Michael Brocklebank of T-ROC, Barrie, needs to stay on top of upcoming trends for his clients. These are just a few home design trends of 2022 that Michael has noticed.
In 2021, the increasingly popular grandmillennial trend gained momentum.
Designers expect to see this fad intensify this year — millennials can’t get enough of the old-school maximalist trend that features ruffles, chintz, tassels, and toile wallpaper.
The grandmillennial movement also allows for style exploration and nostalgia.
Pet-focused decor is all the rage this year.
Most people consider their pets part of their family. The “Barkitecture” design trend gives pets something comfortable to lounge on that’s still cohesive with your existing decor.
Home offices are pretty much a must nowadays.
This year, we can expect our kitchens and spacious walk-in closets to continue to serve double duty as makeshift offices.
Many open-plan kitchens will continue to adapt into alternative work spaces with smart shelves, space-saving features, and maximized corners. I’m predicting an insurgence of kitchen nooks as cozy work-from-home options.
Large walk-in closets can also be an alternative from working in the living room.
But if you’re lucky enough to have larger additional space within your home, it’s time to seriously consider converting that spare bedroom into a home office.
Predicting a rise in meditation nooks
You can transform just about any corner of your home into a serene meditation nook.
They’re great for unwinding after a long day at work or as a place to score some alone time before you interact with your partner in the morning.
To create a cozy sanctuary in the corner of a room, it’s recommended that you integrate comforting yet uplifting decor elements such as soft floor pillows, exciting artwork, a small side table or bench, and a colorful rug; if you can find a corner near a window, even better.
Leverage your Porch and Patio
Even a small porch can become an oasis. When we’re all confined in our homes, having a space to step out for fresh air is a true luxury.
Even if your porch or patio is small, there are ways to turn it into a space where you can work, relax, or read.
Fun, Warm Colors
Color can really impact the vibe of a space, whether it comes from the walls, furniture, or decor.
Designers predict that warmer colors such as deep reds, yellows, and oranges will be on heavy display in living spaces this year to make them feel cozier.
Statement Furniture and Decor Pieces
Bold artwork and decor gives your space more personality.
Now more than ever, people are bringing their personalities to their living spaces by choosing statement furniture and decor that highlight their sense of style.
Think eye-catching couches and coffee tables and gently-crafted decor pieces.
Open Floor Plans
Inadequate spatial arrangements paired with large and clunky furniture can make your living room feel crowded.
This year is focusing on essential yet unique furnishings that speak to your style while maintaining an open feng-shui floor plan that leaves room to breathe.
So, if you’re thinking of changing up your interior to create the oasis of your dreams, make sure to check out everything that Michael Brocklebank does. He finds change as exciting as you do.
Written By: Jane Laker
Photo Credit: Veronika Kovecses & T-ROC
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