It’s official! The year of 2021 has come to an end, and with the new year comes a slew of new interior design trends.

Having spent the majority of the last two years indoors, many of us converted areas in our home into workstations, throwing all sense of style and aesthetics out of the window. However, as our world slowly slips back into a normal routine, it’s time to reclaim those spaces into the calm and peaceful sanctuary they once were.

Spending so much time indoors has allowed us to rediscover our interests and tastes, which is being reflected in the top interior designs trends for 2022.

That being said, after spending so much time staring at walls, we have become visually restless, causing us to favour edgier and more exciting colour palettes. Although home decor trends are constantly changing, this upcoming year will be completely different from before.

A Pop of Colour

livingroom with green sofa and green wallIn past years, the use of neutral colours such as beige, ivory, and other shades of white have covered the walls of most homes.

While neutral colours continue to be a classic choice, they don’t give a unique or bold feel to the room. People are becoming more attracted to the colours that reflect the natural world and give a sense of safety.

The use of the colour green, in any shade, began late 2021, and it’s safe to say that it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

Dark and moody colours, usually dark shades of blue, grey, and green, are being mainly used in bedrooms and dining areas to create an interesting and dramatic space.

Comforting Curved Furniture

The mid-century trend of having curved furniture has returned and will likely stay for the unforeseeable future.

From the circular structural elements of mirrors and side tables to the gentle curves of sofas and flared arms of chairs, all the drama will be left up to accessories and dark wall accents.

People have previously shied away from incorporating curvy furniture into their homes as they seemed too plump and over-exaggerated. The modern take on the timeless 60’s design makes the pieces softer to the eyes and creates a relaxing atmosphere.

Seeing Green

After spending so much time indoors for the last couple of years, our connection with the natural world has grown stronger.

plants on a wooden tableStudies have shown that having plants in your home, both artificial and live, improves concentration and reduces stress.

This visual connection can be created by incorporating natural light and ventilation, as well as adding plants in areas of your home that you spend a lot of time in.

The colour green itself evokes psychological reactions that impact our mood and give us feelings of peace, rest, and security.

Give Your Ottawa Home a New Look With the New Year

Interior design trends determine how we decorate and style our homes. Every year we’re introduced to new and innovative designs, though 2022 seems to be a combination of past trends all mixed into one.

While the general theme remains to be sophisticated and minimalist, those terms are being interpreted in unexpected ways. The combination of dramatic colours with soft and subtle furniture gives a less formal and more edgy aesthetic.

Our designers and contractors have the skills and experience needed to deliver the home of your dreams. We pride ourselves on our high-quality work and are not satisfied until you’re in love with your new home.

Reach out to us to learn more about home remodel ideas for 2022 and take the first step in building your dream home.