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At Stitched, we treat the word ‘trend’ with caution as it can suggest temporary and throw-away. It may suit the world of fast fashion and seasonal change, but we believe our homes should be full of beautiful items and purchases that can be used again and again. However, trends can influence how we feel about existing items in the home and inspire us to move the room around or even paint and upholster our furniture to give it a new lease of life. So with that in mind, we have predicted what interior trends will be big in 2022 and how to use them in a more sustainable way.
We expect to see lots of blues and purples in interiors this year thanks to Dulux choosing Bright Skies as their colour of the year and Pantone choosing Very Peri. Both of these make great accent colours; whether that’s a cushion, piece of artwork or soft furnishing.
Make it sustainable: buying just cushion covers rather than a new cushion insert means you have the choice of swapping covers again in the future. Just give them a wash when you want to refresh your colour scheme and you’ll avoid having multiple cushions which are difficult to store.
This is a ‘trend’ we think will be here to stay. Caring for the planet is becoming more of a priority for businesses and individuals as we learn more about it and it becomes easier to do in day-to-day life. So say goodbye to materials such as polyester and welcome in fabrics that are made from natural fibres such as hemp, flax and wool. These fabrics are of a slightly higher price point than traditional fabrics like cotton, but they are worth the investment. We are proud to offer curtains and blinds in lots of natural fabrics that will stand the test of time!
Make it sustainable: choosing more neutral colours in these fabrics means your interior scheme will always work around your hero purchase. Whether that’s curtains or a sofa, do your research and a quality product will last for years - - - saving you from the need to replace cheaper, worn or damaged items more regularly.
Not so much a trend, but more of a necessity! With a lot more of us permanently working from home now, having greenery and plants indoors has been proven to boost our mood. Large green plants go with pretty much every colour scheme and a simple way to update your decor is to update the pot they sit in (then use the old one for a new plant!).
Make it sustainable: look in your local community for people who give away cuttings from their plants or do it yourself for other people! If you’re ordering online, make sure you use a company who has a positive impact on the planet such as Patch Plants.
A big trend on TikTok, charity shopping has had a major overhaul in the last few years and it’s not about to stop. Buying second hand means less demand for newer, fast-fashion pieces in the clothes and interior industry. Think vintage furniture, second hand accessories and upcycling. At Stitched we offer an Upcycled Cotton fabric and an Upcycled Silk fabric which are made from ‘waste’ fibres that other companies would discard. The result? Beautiful curtains and blinds that come guilt-free.
Make it sustainable: if you do invest in new or vintage furniture, make sure you either sell-on or donate your old pieces so they can have a second life. No matter how old or worn they may be to you, there are a lot of creative people out there who will definitely find a use for it!
Probably not that retro to a lot of us, but the 70’s and 80’s are making a comeback. For interiors, that means statement furniture pieces, velvet and coloured glass. A lot of these items can be thrifted or even found in your Granny’s garage and after a lick of paint, can be given a 2022 update. For the velvet element, we’ve got you covered with 11 colour choices for your curtains and blinds and the good thing about this fabric is that although it might be popular this year, it’s always in style.
Make it sustainable: if you have to buy new, go for wooden furniture as it can be upholstered, painted, sanded and varnished to create a nearly-new item when you update your decor in a few years.
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