We are now well into the second decade of the twenty-first century, but that doesn’t mean that everyone may be ready to completely stop using furniture. Most people who own homes today will own them well into the future, and at least some percentage of those may not feel comfortable with giving up their old sofas, chairs, tables etc. So, what do we know about furniture trends in 2022? Read on to learn more!
One style that’s likely to be popular in 2022 is mid-century modern, which saw a huge surge in popularity after the turn of this century. Mid-century designs are inspired by the furniture styles of the middle of 20th century, so if you want classic lines or retro looks then now would be a good time for it! Pieces from the 1950s and 1960s will still be highly sought after by people looking for furniture in 2022, especially those designed by greats like Charles & Ray Eames or Arne Jacobsen. There’s also a chance that interest will increase further due to an accompanying rise in practicality. Many mid-century pieces can simply fit into smaller homes better than larger, bulkier items.
While Scandinavian design has been at the forefront of interior design for decades, 2022 won’t stop its momentum. Light-colored wood is a popular Scandinavian design choice often paired with concrete. Scandinavia design supports sustainability by inviting natural design and aesthetics with raw woods, brass, concrete, and earthly tones.
Furniture needs to be practical, of course, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t find pieces that are exquisite works of art too. As time goes on, more and more people will want unique items; pieces made by designers for those who don’t like the generic feel of most furniture stores. Consignment stores are a delightful trove of unique furniture items of just this variety.
Minimalist furniture design has gained momentum recently with several designers using it to create modern living spaces. A new form of minimalist interior design is becoming popular among urbanites who want to incorporate more natural elements into their homes, but do not have enough space for large-scale furniture.
Many of the ultra-minimalist designs feature mostly blank spaces, with a few simple lines to provide stability. The designs are highly versatile and can be used in all types of homes, including high-rise city apartments. Some of the most popular minimalist furniture design trends include modern dining room furniture using white leather, minimalist living room designs with transparent acrylic chairs, and artistic bedroom furniture with metallic headboards.