A change in seasons marks a desire for something different. Springtime brings longer (hopefully sunnier) days, as wildlife creeps back into sight, with blossoming plants and birds tweeting their songs of love. However, spring is not all about floral prints and pastel colours. In this blog, we will take you through the most up-to-date trends for interior design in 2022.
Splash of Natural Colour!
Let’s start with something simple; Colours. As so many of us have spent the past couple of years living and working from home, there has been a change in the way we think about our spaces. Creating a calming yet inspiring environment is the key to that work-life balance, without losing your marbles. Numerous studies have shown the importance of bringing the outside in, reflecting nature in our designs. That’s why this year the most popular search terms have been for natural hues of colours. Green being the optimum choice, with natural tones like Olive Green, Sage Green, Moss, and Mint taking center stage.
Tip: If you don’t want to commit to redecorating your whole house and painting walls you are not absolutely confident on. We suggest splashes of colour that nod to a natural aesthetic. Using a simple throw over your sofa or bed, can instantly transform a room from drab to delightful.
Here are some of our favorite Green hues in our 2022 spring/summer collection.
A Freer Space to Play!
With the season of a ‘good spring clean’ in the air, it’s the perfect opportunity to reevaluate the spaces we live in. Open Planned living is one of the biggest trends in interior design this year. Take the chance to look around your home and decide if an open planned space would work for you. Changing the look and flow of a room can dramatically improve our mental well-being. Being able to move ‘freely’ around your home, literally can ‘free’ you up. Without the limitations of walls and room separators, it’s a game-changer. Perfect for entertaining, or keeping one eye on what the kids are up to whilst you are fixing dinner. However, not all of us can afford to just start knocking down walls. Simply moving furniture around your home can be just as transformative. Remember to orientate them towards windows or patio doors creating a focus on the outside world and nature.
Tip. Note down the measurements of your furniture, then sketch out your space with a pen and pencil. Experimenting on what fits where you may be surprised at how much space can be freed up.
Bringing the Outside in!
Following the theme of nature; one of the hottest new trends this spring in interior design and architecture is ‘Biophilic Design’. The concept of bringing elements of the natural world into our living and working environments. Studies have shown that being closer to nature profoundly affects our health and mental health.
As well as grounding us, implementing Biophilic Design aspects into our domestic and professional spaces can reduce anxiousness, lower blood pressure, increase our well-being by about 15% and boost productivity by about 15%. Amazing right!? Well, you don’t have to have a degree in design to give it a go yourself.
The main principles are natural light, a well-ventilated area, a room with a view, and living plants. Head down to your local garden center and pick yourself up some greenery that brings you joy. It doesn’t have to be a great big plant to make a difference, a collection of small succulents at your work desk or perhaps some mini cactus, if you are not confident in your Bitoni skills yet. Plants increase oxygen levels, while aromatic flowers will boost your mood and productivity further.
Another part of Biophilic design is incorporating rustic, organic and sustainable pieces of furniture and accent pieces that will evoke a sense of tranquility with their nods to nature. A perfect example of this is our eco-friendly plant pot covers. Made from plant-based kraft paper, they have a rustic, natural feel to them. Their vegan leather look will give a bold modern statement to your office desk, paired with your new green succulent collection, they are sure to bring a smile, even on the most trying of workdays.
Tip: Check out our full blog on Biophilic design, with some easy tips and tricks to making it work for you.