As we fast approach the 2022 spring market, there is no time to waste to give your home a facelift if you are planning to list it. While working with a home stager can help you maximize your home's appeal and generate a faster sale, some people like to get busy and take on these projects themselves. Whether or not you plan on selling your property, some trends are shaping up to be all the rage this year.
If you are in need for inspiration, here are 12 trends you can expect to see in homes across the country this year, according to designers and tastemakers.
Vintage and craft furniture: with supply chain challenges continuing well into 2022, people are turning to unique pieces that can only be found in thrift shops. If you have an old dresser you inherited from your granny, you can update the hardware, plaster on a wall covering or add a fresh coat of paint to give it a new lease on life.
Houseplants: Leafy green plants are "in" for home design as well as reclaimed wooden plant stands and crafty pots.
No curtains: To keep your plants alive, you need to maximize the natural light in your home. This means ditching the heavy draperies and embracing naked windows.
Pet-centric design: Many people have adopted furry children into their homes during the pandemic. This year, it's all about making your pets' lives more comfortable by incorporating food dishes and water taps into the millwork and at floor level, installing pet doors, and making custom pet beds.
Eclectic fixtures: The light fixture has become the focal point of a room and can bring character to a home. The bolder the light fixture, the better.
Curves: Curves are the new fad. While custom-built curvilinear kitchen islands and doors are great additions, the easiest way to integrate curves is to tinker around with circular couches, shell-shaped armchairs, and round mirrors.
Smarter kitchen storage: Deep pull-out drawers are here to stay!
Woven furniture and accessories: Woven and wicker furniture from artisan baskets to light fixture have become a staple in many homes.
Sensual moody bedrooms: Our bedrooms should be a stress-free refuge from your busy life. Moody décor redolent of boutique hotels is making its way into American homes. Strip lighting, glass door closest, and unique mirrors are trending right now.
Luxury laundry rooms and pantries: The laundry room used to be a forgotten place tucked out of sight in the basement or garage. No more! Designers are now giving the same attention to laundry rooms and pantries as they do to the kitchen and other rooms in the house. Built-in cabinets, state-of-the-art washer and dryer, and high-end faucets and sinks are the norm. Pantries boast special compartments for food and cookware, all neatly organized.
Laminate vinyl plank flooring: Redoing your flooring can be cost prohibitive. As a result, more and more people are catching on to cheaper options, such as laminate vinyl plank floors. It's affordable, durable, and easy to install.
Dedicated home theater: If you won't go to the movies, then the movies must come to you. Turn your basement or bonus room into a fully equipped home theater complete with surround sound, recessed lighting, and theater-style seating.
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