Trends are constantly coming in and out of the design world. Social media, like Instagram, is continuously changing the world of trends, allowing for the consumption of new designs and trends to emerge and disperse quickly. The phrase "trend" has evolved to be confused with fads that don't survive; our mission here is to re-define the phrase "trends" and return to its real definition: "a general direction in which something is developing or changing". Many people have become more conscious of how their surroundings influence them as a result of being forced to slow down in recent years, and have taken steps to adapt their area to better reflect their comfort and needs. Today, we'll go through some of the general directions we have noticed to have risen in the design world.
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Boucle has been popping up everywhere in furniture! This material is an upholstery with a soft texture that conceals flaws of pills that is inevitable in fabrics. Because of the bright, breezy hues and warm, comfortable fabric, it transitions wonderfully through seasons. Of course, there are still a wide variety of ways to incorporate this design into your house, ranging from subtle, short ringlets to larger-sized loops in a range of colours, textures, and mixes. Another fabric we see on the rise? Corduroy.
Curves have been making a comeback in all sorts of different ways. It creates softness and movement in a room, while also delivering a statement. We are seeing a lot of curved architecture focal points like curved arches, doorways, windows, showers or even kitchen range hoods. If you're not looking to build or renovate, soft lines can be incorporated with design items as well, like decor accents, rounded seating furniture, tables, or even display cabinets.
The plaster material has become increasingly used in newly built, renovated or freshly decorated homes. It reclaims an organic element to the home and embraces texture, irregularity and character. It is also a highly versatile material that can be used on most surfaces. It is often used on walls, fireplaces, kitchen range hoods, framed art pieces, vases and the list goes on.
Reclaimed or natural elements
We are continuing to see a ton of natural elements in high demand. That is likely because, there is nothing better than natural materials being used in your home; bamboo, rattan, marble, seagrass, jute, the list can go on. The variations in veining, hues, and qualities of natural materials are something special that cannot be easily recreated.
Not only are they beautiful, but they can also be environmentally friendly. Natural materials are often long-lasting. We love seeing reclaimed wood being incorporated in faux beams, doors, kitchen range hoods, mantles.
Marble is being drooled over in many different applications from finishes to furniture, just make sure you are aware that marble demands maintenance as it is a porous material. If you don't want to dedicate yourself to a large project, you may incorporate some of the features into your room in minor ways, such as with accents or smaller pieces made of natural or repurposed materials.
Natural Decor and Furniture
Grandmillennialism is a term/style that has recently made an appearance in homes. It's a modernized version of the floral patterned, traditional shapes, also known as "granny chic" using certain aspects or pieces from when millennials' grandparents were styling their homes.
A lot of this includes floral patterns, traditional styled/shaped decor accents/furniture, brown furniture, pleats, ruffles, fine China, vintage, brass, wallpaper... the list could go on. Vintage is an important part of this as well, we are seeing people on the hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces more often than not and mixing them with new pieces. People want their houses to be unique and feel special, with vintage pieces, this is the perfect way to achieve that.
Those are some of the 'trends' we have seen on the rise or are currently here for 2022. Such a gorgeous mixture of elements and we can't wait to see them being put to use in future projects. Remember that there is no right or wrong way to design your home and no pressure to follow so-called 'trends'. The most important thing is you love it.
“Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style”. -Billy Baldwin
We hope you enjoyed our take on the 'trends' of 2022. Our team is here for you if you are in need of design help! If any of these design directions piqued your interest and you are in need of some guidance to incorporate some of the elements we mentioned, feel free to visit our website and explore the packages we offer. We'd be honoured to help you with your design vision!
White Dahlia Design Team