Home design trends can help us understand general moods in society and give us ideas for how we want to shape our own homes. With that in mind, Houzz asked more than 50 home design and remodelling professionals to share the colours, materials, styles and other details homeowners have been requesting lately. Here are 10 home design trends that came up again and again.

1. Colour, Colour, Colour

By far the trend reported most by home design and remodelling professionals was a renewed interest in adding bright and bold colour to interiors. Many pros attribute the vibrant shift to the pandemic including designer Whitney Romanoff of Meet West Studio, “[w]e are seeing clients ready to move away from your typical gray or white walls and embrace colour and pattern in ways they haven’t been before,” she says. “Clients want their spaces to be joyful and inviting and reflect their personality. This may be the natural result of us all living through a pandemic cooped up in the house. It’s great to see clients want to amp up the fun.”

2. Wallpaper

In addition to color, designers are excited about an outpouring of interest in bold wallpaper. “My clients are more likely to consider this now in spaces,” says designer Jamie Olivarez of Pink Door Designs.

On Houzz, search trends show a rise in interest in wallpaper in 2022 compared with 2021. Searches were up for “paintable wallpaper” (93%), “chinoiserie wallpaper” (71%), “floral wallpaper” (52%), “ceiling wallpaper” (40%), “Art Deco wallpaper” (33%) and “dog wallpaper” (46%).

3. Warm and Soft Kitchens

While pros say a desire for bold colour is extending into kitchens, many report that some homeowners are asking for a warm and soft style.

“Creating a home that feels like a haven from the stresses of daily life is still very important,” says designer Debra Garvin of 1st Impressions Design. “In the past couple of years, our homes served as our office, classroom and a place for a staycation. Even though life seems to be returning to normal, that new appreciation for home hasn’t disappeared, and I don’t think it will anytime soon. More than ever, we want a place to rest, relax and recharge our batteries. In light of those goals, my design clients have been asking for finishes that add softness, warmth and texture to a room.”

4. Green Kitchen Cabinets

Green has been coming up repeatedly in trend coverage over the past couple of years. But lately, designers say there’s an increased interest specifically in green kitchen cabinets, especially sage green. Midtone greens such as Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams are also popular. “Green seems to be the color of the moment, whether it’s in the cabinets or paint, either super dark or a very pale version,” says designer Sarah Farouk of FineLine Kitchens.

5. Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Natural wood cabinets are also having a moment. “In addition to the use of color, we are seeing more natural elements take shape in the kitchen,” says designer Kirby Foster Hurd of Kirby Home Designs. “Various types of wood species are being added to the initial kitchen cabinet design as a way to add warmth with light- to medium-stain tones.”

6. Natural Materials

Natural materials rarely go out of style, but they’re certainly at a high point lately. They include the previously mentioned natural wood cabinets, as well as stone countertops and stone tile. Designer Erika Morris of Nested Interior Design attributes the shift to changing attitudes toward synthetic materials. “I think that the saturation of ‘newness’ has run its course and clients are starting to look for materials that feel more established, handmade or authentic,” she says. 

7. Layers of Textures

One phrase that came up again and again in conversations with design professionals was “layered texture” in decor, wallpaper, materials and accessories. “Combining items like wood, pottery, rattan, metal and textural fabrics creates a visual feast for the eyes and invites people to reach out and touch as well,” says Garvin of 1st Impressions Design.

8. Curves

As we saw at the 2022 High Point Market this past spring, curved and rounded furniture is capturing a lot of attention. “A design trend that I think is morphing into a less stylized version of itself is the use of curvy organic forms in all types of furniture and all types of design styles, not just modern,” designer Murphy Moon says.

9. Minimalism

Less is more. Designer Sadowski is seeing some homeowners embrace minimalism by paring back furniture for more “curated and deliberate” arrangements. “We are seeing cleaner lines and open spaces that aren’t packed with furniture,” she says.

10. Playful Traditional Style

On the other hand, some design pros are seeing a more maximalist style take hold, specifically a perked-up traditional look that combines vintage pieces with lots of upbeat pattern and wallpaper. “There is a resurgence of traditional, but it’s coming back in a very fun way,” says designer Alexandra Denburg of M&P Design Group. “Lots of softer warm tones, exposed woods and pattern mixing.”

Again, the pandemic may be playing a role. Supply chain issues during the last few years are affecting what homeowners and designers choose to fill their homes with. “The surging demand for homewares has placed a strain on all parts of the value chain,” says West of Mineral City.

To view examples of these trends, visit the Houzz website. 

Source: Houzz