Trend Alert 2022

Now that the year 2021 has come to an end, we can begin to look ahead. Last year featured more work-from-home adjustments and jumping in and out of lockdowns. The future is still uncertain but we can at least predict what the future holds. So, what interiors can we expect in 2022?

Get inspired for your New Year reno with our predictions of the next big home design trends for 2022. Peek into the future below and see if you can get ahead of the trends.

Black Accents

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In 2021, we noticed a lot of brass and brushed nickel. Matt Black accents will become more prominent this year. Matt black has attracted attention recently, thanks to its ability to resist fingerprints while also adding edge and depth to more minimalist interiors. Contrast your black accents with light, neutral colours for the space's main elements to let matt black pop. Updating your handles is a simple and inexpensive way to bring a spark of contrast to your current room.

To refresh your home, check out our Matt Black Handles.

Earth Conscious  

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Homeowners are increasingly looking for a more responsible approach to design in order for their homes to be timeless and long-lasting. Repurposing furniture and materials reduces the impact of fast fashion and design on the environment.

Reclaimed wood, handcrafted tiles, beautiful plants, woven fabrics, and plenty of natural light will all make an appearance in our homes next year. This fashion trend has already taken off and will continue to do so in 2022. Recycled items bring character and charm to your home, and when combined with modern natural pieces, they create a relaxing and balanced contemporary scape.

Versatile Spaces

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With the weather warming up we look to spend more time outdoors. Hybrid living spaces extend our homes and add versatility to how we use them. Homes that can be transformed and moulded for different needs; a guest room that doubles as a home office, is what many homeowners are seeking. The ability to use our spaces for more than one purpose is appealing with many of us working from home.

Whether you’re remodelling or building from scratch, ensuring your floorplan is flexible and open plan creates a myriad of possibilities as your family and needs grow. We’ve all seen how quickly we can develop to our environment and creating a home that can adapt with you elevates its value.

Wet Bars

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You don't have to leave your house to get a good drink any longer. Many of us learned how to create a delicious cocktail after a long day due to lockdown. Relax in the comfort of your own home, with a drink in your hand and company on your couch. New  home renovations include home bars, which can be readily included with a simply designed bar cart or an extended wet bar on your patio.

Entertaining bars enable homeowners to show off their greatest possessions while also adding style to their homes. Integrate your home bar into your existing decor or add a splash of colour with unique tiling or daring cabinetry. We'll see more entertaining spaces bloom as more Kiwi's choose a WFH lifestyle.