Bold modern furniture trends – Times of Oman

For many of us, keeping our homes up-to-date and feeling fresh has demonstrable effects on our health and well-being. Sometimes just small updates, like replacing a pendant lamp or changing up accent pillows, makes an enormous difference.

Others, we might crave more dramatic upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or selecting a trendy statement piece for your living room or bedroom.

1. Metallics & Spices Are Still Going Strong

Gold, brass and copper were everywhere at Market for 2022. From tulip dining table bases to lighting fixtures, interior designers continue to shun silver and stainless in favour of the richer hues and natural materials. Or consider adding a spice-inspired pop of colour to your living room.

2. Creating Versatile Spaces
While the “tiny home” movement seems to gobble up less oxygen and popularity than it did a few years ago, interior designers are still creating spaces and furniture ideas for the movement. Furthermore, real estate looks like it will continue to exert pressure on modern furniture trends. Now more than ever, spare bedrooms are doubling as home offices. Decks and patios are converting into yoga studios. Basements and garages are Crossfit gyms. That means you can expect to see more and more furniture that’s versatile. A great example are poufs! These little pops of colour work as ottomans, end tables, or even extra seating. They’re compact and they add a ton of flexibility to bedrooms and living rooms alike.

3. Dark Kitchens Are Gonna Be Big
We’re calling it – 2022 is the year that dark kitchens go mainstream! Interior design has been flirting with dark kitchen colours for a while.  We’re reading the interior design trends tea leaves, and predicting 2022 is the year dark kitchens come out in force. Picture dark grey walls, hunter green drawers and door. Cabinets with natural materials, contrasted by deep dark backsplashes and floors.
Dark brown woods had a little run in the 2000’s, and we’re not missing them. White kitchens have undeniably been holding down the fort the past decade or so.But 2022 is the year that kitchens start to trend dark.

4. Home is Where the Game Is

Speaking of COVID trends, real estate, and our new (hopefully, soon-to-be) post pandemic world… game rooms! One change up a lot of people made or recognized during lock downs and shut downs was just how much fun games are. Especially when you’re trapped.  Add a fun foosball table to your basement (our fave), or even get your game on with an outdoor ping pong table like the Amsterdam pictured above. Either way, we expect homes and modern furniture trends to continue to adapt to periods of homebound fun.

5. Eco-Friendly Furniture is Building Steam
And while we’re on interior design trends and style that should continue for at least a while, let’s talk about “green.” Specifically, (not the colour) green furniture.

6. To Tuft or Not to Tuft?

As fans of mid-Century modern styling, we’ve been thrilled with the last decade’s embrace of tufting.
Yeah, yeah. We get it. Smooth, clean sofas and expansive headboards have their place in the pantheon of modern furniture. Some of our favorite products are clean, simple styles. Nevertheless, one of the 50’s greatest interior design trends was adding texture… along with the curves and metal and brilliant manufacturing ideas!

 7. Make the Most of Small Spaces
As we mentioned above, real estate square footage is becoming more and more of a hot commodity.
Couple the price increases in rentals and homes with American’s shift toward urbanization, and we expect interior design and furniture trends to continue to prize versatility in furniture.

Which leads us to versatile furniture pieces! Wonder why the Murphy Bed so popular in the early 2000s? Because it could turn a small room into an office, bedroom, or living space – depending on your needs! We’re seeing similar versatility in furniture trends today.

Sofas that convert to beds, coffee tables with hidden storage, and chairs that can be reconfigured are all becoming more common.

 
8. Statement Pieces are (Still) In

Let’s face it – We don’t think the trend of having statement modern furniture designs is going anywhere. Ever. Interior designers have always been attracted to the idea of one or two pieces in a room that make a big impact. It’s just human nature. Think about it – when you walk into a room, what is the first thing your eyes go to? What stands out and makes an impression?

Designers know this. That’s why they often use statement pieces to craft an initial impression and then build on top of it with the rest of their furniture selections.

Now, we’re not saying that you need a crazy expensive item in your home for it to be considered a statement piece. Sometimes, something like the Worth Bed does all the heavy lifting!

 Big statement pieces are common at furniture markets, so we’re never surprised to see them. And finding a unique item for your house has its own allure.

Whether it’s a large modern sectional for the living room or a sleek extension table for the dining area, big pieces provide an easy focal point. Around which you may lay out the rest of your space, large components offer a simple focal point.

9. Modular Designs Going Mainstream

One of our favourite interior design trends for 2021 that looks to become more mainstream next year is modular furniture. The history of modular furniture is a little mixed, typically dominated by very inexpensive and ridiculously expensive lines covering just the ends of the spectrum. Buyers in the middle of the market were left out entirely.

But several of our manufacturers are bringing in upscale, affordable modular sofa collections that offer style we love.

 
10. Platform Beds Still Hot

We know – We mentioned platform beds a few times already. But trust us when we say that there’s enough new trends and styles with these designs to warrant their own category.

A huge part of the popularity is obviously still about affordability and style for small spaces. Platform bed frames are simple and affordable, making them very popular. But that’s not all they offer!

There are so many different styles, colours, materials, and heights to choose from when it comes to platform beds that you’ll be able to discover the ideal design for your space.

    
    
    

Ninjay H Briotyon

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