How To Bring The Trends Home
Home Beautiful|November 2021
Now that you’ve immersed yourself in our 2022 trends, here’s how to welcome them into your home, your way
Karina Machado

You’ve been romanced by the blushing beauty of Country Sunset, seduced by the eclectic sophistication of The New Med, lulled by the warming tones of Golden Hour and charmed, we’re sure, by the understated flair of French Vintage. What next? Now you bring the trends home, of course – but where to start?

“I recommend taking elements of a trend and making it your own,” says Style Forecast style director Fiona Gould. “Trends are aspirational, but they should be taken as a starting point and interpreted according to your own style, rather than following to the letter.”

For example, you might choose “a whimsical wallpaper in our French trend or a rosy-pink bedspread from our Country trend,” advises Fiona. “It’s about taking elements that you love and incorporating them into the style that suits your own space.” Read on for more inspiration on bringing the Home Beautiful 2022 trends to life in your home.

COUNTRY SUNSET

Inspired by the gentle hues of a summertime sunset in the bush, this trend “is about bringing a slice of the Australian countryside home with you, even when you’re a city dweller”, explains Fiona. Welcome dusky tones of rose into your home through furniture, cushions, rugs and curtains. Ultimately, embracing Country Sunset is an exercise in soothing the soul. “It’s soft, pretty, warm and inviting – a comforting hug of a colour that we can all do with in these times,” says Fiona.

EMBRACE IMPERFECTION

Celebrate nature in all her unpolished glory by gathering foliage from gums and other natives and displaying them indoors. Set aside mass-made dinnerware in favour of handmade-with-love dishes and vessels to lay upon a dusky-hued tablecloth. Nod to the gentle rhythm of country life – and create a beautiful vignette – by filling a one-off ceramic bowl with plump strawberries, then enjoy them for dessert.

LAYER UP

Evoke an atmosphere of comfort and rest with plenty of tactile layers of natural fabrics and materials in Country Sunset colours in your home’s most lived-in spaces. Try a rust-toned rug in your bedroom as a starting point and complement with a bed dressed in creamy linen, set against a burnished headboard that calls to mind the sun setting across your bedroom wall. Enhance the aura of a restful retreat with floor-to-ceiling drapes in silvery grey or rouge. “A key colour trend in window dressing is earthy, muddy and rusty tones, which have a subtle intensity and can be incorporated in spaces to create a cosy vibe,” says Vera Meharg, marketing communications manager at Luxaflex Window Fashions.

PICK PIECES OF THE PAST

Browse antique and vintage sellers for rustic elements that speak to you and your style, then display them with a mix of modern pieces for a fresh and versatile take on country styling that will be right at home in the city and the suburbs, too. Try pairing a vintage still-life artwork alongside a chic and up-to-the-minute light fitting, or timber chairs with a clean-line concrete dining table. “Combine perfectly imperfect stoneware and ceramics with modern pops of glass and concrete,” suggests Fiona. Accept the invitation to create soothing vignettes in your home, inspired by the natural world and country-life nostalgia.

WARM UP YOUR WALLS

Turn the rooms of your home into a soothing embrace by painting your walls (or just a single wall if you just want a hint of pink) in quiet shades of musk and varying tones of blush. Choose a textured paint finish for an imperfect country vibe. Try it in your living area or bedroom, or any room you retreat to for relaxation. Complement this with natural timber pieces and accent colours of sage, olive, grey and plum in rugs, linen, furniture, napery, window dressings and soft furnishings.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM HOME BEAUTIFULView All

Sun-drenched DREAM

LAYERED WITH GENTLE CURVES AND AN EARTHY, TEXTURAL PALETTE, THIS BEAUTIFUL NEW BUILD SHOWCASES ITS OWNERS’ FLAIR FOR DESIGN

4 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021

tropical OASIS

NESTLED IN LUSH SURROUNDS, THIS HILLSIDE COASTAL COTTAGE ON SYDNEY’S NORTHERN BEACHES GETS A MAGICAL MODERN RENOVATION WITHOUT LOSING ANY OF ITS CHARM

4 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021

CHRISTMAS TALE

FROM HER CONVERTED FARMHOUSE IN TASMANIA, ARTIST NESS LOCKYER IS BUSY SPREADING THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH HER HANDMADE DESIGNS

3 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021

OUTDOORS: ULTIMATE ENTERTAINER

IT’S THE SEASON TO CELEBRATE! HERE’S ALL THE INSPIRATION YOU NEED TO TRANSFORM YOUR OUTDOORS INTO THE PERFECT VENUE FOR ALFRESCO GATHERINGS

6 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

ENJOYING THE WATER IS A BIG PART OF CHRISTMAS DAY FOR THIS FAMILY, WHO HAVE CREATED THEIR OWN HAMPTONS-INSPIRED OASIS ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

3 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021

GUEST ROOMS: WELCOME MAT

A SUBLIME GUEST SUITE REPLETE WITH THOUGHTFUL TOUCHES WILL BE SURE TO DELIGHT VISITORS

4 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021

behind CLOSED DOORS

NO MATTER WHAT SIZE YOUR KITCHEN PANTRY IS, INCREASE ITS SHELF LIFE BY TAILORING IT TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. LET THE PLANNING BEGIN!

4 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021

BOOK EXTRACT: A DOG'S LIFE

IN HER CHARMING NEW BOOK COUNTRY DOGS ON DOORSTEPS, PHOTOGRAPHER SUZANNE STEVENSON CAPTURES THE WELCOMING WARMTH OF FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS STRIKING A POSE AT THEIR IDYLLIC RURAL HOMES

2 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021

all ABOARD

THE PERFECT HIDEAWAY FOR A SURF-LOVING FAMILY, ‘THE ARK’ IS A WOODEN VILLA HUGGING THE SHORE, MIXING SUSTAINABILITY WITH EASY LIVING

4 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021

30 Christmas STYLE IDEAS

ONE OF THE JOYS OF THE FESTIVE SEASON IS ADORNING YOUR HOME WITH DECORATIONS. HERE, EXPERTS SHARE THEIR SECRETS FOR CREATING AN INDIVIDUAL LOOK TO SUIT YOUR INTERIORS AND PERSONAL AESTHETIC

5 mins read
Home Beautiful
December 2021