New Year, New Me. And New Trends to incorporate into your home in 2022.

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New Year, New Me. And New Trends to incorporate into your home in 2022.

The dawn of a new year introduces an array of new home trends that we expect to see over the following 12 months. The Interior Designers here at Kalka have a keen eye for detail and always keep a finger on the pulse of the latest trends that can turn a house into a home that oozes with aesthetically pleasing features. We have collated the Top 5 trends that will be filling your Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards, and subsequently, become must-haves in your home in 2022.

Trend One: Curved Kitchen Islands


Incorporating curves throughout the home has been a growing trend over the past few years and is one to continue to watch. They are a great way to soften a space and double as an artistic feature in the home. Choosing to build a curved island bench in your home is an incredible way to carry this theme through to your kitchen and living areas and add an architectural element to this space. We definitely think we will be seeing more of these in 2022.

We had a curved kitchen island built by Larry McFarlane Cabinetry in our recent Chelmer project, pictured above. This uses beautiful 2pac 30mm panels with a 10mm groove adding texture to the island, which is offset against the SNB Stone Natural Stone Benchtop, and the shaker profile cabinetry and integrated Miele appliances that are stacked behind.

On a side note, a curved kitchen bench is also incredibly convenient if you have children running around at full speed who may be susceptible to running into things. A curved kitchen island = fewer sharp edges. A win on both the aesthetic and safety front.

Trend Two: Aluminium Screening

84KenningtonSt_-25-SMALLAluminium Screening is another trend to watch out for in 2022. This can be used in either the façade of your home to create sharp lines and bold features, or in the alfresco area in your home to create privacy. Incorporating Knotwood on the façade of your home is a great way to create a stunning yet simplistic effect that can also double as a privacy barrier and protection from sun-drenched areas. While it looks and feels like wood, the beauty of this product is that it has a lot less maintenance than if you used natural solid timber.


Another area where we believe we will see a lot more aluminum screening in the home is out in the alfresco area. It is the perfect way to create privacy and your own personal sanctuary in your backyard, all while adding another architectural feature to the space. We love the simplicity and versatility of this feature and the benefit of powder-coated aluminium is that it comes in a variety of colours so that you can select what suits your setting best.

Trend Three: Interior Cladding

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Being a South East Queensland boutique builder, we love using interior cladding in our homes as a way to pay tribute to the traditional Queenslander style of home. Easycraft has a beautiful range of interior cladding to suit a variety of home styles - from Hamptons to Modern and through to a more Traditional style.

Their new Silhouette by Easycraft range takes decorative panelling to a new level and is simply stunning. This range is a great way to add depth and texture to your feature wall and comes in a variety of forms including Convex, Cove, and Channel that all play on shapes and shadows in their own way to create a unique look in your home.

This is one that we believe will be all over the 'gram in 2022.

Trend Four: Textured Lighting

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Textured lighting is a faultless way to complement other textures in your home. Whether this is through the interior cladding, 2pac cabinetry, or tile selections, incorporating a light that plays on this use of texture can tie in the aesthetics of your home.

We are absolutely loving the MFL by Masson Gypsum Ribbed Range by Beacon Lighting. These come as mounted downlights, wall brackets, or pendants and can be used in an array of areas throughout your home such as an entrance and hallway, kitchen, or bedside lights. We can already picture the way the wall lights in the hallway of a home will be able to soften the space and add an artistic feature.

Trend Five: Coloured Tapware

DSC07882-EditWe admit, coloured tapware is not a new trend but it will be here to stay in 2022. We expect brushed Nickel will become a lot more popular due to the sophisticated and timeless look that it creates. Brushed nickel complements the cooler tones in a home so elegantly but is very versatile in the fact that it also combines beautifully with the warmer tones like a match made in interior heaven. It is also a great stepping stone option for those who may be hesitant to stray from chrome and delve into the coloured tapware world. 

We love the Mizu Drift range from Reece Bathrooms which comes in a variety of colours including chrome, brushed gold, black, and of course brushed nickel.


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