People have been home more and more in the last few years, and it’s shifted our whole approach to home decor and interior design. Now, instead of the home decor being to impress other people, home decor is meant to make our space calm, peaceful, and relaxing for us.
Recent years have brought sustainability to the top of everyone’s priorities too – no longer are people happy with using decor that isn’t friendly to the planet.
Keep reading to learn more about the home decor trends for spring and summer 2022.
1.Designs Inspired By Nature
With everyone having been stuck indoors for the last few years, people have developed a special appreciation for designs inspired by nature. Themes inspired by a tropical paradise or a summer day spent at the beach are ever so common, and even wall art and furniture are starting to be influenced by natural references.
For instance, you could decorate your home with paintings and sculptures inspired by the great outdoors. This could mean seashell-shaped items on top of the fireplace, or paintings of a leafy forest in your bedroom.
2.A Focus on Sustainability
Sustainability is something more and more people are focused on and careful about these days. Gone is the time when you would see homes decorated with the latest furniture every year or two or painted with materials that are harmful to the environment.
Now, it’s all about repurposing and repairing old furniture to reduce waste, being careful about where your decor is coming from, and even using natural things like live indoor plants or ethically sourced fresh flowers for most of your decor. The walls can be painted with non-toxic paint too.
3.Cool and Calm Color Palettes
Your home is supposed to be a source of comfort as much as it’s supposed to be interesting, which is why a lot of people are now leaning towards lighter and cooler color palettes.
Even if you want to use some bright colors, you might want to stick to a two-tone combination, where the darker color is used below eye level while the lighter one is used on the walls. This is because you might run the risk of having the darker color dominate the lighter one in terms of space if you use it too much, and striking that balance is hard when you remember that darker colors take up more space, visually speaking.
4.Textures and Fabrics
With neutral and cool colors making a comeback, people are starting to wonder if there are more things they can add to their homes to add some character, color, and depth. The simple answer is yes, and people know it.
Fabrics and textures play a very important part in interior decor now. Pick your curtains wisely, and don’t hesitate to add a rug to the floor if you have the floor space for it. Your space can also be elevated with the help of the right cushions on the sofa, the right tablecloths, and the right bedspreads.
5.Partitioning Your Space
Open-plan homes have been back for a while, but now people are starting to realize the importance of partitioning spaces as well. Now, they’re trying to find a balance between the good old open plan home and some partition and privacy between different areas.
The solution? Partitions with the help of open shelves. Not only will you be able to separate, say, your bed from your work desk in smaller apartments this way, but it also provides you with some prime real estate for decor, and a chance for you to keep your open layout as well.