Once a design trend has been enjoyed for around 2-3 years, it starts to move to the outs. New trends don’t mean that you have to redecorate your entire home. They just give you the perfect excuse to do so. If you’re looking for a change, we’re here to give you a design guide to the latest trends to bring into your home for 2022.
Not all changes have to be big. They can start with simply repainting a room or buying one new furniture piece. Pick one room today and start your redecorating journey. Say goodbye to modern farmhouse, open floor plans, all-white everything, and minimalism; say hello to:
You may be used to all-white everything, but it's coming to an end in 2022. For coloring this year, think “cozy.” Recently, many people have spent a lot more time in their homes than ever before. The world has also been surrounded by uncertainty. All of this has sparked the want for relaxing rooms. Dark, earthy tones help bring those calm and grounded feelings that you’re looking for. Don’t shy away from using blue or orange either.
The 70s are back, bringing in those warm shades of rust and terra cotta. For these colors, don’t just think of wall colors and decorative pieces. Bring colors in through your choices of furniture. Light wood furniture and floors have reigned interior design for years. It’s time to embrace darker woods in your home again. They may seem intimidating at first, but dark colors will bring warmth, comfortability, and sophistication into your home.
Don’t be afraid to take those dark colors into your favorite room in the house. If you want to bring your all-white kitchen into 2022, you can simply stain your cabinets to a darker wood. However, if you want to stay on top of the latest trends and aren’t afraid of color, paint your cabinets green. That’s right. Green. Pantone may have named Very Peri the color of the year, but interior designers are seeing more green than ever, especially in the kitchen. There are so many shades of green to choose from. You can pick a green that stands out like emerald or a neutral green like pale mint. Green may not seem like a neutral at first, but it will pair perfectly with the rest of the earth-toned neutrals in your home. Picking green or any pop of color over white will help your kitchen stand out and shine rather than blend in.
Continue to liven up your home with interesting furniture! The days of the square-armed, boxy couch are gone. Rather than filling your home with harsh corners, think about curved furniture. Curved furniture will continue the feeling of relaxation in your home. Soft edges give off a subconscious feeling of safety. Don’t just make a change in your sofa. Bring more curves into your house through cabinets, chairs, mirrors, etc.
You may remember wallpaper disappearing from everyone’s homes in the early 2000s. You can now proudly say that wallpaper is back! Wallpaper is an easy way to have an accent wall in your home that is more complex than a solid-colored wall. There are so many patterns and textures to choose from. Don’t be afraid to go beyond an accent wall and put wallpaper in an entire room. Dining rooms and bathrooms are great rooms for full wallpaper. If wallpaper in a bathroom isn’t your style, then maybe try using tile instead.
Speaking of wallpaper, if you want to be at the height of trends, make yours floral. Grandmillennial is the newest raging interior design style. It features lots of colors, patterns, and textures. Picture your grandmother’s vintage decor but chic. You may be remembering the stuffy dining room you grew up eating Christmas dinner at. But, take those old-school designs and throw in some modern elements to make it look more timeless rather than antiquey. The personality in a design is what really makes this grandmillenial style pop. This trend keeps that feeling of relaxation that you want in 2022 but shifts away from the monochromatic look and encourages you to be different.
The key to a grandmillenial home is incorporating all of these patterns, colors, and textures while staying consistent. With this, your home will look cohesive and cozy rather than chaotic. Another great thing about grandmillenial style is that developing a lasting style and reusing vintage pieces is great for the environment.
The vintage items in your new grandmillenial home will help bring sustainability to your life. Incorporating the newest technology in your home is still trending. However, a focus on sustainability is coming. This shift toward watching your environmental impact isn’t just a trend; it seems to be here to stay. Vintage pieces can be found for cheaper prices and easily upcycled to fit modern styles. Sustainability doesn’t mean that everything in your home has to be a vintage piece. Embrace new furniture built to last with eco-friendly materials.
How We Can Help
Here at Holland Homes, our design consultants will work with you through every detail. Show us what designs and trends you love and we can help create your dream home. We want to turn your ideas into a reality and exceed your expectations. Contact us today to get started on finding your trendiest home!