As we move into a new year, our thoughts are turning to the exciting interior trends that lay ahead.
Many are a sign of the times: an increased interest in recycled and natural materials is in line with a greater focus on sustainability, while elevated outdoor spaces reflect the increased proportion of time spent at home during the pandemic. There are also some familiar ones from 2021 that show no sign of abating, from trendy black tapware to breezy open-plan living.
Whether you’re designing your custom build or refreshing your existing space, here are the hottest trends for 2022 to keep your home looking modern.
The trend for using recycled brick is showing no sign of abating in 2022. Not only does this lend more character to your house façade, but it also makes your build more sustainable by re-using existing materials. With sustainability top of mind across the globe, this is one small way to play a part in reducing your impact. Expect recycled and natural materials to continue to gain a lot of traction this year.
Another popular material for house façade is ColorBond cladding – and for good reason. This coated steel sheeting is durable and weather resistant, and gives homes an incredibly modern look. It’s available in a range of colours and textures so you can create a look that is unique to your build.
Open-plan living continues to be a top interior trend, and it’s not hard to see why. This clever technique helps to create a sense of flow, maximises natural light and gives the illusion of endless space, even in the smallest of properties. The perfect open-plan layout gives consideration to the homeowner’s lifestyle and natural flow between ‘zones’.
Outdoor living spaces
Over the past two years, we’ve spent more time at home than ever. This means we’ve all been looking at ways to make our living space more enjoyable, inside and out. A lot of homeowners have turned their attention to creating a liveable outdoor space, with landscaping, outdoor kitchens and carefully thought-out views from every angle – meaning there’s no bad spot to sit with a book and glass of wine.
You can instantly update your kitchen or bathroom space with stylish black tapware, which is set to be just as popular in 2022. Sleek, modern and sophisticated, it offers a fresh new look compared to traditional chrome or stainless steel. Homeowners have been loving this tapware for its chic matte finish, which brings a dash of spa-like luxury to any setting.
Black tapware also provides the perfect accent to the grey colour scheme and concrete-look benchtops that are poised to continue their popularity into 2022.
Hydronic floor heating
Hydronic systems are commonly used in Europe and are quickly catching on here in Australia – especially for underfloor heating. Powered by a boiler or heat pump, the system uses hot water to generate heat. It can be more cost-effective, more environmentally-friendly and healthier than a ducted heating system – and who doesn’t love the luxury of heating underfoot in winter?
If you’re ready to embark on your dream home journey in 2022, give us a call on 03 9460 7632.