When it comes to creating the home of your dreams, most of the work happens on the interior, taking into consideration room design, furniture and decorative elements. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your dream home build or ideas on updating an existing room, there are plenty of things you can do to make your home feel more “designed”. Read on to find out more about interior design trends and how you can implement the right ones for your property.
Bolden your bathroom
Consistently found among the most expensive rooms in the home to renovate, bathrooms are off-limits for many homeowners; however, for those who dare to invest the necessary time and funding, they can also deliver some of the greatest returns when it comes time to sell. While colors come and go, anything that gives your bathroom a sense of continuity and style is sure to be a worthwhile investment. When in doubt, start with a handful of practical, useful updates and choose one modern upgrade to incorporate.
While they’re unlikely to earn you the title of trendsetter, stock-standard cabinets are endlessly practical and useful – and it doesn’t take much to turn them into statement pieces that elevate your bathroom design.
Keep kitchens kitsche
Like bathrooms, kitchens are widely known as one of the most expensive rooms in the home to renovate, but they are also the perfect opportunity to test out trends with a budget version of the real thing. When you want to give your kitchen an instant facelift, a simple upgrade in the form of shiny new tapware, lighting or even new appliances can make all the difference – not only to the look of your kitchen but also to the feeling you get when you spend time in the space.
While a modern look never really goes out of style, accents that represent sustainability and vintage style will also have their place in the kitchen this year.
Dabble in delicious dining
For several years now, dining rooms have been part of open-plan living arrangements, but with this trend off the menu for 2022, dining rooms have reclaimed a space of their own. In most households, the dining room gets daily use – and any room that sets the stage for so many important moments deserves a design that’s as pretty as it is practical. For a dining room design with durability, it’s all about (stain- and spill-proof) leather furniture and bright pops of color.
Often the largest room in the house, the living room is naturally warm and welcoming – a space for entertaining. All things considered, it’s hardly surprising that the latest living room trends prize earthy tones and furniture with gentle curves – elements that never fail to make people feel more at home. Similarly, the trend of bringing the outdoors in with natural textures and patterns – a notion made for the living room – has been kicking around for years, and it doesn’t seem likely to disappear any time soon.
The living room is also the ideal canvas for such artistic additions as curved, textured leather furniture and old-fashioned florals in contemporary palettes. With every design decision, remember that your living room should always be a welcome space for family and friends.
Stick with ultra-safe seating
Often smaller and cozier than the living room, a sitting room is the place to be when you just want to…well, sit. While the recent trend away from open spaces means these rooms are right on trend, careful planning and styling are key to the effective use of the room. Again, curved furniture will make an appearance in many on-trend sitting rooms, bringing with it a sense of safety and comfort.
While sitting rooms may not contain many (if any) other furniture features, they do make an ideal setting for striking art and decorative pieces. If you have a piece in mind that demands to be the undisputed main attraction, the sitting room could be the perfect backdrop.
Rev up your other rooms
What about the rooms that don’t fall neatly into one of the categories listed above? With many of us spending more time in our homes than ever before, a particularly interesting trend has emerged: multi-purpose rooms – and of course, no such thing would be complete without a healthy dose of tech. Embracing technology like Google Nest, Alexa or similar will well and truly bring you into the modern era, creating a sense of continuity and convenience throughout your home.
The bottom line is, keeping your home in great condition isn’t as challenging as you may have thought. Even as new developments in technology, style and homewares care are released on an ongoing basis, a handful of design tweaks is all it takes to keep your home up to date and boost the value of your investment for the future.