Who remembers rose quartz accents and open-concept everything? With each new year, interior design trends change with the needs and (life)styles of homeowners. From the return of wallpaper to focal point walls, 2022 has some unique anticipated design trends you may want to consider incorporating into your home’s interior style. Below are some of the top interior design and decorating trends projected for this year.
1. Focal Point Walls
No longer are solid neutral walls the only standard! More and more, people are opting to create a focal point wall in a room to create depth and individuality. For example, a shiplap or reclaimed wood wall can create a unique, cozy atmosphere in a room like this one here. If you don’t want to opt for different materials, painting the focal wall a different, bolder color from the rest of your room is a great way to draw attention to one part of your room.
Wallpaper has taken a back seat since the 90s, with paint becoming the go-to option for walls in new homes. However, wallpaper is making a comeback as homeowners are looking for more individuality and atmosphere in their houses. Wallpaper sets the tone for a room. In previous years, geometric prints were in—these days, highly stylized floral patterns are trending. Vintage-designed wallpaper is also quite trendy.
3. Multi-Use Spaces
This trend is uniquely suited to people’s changing needs and homes since the COVID-19 pandemic. As people spend more time at home, working or taking remote classes, spaces with more than one function in a house are very practical. For example, your kitchen table may also serve as a place to sit on zoom meetings when working from home. Thinking about multi-use spaces can help you make deliberate and practical decisions regarding interior design.
4. Smart Storage Solutions
Functionality is a key component to loving your room when considering interior design. One upcoming trend is incorporating smart kitchen designs to make livability a breeze, such as pull out and roll out cabinets to hold pots and pans. This conserves space and improves your kitchen’s overall organization.
5. Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl flooring is increasing in popularity due to its affordability and luxurious look and lack of high maintenance. It can give your room a cozy vibe and withstand years of use. Even better, it is water-resistant and very simple to install in any room of your house.
6. Plants and Greenery
We don’t think it’s a coincidence that as people have spent more time in their homes, they’ve wanted to bring the outdoors indoors. Houseplants are a quick and inexpensive way to liven up any room in your house and promote self-care—and science can back this up! Growing research suggests that plants have the power to reduce your stress levels, sharpen your focus, and boost your productivity. Maybe the first room to put your new plant in could be the home office? With more people working and taking classes from their homes, a positive environment can help lift our spirits and make a dark room instantly bright.
7. Light & Bright Windows
In keeping with bringing the outside in, another anticipated design trend for 2022 is the embrace of natural light and windows. Opting not to get window treatments or curtains may sacrifice some privacy, but can promote an airy feel for your home. One way to do this in your home is to add floor-to-ceiling windows.
These seven design trends are just a few of the many trends coming to interior design in 2022. Try incorporating one or a few of these ideas into your next home improvement project! Happy decorating!