The new work-from-home setup is the driving force for the growing interest in multifunctional spaces. People renovated their homes so that some rooms could double as a home office.
Multigenerational living has also been gaining popularity. Because land prices keep going up, families prefer adding rooms to an existing house instead of looking for a new house altogether. They want common spaces like a living room to cater to everyone’s needs—whether it’s a play area for the kids or a place of relaxation for the adults.
People are moving away from sharp lines and towards more flowy and wavy aesthetics. Waterfall countertops, circular tables, arched windows—all these are ‘in’ for 2022.
Curved elements are expected to be seen more on ceilings and home bars. Accessories such as rugs and lamps could also take on the flowy aesthetic. Furniture like couches and chandeliers could also help you achieve this softer look for your home.
Minimalism isn’t only about the clean finish anymore. Nowadays, it has also taken on the purpose of being energy efficient.
New minimalism is all about being eco-friendly and using materials that wouldn’t harm the environment. Modern furniture and appliances are now engineered to use as little energy as possible.
Inside out, outside in
Because people now spend most of their time at home, it created a desire for bringing outside elements inside their home. This is why indoor plants became popular. Natural and earth tones have also made their way into homes for the same reason.
People now prefer having that outdoor feel even when they’re in the comfort of their homes. This is why outdoor kitchens and backyard decks have also become popular in recent years. Windows that extend from the ceiling to the floor are also one of the elements that give an outdoor feel to your home.
Bathrooms have now become a place for relaxation for people. Spa-like experiences are now a trend for bathrooms.
You can achieve this vibe by investing in a bathtub with a tray that holds wine and food. Curbless shower rooms are also more relaxing. Towel warmers and backlit vanity mirrors are also great additions to bathrooms.