7 Emerging Green Living Trends to Look Out for in 2022

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Green living is set to take over in 2022. This means that whether you're an architect or a designer, knowing how to successfully execute green living could be the key to a great year of business. 


There are many reasons that customers are leaning towards green living trends. One of the main reasons that this trend has blown up is that homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that they have on the environment. On top of this, the idea of bringing the outside in is a great way to create an interesting space that looks modern and fresh. 


To prepare yourself for the year ahead, here are the 7 emerging green living trends that you should familiarise yourself with! 


Upcycling

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The Warehouse Hotel by Zarch Collaboratives

Designers and architects should learn the art of making old pieces of unwanted furniture loom chic. Thanks to the recent rise in popularity of upcycling, an increasing number of consumers are turning to pre-loved pieces instead of buying new furniture for their homes. 


2022 will be all about tapping into your creative side and making a beautiful piece of furniture out of something unwanted, old, or even broken. Your clients may already have pieces of pre-loved furniture in mind or, you could be tasked with heading out to antique shops and finding pieces for the room. 


One of the biggest upcycling trends to hit the market is painting over old furniture with bright, poster colours to make a statement piece. Not only does upcycled furniture look great, it also helps the environment by reducing waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill. 

Recycled buildings have also become a huge trend for people who want to delve into their creative side whilst doing their bit for the environment. Popular materials for constructing a recycled building include old shipping containers, as well as scrap metal and scrap wood.


Sustainable Sources of Energy

With the climate crisis at an all-time high, architects and designers have started to find great ways to incorporate sustainable energy resources into a building without disrupting its style. Sustainable architects such as Rodic Davidson have even been able to receive consent to place sustainable energy resources on grade II listed buildings. 


Natural Materials

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Huckletree Office by Sella-Concept

It seems that rustic has come back around and trendy interiors in 2022 will be all about using natural materials within the home. 


Designers should expect clients to ask for natural looking wood pieces, houseplants, and pergola-inspired designs. You may also be asked to incorporate elements of the outdoors into the home. A great way to do this is by using trees as statement pieces, which grow through the house and create a natural divider between living spaces. 


Working Around Nature

Architects should familiarise themselves with the art of designing a building that works with the nature around it. This has become a popular trend since people have realised the damage that is caused by building property every year. 


Traditionally, architects will seek to cut down trees and completely clear an area of natural habitats that could get in the way of the building that they are designing. However, now architects are learning to use the natural landscape within their designs so that habitats don't have to be destroyed. 


Home Working Spaces

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North Vancouver Passive House Plus by Michael Green Architecture

Modern transportation is a huge contributor to global warming. For this reason, many people are starting to work from home where they can to help reduce their carbon footprint and minimise their use of fossil fuels. 


Consequently, home offices and working spaces have become a vital component of any home and both architects and designers should be prepared to create these spaces for clients in 2022. To prepare for this rising trend, you should start looking into different home office styles and ideas so that you can create a portfolio of possible options for your clients. The best home offices are practical yet relaxing and will provide workers with everything that they need to work effectively. 

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