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What’s Trending In Home Design?

With a fresh year comes fresh design trends for your home. And, with many of us still living and working from home, our home design choices are more important than ever before.

If you need some inspiration for the design of your new home, we’ve collected the top trends to draw from for 2022.

1.   Bring the outdoors in

Bringing the outdoors in is a great way to freshen up the look and feel of your home. From a design perspective, focus on natural light, fresh air flow, and the use of materials such as raw timber, concrete and stone.

Adding plants to your space is a delightful way to bring the outdoors in, and a touch of green can really boost the air quality in your home. Yep – plants help to filter the air around them, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing fresh oxygen into your space.

If you don’t have a green thumb, there are plenty of ways to leverage biophilic design features to bring in natural light and textures without having to maintain living plants.

2.   Colour and texture

Sick of staring at the same four walls? Embracing new trends in colour and texture allow you to completely change up the look and feel of your current home, or add a touch of intrigue to your new build.

With the creation of faux finishing, you can turn your flat, plain wall into a brick wall simply by applying a faux finish. If you’re looking to indulge in some luxuriously tactile materials for your new build, including features such as raw marble benchtops and stone floors with a natural finish are great options.

A popular colour trend is the colour block wall for its ability to completely change the feel of a room with just a lick of paint.

3.   Sustainable features

Building a new home presents a great opportunity to choose more sustainable features and consider sustainability in your design.

This means working with your builder or architect to integrate elements of passive design into your new home – whether that be through clever orientation, ventilation, or materials that will help to keep your house at a comfortable temperature without expending energy on heating and cooling. Another popular approach is the “buy once, buy well” philosophy. Choose timeless features that you will love for the long term, and products that are designed to last.

4.   Investment in the home office

With work from home arrangements here to stay, investments into establishing a home office are on the rise.

If you’re tired of moving between the kitchen bench and the dining table, it might be time to add a dedicated workspace to your plans.

If you aren’t looking to build new or renovate, many households are transforming spare bedrooms and unused rooms into custom office spaces. Purpose-led design is on the rise in new custom homes, as families seek increased comfort and utility.

Having a dedicated work space helps to boost concentration, motivation and productivity. This is due to reduced distractions, and having a space that is comfortable and where you can organise your work.

5.   Technology

Home design is about aesthetics and function. Thanks to advancing digital technology, 2022 is expected to be the year of online and app-based interior design.

Scrolling through your phone? Digital interior design platforms will make it increasingly easy to unleash your creativity right at your fingertips.

We’re expecting to see advances in digital options for virtual staging, clever recommendations of products based on your unique details (thanks to artificial intelligence), and furniture shopping with 3D models. If you’re working with a builder that offers design and construct like Crown Building & Construction, talk to them about how you can integrate this kind of forward-thinking technology into both your building process and future home.

To find out how Crown Building & Construction can help you create a timeless home design, get in touch with our friendly team today.