For your home in 2022, here are the hot new trends for the new year, plus what we’re leaving behind.
Wallpaper remains hotter than ever. Whether you choose to use it on an accent wall or to cover surfaces in an entire room, wallpaper provides an opportunity to infuse both color and texture into a space.
Tone on tone
Yes, it is still OK to infuse bursts of color, but monochromatic or tone-on-tone interiors remains modern and fresh.
The trend started roughly a decade ago of mixing different cabinets in the same space. This mix of colors and materials remains on trend.
Hygge is still hot as it relates to infusing cozy elements into a home, such as fireplaces and pillows on beds.
Whether on the floor, on the walls or as accents, the prominent use of tile remains on trend, especially in bathrooms and kitchens.
As society continues to pivot more and more, workers will continue to work from home. The home-office trend is predicted to continue to grow.
Bronze, brass and copper
While traditional finishes such as chrome and nickel have their appeal, many are opting for more unexpected finishes such as bronze, brass and copper.
From red to black, blue and even purple, the trend remains to incorporate color and individuality into social areas such as the kitchen.
Black and white
Many people continue to look for a color palette that is timeless yet elegant, and black and white remains a popular choice.
Mirrors are back in vogue. Whether you are using them down a hallway or in a series to mimic the look and feel of windows, a generous use of mirrors remains a popular trend.
After a year of living in sweatpants and business shirts, people are ready to feel put together again. Look for this trend to extend in the home.
To feel a little more sophisticated, this perspective leads to a shift away from the “flow” style — open-concept floor plans and open shelves.
“One of the trends I am most looking forward to saying goodbye to in 2022 is open kitchen shelving,” said Ryan Jones, founder of Land of Rugs. “Sure, it looks great, and on the face of it, it seems incredibly easy to maintain. The reality of this is that just isn’t the case at all. It takes a lot of work to keep the items on the shelves looking great, and you have to ensure you are constantly dusting, as well. It is a lot more effort than it is worth, quite frankly.”
It’s time to move on from the rustic art and whitewashed woods of farmhouse decor.
Try adding statement paintings, pillows in bright colors or area rugs with fascinating patterns to revamp your style.
“I understand the attraction of farmhouse style: White walls, light woods, and neutral rugs and textiles can create a peaceful space,” said Annie Elliot of Annie Elliott Design. “But without enough visual interest, peaceful can become boring.”
Goodbye, harsh lines and empty spaces. Hello, organic shapes that soften design and big, bold statement pieces. Look for tables without hard corners, opulent mirrors, curved furniture and powerful jewel-toned hues.
“I feel there has been a shift toward embracing and playing with color,” said Hayley Watters, a Pittsburgh-based designer. “For example, I have noticed a considerable shift toward the use of darker, more dramatic colors. I predict we will be seeing lots of rich greens and blues taking over many interiors.”