With a new year comes new home decor trends making it the perfect time to try out a new look in your own space. In 2022, there are trends like we’ve never seen before — no longer are we focusing on “bigger is better” and “bold is beautiful.” Relaxing subtlety
We’ve all been on a roller coaster during the last couple of years, so it’s time to strip it back and relax a little! Here are 10 home decor trends that you’ll want to try in 2022.
5 Happy Home Decor Trends for 2022
1. Emphasis on comfort
We’re now spending more time than ever at home, with many companies allowing their employees to work remotely 100 percent of the time. And when we spend so much time in one place, we want it to feel comfortable and inviting. Many of us would rather snuggle up on our cozy couch and settle in to watch a movie rather than sit awkwardly on a rigid piece of furniture that looks good, but doesn’t feel good.
For this reason, some apartment-dwellers may opt for furniture and decorative accents like pillows and throws that don’t have quite the look they envisioned but are actually more comfortable. There are, however, still plenty of comfortable and stylish pieces to choose from—more and more every day.
2. Natural materials
Using natural materials will further invite a calm feeling into your home. Rather than choosing wood furniture that’s been painted a specific color, many will be opting for pieces with a natural wood finish. And instead of using synthetic fabrics, people are choosing materials like cotton, linen or wool for upholstery and accent throws and pillows.
Flowers, dried or fresh, are a good way to add a little bit of color, and can be used to weave in Pantone’s Color of the Year, Very Peri. As a plus, using natural materials often has less of a negative impact on the environment.
3. Black accents
A lot of people are using monochromatic themes, especially in all white kitchens. That makes it hard to add depth to a space. Going with black accents, like kitchen hardware and picture frames, adds more depth without being overwhelming. It’s a subtle way to catch your attention without going overboard on bright colors. And black is an easy color to match with almost any style and theme.
4. Sustainable bedding
Being conscious of the planet is becoming a more prominent concern in many people’s decorative choices. That includes not just up-cycling old pieces of furniture, but also using sustainable fabric and bedding. Such bedding uses organic, natural fabrics created through low-impact processes and without harmful pesticides. You can find everything from sheets to pillowcases to duvets that are all sustainable!
5. Bathroom tech
Smart homes have already become popular, praised for being energy-efficient and convenient, but now it’s moving into the bathroom! It might sound silly and many think “what technology could possibly be added to the bathroom?” There are many cool gadgets that can turn your bathroom into a more convenient part of your apartment.
Smart toilets have seat warmers, open automatically and even have speakers. Smart showers allow you to control the exact temperature and pressure of your shower and save water and energy. Interactive mirrors can give you reports like what the traffic is like, the temperature outside and appointment reminders, so you don’t forget about them before you start the day. And how convenient would it be to watch instructional YouTube hair and make up videos right on your mirror?