When it comes to interior design and decor for the home, there will always be classic go-to’s that stand the test of time. But there are plenty of trends and design concepts that can date one’s home. If homeowners want their houses to appear modern and up-to-the-minute, there are particular looks and trends that they need to prioritize, especially when they’re in the process of buying or choosing a home.
Now that a new year is upon us, homeowners would be smart to get ahead of the trends before everyone else does. Here are some architectural and interior design and decor trends that will be huge in 2022.
Neutral and natural shades
Remember when we said some trends would never go out of style? A neutral and natural color palette is one of those trends. They are so easy to style, and they are not intimidating to homeowners that are new to design and may not necessarily have the confidence to try bolder and more out-there colors.
As 2022 approaches, more home designs will be sticking to the classics, like white, beige, gray, and brown, with vibrant or warm undertones for the color of the walls. And since more people are also looking towards a Zen-like feeling in their homes, hence the rise of biophilic design in residential properties, the trend will also lean towards natural colors, materials, and textures. So there will be more muted green shades that are reminiscent of forests and gardens.
A mix between the old and the new
One of the biggest interior design trends that emerged in the past few years is the classic modern rustic look, popularized by interior design companies like Studio McGee and Becki Owens. Flip through every issue of Architectural Digest or Vogue Living. You will most likely see a primarily white home that’s drenched in glorious natural light and filled with furniture pieces that are a mix between vintage and more industrial and modern styles.
In 2022, this trend will continue to flourish, and there will also be a bigger emphasis on vintage pieces as more consumers see the value of making choices that are good for the planet. Consumers would now be more drawn towards antiquing and finding ways to modernize these pieces instead of defaulting to furniture giants like IKEA or Pottery Barn.
Elevated home offices
Because the pandemic has shown everyone that the world can close shop anytime, elevated home offices became a must in 2020 and continued to be a trend in 2021. We may be well on our way to going back to normal, but elevated home offices are here to stay, especially as a hybrid work set-up is still favorable for many.
When it comes to investing in our home offices, function and beauty are the key priorities. Our home offices need to be laid out ergonomically and healthily for our bodies, but they also need to be aesthetically pleasing enough that they make us want to get out of bed every day and get to work. Elevated home offices started becoming a trend in early 2020 and will continue to be so in 2022.
In the same way that homeowners will be more drawn towards natural colors, they will also gravitate towards natural materials like wood and stone. Because living room design trends are often influenced by what is also considered trendy in fashion, 2022 trends will mirror many consumer sentiments towards fast fashion and how it impacts our planet.
Instead of opting for pieces that will only last for a few years, people will be more drawn towards elegant, classic, durable, and long-lasting pieces that they can pass down from generation to generation.
Sustainable or eco-friendly materials will also continue to be a big trend in home interior design because more homeowners will be more partial towards materials that were recycled, reclaimed, and ethically sourced.
The sustainability movement continues to gain traction in younger generations who are starting to buy their first homes. With this, more and more homeowners and suppliers will also prioritize design concepts and materials for sustainability. This will be not just in furniture but also in lighting, products, and all the ways we design the spaces we live in.
Smart homeownership means finding a piece of residential property, seeing its potential, and nurturing it so that it increases in value than when they first found it. If you’re buying a home this coming year, keep your eye on the trends, both long and short-term, and leverage them so that they increase the value of your property as years go by.
colors, they will also gravitate towards natural materials like wood and stone. Because living room design trends are often influenced by what is also considered trendy in fashion, 2022 trends will mirror many consumer sentiments towards fast fashion and how it impacts our planet.