For many, ringing in the New Year acts as the perfect opportunity to implement positive change and a fresh start in your life. That could mean a range of things whether it be focusing on health, improving diet, traveling to new places, becoming a life goal/milestone. Here at A. Clore Interiors, we are ringing in the New Year by letting go of old, overused design ideas and bringing to you new, noteworthy design suggestions bound to make a statement in 2022. If there is one thing we can take with us into the New Year moving into our third year in a pandemic, it is the drive and desire to invest more into our homes. 2022 is all about creating home environments that are both aesthetically and emotionally pleasing. Homes are becoming a “catch-all,” for work, living, entertaining, and so much more. It is important that home design in 2022 encompasses the many functions of what the “home” is transitioning into.
1. Dual-Functioning Spaces
Moving into the New Year, it has become important that our homes have multiple functions- living, gathering, working, ect. It is important that we provide designated spaces within our home to accommodate the growing needs of the home. Some examples of this are designated in-home offices or built-in workspaces that can function as a kid’s craft area, an area for homeschooling, or a work surface.
2. A Warm & Cozy Palette
There is nothing more inviting in an interior space than furniture and decor that screams “cozy.” A great way to achieve the cozy feeling in your interior space is the use of a moody color palette. Warm tones like darker greens, browns, blues, and blacks, as opposed to stark white and cream colors, can envoke a more private and intimate environment. Moody colors can be incorporated into areas of your home like your kitchen, flooring, window treatments, furniture, accessories and so much more!
3. Two-Tone Color Combo
The use of a two-tone scheme is a great way to add visual interest and a “wow” factor into any space. Most paint strips come with a variety of the same color shade, making it a great way to find two colors that will easily complement each other. The use of a darker shade on lower cabinetry will help anchor your space, while the use of a lighter shade on the upper cabinetry will make the room feel light and airy.
4. Make a Bold Statement with Pantone Color of the Year- 2022
Pantone just recently announced that “Very-Peri” will be the 2022 Color of the Year. This blue-violet hue is such a bold and exciting way to spice up any area of your home. You can really make a statement by using this color as the main inspiration as the color palette for your design, or even subtly add hints of this color in your home decor and floral arrangements to add the pop of color your space needs!
5. Wow With Whimsical
Creating a space that encompasses your personality is the best way to make a house, a home. One of the amazing things about interior design is that there is no right or wrong- and you can be as creative and imaginative with your design as you want to be. Great ways to add a whimsical element into your space is by using bold wallpaper or fabrics, cascading elements like chandeliers, fun statues and sculptures, and funky wall art. The sky is the limit when it comes to design, so don’t be afraid to let your originality shine!
6. Nothing Better Than a Neutral
Something about a neutral color palette just speaks to the soul. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing and calming- it also serves as the best base to easily revamp your space when you feel you need a quick change. Anchoring your home with neutral pieces is a great way to ensure that your design will stand the test of time. You can easily transform any neutral space with pops of bold color in decor, floral arrangements, throw pillows, and fabrics when you need to spice up your life, without having to break the bank for all new furniture pieces. Neutral color palettes are a great way to create a sense of peace and balance within the home- something we can all search for in this upcoming year!
Our team at A. Clore wishes everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!