For ages, people have been decorating their living spaces. Interior design is our attempt to surround ourselves with objects that make us feel comfortable and bring inner peace. Interior design trends come and go, but research shows that the surroundings in our home influence our mood and well-being.
2022 starts our third year in a global pandemic, and it’s influencing what people want in their homes and the trends that designers are seeing. People spend more time in their house–both working and recreating–so they’re looking to feel emotional warmth and comfort.
If you’re looking to sell your home this year, make sure your home appeals to what buyers want. Ensure they can see themselves feeling warm, comfortable, and at ease living and working in the spaces that your home provides.
What’s Out For 2022?
First, let’s look at what’s out for 2022. If you have any of these outdated interior designs in your home, think about updating it to appeal to what buyers are seeking.
While the all-white, minimalist look offers a crisp, clean look, it’s also quite cold and clinical. Here come the colors! 2022 will usher in a rainbow of hues to homes to liven up living spaces.
An open floor plan is excellent for those looking to maximize communication across areas of the home. But, this trend is falling away as more people are putting a premium on privacy and closed spaces. This makes sense for people working from home. Think about ways you can showcase a home office or library in your home.
Boxy sofas and furniture
Sectional sofas have flexibility since they come in five pieces or more, but their boxiness cuts down on valuable floor space. Other boxy furniture does the same and homeowners are turning away from this trend turning to more traditional standalone couches and chairs.
What’s In for 2022?
In 2022 interior design is all about pleasing the eye with bold or warm colors and patterns. Think about creating a lively and inviting space that you would be happy to spend your time in.
Bold patterns and colors
While neutral colors hold strategic purposes in home decor, the trend is leaning toward bolder colors and fabric patterns. Bright colors and engaging fabrics will liven up any space and increase the “cozy.”
Mixing materials and designs
People love a conversation starter, and within a home, unique furniture and accents can not only get your guests talking but make a space pop. The use of metals, wood, and even stone in select pieces is unique and energetically sought.
Artwork by people of color and up and coming artists
Homeowners are trending towards adorning walls with lesser-known up-and-coming artists rather than the high-brow showpieces of the famous. There is an edge to being out in front of the crowd with new art, plus it can be less expensive to display a collection throughout the home.
Floral prints and chintz
The floral print is back in 2022, a throwback to the chintz vibe of the 40s. Last year’s ‘grand millennial’ look has become more popular, steering tastes back to a “more is more” look. This look will include more floral and damask-printed wallpapers to accent contemporary-shaped comfortable furnishings.
The look and feel of late 80s furniture are returning, so it’s time to re-embrace leather. Leather can accent a room with rich tones and slow noticeable wear. Let it age, and let your space speak to the gatherings which have come before.
Whether it’s an intact vintage showpiece or an antique that has been repurposed, classic furniture brings a warmth of touchable artistry that can influence the feel of any room. Using vintage accents is a trend that will likely continue for years to come.
High tech homes
Take home design to the next level by leveraging the latest technology. The virtual design phase takes you through the outfitting of not only a space but an entire home. The immersive experience will delight the senses. Animated window treatments, lighting, sound, and more can turn a modern space into a futuristic one.
The use of more tactile textures will bring more pattern and depth to any space. A patterned rug is a quick way to change the feel and flow of a room. Colors and textures are numerous so if outfitting a new or old space, you can find something to either pop or blend in.
Home decorating styles can be subjective. However, if you’re selling a home, you’ll want it to look current to maximize its selling potential. So lean into these trends, decorate with the earthy color of brown, and use fabrics like leather on furniture and beyond. Soft shaped furniture and nature-inspired accents and surfaces are fashionable and eye-catching.
You won’t go wrong with anything that warms up a space. People are looking for warmth and comfort, and that doesn’t always come with extravagance. Don’t be afraid to add color, texture, or accents to all living spaces.
If you’re not currently in the market to sell, these recommendations are still perfect for making your home your sanctuary. We’ve all spent more time in our home in the last few years, and keeping it fresh and comfortable is a must.
If you are selling or looking to buy, let the team at Jensen and Company help you through the process, start to finish. We strive to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible. We’ve helped hundreds of buyers and sellers, and we’re prepared to help you too.