Home Trends 2022
When it comes to home trends, there is always something new and exciting on the horizon. As a homeowner, it is important to stay up to date on the latest trends in order to maintain your property’s value and keep it looking fresh. Whether you are looking to renovate your home or just interested in staying ahead of the curve, here are some home trends to watch for in 2022.
Open Concept with Pockets of Privacy
Homes with open floor plans are still popular they are just tweaked a little. We have all learned the importance of privacy after being quarantined at home with family/roommates for the last couple years. A lack of privacy leads to a lack of productivity and functionality. Those with open spaces can add some privacy with wall dividers, hanging curtains, or floating art walls.
Minimalist Home Trends & Decluttering
Less is more! The trend of downsizing has been growing in popularity over the last few years, with homeowners looking for new ways to simplify their lives. Homes are becoming airier and less cluttered through open plan designs that provide space efficiency without sacrificing comfort or convenience. Working from home has fueled the decluttering trend because it requires creating a small office space. Decluttering can also help improve your mood and give you better mental clarity throughout the day.
Outdoor Living Spaces
We all want to make the most of our outdoor space this year. Homeowners are adding pools, firepits, patios, outdoor kitchens and bars, and vast seating and dining areas to the top of their wish lists. Indoor spaces are expanding out to patios for indoor and outdoor living. This often doubles the square footage of dining and entertaining areas.
Eco-friendly & Sustainable Home Trends
The future of eco-friendly sustainable design is colorful, bold, and innovative! Lifestyle choices can have a major impact on the environment and many companies will begin designing with these principles in mind. Consciously designed and responsibly manufactured products is one of the best home trends on the rise. Start this trend now by shopping locally, buying responsibly sourced products, recycling wood, and repurposing old furniture.
Natural Materials & Hues
From marble to terracotta, deep brown hues, and shades of green, to warm natural stone and woods, we are planning to see more natural earthy materials and color this year. Due to the uncertainty in the world, these nature-inspired outdoorsy tones are comforting and inviting.
Technology & Home Automation
The latest advances in home automation and technology are revolutionizing the way we live. Some people prefer smart homes where they can control everything just by asking Alexa or other voice assistants, while others remain traditional when it comes to automating their lives.
Barkitecture Pet-friendly FURniture
Pets are part of the family! The “Barkitecture” design trend provides your pet with something stylish and comfortable while still being cohesive with the other furniture in the house. This design integration is purrfect for any pet owner!
Natural Lighting & Ventilation
Natural light never goes out of style and 2022 we will transition even more into light filled homes. The future of home design features skylights, massive windows, court yards, high ceilings, vertical gardens / green living walls, and large decks. These improvements help us create a healthier environments and more living space.
First impressions are important! We want to create a welcoming feeling to set the scene for the rest of the home. This year foyers and mudrooms will be getting lots of attention.
Home Bar Trends
Time spent at home does not have to be boring! We are living in a time of multifunctional homes and a trend from the pandemic that will be around for a while are home bars.
Incorporating chic statement pieces are perfect for taking your home décor from dull to luxurious. Adding a few luxe touches, will spruce up any room making it feel new, brighter, and glamorous. Try combining metallic accents, velvet, and large shiny mirrors throughout your home for a little added luxury.
The sharp lines of mid-century modern will always be trendy, but in 2022 we are seeing a softening of furniture shapes. Curved edges and feminine shapes are more popular than ever mainly because these cozy shapes provide a sense of comfort and calm.
Living Small Home Trends
Homes less than 2,000 square feet are in short supply and high demand. What are the reasons for the smaller living trend? People get married later in life and having with fewer children while older generations are downsizing.