With the uncertainty the previous two years have brought many of us are now looking forward towards the coming year with more optimism. With this in mind, expect to see this more hopeful mood being carried forward into many home improvement trends, with the notion to create a restful and tranquil space, where health, well-being and sustainability are set to be the driving factors behind the trends of 2022.

countryside house by a pond surrounding by nature

The introduction of combining your indoor and outdoor space

One outcome of the pandemic has been even more of a demand for living spaces and the making the most of a space within a home. Expect to see transformative ideas to link indoor and outdoor areas this year. It can be quite simple to consider the garden and the home as two separate areas but when you intertwine the exterior space with the internal décor of your home, you can create a space which appears seamless and appears larger.

One way to achieve this is to introduce more windows, doors and glazing into your home to increase the visibility of your outdoor space, allowing the garden and external areas to be introduced to the room. In addition to this, you could also consider extending the roof to cover more of the patio with a canopy so that when the poetically, unpredictable British weather unleashes the heavens you can leave the doors open, yet remain sheltered!

Which door is more suitable for you: bifold or sliding patio doors?

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Restful tones and cheerful shades set the tone of 2022

While we saw 2021 centre around warming neutrals such as shades of taupe, 2022 will be reinventing the wheel and focusing on invigorating blocks of colour inspired by nature. This is supported by the choice of Dulux’s colour of the year: Bright Skies  ™. This airy and optimistic blue refuses to be too bold and breathes new life into any space. Think welcoming, energetic natural tints that will refresh your soul and your home for years to come.

The Pantone Colour of the Year is the equally optimistic Very Peri which is described as ‘A new Pantone colour whose courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity’.

Find out more colour ideas for your windows to match the interior of your home.

Under the influence of sustainability

Leading on from being inspired by nature, sustainability and reducing our impact on the planet seems to be at the heart of everyone’s interests and this theme will carry forward throughout 2022. According to a survey by Knight Frank, 86% of people said that the EPC rating was an important consideration for their next home. This collective effort to be more energy efficient in the future is only increasing, with a desire for more sustainable home renovations being at the core of peoples decision making process at the moment Our appetites to be more sustainable has positive outcomes for our natural environment and has now trickled into the way we shape and decorate our homes.



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