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2022's top interior trends - as told by Rothley
Sophie Hill, Marketing and Insight and Innovation at Rothley, comments on 2022’s top interior trends as seen by Rothley
A more conscious way of living is at the top of our priority list, as the climate crisis worsens and we all try to do our bit to help. We’ve seen a clear shift towards more conscious choices, whether that is materials or extending the life of items around the home rather than buying more things.
Low-waste living and upcycling is at the heart of creating a mindful home, and we have definitely seen a rise in upcycling which is likely to continue - from people sewing and making over old outfits, to making garden furniture out of wooden pallets.
For the less experienced DIY-ers, taking an old piece of furniture and customising it is a great way to reduce waste and also means no one else has the same piece as you! It is amazing what a new set of legs can do to a set of table and chairs, we have also just launched our new hairpin legs range. In a variety of sizes and finishes, they’re set to transform any old desk or cabinet. My personal tip would be to make a habit of visiting local charity shops - you’d be surprised by the gems you can find!
Looking for a bigger change - instead of purchasing a whole new kitchen, why not paint the cabinets, expose some shelves for a tidier feel, and swap out some elements like taps and hooks? That way you still get a ‘new’ kitchen without the effort and mess of a whole new unit.
When it comes to materials, we at Rothley recognise consumers’ needs for more conscious choices which is why we have introduced a Krome range - the finish has exactly the same appearance as chrome, but is more durable, much more environmentally friendly and there are no harmful by-products generated during production. We’ve also cut back on our packaging, utilising recyclable materials and replacing plastic wrapping with sustainable alternatives.
Gone are the days when a utensil hook or curtain pole were just practical items in the home. With stylish options in a variety of colours and sizes available now, those once practical items are now part of curated home design schemes. Choose your desired finish, like matt black or polished silver, and implement it throughout the home, for a coherent look which travels from room to room.
Top tip: If you’re feeling bold, extend the metallic finish into bigger elements of the home, like a copper table top in the dining room, matched with a splashback in the kitchen.
Bold contrasting colours
After spending the last 18 months cooped in our homes, we’re eager to open the windows and doors of our homes and let the world in. Colour has been on the rise, and will continue to be in the centre of interior design in 2022. As greys and neutral hues are taking a back seat, interior enthusiasts are moving from using colour blocks to separate the home office from the kitchen, to simply embracing colour as a way of injecting personality and giving a space a new lease of life.
At Rothley we have noticed consumers hunger for colour, as our coloured accessories are out selling steel and gunmetal alternatives. Home accessories in copper and matt black finishes are some of our best sellers, outselling chrome effect and polished stainless steel by 3%, and we have also just launched a range of hairpin legs which come in antique brass, polished copper, gunmetal and matt black.
As the world reopens, we are adopting a new flexible way of living, taking into account some of the learnings from the pandemic. Many of us spent months working from home, and while it could be lonely at times, it also had some benefits we’re not ready to let go of, and many are spending some of their work time at home on an ongoing basis now.
Home offices are going to continue to be in the centre of decorating in 2022, especially since many of us had to create them with almost no time to prepare. Now we have the time to make a home office its own space, and give it as much thought as we would designing a kitchen or bedroom.
Notes to editors:
With over 190 years of experience, Rothley offers a variety of metal hardware products including handrail, shelving brackets, furniture legs and curtain poles, and now also launching trendy hairpin legs.
Rothley home improvement products are helping make your interior style dreams a reality. An advocate for ‘fashionmongery,’ Rothley provides the right finishing touches for a curated home design look, coordinating previously functional items in shades to suit your aesthetic including matt black and polished copper.
The latest launch from Rothley is hairpin legs, a fashion forward way to put your stamp on your furniture - whether upcycling a new lease of life into an existing item or creating a new statement piece.
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