What styles are in? What styles are leaving?
It's no surprise that designs ebb and flow over time. It's the natural course of things. Design trends come in, and then they also eventually leave. We do tend to see that they circle back over time. But for 2022, what are we seeing? What's hot and what's not? Let's get into it!
Overall, we're seeing that the sleek, modern, minimalist design is on its way out. This is due to a variety of factors! Primarily, people are staying home more due to the pandemic and remote work is more common. People are wanting to stay comfortable in their spaces now and surround themselves with more things that make them happy. The modern minimalist design creates a much more sterile atmosphere, which is something that people don't particularly want to be in with this pandemic continuing on. It's far too hospital-like for a home environment. People are wanting to be cozy.
The boho style
began rising in popularity through 2020 and 2021, and we expect to see it continue to rise into 2022. With the design marked by practical items and artsy items, it's no wonder that this is trending. Not only will living spaces be cute and comfortable, but they'll also be practical and useful. This trend is very eclectic in terms of design choices. Natural materials are favored over other things, particularly with natural-looking woven rugs and woven wall hangings. A good mixture of vibrant colors and neutrals make a boho space very balanced. Plants like cacti and succulents will really make the area come together.
Similar to the boho style, cottagecore
has also taken off and is continuing to rise in major popularity. This style is very similar to the boho style as it embraces comfort over everything else. It values stuff
and that stuff brings comfort. The main difference is that cottagecore normally takes a nostalgic lens on the style. Pastel colors are used the most in this style. It's also a lot cozier with an abundance of pillows, blankets, and lots and lots of plants. Vintage and vintage-inspired decorations fill these spaces to provide an older, nostalgic feel overall. We're seeing that this trend will likely stick around for a long time!
Though an overly sleek and minimalist design isn't staying in trend, the industrial
design trend is still pretty popular. This style does involve a more modern approach that incorporates more natural elements into it. Concrete and metal are combined with brick, wood, and other natural elements to blend the look and make it a bit warmer. This style really
takes things back to the basics with stripped back details, unfinished furniture, and exposed beams. There's a significant lack of stuff to fill the space, but that doesn't make it any less cool! With silvers and bronze and golds accenting the style, it can really be molded to fit anybody's style.
One design we're seeing trending downwards is Hollywood glam
. People have realized that while living in luxury (even just by decorations) is great, there's something much more comfortable about the laid-back, comfy, cozy lived-in style. Rather than perfectly polished chandeliers and mirrors, vintage-styled (or truly vintage) decorations are preferred. No more bold prints that the old Hollywood stars loved. Instead, softer colors and simple designs are taking over in popularity.
Another trend we're seeing starting to plateau and head into a decline is the modern farmhouse
style. This design trend has held popularity for quite some time! It combines the farmhouse look with touches of modern design. Think traditional and cozy meets sleek and modern minimalist. Barn doors used inside, shiplap walls, rustic cupboards and drawers, and all the natural linens in white are finally seeming to be heading out from the major popularity they once held.