Emerging Home Design Trends To Try in 2022
Over the past two years, we’ve all spent our fair share inside. Forced to remain indoors, our homes became our offices, classrooms, and much more. As a result, we started reevaluating how we use our existing spaces, which has fueled an emergence of new home design trends focused on making our homes more comfortable and cozy. To help you kick off 2022 in style, we’ve browsed the web and compiled a few of the pandemic-driven design trends that we think are sure to stick around.
The use of natural materials has always been prevalent in home interior design but has gained significant popularity over the last year. With so many of us confined to our homes, many people craved bringing the outdoors inside through natural home furnishings, textures, and aesthetics. From organic textures like untreated woods, natural stones, and raw bricks to untouched materials like seashells, flowers and driftwood, natural elements add warmth to spaces that bring a sense of calm, tranquillity and coziness. So, if you’re looking to add some soothing comfort to your home, try decorating with natural accents such as wood, bamboo, seagrass, feathers, rattan or wicker.
According to Houzz, green is the top paint colour for 2022, with most major paint brands picking a neutral green as the colour they think will define the year. After so many years of pure white and shades of grey dominating interiors, people are now opting for more soothing, organic hues. Whatever your style, whether it’s rich evergreen, refreshing sage, or a beautiful olive, green is a versatile colour that can go warm or cool and add a refreshing pop of colour to anywhere in your home.
Another micro trend that emerged under quarantine conditions – home gardening! Take your nature-inspired home design to the next level and add some authentic greenery to your interior. Plants are inexpensive, improve air quality, and make any room feel more fresh and welcoming. Begin by identifying the best spots in the room for your plant buddies: healthy doses of lighting in the winter & summer, humidity and traffic. Some plants are easier to care for than others, so be sure to do your research before buying your plants. To help you get started, check out Houzz’s list of the 10 top plants to grow indoors (we like pothos and snake plants for easiest care). Already have plants, but need some style-boosting ideas? Check out Houzz’s 10 style-boosting design Ideas for your houseplant collection!
We’re away from sharp, modern lines and clean edges in furniture to soft curvatures and rounded shapes! Popular in the 70’s & 80’s, rounded shapes are making a comeback in furnishings. Less structured than the static, straight lines of modernist designs, curves are fun, playful and evoke feelings of relaxation. So, if you’re looking to add some new pieces to your home design, think plush, round, and comfy!
Looking for the perfect colour to contrast your nature-inspired hues? Think black! Using the colour black as an accent in your lighting, home decor, doors & trim, walls, hardware, and fixtures will add a visually bold punch to your home design. Black is a powerful colour that draws the eye, helps to brighten colours, and acts as a neutral base that compliments natural woods, organic materials and soft shades. To get you started, check out these decorating with black accents design inspirations and tips.
Check out Westmark’s Houzz page or visit RG Design Studio’s Houzz page for more home design ideas. As custom home builders for over 30 years, Westmark collaborates with an excellent team of professional home designers and new home builders to create beautiful, harmonious and functional homes across Vancouver Island. If you’d like to see some of the custom homes we’ve designed and built, visit our custom home portfolio.