It's a good idea to be aware of current trends if you have plans to buy, build, or renovate a home. Making informed decisions about how you want your home to look and feel will make the whole process enjoyable and the final product perfection.
Current trends are impacted by homeowners who want to decorate in ways that truly reflect their particular taste and values. The days of cookie-cutter, all-white "ideal" homes are long gone. Now, homeowners are being influenced by the changes we’ve all experienced the past couple of years as a result of a global pandemic.
4 Rising Trends in 2022
Whether you're making a newly purchased property your own or avoiding rising home costs by renovating the house you've lived in for years, put your own personal touch on these top four trends rising in popularity this year.
#1 Bring the Outdoors In
The idea of bringing nature inside a home, known in the design community as "biophilic design," is not new, but it did become more well-known during the pandemic.
Our enjoyment of the outdoors has grown as a result of spending a great deal of time in our homes, and many homeowners use it as inspiration for finding new ways to “get in touch with nature.” By emphasizing the creation of tranquil environments with natural lighting, excellent ventilation, and lots of plants, biophilic design is one way to achieve this.
Natural elements like stone, terracotta, and marble, as well as organic hues, patterns, and textures, all contribute to fostering a closer bond with nature.
This trend often includes the use of indoor plants, more emphasis on large windows and natural lighting, and an increase in nature-inspired décor such as with live-edge wood slabs for dining tables and mantles.
#2 Sustainability Matters
People are more environmentally sensitive than ever, paying attention to everything in their home, from the furniture to the building materials. More and more people are seeking methods to use green technology, such as smart thermostats, energy-efficient windows, and roof solar panels, to make their homes more sustainable and energy-efficient.
The problem is that many people do not want to forgo design in favor of sustainability. As sustainability and design continue to converge, experts anticipate a rise in visually appealing eco-friendly solutions.
#3 Maximize Spaces
This is one example of how home trends are prone to abrupt changes. As a direct counter to the minimalism that has been so popular in recent years, maximalism is starting to gain ground. In contrast to minimalism, which is all about clean design and getting rid of everything but the necessary, maximalism is about surrounding yourself with the things you enjoy, even if they aren't necessities.
This year's trend of multi-functional spaces is beneficial and efficient for many types of family dynamics. While a formal dining room or living room can double as both a home office and a study place, the guest bedroom can double as both a home gym and a playroom. Add inviting furniture, accessories, and trinkets to give your spaces definition and a dab of personality when using this trend.
#4 Vintage is New Again
Even though vintage is "in trend" this year, antiques never actually go out of style. Furniture flips are the new hot focus, and the process of taking vintage or thrift store furniture and making it like-new or especially yours is being popularized by HGTV, Pinterest, Instagram, and even TikTok DIYers.
Recent supply chain problems have contributed to this trend, in part. Delays in obtaining items like furniture and building supplies for new construction have caused consumers to turn to secondhand stores and upcycling. Others prefer salvaged or vintage items simply because they provide the opportunity to breathe new life and personality into a home’s design.
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