We are way deep into 2022, and it’s supposed that some décor trends that stayed with us in the last years, will leave us, in this never-ending come-and-go in the streets of fashion.
So, it seems that some movements are strong. Let’s take a look. Some influential sources have something to say about it, will they be accurate?
Say goodbye to…
Wood is king today, and metal is considered now as uncomfortable. Metal is cold, metal frames in beds, sofas, and chairs, maybe should give space to more warm, luxury alternatives. The hunger for nature-friendly materials leaves metal frames for classic pieces like a Barcelona Chair, but with little adoption in new pieces.
It’s impossible not to have run with this material in some café or restaurant. Subway tile, supposedly used for the first time in the NYC sub, became highly popular in the 1990s, and it still is. The new trends are all about color and life, so there is no space for that boring (now) white walls.
Mirrored furniture had a brief revival by grandmilenials, but it fell in disgrace quickly. Too many mirrors are always inconvenient in decor. Lucite is now considered an alternative.
In open spaces, institutional buildings, and finally our own homes, concrete is an overused material that must rest a little to give some space to various other materials.
Neutral color walls
It looks like the neutral color trend has gone too far for so long. Bold monochromatic choices are welcomed. Maybe is fatigue from so many years of the Scandinavian kingdom. Clear grey, Clear beige, and clear sand must take a break.
Faux marble imitations are doing great (porcelain, plastic fiber), and they are less expensive than the original while reaching almost the same heights of beauty. Staining or etching is a permanent risk with marble, something undesirable in kitchens.
If you want to enter in the world of classic masterworks of Design, don’t miss the opportunity in Barcelona Design, the place for classic pieces, like the Barcelona Chair and the Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair.