the 1970s was bought back into the mainstream. Egged on by other 70’s nostalgia which had been growing for a while in the retro scene, some of the better-remembered elements from the 70’s décor style like shag rugs are back in fashion once again.
While the 70’s are very much back in fashion, the current wave of 70’s throwback décor is focusing on accent pieces like macrame hangers, shag rugs, patterned wallpaper and wicker furniture. Rather than focusing on perfectly recreating the ’70s style, this trend looks to use the ‘70s vibe as an accent to their home’s design.
Sustainability is something which has been talked about a lot in recent years, as people become more aware of the impact they have on the planet, but 2022 was the first time we saw a concerted mainstream push for more sustainability in the world of interior design.
Sustainability in interior decoration comes in a few different ways, firstly the use of sustainable materials in décor such as bamboo, linen and recycled materials has become incredibly popular. As well as focusing on using sustainable materials, many people are also considering things such as ‘upcycling’ where they repurpose existing items for use in décor, which helps to create unique décor pieces and conversation-starting décor items.
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