2022 is fastly approaching, and people are looking forward to some level of normalcy. The New Year is probably the best time to try out new things in interior design and decor. You can use this opportunity to implement some of the ideas you have been shelving. Having spent a better part of 2020 and 2021 at home, people have come up with several ideas to help enhance their home interiors in 2022. Here are some ideas you can explore.
1. Smart Furniture and Technology
Despite the recent pandemic, innovators have been working on different kinds of home improvement techs. In the last decade, most designers and homeowners have adopted one or two technologies. The adoption of technology in interior design is in-line with the digital migration currently being witnessed across the globe. The use of the Internet of Things has widely spread with items that previously were unable to connect to the internet such as refrigerators, being fitted with wireless networks.
You can choose to install automated systems such as motion detectors, smoke detectors, CCTV cameras, and smart lighting systems. These installations have helped improve security and even prevent dangers such as fires. For furniture, you can go with smart furniture with multi-functionality. This means going for seats that can serve both social and casual gatherings. An example of smart furniture is a center table with built-in speakers. This is just one of many ideas to try.
2. Adjusting to an Open Plan Setting
This is probably a huge undertaking that may involve taking down a few walls. However, you can never go wrong with an open plan design. Choosing an open-plan setting gives you more space to move around and even helps to create an illusion of a larger room. Aside from functionality, an open plan is an excellent way to improve aeration, thus reducing the accumulation of dust and allergens. You can as well install movable partitions or multifunctional furniture to complement your new interior design.
Art comes in different forms. You can either go for sculptures, beadwork, or paintings. Different forms of artwork can play to your advantage to give you the perfect look you aimed for. One of the trends that are picking up pace is the use of large prints for walls. This could be in the form of murals or large paintings. These prints could be about anything, from a portrait of yourself to a picturesque representation of a beautiful landscape. These prints tend to stand out and can become the centerpiece to your overall interior décor.
4. Bringing in Nature
Most people have had to stay at home working or studying due to the pandemic. This greatly affected how they commune with the environment around them. However, there are creative and innovative ways you can enhance your home’s interior to ensure a continued connection with nature. One of the most common approaches to this is by bringing in houseplants. These plants serve more than just decoration; they also help improve the air quality in your home. Nurturing and caring for these plants may seem like a tedious exercise. However, the rewards are definitely rewarding. Using these plants, you can effectively improve the spatial quality of your home.
Some of the best options for indoor plants include:
- Snake plant
- Fiddle leaf fig tree
With proper lighting and sufficient hydration, these plants can enhance your home interior while providing various health benefits.
5. Fresh Coat of White Paint
Some people describe white as a plain color and not an ideal choice for the interior. However, since time immemorial, white paint has always been one of the top choices for interiors. As people approach 2022, white wall paint is set to become one of the top trends in interior design. With a white wall as the background, you can add color to your living space using different types of wall decorations, including artifacts, paintings, and upholstery. White is also becoming a preferred choice for its ability to induce a feeling of calmness. Your home should be a place where you can relax, and what better way to do it with a fresh coat of white paint.
People often look at expensive remodeling and renovation ideas when improving their homes. However, you don’t have to look far. You only need to move a few things to complement your décor and boost functionality.
About The Author: Maggie graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in communication and writing. In her spare time, she loves to dance, read, and bake. She also enjoys traveling and scouting out new brunch locations.
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