Just when we thought Covid19 was gone forever in 2021, a new variant came charging back to bring us back down to earth! Not only does this continue to affect the health of the planet, but it affects business owners, including the building trade.

Building and renovation trends change each year. This year they are evolving to become more personal and connected with nature. Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your current one, here are seven home design trends for a little inspiration.

Biophilic Design

Biophilic design basically relates to enhancing our connection with the natural environment. This could be adding more greenery to the home or increasing the natural light and airflow. Not only does this look great, but it creates a healthier and more productive environment.

Home Office

While many offices have opened back up, some are still allowing employees to work at home for parts of the week. This means functional home offices are fast becoming a must for new builds or home renovation projects. Natural light, sufficient power points and the ability to close off the space from distractions are top requirements.

Multi-Functional Spaces

Dual purpose spaces are becoming increasingly popular. This includes sofas or furniture that fold away or large storage spaces to keep art supplies and fitness gear in for example. With more time being spent at home, people are often working, exercising, socialising and having family time inside.

Curves and Arches

Past home design trends in Australia saw rigid lines being popular. This is changing, with curves and arches becoming a sought after look. Think rounded sofas and tables, softly curved windows and doorways, oval mirrors and more, that show off the circular style.

Tech is Important

New homes need to be tech savvy including enough power points and USB ports. Homeowners are often working at home and entertaining guests which means TV, WIFI, Stereos and front door CCTV are extremely important.

Natural Materials and Colours

After the few crazy years with Covid19, 2022 is seeing the lean towards connecting with nature. This means natural materials and a neutral colour scheme are in high demand. Think timber or stone workspaces, with earthy green and beige accents.

Less is More

Again, thinking about the last few years in the pandemic, many are looking to declutter their lives and start afresh. Less is more as they say and removing unwanted items from the home can feel like a makeover in itself. Choose one colour and a standout item in each room to act as a feature, while incorporating a mix of raw textures and fresh neutral tones.

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