However there are some newer trends coming into play that are the complete reverse of minimalism, encouraging us to embrace a more eclectic style of living like maximalism, TikTok being partly responsible for this taking-off.
Whether you’re giving a room, or maybe even your whole home an interior fix this year or whether you just want to add a little 2022-flavoured spice to your existing decor, we’ve rounded up the most popular and forward-thinking interior design choices for the year ahead.
Any piece of furniture that’s lacking corners for me to knock into is a winner for me. Interior design is steering away from boxy shapes and furniture and reintroducing the curved and structural shapes of the seventies. Think arched walls, rounded dining tables and sculptural retro furniture. Sculptural design, architecture and decor is really having a moment right now and we’re living for it this year. “Never mind wall to wall carpeting, the iconic colours and pattern of the seventies have been updated with modern geometric shapes. The MADE design team has used modernist architecture as inspiration for shapes, silhouettes, and outlines to elevate and bring to life these retro references.” says Adam Daghorn Head of Design at MADE.com. Textured corduroy upholstery and shaggy soft furnishings work to cosy up a space and add some character to a modern-day upgrade.” says Nadia McCowan Hill, Wayfair’s Resident Style Advisor.
Another trend brought to life via TikTok, the audio goes “where are the tiktokers that don’t care about luxury, minimalism and the colour beige? The colourful, the cluttered, the maximalist, the eccentric and eclectic people?” Essentially, maximalism is the complete opposite of minimalist, it’s all about being creative, bold and energetic with your style. Think preppy wallpaper, gallery walls, the nineties, layering textures, prints and colours. Adam Daghorn Head of Design at MADE.com says: ‘When it comes to the maximalist trend, it’s all about the bright pops of colour and bold sculptural shapes. Look out for stand out maximalist products in upholstery and occasional chairs that can help to introduce the trend in a more subtle way. Add one or two pieces in each room that help deliver the overall maximalist statement.’