We’re all about the home design trends of 2022 and ready to share what we’ve learned.. When it comes to upgrading or making repairs to your home, creating a todo list and setting goals at the start of the year can help keep you on track. Researching home design trends and gathering inspiration is the perfect place to start!
Resurgence of Color
According to Southern Living, grays are being swapped out this year by warmer tones of browns and camel colors. These warmer tones provide a more welcoming, intimate feel. By opting for a shade of chocolate brown rather than gray, the room may feel more unique and custom.
Gone are the days of all-white kitchen designs. Muted colors of green, blue, and even black are being paired with complementing wood tones. Dark, moody kitchens are definitely in this year!
In case you haven’t been following, some of the biggest names in paint have announced their Color of the Year, and let’s just say the color green is having a moment!
Benjamin Moore Color of the Year: October Mist
This year’s color is a soft, sagey green reminiscent of the pale green of a flower stem that anchors and uplifts.
Sherwin Williams: Evergreen Fog
This mid-tone gray-green evokes a calm, soothing vibe.
This relaxed and uplifting sea glass green radiates peace and tranquility for forward movement.
Grandmillenial style is still going strong. If this is the first time you’ve heard of it, this style is inspired by the comforts of Grandma’s home and is sometimes referred to as granny chic. This trend veers away from defined lines and sleek surfaces. Instead, it brings in homey, nostalgic pieces. What’s old is new again. This style is feminine and floral (think velvet sofa, needlepoint pillows, hassled lampshades, and floral curtains or wallpapers).
Minimalism has been popular for quite some time now and it isn’t going anywhere. Some designers think because of this, maximalism is bound to make a comeback. Maximalism is all about embracing the “extra.” Characteristics of maximalism include patterns, bold colors, busy spaces, interest, and lots of variety.
Furniture & Decor
Mixing the old with the new and reworking vintage finds to create more custom pieces is something we will be seeing a whole lot more of this year. Delivery delays and supply chain issues have inspired some to upcycle or refurbish furniture to take on a new life. It is also more budget-friendly and custom than buying new.
Curves are also set to trend this year! Curved furniture, kitchen islands, sofas, desks, and tables are popping up at several well-known home stores. Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials are driving searches on Pinterest for pieces incorporating this design element, as well.
Multi-Functional Spaces & Hardworking Storage
Since many people are still working from home, rooms will continue to pull double duty into this upcoming year. Along with it, we are anticipating hardworking storage solutions to help maximize the functionality of our spaces, especially in the kitchen & bathroom! According to Houzz, the general function of cabinetry hasn’t changed much over the years, however, the inside of cabinets has dramatically shifted. You can have designated storage space for almost anything you can think of! Specials drawers, pullouts, and drawer dividers keep items hidden yet highly organized and easily accessible. In the bathroom, drawers to hide the laundry hamper and organize styling tools are being seen in more modern designs. Also, there is a shift in kitchen design where the upper cabinets are replaced by more windows and the storage being shifted to the bottom cabinets and islands to allow for more natural light.
Biophilic Home Design
Biophilic design is an approach to architecture that seeks to connect building occupants more closely to nature. You can incorporate this design trend by adding windows to let in more natural light or simply opening your existing ones to let in the fresh air and the sounds of nature. Use natural materials like bamboo, cork, sustainable timber, stone, and rattan in your home. Another way is to bring nature indoors and incorporate plants. Studies have shown plants can reduce stress, boost our mood, and act as a natural air purifier. If you’re looking for some ideas on which houseplants to choose, take a look at our previous post, 10 Easy-to-care-for Houseplants.
Green Home Upgrades
The Millennial & Gen Z generations are highly focused on sustainability. We’re seeing more homeowners make long-term investments such as solar panels, new window installations, and insulation updates.
Smart Home Technology
2022 will bring new smart home technology upgrades such as self-cleaning devices, high-tech shower heads, smart mirrors, toilets, and so much more. The majority of these items accommodate working parents with children who rely on the efficiency and ease these devices bring to their busy households.
If you’re looking to repair, upgrade, or continue general maintenance to your home this year, we hope this post has sparked some inspiration. Fixer specializes in home projects ranging from electrical, plumbing, drywall, painting, door and window repairs, to TV mounting, furniture assembly, and smart home device installation – you name it, we can likely do it! We also offer several membership plans that fit your needs for routine visits. Learn more about our plans here.