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Each year, a new defining trend rises to prominence in the homebuilding landscape. After the better part of two years spent stuck in our homes, we are seeing an instinctive move towards curating spaces with intention. With a forecast of nature-inspired textiles and multifunctional spaces, we’ve consulted our team of industry experts to identify which design trends will dominate in 2022.
Continue reading to discover the top design predictions this year.
An Eco-friendly Approach
Sustainable design solutions continue to rise in popularity – and for good reason. We recommend working with your builder to discuss how you can transform your space and minimise your impact on the environment. Try incorporating recyclable materials with longer lifespans to revitalise your space. Reclaimed timber is an exceptionally durable feature that can serve as a structural foundation for exposed beams, flooring, walls and surfaces in your home.
In the year ahead, we predict homeowners will continue moving towards a more renewable building approach. As you’re planning your layout, try to incorporate green design principles – such as considering the orientation of your home. We recommend adding expansive north-facing windows to utilise free resources such as natural light and shade. The most effective eco-friendly design is all about connections – between old and new, and inside and out.
Building upon an uptake in eco-friendly design, we also expect to see more organic textures derived from natural landscapes, including bronze, stone and wood. Implementing these sturdy materials will ensure your home is built to last due to their durability, water resistance and multipurpose function.
With greater experimentation on the rise, why not be bold in your selections? Consider opting for earthy, tactile finishes like leather, granite, and clay. From grainy marble surfaces to carefully curated contours, embrace natural textures in your home for striking results.
Following on, rounded details will play a major role in homes across 2022. We predict an increase in non-linear elements throughout the home, specifically focusing on structural details.
You can get ahead of the curve by integrating this technique with arched windows, waterfall corners, circular decking and soft framing. From smooth lines in the bedroom to the bevelled boundaries of your foundation, exchange outdated edges for a brand-new form.
Lastly, creating spaces that are flexible enough to meet our evolving needs is key. Designing an area that is both dynamic and communal is invaluable in the era of working from home and taking care of loved ones.
For example, creating a sliding panel between rooms can easily provide an open-plan layout or deliver a private study away from living areas. Carefully proportioned and distinguished spaces allow you to define the function of a room with ease. This design tip is ideal for those who need their home to represent the duality of their needs and lifestyle in one.
Ready to create an innovative home that is in sync with the latest trends? Get in touch with Toto Properties today.