19 Home Decor Trends That Will Rule 2022
Fashion changes all the time, right? Well, decor is another thing that changes a lot. It can be tough to keep up with, but thankfully, what we put in our homes doesn't change nearly as much as what we wear! Still, furniture, paint, and everything involved with home décor still goes through periods where it's either "in" or "out."
Since no one can realistically redecorate their home four times a year (like fashion), decor sticks with yearly changes. Then, there are five and ten-year trends that stick around longer. Often, the changes stick with materials, while other times it's adding something small like a fresh coat of paint or a new accent to complement an already beautiful home.
For 2022, there’s a ton of trends you'll want to add to your home ASAP, and you’re sure to see them in your friends' homes! Before we get into the list, we want to stress that you should decorate for your happiness. Think of this slideshow as a suggestion!
Large Wall Art
The days of gallery walls and statement walls are over! Now it’s all about stellar artwork that spans the whole wall. Set off a whole room with a nice piece that pulls your design together. Having one large piece of art provides an anchor to your space that pulls focus. Consider keeping the rest of the room pretty neutral.
It’s important to remember that this piece of artwork should be tasteful and not overly bold for no reason. Consider a modern piece that uses a primary color, or you could keep it as a simple black and white. This is another opportunity to play with texture if you’re lucky enough to find a piece with some dimension.
Entryway benches are getting popular for a couple of reasons. One, they give you the opportunity to reflect who you are via decor. Second, they provide a little place for someone to sit and remove shoes before tracking dirt and grime all over the home.
If you have kiddos, an entryway bench is the perfect place for them to put their backpacks when they come home! They’ll never forget them (hopefully) when they’re stashed right by the front door. If you’re a dog parent, they can also make the perfect storage space for leashes, toys, colors and go-bags.
Solid Granite Slabs
We’ve been going gaga for granite and stone countertops for a while now, so why not bring in more? We’ve been keeping an eye on this trend, trying to figure out if it’s hot…or not. Here’s what we’ve decided. We love this trend! From waterfall kitchen islands to sprawling marble in the bathroom, this trend is timeless and classy.
More often than not, trends are here today and gone tomorrow. So, we usually advise on not going all-in on trendy design unless it’s pretty non-committal. Even though pulling this trend off would be quite expensive, natural elements in design do tend to stay in favor even after decades.
Tortoise Shell Accents
Tortoise shell is a bit of a throwback, but nonetheless totally fabulous! From fashion to home decor, tortoise shell trinkets and trays can bring in a unique and rich look to your overall room aesthetic. The neutral warm tones in the pattern make it a great neutral texture to elevate your style!
This pattern matches well with creams and black, it can be used to tie together contrasting colors as sort of a neutral ground. If you’re a fan of leopard print, you can also use tortoise shell as a way to Segway into leopard! Don’t overuse this texture, a little goes a long way. Your friends and guests will think you’re a designer legend!
The past was about making your home look cookie-cutter, and we're all bored with that. Don't hide your personality. It's your home, and you should show off exactly who you are. Book lovers can make shelving out of old hardbacks, while knitters can hang their own art. At the end of the day, it's your home, and you should be happy in it.
Don’t be afraid to be yourself and show off your talents! Many people say the key to a happy life is to not take yourself too seriously. We’re not saying to lose your inhibitions and go feral, but just loosen up a bit. Get a quirky picture, mix, and match colors and patterns. You don’t have to copy everything you see someone else do… be original!
Excessively Large Mirrors
There’s something about a giant wall mirror that just makes a room feel spacious and bright. The reflection of light provides another light source that opens up your room. Also, using a tall vertical mirror can make low ceilings seem higher, drawing the eye up the wall to the ceiling.
If all else fails, throw a mirror up and you’ve at least got something. Picking wall art these days can be a challenge. You can never seem to find the right thing, but you can never go wrong with a mirror. In larger spaces, a reflective surface is a great way of adding some design without being overbearing.
Go wild on that ceiling! No, really! Instead of a plain, old, boring ceiling (or god forbid a popcorn ceiling, ew), put up a design you love. While geometric is a great decision, some are using it as an accent wall by painting it a bright color or even a dark one.
Contrast your wall color with your ceiling. So, if your walls are darker, have a lighter ceiling. If your walls light, paint the ceiling a dark color. Design is all about diversity in colors, textures and pattern. This is a great way to make a big statement in an area that is often left out! If your ceilings are low, we would advise sticking with a lighter color.
Natural Wall Tiles
Don't you always wish you had fresh herbs for your garden? Well, now those herbs can be useful and a decorative element. Try to grow herbs like basil, bay leaves, chives, cilantro, or dill. These are all easy to grow in your kitchen as long as you have a window.
It’s time to welcome back brass accents! This antique design trend has recently made a resurgence that we’ll see well into the next few years. Soft brass creates warmth, which is why so many people are choosing it over stainless steel and copper. If you’re looking for a way to add brass accents into your own home, replace faucets, fixtures, and photo frames with this alloy.
Creative Bathroom Design
Does your bathroom need a remodel? If so, it’s time to get creative. The standard double vanity and bathtub and shower combo are getting tired. Instead, look for statement mirrors, tiled tubs, and bright and bold accessories to give your bathroom some much-needed TLC.
Millennials are recycling glam, and expressing it their own unique way! From rich metals to bright pops of color on crushed velvet throw pillows and couches, they're throwing it back. Millennial glam is all about refreshing classic textures and design with a vibrant outlook. It’s time for something new and fun!
Designers and architects are going all out these days and mixing materials in their builds. Mixing new with old has opened up opportunities in design we didn’t previously think about. Mixing these textures give a home more versatility, letting your home express itself in different ways. It's very exciting to see.
Dark colors, warm tones, and moody hues have taken over our color pallets. Having the contrast of a dark and neutral backdrop against those rich pops of accent colors elevates interior design to new depths this year. We’re seeing dark colors in a whole new way.
We’ve spent the better half of the last ten years tearing down wallpaper both verbally and physically, but guess what? It’s back, with texture! You can only do so much with paint, and some spaces need a base layer that incorporates a luxurious texture, setting the tone for the rest of the scheme.