Including the latest trends in the design of your home can be a fun way to switch things up and make your home feel current. However, just because a certain element of design is trending doesn’t mean that you have to include it in your home. Choose the trends that speak to you and work with the design of your home to ensure that the space is still a place that you love to live. We’ve taken the same approach at RCID and have chosen only the trends that speak to us. In 2022, we’re looking forward to seeing a lot of focus on the healthy home, neutral or soft palettes, spaces designed for working from home and sculptural interiors.
The Healthy Home
As we continue to spend the majority of our time at home, there’s a larger focus on living in the healthiest home possible. A large portion of this trend focuses on the cleanliness of the home, but that extends to the materials we choose for our homes as well. If you’re looking to renovate or are in the process of building a home, consider choosing materials like antimicrobial countertops or hardwood floors. Hardwood floors don’t trap dust and pollutants the same way that carpets do, which can help with allergies and congestion. In addition to being healthier for your home, wood on the walls in the kitchen and banquette areas below also make beautiful design details.
Soft & Neutral Palettes
In 2022 we’re seeing a shift towards softer, more neutral palettes. These softer tones are very calming and soothing, which are great for helping you feel serene and tranquil while keeping anxiety at bay. We love the look of layering similar tones together to build subtle dimension in a room. If you’re worried about a neutral palette feeling boring or flat, fear not! This is the perfect opportunity to play with texture and subtle patterns so that your rooms feel anything but bland.
We’re Still Working from Home
Carrying over from 2020 and 2021, the trend of working from home continues. Spending an increased amount of time in this space means that we want it to be as functional and beautiful as possible. Given we’re all spending so much time in these spaces, it’s important that they’re filled with things that we love and that inspire us. We love using bookshelves in an office to display beautiful objects and provide storage. Plus, filling our work from home spaces with art helps keep us inspired.
In 2022 you can expect to see more sculptural interiors from RCID. We love the artistic feel they bring and the way they help your eye travel around a room. We’re forgoing harsh lines in favour of more curved organic shapes to lend a softness to our designs. We love the gentle bend of the staircase in the image below and the delicate black spindles that contrast the lighter hardwood floors. The asymmetrical shape of the lighting in the dining room below adds a hint of playfulness, while the rounded terrazzo bench is the perfect contrast to the darker shade and angular lines of the table and chairs.
Have FUN with the trends in 2022, and know that you can be trendy and traditional at the same time!