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One of the most exciting aspects of a new year for design fans is seeing what trends it brings. And, thankfully, there will be enough of them in 2022, especially in the living room. Though it’s always vital to design a space in a way that feels right to you, trends may be a terrific guide or simply an exciting way to liven up an area that’s been feeling a little drab lately.

In terms of living rooms in 2022, there will be a slew of new colors and patterns debuting as trendy hues and tones and the comeback of trends that have been dormant for a few years. Some of these trends are attitudes or new approaches to decorating, organizing, and arranging—design “resolutions,” if you will.

However, a similar theme runs through them all: comfort, awareness, and the emphasis of making one of our most crucial spaces suited for our changing lifestyles.

Maximalist Designs in Colors and Patterns

Whether you like bright colors or not, they’re an indisputably simple way to add some zing to a room. Even those who want muted colors and textures will enjoy how simple it is to integrate a bright color or two into a living room—and this doesn’t always entail breaking out the paintbrushes.

More individuals are adopting vibrant colors and distinctive prints in their everyday furniture after a more subdued few years in terms of materials. Custom upholstered two-seater sofa, chairs, and window treatments in vibrant patterned fabrics will be fun, ferocious, and yet another opportunity to inject individuality into the area.

The house’s structural elements, such as millwork and doors, will be given a “colorful facelift” of “greens, blues, mauves, and yellows to uplift and frame the prints.”

Vintage Revival

This year it’s worth noting that sourcing old items will be more popular than ever. With the present supply chain challenges, we believe individuals will be more inclined to repurpose outdated furniture and decor pieces to be more environmentally conscious and cost-conscious.

While this will be prominent in the living room, it will also be present in other areas like dining and bedrooms. It’s also a great chance to try your hand at DIY and refurbishing. In addition, it links in with the sustainability movement in several ways.

Minimalism Is Back, as Is Multifunctionality

Several experts have stated that minimalism and maximalism are making a huge resurgence. But it’s not only about calm hues and plain outlines; it delves deeper into the notion and meaning of minimalism, featuring rooms that you can use in multiple ways.

People are beginning to realize that they can live with less, especially following the previous year’s events. As a result, people will start to downsize or stay in their current homes and become more creative with making their places versatile. For instance, you may make your living room into a part office.

Bringing the Outside Inside

Designers and do-it-yourselfers alike will focus on “regaining our connection to the natural world through the use of biophilic design.” This design emphasizes relaxing settings with natural lighting and air, including plants, and visual links with nature. Large trees will be seen in living rooms and kitchens this year. Big planters in natural hues made of natural materials such as jute, porcelain, and even concrete are another prominent trend that goes hand in hand with this one.

Furniture Is Rounding Out

Sharp, sleek, and modern are buzzwords circulating for a few years, especially when it comes to furniture. Though there has been a tremendous love affair with retro style (which may or may not be here to stay), forms are changing.

The mid-century modern retro look gives way to a broader range of silhouettes after a long run. For example, consider a chair with a single continuous tubular form that serves as the armrests, back, and legs.

Nods to the 1970s Aren’t Going Away

While the silhouettes in the living room are rounding out—at the very least, the couches and chairs—other aspects of vintage style aren’t going away.

There may also be a resurgence (or, for some, a continuance) of ’70s-inspired designs. Terra-cotta, sage, and mustard will be increasingly prevalent, as will mid-century furniture hallmarks such as peg legs on sofas, cabinets, tables, teak wood tones, and highly textured fabrics.

If you’ve been a long-time devotee of the style, don’t worry about your furniture getting rounder—period pieces are still in high demand.

Sustainability Is Here to Stay For Good

Sustainability isn’t a fad; it’s a need, and now, more than ever, people are focusing on implementing it into their homes. There are several methods to do this, including repurposing, upcycling, and paying attention to where you acquire your furniture and decor and what it’s made of.

Because of the epidemic, people have become more aware of the importance of health, the environment, and being less materialistic. As a result, more living environments now reflect these ideals.

This year, repurposing furniture, pursuing environmentally friendly materials, promoting recycling, and having meaning will be fashionable. Natural materials, such as wood, rattan, clay, stone, and so on, go with any style, color, or substance. Because many of us cannot travel, these textures give warmth and lightness to home design and make us feel like we’re on vacation in our own house.

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