HOUSE TO HOME

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Jan 2022

6 Home Decor Trends To Keep an Eye on in 2022

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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Ways to revive your kitchen

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The home office evolution

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Why multipurpose rooms are the way of the future

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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Ways to revive your kitchen

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The home office evolution

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Why multipurpose rooms are the way of the future

Last year might’ve come and gone, but we could see some housing trend holdovers this year. More specifically, greater attention to comfortable living and working from home. These days, many people spend more time in their home than ever before, and that has led many to rethink their place’s arrangement and appearance.

Those kinds of trends don’t just go away. Instead, they persist, and they might even become the new norm! So, what kind of trends can you expect to flourish this year?

Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces

Spending every hour of every day in your home can get too repetitive. We all need to get out occasionally. And last year, when we couldn’t, many people resorted to making their outdoor living areas have the same comfort and appeal as their indoor living areas.

That meant putting dining amenities, furnishings, and maybe even a few electronics on patios and decks to simulate the indoor living experience while outdoors. We all need a little fresh air and sunshine sometimes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t kick back and relax while getting it.

Kitchen Revival

When people weren’t taking in some much-needed time outdoors, they were in the kitchen. Truthfully, the kitchen is one of the rooms we spend the most time in during our days. Whether it’s cooking breakfast for the kids before they head off to school (virtually or not) or baking a cake for a loved one’s birthday, the kitchen is a hub of life and social interaction.

But when you’re spending a little too much time in the kitchen, seeing the same tiles and accoutrements can get tiring. That’s why kitchen revivals became so popular in 2021, and it’s likely they will continue to be highly sought-after. Swapping out countertops or finishes gives the kitchen a completely new impression, but it’s not all about looks.

Expert Tip

If it comfortably falls within your price range, replacing a solid surface countertop with granite combines sleek elegance with natural stain resistance.

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Multipurpose Rooms

As alluded to earlier, your patio doesn’t only have to be a patio. You can connect stereos or mount a TV to one of the walls and turn the outdoor space into an unconventional second living room. The same goes for any room or space in your home.

Purchasing a Murphy bed, which raises and lowers as you need it, turns your home office into a dual guest room for when your parents come to visit. Plus, it provides an extra place to store your documents and other work-related items. Multipurpose rooms are the perfect solution for those with too much or those with not enough space.

Colors Galore...

The British Colonial aesthetic of subdued browns and beiges with wicker and mahogany furniture might have been the original vision for a home’s design, but many people are seeking brighter and richer colors to surround them during their days inside. According to HGTV.com, neon-lighting, such as signs affixed to walls, and radiant fixtures are increasingly more popular with young American homebuyers.

The Evolution of Home Offices

Working from home has become less of an alternative and more a common professional choice. Rather than “going to work” every day by sitting down in a wooden chair at the kitchen table, home offices were either created or revamped completely to fit the developing needs of their homeowners. The offices became less of a room to file taxes in once a year and more of a workspace with ample leg room, a capacity for a computer and monitors, lighting, art, and framed photos. To restore some normalcy, the home office is now your personal cozy slice out of the real office, if your position is now remote full-time.

Comfort Over All

If decorating with the latest color of the year or remodeling your kitchen doesn’t pique your interest, this trend might be more up your alley. Many people have decided to kick color coordination to the curb in favor of comfortable furniture. Listen, at the end of the day, all that matters is your family’s happiness. For some people, the most important aspect of staying at home was their comfort level. Woven and Sherpa upholstery made the long hours at home pass by, and that’s a trend that’ll be hard to give up for most. So, why fight comfort and not just roll with the faux fur comforter?

Why We “Keep an Eye” Out

Of course, trends are exactly that. Trends. They’re not built to stay around for very long. However, sometimes they can lose their “trendiness” and turn into what we accept as the standard. Only time will tell which of these trends, if any at all, stick around for the coming months.