THREE-PIECE suites, drinks trolleys and inspirational wall quotes no longer belong in the nation’s most stylish living rooms – and have been replaced by corner sofas, sustainable furniture and intelligent technology.
A survey of 2,000 adults found what Britons think are the top 20 living room trends of 2022, including hardwood floors, wood-burning stoves, statement rugs, luxury candles and potted plants.
The British too have chosen the “snug” style living room as old-fashioned and would rather opt for an open space.
While 44 per cent of Brits think their living room is on trend, many still want to update their space with a new sofa, new flooring and a new coat of paint, which are among the most desirable changes they want to make.
The study of the nation’s living room trends was commissioned by Sky Glass, Sky’s new streaming TV service tailored to meet people’s home entertainment needs.
It also revealed the nation’s living room priorities, including creating a relaxing space and a place to curl up and watch a movie.
And the perfect TV setup needs to be free of common frustrations like messy wiring, missing outlets, and pet hair.
Based on the study results, Sky has created a 3D rendering of what the average UK living room looks like today, transformed into an inspirational space based on the latest trends and what people expect from their living space.
Interior design guru Sophie Robinson said: “We are spending far more time in our living rooms than ever before and this study shows that many people need a multifunctional space in which to work, relax and also do their home workout.
“However, you don’t have to completely transform your living room to make it more practical and stylish – small changes with colorful accessories, streamlined technology and hidden storage space can make a big difference.”
The study also found that many respondents are adding more affordable touches to their living rooms.
A quarter (24%) have spent £200 or less in the last two years to upgrade their living room, including new pictures, plants and a pop of color with cushions and vases.
When it comes to finding interior design inspiration, adults are most likely to turn to the homes of family and friends, then browse the shops and watch interior design TV programs.
But social media also plays a major role, because exactly half of those surveyed are inspired by platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok.
Almost a third (31 percent) admitted that their living room doesn’t feel trend-led, preferring to opt for a more traditional look.
While one in five respondents said about OnePoll that they just can’t agree with the person they live with, which is considered stylish.
When it comes to color choices, while gray and white are still popular color themes for a living space, impactful hues like dark green and navy are also on the rise.
However, 24 percent play it safe with beige and cream color themes throughout the living room.
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Home technology is also an important part of living room decor, with almost half of Britons (46%) having four or more technology products in their living room.
Smart speakers are leading the top trends, closely followed by wall-mounted TVs.
Anthony Davies, Group Design Director at Sky, added: “We don’t believe people should compromise on style when it comes to their technology.
“When we created Sky Glass, our goal was to combine beautiful design with cutting-edge technology and incredible entertainment.”
THE TOP 20 LIVING ROOM TRENDS:
- Smart speakers (63 percent)
- Sustainable furniture (61 percent)
- Real wood floor (60 percent)
- TV on the wall (60 percent)
- Open living room (57 percent)
- Luxury candles (57 percent)
- Litters (53 percent)
- Potted plants (52 percent)
- Wood stove (51 percent)
- Blinds (51 percent)
- Table lamps (50 percent)
- Fireplace (50 percent)
- Family photo frames (48 percent)
- Statement carpet (48 percent)
- Corner sofas (47 percent)
- Murals (46 percent)
- Large mirror on the wall (45 percent)
- Floating shelves (43 percent)
- curtains (43 percent)
- shutters (42 percent)
AND 20 TRENDS THAT ARE NOW OBSOLETE:
- Doilies (64 percent)
- Velvet furniture (53 percent)
- Shaggy carpets (52 percent)
- Bean bags (52 percent)
- Beverage trolley (51 percent)
- Gas fireplaces (51 percent)
- Floral Print Wallpaper (50 Percent)
- Showcases (49 percent)
- Neon sign (49 percent)
- wood paneling (48 percent)
- nesting tables (48 percent)
- Mirror furniture (48 percent)
- Chandeliers (47 percent)
- Fejkas (46 percent)
- A sideboard (45 percent)
- Inspirational Quotes (45 percent)
- Pouf/footrest (42 percent)
- Colored glass (42 percent)
- Three-piece suites (40 percent)
- Chaise longue (40 percent)
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