Decoration Trends of the Modern World
There are entire houses that are pre-built, they can be transported on-site, and then assembled inside a day. This isn’t the mainstream trend, but it’s a technological possibility. Because technology has changed the world, it’s only to be expected such capabilities may be translated into home décor. However, old decorative trends still have their place.
Following we’ll explore five beautiful home decoration trends which combine the modern with the classic. Hopefully these ideas help, at minimum, fuel your creative energies toward strong renovation for your home.
1. Darker Kitchen Decor
Something that has been trending for a while, but is more popular in 2022 than perhaps since the eighties, are black kitchen cabinets. When you conceptualize this, it seems “dark”, but you’ve got to consider such cabinets in reference to the rest of the room’s décor. Imagine wine-red trim, deep violet walls, and midnight-black cabinets.
Of course, what is appropriate differs per house and per kitchen, but black cabinetry has a high degree of style. You’re more likely to find black cabinets in top-tier restaurant kitchens, or in the design scheme of their dining areas.
If you think hard enough, you can probably picture such design from your own experiences eating out. You can bring the same thing home to your kitchen.
2. IoT Design: LEDs, Surveillance, and Shades
Internet of Things (IoT) tech isn’t just for the engineering department of tech companies. You can buy LEDs on a strip controllable from your smartphone. You can do the same thing with lightbulbs that screw into traditional sockets. There are cameras you can install which keep an eye on the premises exterior to your home. Shades can be controlled via IoT when it’s bright.
In short, the amount of enhancements possible through IoT tech is almost endless. Anything electrical that can be fit with IoT WiFi can be controlled from your smartphone from anywhere in the world; from lighting to heating to shades to heat to locks to surveillance, and more. How integrated your IoT décor is depends on your preferences.
3. A Reflective Edge: Mirrors, Mirrors Everywhere
Mirrors compound light and impart an impression of space. A small house feels twice as large if every wide all is dominated by a floor-to-ceiling mirror. As a bonus, you spend less on electricity, because one lamp illuminates twice as much space as it did. Look around your house and find where you might be able to add a few mirrors.
4. Choose One Room For “Creative” Design, and Go Wild
There’s usually a living room, a storage room, or an entertainment room that is a bit “apart” from the rest of the home. Focus on that. Paint the walls funky colors. Put posters on every space in the area from floor-to-ceiling.
Put mirrors on the ceiling. Add lava lamps, add fluorescent black lights, tape up LEDs in the corners of the room, put down neon shag carpet; have fun and go wild. This sort of thing is a lot more en vogue in 2022 than it has ever been, especially if your “creative” room is neatly organized. You can go crazy with décor if you’re “neat” about it.
5. External Enhancement: The Paver Patio, and Convenience
A paver patio is something you can conveniently install yourself. It’s best if you’ve got experience and a pickup truck, but if you have time and energy, you can make multiple trips to pick up each paver square in a “smart” car. Basically, you clear and level an area in your yard using sand to get everything even, then install the paver blocks. Here’s a step by step video.
Renovating Your Home Along Trending Segues
An external paver patio, one room for mad creativity, mirrors everywhere, IoT tech incorporated into designs, and black cabinets in kitchen décor represent five modern trends in home décor that, at minimum, should help inspire you toward your own alterations. Finally, whatever you do, truly put yourself into it.