From color clashes to curves and patterns, interior designers share the top five trends this season
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It’s finally that time of year to open your windows, soak up the sun and let some fresh air in – Yes, spring is here and perfect weather goes with a perfect home.
Spring not only calls for spring cleaning, but also offers the perfect opportunity to bring some freshness into the house. And to help you liven up your interiors and capitalize on that spring positive vibe at home, Amy Wilson, Interior Designer for 247 Curtains, and Lucy Ackroyd, Head of Design at Christy, have compiled their top interior trends for Spring 2022.
1. Color conflict
This season is all about bigger and bolder colors – think Peaky Blinders and Bridgerton. Where we once needed soothing, soothing tones to keep us comfortable at home, we’re now ready to be bolder – with pops of color appearing in everything from new colors to accessories like curtains and cushions.
“Don’t be afraid to play around with contrasting colors! Just make sure the tones stay the same and the patterns stay limited,” advises Amy.
“Start by swapping out or reupholstering the cushions on your sofa, then consider an eye-catching print in your window frame by painting your window alcove in a light, coordinating color chosen from the fabric.”
Lucy agrees: “Since spring is the season of new beginnings, incorporating bold tones into your interiors could be just what you need to embrace this! Choose a fiery red bedding or an ocher yellow throw to add a dramatic and chic touch to your home.”
Aaron Markwell, Color Guru, COAT Paints explains the color clash using Bridgerton as an example and the show’s moody color palette: “Color clashes convey a sense of escape. In one of Bridgerton’s boudoirs we see paneled walls in a combination of candy pink and an oversaturated duck green.
“This combination of pastels and vibrant colors creates a sense of whimsy. You can create that sense of opulence and otherworldliness in your interior, and the key to doing that is choosing clashing colors with a similar undertone.”
Patterns for SS22 are trending much like color – bold, bold and bold. Stripes are a bold and timeless option for window and floor coverings, and are easily incorporated into existing room designs.
Lucy suggests, “Elevate your interiors with pattern, adding depth and bringing that element of surprise to an otherwise ordinary looking space.
“Patterned accessories like botanical-inspired bedding or delicate floral patterned wallpaper can add character to your home and blend in with the environment.”
In notoriously unpredictable weather like ours, adding some greenery to the home can create a feeling of warmth and comfort.
“This season green is trending in all its forms. Potted plants on a shelf, in a window, or put one on a coffee table with your usual scented candle and a stack of indoor magazines for a bit of home decor,” Amy shares.
Lucy claims, “Interiors inspired by nature are one of the hottest interior trends of 2022. Green is easy to incorporate into your home as its softer tones like sage or deep forest evoke a sense of calm and a modern zen-inspiring twist for your interiors.”
Soft, enveloping, gentle waves and sweeping curves are dominating both home textiles and interior design at the moment, and the trend is also being picked up by the high street. “Expect pillows with embellishments, ric rac wave color as borders and curved chairs that feel like a hug,” shares Amy.
5. Haven for self-care
The pandemic has significantly changed our homes and lifestyles. As our homes have had to adapt and become multifunctional, our lifestyles have become hybrid and self-care has taken a back seat. But now it’s time to think about moving the desk back out of the bedroom and reclaiming that space as the calming environment it was meant to be.
Amy says: “In the bedroom, lighting is key to a good night’s sleep, the ultimate act of self-care. Blackout blinds combined with soft bedside lamps and some beautiful blankets lying on the bed will help you gently fall asleep and give your bedroom a stylish, hotel-inspired look.”
Lucy adds: “To recreate that spa-like experience in your bathroom, focus on soothing hues to set the right mood. Tones like navy blue, brushed gray and a sorrento pink for your linens are timeless and elegant touches that can promote calm in an intimate setting like the bedroom.”
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