While most people set their intentions for 2022, we look at the coming year with something else in mind: all the Design and decor trends that we can’t wait for take place everywhere in the new year.
In anticipation (and to stay ahead of the trends), we asked some of our favorite designers and creators to share their predictions for furniture and design trends 2022. Read on to guess what silhouettes, materials and styles we will see next year.
Betty Brandolino, founder and creative director of Fresh Twist Studio, tells us“ “a trend that we see in furniture design… is the transposition of sinuous lines in the silhouettes of upholstered furniture and suitcase items. For example, we noticed the appearance of rounded sofa backs and curved Sideboards, to name just a few.”
Kristin Bartone of Bartone Interiors agrees. “Curved furniture with soft lines will be popular in 2022,” she says. “Almost all manufacturers, from ultra-high-end suppliers to more economical ones, have integrated smooth lines, arcs and curves into all their furniture. This was introduced last year, but has really declined.”
Ginger Curtis of Urbanology Designs noticed the same thing, even on a small scale. “We also see fluted and ribbed details on sofas, chairs, fireplace fronts, cabinets and vanities,” she says. “He creates Art Deco details. This pattern dates back to past centuries, when it was originally used to decorate Roman columns.”
“Textured textiles such as Buckles, Tweeds and Crushed Velvets were presented by almost all of our suppliers at the High Point Market in October, which suggests that we will see more texture in furniture in the future,” says Brandolino.
Caroline Brackett of Caroline Brackett Studio of Design agrees. “In textures, everything that is furry, Nubby or cozy is very trendy,” she says. “Comfort will generally be popular in 2022. Not that you have to sacrifice style, But now that everyone is spending more time at home, furniture should be comfortable.”
“Boucle wool fabrics are used in a variety of ways-on furniture, pillows, etc.,” adds Mr. Curtis. “The texture is beautiful and brings warmth and comfort. As it becomes more and more popular, we will look for less expected ways to use this material. This is an awesome design element, but I will try to keep it fresh and unexpected!”
Carpet Of Metals
As for the trends in finishes and furniture in kitchens and bathrooms, Bill Darcy, general director of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, predicts an increase in matte surfaces.
“The most popular designs for luminaires for the next two to three years will be less gloss and more matte surfaces made of stainless steel, Nickel and tin,” he says. “For motion-controlled or contactless faucets, which are becoming increasingly popular, the preferred surfaces are matte or brushed black or stainless.”
“Vintage furniture will continue to fit into the Design, especially in the event of a delay in the global supply chain,” says Brandolino.
Eilyn Jimenez, founder and creative director of Sire Design, agrees. “Instead of buying furniture, customers are looking for quality pieces that can evolve with them and their homes,” she says. “This is the reason why Vintage shopping is not just for older people anymore. Younger customers want an Alternative to mass-produced or catalog-bought items and prefer pieces that reflect their character and grow with them.”
Kylie Bodiya from Bees Knees Interior Design is sure that mixing and matching the old and the new is also the right way. “Everywhere we see timeless trends, so the Designs don’t date too quickly,” she says. “Mixing and combining current furniture with family heirlooms or antiques helps to make the space timeless — something old, Something new!”
Personality and sentimentality
Gray Malin, an artist and photographer, believes that we will see more and more personalities in their own spaces — and interior items and objects with nostalgic or emotional significance will have a new place of pride. “Sentimentality will also be more obvious,” he says.
“Gone are the days when you made your home look like a catalog or a living room in your favorite decor store. Instead, the houses will be more unique and reflect a space in which people will feel comforted, themselves and authentic,” he tells us.