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  • 28 Mar 2022
    Are you planning a home renovation project? If you want to update your home, follow the top interior design trends. From colours to textures, accessories to building materials, everything is different in 2022. It’s not about what’s hot right now. It’s a lifestyle choice. At the end of the day, the home renovation is for you and your family. Don’t make changes with a future buyer in mind. Make your house more comfortable and stylish. So, are you curious to know what 2022 will bring?  Nature-Inspired Surfaces and Recycled Objects We all have a deep connection to nature. When we’re in the woods, by the sea, or in the mountains, we feel better. Nature makes us happy. With more time spent indoors than never before, there’s a chance to strengthen this primordial connection. Why don’t you bring the positive effects of the natural world into your home? Interior designers are seeking out natural and sustainable surfaces. Terracotta, stoneware, marble, and bamboo are used for backsplashes, furniture, and bathtubs. They’re durable, environmentally-friendly, not to mention that they look stylish. The coarse, porous, flawed nature of these materials creates depth and intrigue in the home décor.  With the re-emergence of green living and conserving Earth’s natural resources, there’s never been so much interest in finding products that have been recycled. Anything has the potential to be upcycled. For instance, spoons make lovely candleholders, wall hooks, and pull handles. Raw materials and handmade items fit in perfectly in a contemporary setting. You don’t have to clutter the home. All you need is a few original items to show off the human-nature relationship. These eye-catching items have real value. Part of your interior design can be made up of pottery and ceramics. You’re able to customise the look of your home and make your interior as personal as possible.  Sculptural Furniture Sculptural furniture serves aesthetic purposes and creates an opportunity for interacting with art. Instead of a chair with straight edges that keeps your back straight at a 90-degree angle, you have a chair that’s asymmetrical or angled. It’s a unique design element that draws the attention of anyone who looks at it. If you want to maintain harmony and comfort in your home, opt for curved furniture and unconventional silhouettes. It’s all about creating a place to unwind and stop taking yourself too seriously. Adding too many decor elements or allowing clutter to accumulate will compromise the design.  Mindful Spaces The mindfulness trend applied to interior design can be seen on Pinterest. The living spaces are designed to be practical, not to impress. Introspection is promoted via architectural composition. The result is fewer physical and visual divisions. If you need help on how to create a mindful space, here are some ideas from Seabrook Studio: Limit the noise. Everyday noise can be irritating and distracting. If your house is loud, mask the noises with a water feature. You'll live the murmuring sounds. If you listen to the sound, especially while meditating, it can help you let go of the stress you're holding onto. The fountain can humidify a dry room, making it more breathable. Your home will be a healthier and relaxing place to be.  Naturally purify with plants. Being in a place rich with nature will help ease you into a mindful meditation. Aloe Vera, Devil's Ivy, and Chinese Evergreen help achieve purer air. To immerse yourself fully, think about what plants you enjoy touching, what scents you love, and what colours make you feel relaxed. Top suggested plants are lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm.  Get the lighting and the temperature right. Interior spaces require a little mood lighting. You can create an area with lots of natural light or a cool dark space. If you prefer sunlight, use lighter, brighter wall and ceiling paints. You can also add reflective room features like a chandelier. You don’t even have to turn it on. If you want to make the home feel less bright, plant a few trees. It’s an ideal, long-term solution.  Copper Elements For a touch of industrial charm, use copper elements. Copper is used by more and more interior designers to give homes an enriching look and feel. There are so many options, such as decorative elements, wall tiles, lamps, sinks, and parts for kitchen utensils. The star of this year, without any doubt, is the metal light fixture. Copper goes with a back ambiance room or a white one. Lighting fixtures in copper are a must-have because they add a unique look. The elegant and sophisticated demeanour is sure to make your home stand out from others. Copper has antimicrobial properties, meaning that it eliminates disease-causing bacteria and viruses. You can create a happy, healthy home.  Vividly Colourful Window Treatments One of the simplest ways of changing the look of a room is installing window treatments. Regardless of the style or design you decide on, your window treatments will make an impression. If your taste is traditional, contemporary, or something in-between, you’ll find something to suit your wishes. Take into account how often you’ll be closing and opening the treatments in any room before deciding on a length. Floor-length drapes elongate the window, so the room feels taller. The hem stays clean, so it doesn’t pick up dirt. If the architecture allows for it, install blinds. Use blinds in rooms where you want to play with light and shadows.  As far as colour is concerned, use tones that complement the existing décor for a cohesive look. There’s a wide array of choices with varying opacities, colours, and styles. You can go a few shades lighter than your wall colour. An interior designer will help you find a close match if you know the paint colour name. Alternatively, you can match the window treatments to other finishes or furniture. In a white or neutral room, a bold colour stands out and ties the room together. If you’re not into green, blue is for you. It promotes order, serenity, and calmness. 
