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Interior design tips for 2022

Posted on 4th May 2022 by maddi kealy

 

As we welcome warmer and brighter days, what better time to give your home a fresh new look? 

If you’re on the search for some decorating inspiration, here are some of our top interior design tips for 2022.  

Go green 

Play-it-safe neutrals have been in fashion for far too long. This year it’s time to get creative with bolder colours.  

With an abundance of evidence suggesting that a connection to nature has countless benefits on our physical and mental health, green is officially ‘in’ for 2022.  

Rachael Doble, co-founder of the boutique interior brand, Carmine Lake, has spoken about her excitement about seeing green colours making their way into our homes: 

“Green is an extremely versatile hue and I’m thrilled that homeowners are embracing it. It can be cozy and comforting,Example of our tier-on-tier shutters vibrant and refreshing and even dark and dramatic.”

She continued: 

“There truly is a green to suit all tastes and I believe spring 2022 will bring with it a real appetite for green homewares.” 

Sustainable materials  

Talking about going green, sustainable materials are in high demand at the moment. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact they’re having on the environment and this is starting to reflect on their interior design choices.  

You can jump on board this trend by reusing and recycling furniture or buying items which you can upcycle and give new life to. Second-hand shops, flea markets and car boot sales are great places to find suitable items. The added benefits of this is that it’s much cheaper than buying brand new items.  

Home offices 

After so many of us were told to work from home during the pandemic, home offices have become all the rage. So much so that the phrase ‘shoffice’ has been coined.  

Office sheds have become highly desirable for homeowners as our working week has more than likely changed forever. Although work from home guidance has come to an end, workers and employers have embraced the flexibility of hybrid working and many of us continue to work from home a couple days a week.  

With power, insulation and heating, shoffices are a great way to add extra space to homes and can be repurposed for other uses if your circumstances change.  

Broken plan living 

Another hugely popular trend in recent years has been open plan living. While this is great for opening up spaces and making homes look bigger, with more of us now working from home than ever before, the trend for separate living spaces is making its way back. 

Don’t worry, you don’t have to completely reconstruct your home to benefit from broken plan living. There are many simple solutions which can help to divide the space in individual rooms including bookcases, wicker style screens, room dividers and shutters.  

Yes, you’ve read that correctly! Shutters aren’t just for windows. They also make great room dividers and are a simple way to transform open plan living spaces. They’re mounted on a track which means they can be opened and closed quickly and easily, giving you the best of both worlds. example of shutter installation

When you need more privacy while you’re working during the day for example, you can keep the shutters closed. If you’re having guests over in the evening, you can have the shutters open to create more space.  

If you would like more information about installing shutters as a room divider, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Castle Hill Shutters and we’ll be more than happy to help.