Our favorite home trends for 2022 include the return of many classics that are always in good taste.
Nature Inspired Color and Wood
For 2022, designers have shown a strong return to soothing colors and materials gifted by mother nature. From wood and shades of green to upcycling—it’s all about renewal.
Shades of Green
Every major paint company is offering up the lightest shades of green as an alternative to white. The pale greens can serve to extend nature into a room when they are painted on walls that have views of trees or grass. White accents give the space visual drama, highlight architectural features and can modernize a traditional dining room.
Natural wood grains are back in demand at a time when many furniture companies are experiencing new inventory shipment delays. Conveniently, that makes the wood table or antique chair down at the vintage shop more attractive—if you are the sort that prefers immediate gratification, like us.
To keep things fresh, consider reupholstering. Head to a design center to find modern prints and some design advice, including how much to order and all the trim options available. Our friends at Koontz have quite the selection and you can count on getting some great advice.
Antique stores and thrift shops are a great source for executing another design trend that we think is a classic—a mixed media gallery wall.
After nearly two years of focusing on making our homes cozier, the importance of textured fabrics and layering has never been more “practiced.”
Decorators have been leaning towards the most luxurious layers they can, including velvet, sherpa and bouchles.
And, you’ll be happy to know fringe and tassels are back!
Velvet is an upholstery fabric for the ages because it is both luxurious and durable. Since it has no raised weaves it is impossible to snag. Very convenient if you have as many pets as we do!
Bring On the Botanicals
We love the striking botanical wallpaper that designer Jennie Holland of J Holland Interiors used as a focus wall for this bedroom in the home of Dr. Dennis and Jen Davis. The choice to use it not only behind the bed, but extend it along the angled ceiling creates a chic statement.
The more delicate botanical design of the blue and white wallpaper and floral accessories are a classic design that will never go out of style. We’ve seen designers duplicate these botanical wallpaper prints into matching upholstery. In our opinion, that move might be crossing the line into a design trend you might tire of.
Framed botanical prints can be an inexpensive, yet classic, art element that fits in many different types of design aesthetics. We think the ones shown here, without matting or ornate frames, keep it from becoming too precious, particularly against the moody wall color.
“Botanical patterns within interior design have been used for centuries, but the variation in colors and scale have continued to evolve. We’re seeing more modern, abstract botanical prints as well as multi-color, oversized patterns,” offers Holland. “This fuchsia and white wallpaper print gave a Palm Beach-meets-South-of-France vibe, so we ran with a French theme throughout the room. The wallpaper helped us transform the entire space.”