Summer is finally here! Say goodbye to the dreaded Canadian winter nights and hello to gorgeous sunny days. Even better, the nicer weather gives homeowners the chance to finally renovate. Many Canadian homeowners emerge from the holiday season looking to make home improvements and change their space for the new year. Come spring, the actual planning starts, which makes the summer the perfect time for that long-awaited home reno.
So, what’s ahead in 2022? We’ve compiled a list of the top home design trends of the year, so that you can have the ultimate refresh. From functional spaces to peaceful colours, here are the home renovation and interior design trends of 2022 you’ve been looking for.
Find Your Zen with Biophilic Design
For the past two years, Covid has cost us all a lot of time we could’ve spent outside of our homes. To conquer that hopeless feeling of isolation and reconnect with nature, biophilic design has become increasingly popular. This design trend emphasizes serenity and calmness by creating a space full of natural light, proper ventilation, and plants. As a visual connection with nature, garden design elements like stoneware, terracotta, marble, and travertine will compliment the space nicely. Beyond its aesthetic, the presence of biophilic design can improve one’s mental and physical health as well.
Create a Luxurious Backyard
Luxury backyards that don’t sacrifice style will be one of the bigger design trends seen in the summer of 2022. As people spend more time at home and outdoor gatherings have become the norm, many are inspired to make their backyards their oasis, which includes splurging on nicer outdoor furniture pieces. Long gone are the days of using the backyard as a storage ground for bicycles and unwanted furniture. Instead, it will be the perfect way to expand your living space beyond the inside, intentionally designed to be both functional and stylish.
Work Where you Play
If there’s anything these past few years have taught us, it’s that you can work from anywhere at any time. Because of this, multi-functional rooms have become a creative way to maximize space. Whether that means using the home office as a makeshift gym or the living room as a playroom, multi-functional rooms give everyone a space to do what they’d like.
Minimalism and simplicity are so yesterday. Homeowners want a space that feels like their own. In 2022, keep an eye out for mindful spaces that have a strong connection to personal emotions and wellbeing. These rooms will highlight a person’s interests, hobbies, and overall personality.
Similar to biophilic design, shades of green remind us of nature and create a calming environment in the home. Coming straight from nature, they bring a refreshing and brightening energy to any room. Colours like sage and emerald green will become present on bedroom walls, kitchen cabinets, and in home décor around the house.
Travel Back in Time
Vintage details are powerful. In 2022, take your spaces back in time with a 60’s and 70’s approach to bold colour and pattern. From sage, mustard, browns, and terracotta colours to mid-century furniture trademarks such as peg legs, textured fabrics, and teak wood tones, these accents will bring a stylish nostalgia to every space.
Groovy is Good
Elevate your space with fluted details. These groovy accents add texture and sophistication with their twists and turns. Hand-carved furniture, 3-D wallpaper, and tactile kitchen cabinets provide an unbeatable dimension that will give your space a chic new look.
Slats are Back
Open spaces are overrated. Instead, utilizing slats to create division adds not only a room divider, but a classy way to define a space. Because of their lightweight look, vertical slats can be used to create a focal point in a room without dulling natural light or shrinking the overall area.
Add Drama to the Windows
Beyond the gorgeous natural light they provide, windows serve as the natural focal point of every room. If you’re looking to replace your windows in 2022, a sophisticated black framed window treatment can add definition and drama without darkening the space.
Art That Pops
Flat walls can be a bit of an eye sore. This year, hanging 3-D art that adds depth and creativity to spaces will be abundant. Be sure to watch out for these where the magic happens, as they’re slated to be one of the larger kitchen trends in 2022.
Trust AmeriSpec to Inspect Your Home Before You Renovate
Interested in one of these trends but not sure if your home will allow renovations? Contact AmeriSpec for a professional home inspection. Our professional AmeriSpec inspectors will give you the information you need to know about the true condition of your home before you decide to go all-in on the renovations. Contact us today!