Every new year brings new ideas and fresh concepts in design. As 2022 picks up steam, we believe that one of the most interesting fields in large format printing this year will be wall décor.
Statistics bear out this idea. According to a recent survey, 54% of décor printers plan on purchasing new digital equipment over the next 18 months (as of October 2021). In other words, the industry knows that the future of décor is bright and digital printing will be crucial to achieving its potential.
But what about the materials? From the richness of canvas to the variety of fabrics, here are four trends in wall décor materials you should keep an eye on in 2022.
With its roughness and artistic associations, canvas is a unique material that can add new dimensions to any wall décor project.
While the weave finish of canvas may be difficult to deal with when using traditional printing methods, digital large format printing allows designers to produce breathtaking creations that combine the expressiveness of this material with the precision of modern technology.
After a couple of years of global hardships, the new trends in décor seem to point toward soothing, calming moods.
In line with this general trend, over the next few months, we’ll see a wave of designs inspired by nature and nostalgia. Thanks to its warmth and long history anchored in tradition, canvas is the ideal substrate to bring these ideas to life
As you probably know, this is already one of the most common substrates in large format printing. However, vinyl is destined to become even more important in 2022 as a substrate for wall décor.
It’s easy to see why vinyl is so popular. This is a versatile, cost-effective substrate that can deliver the best results on all types of projects, from the merely functional to the most artistic and ambitious.
The renewed importance of vinyl as a wall décor substrate is due to the fact that, in addition to being convenient, vinyl is also easy to clean. Plus, when using the most advanced digital printing technologies, such as latex printing, vinyl is also safe to use in sensitive environments.
Understandably, the pandemic has led to a new focus on health. Being compatible with the hygiene standards applied in most public places means that vinyl is the ideal substrate to display spectacular designs
For a couple of years already, designers have been experimenting with the possibilities of wallpapers, and we expect to see this trend in full bloom during 2022.
As one of the first forms of wall décor ever created, wallpaper conveys a unique sense of elegance and class. When designers combine this visual tradition with the possibilities offered by today’s printing technology, creative sparks fly and the results are always memorable.
Wallpaper allows designers to explore innovative design ideas such as faux architecture. This term refers to graphics that create the impression of tridimensional details such as panels, trimmings, and ornaments.
Wallpaper is also particularly well-suited to a growing trend in decor that sees nature as a source of inspiration. The origin of this trend can be traced back to the disruptions brought about by the pandemic — In a world that feels uncertain at times, images inspired by nature provide a sense of calm and stability.
For brands and designers who love inventiveness, fabrics are an indispensable wall décor material.
With their colors, textures, and patterns, fabrics open up new creative possibilities that often lead to captivating results.
For example, can you imagine covering the walls of a room with fabric that bears the same patterns and colors as the curtains? The effect is mesmerizing and evokes the refinement of European royalty.
In fact, this is the type of lavish visual display that, until recently, only a count or a duchess could afford. Today, thanks to digital large format printing, these bold choices are within the reach of anyone looking to surprise and delight their audience.
Trends in Wall Décor Materials for 2022: Wrapping It Up
We expect wall décor to become one of the interior design trends to follow in 2022, with four materials gaining predominance:
Canvas: In addition to its interesting texture and resilience, canvas offers a wealth of associations from art to outdoor life, which makes for surprising conceptual pairings.
Vinyl: Especially when printed using latex technologies, this substrate is a sensible response to the growing concern about health and safety.
Wallpaper: This is the perfect medium to take full advantage of contemporary visual trends such as faux architecture, optical illusions, and nature motifs.
Fabric: Challenging and fun, fabrics are ideal to create custom effects in wall décor.
The great news for designers and companies alike is that modern large format printing technology delivers high-quality results on all these substrates, paving the way for a golden age of wall décor.
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