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Wellness design trends to look out for in 2022

From nature-inspired spaces to innovative home tech

By Amy Saunders  | January 7, 2022 | Category

Picture: Unsplash
Picture: Unsplash

At the beginning of every new year, it is natural to re-evaluate the way we live, the spaces we spend time in and the impact this has on our mental and physical wellbeing. The world focus on sustainability and wellness has also increased the demand for holistic living spaces, influencing the interior and architectural design industries. Below we have put together a few wellness design trends to look out for and consider integrating into your home in 2022 and beyond.

Nature Inspired Spaces

Over the past two years, our homes have become our headquarters for work, rest and relaxation and leisure activities. Neutral tones, nature-inspired shades and natural light are the décor orders of the day. Natural wood floors and furnishings are also a popular style choice paired with an influx of lush green houseplants to complete the nature-inspired look. With this, it is predicted that in 2022 and beyond homes will take on the look and feel of their surrounding natural environments and for those nostalgic for travel, style inspiration will be sourced from their favourite destinations.

Additionally, a larger focus on environmentally friendly design has emerged as designers and consumers seek out sustainable materials to create with and bring into the home. Trend reports suggest that the most popular sustainable material choices for 2022 feature alternative wood choices such as ash wood in an effort to protect endangered forests. In consideration of environmental safety, the industry has noted a redirection from foam as a filler for home upholstery towards natural materials like rubberised coconut hair and needled wool.

Innovative Home Tech

From smart air purifiers to smart toilets, the tech industry is changing the way we live in our homes. Big brands are now integrating touchless options for faucets, toilet handles, lights and other amenities. A few international companies like Toi Labs, Kohler, and Toto are working on smart toilets with different features such as heated seats, motion-sensing lids and some that even monitor health.

Designer smart tech items like the Samsung AirDresser, which refreshes, steams and sanitises clothes in between washes, will be the next step in innovation for the wardrobe and laundry room. While when it comes to decorating for leisure, brands like Samsung and LG have released gallery designed televisions that are the perfect blend of art and technology.

Holistic Living Spaces

Going forward, people are on the lookout for holistic living spaces. This means having a home that serves multiple purposes in a seamless well functioning manner. According to the team at Amazing Spaces Lifestyle Investments, people are looking for homes that tick all the boxes when it comes to living a well-balanced life. Homes with an office set-up with indoor and outdoor spaces, a separate entrance for staff and clients as well as comfort, style and outdoor living features. Designer spaces that are dedicated to exercise, meditation and overall wellness are expected to become more common as well.