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  • Are you planning a home renovation project? If you want to update your home, follow the top interior design trends. From colours to textures, accessories to building materials, everything is different in 2022. It’s not about what’s hot right now. It’s a lifestyle choice. At the end of the day, the home renovation is for you and your family. Don’t make changes with a future buyer in mind. Make your house more comfortable and stylish. So, are you curious to know what 2022 will bring?  Nature-Inspired Surfaces and Recycled Objects We all have a deep connection to nature. When we’re in the woods, by the sea, or in the mountains, we feel better. Nature makes us happy. With more time spent indoors than never before, there’s a chance to strengthen this primordial connection. Why don’t you bring the positive effects of the natural world into your home? Interior designers are seeking out natural and sustainable surfaces. Terracotta, stoneware, marble, and bamboo are used for backsplashes, furniture, and bathtubs. They’re durable, environmentally-friendly, not to mention that they look stylish. The coarse, porous, flawed nature of these materials creates depth and intrigue in the home décor.  With the re-emergence of green living and conserving Earth’s natural resources, there’s never been so much interest in finding products that have been recycled. Anything has the potential to be upcycled. For instance, spoons make lovely candleholders, wall hooks, and pull handles. Raw materials and handmade items fit in perfectly in a contemporary setting. You don’t have to clutter the home. All you need is a few original items to show off the human-nature relationship. These eye-catching items have real value. Part of your interior design can be made up of pottery and ceramics. You’re able to customise the look of your home and make your interior as personal as possible.  Sculptural Furniture Sculptural furniture serves aesthetic purposes and creates an opportunity for interacting with art. Instead of a chair with straight edges that keeps your back straight at a 90-degree angle, you have a chair that’s asymmetrical or angled. It’s a unique design element that draws the attention of anyone who looks at it. If you want to maintain harmony and comfort in your home, opt for curved furniture and unconventional silhouettes. It’s all about creating a place to unwind and stop taking yourself too seriously. Adding too many decor elements or allowing clutter to accumulate will compromise the design.  Mindful Spaces The mindfulness trend applied to interior design can be seen on Pinterest. The living spaces are designed to be practical, not to impress. Introspection is promoted via architectural composition. The result is fewer physical and visual divisions. If you need help on how to create a mindful space, here are some ideas from Seabrook Studio: Limit the noise. Everyday noise can be irritating and distracting. If your house is loud, mask the noises with a water feature. You'll live the murmuring sounds. If you listen to the sound, especially while meditating, it can help you let go of the stress you're holding onto. The fountain can humidify a dry room, making it more breathable. Your home will be a healthier and relaxing place to be.  Naturally purify with plants. Being in a place rich with nature will help ease you into a mindful meditation. Aloe Vera, Devil's Ivy, and Chinese Evergreen help achieve purer air. To immerse yourself fully, think about what plants you enjoy touching, what scents you love, and what colours make you feel relaxed. Top suggested plants are lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm.  Get the lighting and the temperature right. Interior spaces require a little mood lighting. You can create an area with lots of natural light or a cool dark space. If you prefer sunlight, use lighter, brighter wall and ceiling paints. You can also add reflective room features like a chandelier. You don’t even have to turn it on. If you want to make the home feel less bright, plant a few trees. It’s an ideal, long-term solution.  Copper Elements For a touch of industrial charm, use copper elements. Copper is used by more and more interior designers to give homes an enriching look and feel. There are so many options, such as decorative elements, wall tiles, lamps, sinks, and parts for kitchen utensils. The star of this year, without any doubt, is the metal light fixture. Copper goes with a back ambiance room or a white one. Lighting fixtures in copper are a must-have because they add a unique look. The elegant and sophisticated demeanour is sure to make your home stand out from others. Copper has antimicrobial properties, meaning that it eliminates disease-causing bacteria and viruses. You can create a happy, healthy home.  Vividly Colourful Window Treatments One of the simplest ways of changing the look of a room is installing window treatments. Regardless of the style or design you decide on, your window treatments will make an impression. If your taste is traditional, contemporary, or something in-between, you’ll find something to suit your wishes. Take into account how often you’ll be closing and opening the treatments in any room before deciding on a length. Floor-length drapes elongate the window, so the room feels taller. The hem stays clean, so it doesn’t pick up dirt. If the architecture allows for it, install blinds. Use blinds in rooms where you want to play with light and shadows.  As far as colour is concerned, use tones that complement the existing décor for a cohesive look. There’s a wide array of choices with varying opacities, colours, and styles. You can go a few shades lighter than your wall colour. An interior designer will help you find a close match if you know the paint colour name. Alternatively, you can match the window treatments to other finishes or furniture. In a white or neutral room, a bold colour stands out and ties the room together. If you’re not into green, blue is for you. It promotes order, serenity, and calmness. 
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