New Practices And Projects
In Seattle Architecture & Design new trends are constantly being created and becoming the popular way to do things, and architecture is no stranger to this. There are several new trends and different approaches in Seattle architecture and design for 2022, all of them evolving around creating a space that feels welcoming and comfortable.
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Seattle is leading the way with big architecture and design trends. Staying at the front of the developments, it is seeing several adjustments to how homes and buildings are being completed and designed. As with many spaces leading the way, there is a focus on nature-inspired buildings and changes in how a building fits into the space around it. Nature is being focused on both inside the home as well as out, and the living spaces are being created not only for multitasking but also expanded to outside of the home. The focus has been shifted from minimalism to functionality and a sense of retreat from the hectic schedules that were prevalent. Spaces are being created to be calming, welcoming, and personalized. As people have been forced, or allowed in many cases, to spend more time at home over the last two years, there has been a visible shift in the design trends. Leaving behind some minimalist and sleek modern looks, people are gravitating towards items and colors that evoke positive feelings and build a space that they feel comfortable in. The movement away from stark all white spaces is bringing in more browns and earth tones, which make a room feel grounded and calm. More ways are being found to bring the outside indoors with pieces that are inspired by nature, including wood pieces, decorative rocks, more plants, crystals, and items that are created from clay. Rather than harsh lines and strict shapes, more flowing and curved shapes are being introduced. These break up the harshness of the modern feel and add a more traditional shape. Outdoor space is becoming more of a focus with elevated outdoor furniture. These expansions of living space are being created as a retreat and way to spend time in nature and outside the home, without traveling to parks or on vacations. There is also a move to not only bring the indoors out but to move them outdoors in with items inspired by travel. Places that have been on the travel list for years can now be brought into any home with objects sourced from exotic locations or that are reminiscent of prior travel. In addition, spaces are doing double duty. With more time inside and smaller homes, even tiny homes, on the rise, there is an increasing need for each space to do more. Bringing in different touches to create new spaces can be done in many ways, whether the dining room now functions as an office workspace as well and is lined with bookshelves or the laundry room has workout equipment, spaces are doing double duty, and the furniture designs reflect that.