We are thrilled to share Home Beautiful’s annual style, design, and trend special with Luxaflex. Here we reveal the timeless looks that you will be lusting after next year and into the future.
Fiona Gould is the style director of our Trend Team. She has identified four compelling trends that you should keep an eye on. Each one is rich in story and character. There’s a look for everyone, from the soft embrace of “Country Sunset” to the romantic romance of “French Vintage”, there’s one that will touch your heart and inspire your imagination to redesign your space.
Take a seat with us and enjoy our 2022 interior trends. Get ready to reinvent your style.
1. THE NEW MEDITERRANEAN
Although Mediterranean interiors have been a staple of Australian interiors for many years, there is a new trend. Fiona says, “This is a fresh take on the classic Mediterranean style – and it’s also a new coastal look.” The New Med combines European influences found throughout France, Spain and Italy, as well as Greece. It is the evolution of an established design style.
“The Mediterranean look is moving away from the modern white-on-white bohemian look to a much more eclectic, playful-meets-elegant and sophisticated style,” says Fiona. Mismatched vintage furniture, stripes and Murano glass are all hallmarks. Tumbled tiles, brass, brass, and wrought iron also feature prominently, while still keeping a close eye on the blue-and-white color palette. She adds that “We can’t travel all over Europe so we are bringing some of it to our homes in a very unique and creative way.”
2. FRENCH VINTAGE
This trend draws inspiration from early French Provincial style’s romance and whimsicality. It is a story about delicate femininity and classic elegance. Fiona says that Australians are moving away from modern furniture and choosing vintage pieces with history and meaning.
“We want our homes unique and French interiors, especially Parisian, to reflect that. Even though we don’t often use classic architecture in our homes, it is something we strive for. This feeling is reflected in layers of vintage decorative items. It’s all about making old things new again.
3. GOLDEN HOUR
Think back to your favorite seaside vacation and the wonderful feeling of relaxing on a plush couch with a glass in hand as the afternoon approaches. There’s nothing more relaxing than watching the afternoon sun, Midas-like transform everything it touches into gold after a long day spent in the white-bright beauty and sun of surf and sunshine. This is Golden Hour.
Fiona says, “It’s about returning home and embracing the coastal lifestyle with 1970s flair.” It’s a holiday at the home and celebrates golden brown as a rising colour for its earthy and grounded qualities. We are moving away from white-onwhite now that we spend more time at our home and prefer a space that is warm and comfortable.
4. COUNTRY SOUND
Fiona says that this trend was inspired by the soft hues of a sunset in the bush and is about “bringing a little bit of the Australian countryside home with us, even if we live in a city.”
You can welcome dusky rose tones into your home with furniture, curtains, cushions, rugs, and rugs. Country Sunset can be a soothing exercise for the soul. Fiona says, “It’s soft and pretty, warm, and inviting – it’s a comforting hugof a colour we can all use in these times.”