There is so much going on in the world but let's have a look at some of the trends for 2021-2022.
Over the coming years, ever more crowded cities will increase the price of space, while people will need to be more mobile as they shift to working in project-based ways, rather than as employees doing one job. This will push urban development into smaller hubs in suburban areas, made up of vertical forest buildings that are energy self-sufficient. Homes will need to get smaller and less cluttered, for both affordability and flexibility of movement, and will have shared living spaces. This will alter how cities are organised, relying more on carbon-neutral public transport and allowing for more shared use space that is suitable for those with limited mobility. Shared space will be used to incubate new enterprises, share learning, create an urban agriculture and ‘rewild’ recreation spaces within local communities
By 2030 Modular, movable, and micro homes will be available to buy or rent, for flexible, possession and location-light living.
Sounds like a whole new world doesn't it!
Let's take 3 trends for 2021 - 2022
People will be creating their own outdoor space, but indoors. The fresher air, the smells and touch will give people the mental well balance they need throughout the years. Bast Baskets are going to be a trend throughout 2021-2022 as the trend moving forwards is all about sustainability. Bottle gardens will be extremely popular, especially for those who don't have the outside space.
Yes, I did just write that, in 2022 consumers will be desperate for cheer, creativeness and bright. The home decor world will be more minimalist however consumers will want a pop (a sustainable pop I might add) of items to furnish their homes. This is based on the other running trend of new minimalism. In 2021 you'll see this with natural, organic and sustainable items for the home using recyclable material such as seagrass and bamboo etc. By 2022 this will continue but with the cheer factor. In fact, any bright piece for the home will be a welcome purchase from consumers.
Retro never really goes away but throughout 2021 along with natural materials you'll start to see a retro-style coming through, straight, rigidly square lines disappear, but smooth bends, wavy shapes and soft edges will gain momentum. Creating a natural flow within the home. Bold oranges, reds, mustard will be popular in jugs and other kitchen items. Rattan/wicker items will be extremely popular but with a modern twist.
I could go on for hours, as I love writing about future trends but here are some wonderful links for you to look at, I will be updating this site with a trend in focus regularly so do keep checking. Also if there's a specific trend you'd like me to research, do get in touch