5 Home Design Trends to Look Out for in 2022

5 Home Design Trends to Look Out for in 2022

Like everything else, home design trends come and go. Every year, Pinterest releases its Pinterest Predicts, which is a report that highlights the hottest trends for the coming year. This year, we decided to take a look at home design trends in particular. With that in mind, here are five of the biggest interior design trends that we should see heating up throughout 2022. Keep reading to see which ones are your favorites.

1. Limitless luxe

This trend is all about bringing luxurious touches to unexpected areas in your home. Rather than focusing on a luxurious bathroom or master suite, this year is focused on bringing luxury into your laundry room, kids’ bedrooms, and even your garage storage.

According to the social media site, the way to incorporate this trend into your home is to focus on bringing in luxurious details that don’t break the bank. This could mean investing in things like light switch dimmers, textured wallpaper, or even scented soaps.

2. Curve appeal

For a while, clean lines and sharp corners were the height of style and sophistication. However, now it seems like the tables have turned — literally. The data shows that curves and arches are the new trends in home design.

The report found that searches for “round pool deck ideas” were up by 170% over the last year. Similarly, the phrase “curved bar ideas” was up 140%. In this case, the site recommends incorporating this trend through furniture. Curved sofas and rounded bedside tables seem to be the way to go if you want your design to be as modern as possible.

3. Biophilic design

Keeping house plants is one thing, but designing around your plant collection is entirely another. Still, Millennials are exploring plant-forward design solutions. Ultimately, their goal is to increase their connection to nature and to enhance their overall wellbeing.

Searches for “biophilic bedroom design” are up 100% while searches for “biophilic architecture” are up 150%. In particular, searches for “staircase gardens” and “floral ceilings” were up year-over-year. However, if you’re not willing to go that far, vertical wall gardens or hanging ferns may be a good middle-of-the-road option.

4. Hellenistic revival

The next trend on the list involves taking inspiration from ancient Greece. While all generations seem to be leaning into Hellenistic decor, Gen Z Pinterest users seem to be the ones who are leading this trend. In this case, everything from blue, gold, and white color palettes and Corinthian columns are fair game for getting into this design.

Here, the data shows searches for “ancient Greek aesthetic” are up 65%. Meanwhile, the more specific term “Aphrodite aesthetic wallpaper” is up a whopping 180%. Additionally, overall search volume for “Greek statute art” has increased three-fold in the last year. Those looking to incorporate this trend into their homes can try incorporating aphrodite-inspired bathrooms or Grecian art.

5. Check yourself

While a checkerboard pattern might remind you of kitchens from the middle of the last century, the data indicates that this trend is back in a big way. This time, however, oversized checkers are the name of the game, so make sure that your pattern is big and bold. In this case, small patterns have a tendency to feel more overwhelming to the eye.

By the numbers, the search volume on “checkered rug” has increased by four-fold over the last year while “checkered tile floor” has increased by five-fold. Meanwhile, the overall volume for “checkerboard pattern” is up by 160%. In light of that, if you’re looking to embrace this trend, checkerboard flooring is definitely the way to go,

While there’s no telling which home design trend will be the breakout star in the coming year, Pinterest has a tendency to be fairly accurate. To that end, don’t be surprised if you start to see these trends become increasingly popular throughout the year.

Still, if you decide to embrace these trends in your own home, don’t hesitate to put your own spin on things. Imagination is always a friend of ingenuity and, at the end of the day, your home is what you decide to make of it.

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Tara Mastroeni

Tara Mastroeni is a real estate and personal finance writer. She has a BFA in Media Production from Emerson College. Her work has been published on websites such as Forbes, Business Insider, and The Motley Fool. She has also been featured as a subject matter expert on Innovators with Jane King and the American Trends podcast. Find her at TMRealEstateWriter.com or on Twitter at @TaraMastroeni.