Interior design trends for summer 2022
Good interior design can transform a living space and forms a key part of maximising your home’s charisma whilst it is on the market. In 2022 trends like minimalism, Scandinavian and neutrals continue to be prevalent, but if you like to follow the latest trends on the interior design journey, a combination of the following components can be found in the most on-trend abodes this summer:
Cast your mind back several years and, interior designers were wild about flamingos. This summer the tropical trend is slightly more subtle and the key ingredient is large leaves, imagine palm or banana, on a light background. Foliage print doesn’t have to mean colourings of deep jungle green either. A modern palette of tan, pink and peach will keep the look fresh. If the thought of leafy wallcoverings is overpowering, throw in a cushion or a print to provide that hint of a pattern without the intensity of all-out print.
There are over 10 million dogs in UK homes and kitchen designers have spotted a gap in the market. The modern kitchen design can feature an integrated space for your dog’s bed, allowing fido to be part of the family without adding clutter to our kitchens. It’s not just you that deserves a luxurious bedroom makeover. ‘Barkitecture’ — the next big thing in home décor for 2022 — is all about keeping your pet in mind when redecorating. Currently, many dog spaces are integrated with other rooms in the house to keep mucky paws at bay, but barkitecture sees owners design areas just for their dogs.
Chalky greens, greys and pinks are favoured options currently. Paint and colour supremo’s, Dulux and Pantone, have both chosen a shade of blue as their colour of the year. Paint trends also apply to how paint is used and the latest craze in 2022 is ‘colour drenching’, where any woodwork and skirting is painted the same colour as the walls.
All year-round garden spaces
We used to be a country of fair weather barbecuers, whereas now our outside entertaining plans go ahead come rain or shine. Whether you want garden furniture that will make outdoor entertaining a pleasure, or you’d prefer loungers to create a relaxing oasis, Our gardens need robust outdoor furniture in a colour to bring a splash of vibrancy. Buyers and tenants moving from the town to the country are reflecting the feeling that green spaces and nature are essential for our health and wellbeing.
Walk-in pantries, boot rooms and utility rooms
One of the trends that have emerged out of the pandemic is the increasing interest in large walk-in pantries. Home cooking and storage of extra food became all-important, and that trend remains. Open-plan living is still popular however homeowners have a new-found fondness for separate spaces. Larders, pantries, utility rooms and boot rooms remain enormous selling points in today’s market.
Working from home
Clearly, the huge shift away from people being chained to an office has driven this need and many people are looking to create a comfortable and practical home office environment for the longer term. In an ideal world, every property presented for sale would have a dedicated room as a home office. Failing that, a ‘multipurpose desk space’ as part of a fitted kitchen is now a common option from off-the-shelf kitchen suppliers. If space is at a premium, something as straightforward as a fold-down desktop can offer an excellent solution.
Sustainability as a lifestyle choice means a shift away from ripping out entirely usable kitchens. Up-cycled is the future with intelligent homeowners opting to keep the body of their old kitchen and execute a new look by switching cabinet doors, drawer fronts and paint colours. Ikea even buy back used furniture in return for an Ikea refund card and a new generation of eco flat-packers are selling easy-build flat-pack, in recycled cardboard packaging and using no glues or plastic.
Kitchen seating has had a promotion. Breakfast bar high chairs were found to be lacking in both style and comfort and padded bar stools upholstered in lavish velvet are the new seat of choice.
Are you looking for a new home with the latest trends, or a property to put your mark on? If so, start by contacting our team today.