Whenever it comes to January I always feel as though I need a compete revamp – from wishing I had the budget to fill my wardrobe with new clothing, to feeling as though my home looks plain without the festive decorations and planning my next DIY project – never mind booking in a holiday to chase away the winter blues. Iâ€™ve been putting in the leg work to find out whatâ€™s going to be trending this year which might help me plan ahead.
The colour of the year
The Pantone colour of the year is this luscious lilac – it might not be to everyoneâ€™s taste but the alcove under my stairs is quite close to this in colour already – I went through a phase for wanting to copy Monica from friends kitchen and bought a bit too much paint for the door and so spread it around the house. I love it and Iâ€™m excited to see what comes of it.
Look to the stars
Iâ€™m seeing stars! To be honest Iâ€™ve always had my head in the clouds and the celestial aesthetic continues to be popular in the worlds of fashion and interiors, whether its adding a delicate twinkle to your evening outfit or making a statement with your dÃ©cor – this is a trend which can be embraced in a low key way with simple accessories and features.
Colour blocking is back – and who would have thought it would be in the form of stripes. Iâ€™m not sure wether Trinny and Susan would be onboard with this for clothing but I think I might get myself some fabric ordered and stitch up some cushion covers to make a little statement. This is great for me because I can never decide on a colour scheme so this way I can feature them all!
Vintage is king
Now this is a trend I can jump on board with, almost every item of furniture I own is vintage purely by accident – or from skip diving – but thatâ€™s another story. As the saying goes, one manâ€™s trash is another manâ€™s treasure and this year vintage is back. As we look towards a jubilee year our iconic Queen is inspiring vintage jewellery trends. The latest celeb engagement hit the headlines recently with Machine Gun Kelly proposing to Megan Fox with not one but two wedding rings, featuring antique cut gems.
Curves are trending
This excited me and in more ways than one. Iâ€™m not just talking about interior design trends, but the body positivity movement and the current social media trend for normalising beauty standards. Iâ€™m so proud that we have come so far and so many fashion retailers are creating more inclusive collections and that embracing curves is going to be high on the agenda for 2022.
Of course this also applies to interior design too – after the tough couple of years that everyone has endured, there is no doubt that people want a safe and cosy space in which to call home. Curvature has made a comeback within interiors, satisfying our desire for a happy and comforting life. This cocooning feel can come from the soft, round edges of a sofa, cosy duvet covers or the meandering of an art feature – no matter what room of the house, this warming trend is one to keep up with.