Hello and Happy New Year from everyone here at Nunawading Homemaker HQ. We are so excited for the year ahead and helping you along on the journey of creating a beautiful home you enjoy spending time and entertaining in! To kick off the year and reinvigorate a desire to decorate in your home, we are sharing with you what we believe are the top interiors trends for 2022. We like to opt for trends that will withstand the test of time and encourage you to build upon and elevate your current interior. We would love to know what your favourite trend is for the year ahead in the comments. Or head over to our Instagram to share your thoughts!
Don’t Be Afraid Of Colour
Neutrals have been reigning supreme throughout the 2010’s, but as we enter the roaring 20’s, we are finding people embracing colour a whole lot more! For a long time, we have been encouraged to use colour only in decorative accessories and avoid choosing a bright tone in anything that is a hard fixture or large furniture item. 2022 is going to be very different! We are seeing a lot of interior designers and home renovators embracing colour in permanent fixtures such as tiles and kitchen cabinetry to make a bold statement. We are also seeing the rise of large furniture pieces such as sofas, occasional chairs, and bed frames in colours such as forest green or navy blue in beautiful fabrics like velvet or linen. If you are a fan of colour, we encourage you to take a risk and follow your heart in 2022!
Embrace Statement Lighting
One very underrated way to inject personality when decorating a space is through lighting. Often an afterthought, lighting can get forgotten when redesigning or redecorating your home as we usually focus more on the paint colours, furniture, and decorative accessories. In 2022 we will be seeing more of a spotlight on feature lighting and using it to completely elevate and transform a space. Try adding a beautiful pendant light above your dining table or a long pendant above your kitchen bench. Don’t forget about rooms such as the bathroom or your front entrance where you can incorporate some beautiful wall scones. We also love using a statement light in an enclosed outdoor entertaining space to bring the wow factor!
Elevated Home Offices
Over the past couple of years, we have seen home offices become a staple when designing, building, or renovating a home. Once a mulled-over option, home offices have now become a non-negotiable as workplaces have had to adapt and become more flexible with working from home solutions. We are seeing people take their home offices very seriously in 2022 and ensuring they have not only a well design and aesthetically pleasing space but that it is kitted out with the right tools and technology to enhance the workday. Home offices are set to be a statement room in the house that includes beautiful and functional furniture, accessories that inject personality and organisational systems to keep things under control. We recommend heading into The Good Guys or JB Hi-Fi to check out their amazing range of home office technology supplies that will ensure you have the best setup possible. You can also take your home office to the next level by incorporating a Sonos sound system from The Sony Centre. We think you might find it hard to leave at the end of each day!
The Transitional Style
Transitional style is a term that has been created in recent years for a beautiful interior design style that will stand the test of time. Transitional style can be described as the blend of traditional and contemporary styles to create an interior that is both modern but incorporates classic elements to ensure longevity. The look can be achieved by keeping a colour palette of mainly neutrals, with accents colours of black and dark timbers. Furniture should lend itself to a more traditional style, with large comfortable sofas and curved edges. The modern elements can be seen in pieces such as a metal floor lamp, a patterned cushion, or sleek, sophisticated curtains. This design style is perfect for someone who loves a classic look but wants to avoid a ‘stuffy’ or ‘over-the-top’ vibe. Provincial Home Living and Focus On Furniture have some great furniture pieces that would work perfectly with this design style. Whilst Adairs have an array of cushions, throw rugs and accessories that pair perfectly with this look.
Light toned timber has been popular for many years now due to the Scandinavian and Minimalist trends being at the design forefront. In 2022 we will be seeing a lean towards darker and richer timbers that create more of a contrasting and bold interior design style. Rich walnut tones will be the most popular when it comes to timber choices in 2022 and we will see them used in items such as dining tables, bar stools, coffee tables and more! Nick Scali and Focus On Furniture have a great range of rich timber pieces that we recommend checking out next time you are visiting. Try incorporating darker timbers into smaller accents of your home to begin with such as floating shelves, console tables and decorative accents to dip your toes in. We love the revival of darker timbers as it works perfectly with design styles such as Hamptons, Provincial, Modern Farmhouse and Transitional style as mentioned above.