The desire for greater comfort and stability has dominated the past year, the second year of the Corona pandemic, decoration and interior design choices in which many existential questions have arisen. Who are we? And how do we want to live? And what kind of life and environment do we really fit into? Rather than just being drawn into fashion and the opinions of others, these questions helped inspire us and nurture our spirit to express our desires and choices in different ways.
As we enter the gate of a new year, comfort is the first requirement, and anything that reflects a sense of warmth and calm is required in this year.
shades of green
Green is expected to receive a lot of attention in 2022, and one of the shades of green combined with blue has started to appear as the most common color in interior decoration, work and living spaces will flourish in green next year, and we will also see playful green touches painted on kitchen cabinets and living room walls.
The international paint companies ranked the green gradient as the first color trend for next year, and this intense affinity with green was explained because it reminds us of the outdoor atmosphere and our growing need to be associated with nature.
The right-angled geometric shapes, common in recent years in furniture, patterns and architecture, will be replaced by smoother and wavy lines, and the focus will be on acquiring furniture that is a work of art in itself.
A Pinterest report on forecast trends for 2022 has seen an increase in search interest in curved walls and living room sofas over the past year, and now smooth lines, arches and curves appear in wide collections of furniture.
Interior specialists explain this tendency to our collective desire for comfort in difficult times, and it is provided by the nature of curves and rounded shapes characterized by softness and calmness and distance from sharp corners and straight lines.
Bright whites, steel gray and other neutral colors have long been favorites for their clean, sharp and contemporary look, but preferences are starting to shift to warmer colors as specialists expect to see Warm color palettes return to ice, beige and nude, as well as chromatically rich earth tones, including taupe, camel and rust derivatives, applied to walls, upholstery and other furniture to enhance the atmosphere. Of warmth, comfort and attractiveness is proposed to combine different shades of brown or dark gray with soft pink colors to warm the room and create a happy atmosphere.
Old and new
People will be increasingly inclined to place pieces of old furniture alongside more modern designs, rather than a complete acquisition of new furniture, and the demand for antiques, decorations and antique furniture is increasing, not just because it is environmentally friendly due to the possibility of reusing items, but also because it offers the advantage of juxtaposition between the old The new in one space, and the chaos of the problems to supply and the problems of late orders that have continued for months over the past year contributed to making antique shopping more desirable than ever before.
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According to a report by Mercari, the online marketplace, Americans spent more than $ 17 billion on second-hand furniture and other household items last year, and that number is expected to grow in the coming year.
“Biophilic” design has also appeared in the “Pinterest Predicts” report for 2022, which basically helps to bring the outdoors into our homes through natural materials, colors and plants, and according to specialists, the importance of this trend is inspired by rooted by nature in our human composition Basically, the association that has historically provided food, clothing, and shelter for humans, and created connections in our brains that subconsciously feel comfortable with the presence of colors, textures, and patterns of nature.
Studies have also shown that having plants in our home can improve focus and reduce stress levels, in addition to improving indoor air quality.
This interest in focusing on restoring our connection to the natural world through the use of ‘biophilic’ design principles will be accompanied by a focus on creating tranquil environments that provide natural light and ventilation, and an extensive incorporation of plants around a visual connection with nature.
local and sustainable
The demand for sustainability in consciously manufactured decor, accessories and furniture is increasing, especially with more people realizing their impact and the impact of the products they consume on the environment and the growing interest in knowing where these products come from. Consumers are now looking at how their furniture is made, including the materials, the quality of wood, the adhesives and the fibers used to make it, as well as the distance it takes to get to their homes, are new considerations that consumer forms decisions and guides them to make many different choices, including shopping locally and relying on regional suppliers, as one way to reduce carbon emissions.