Décor Trends For 2022

Although we’re only a few months into 2022, certain décor trends have already made their mark this year. We’ve noticed that people are creating change by embracing the past, showing off their bold personal style, and adapting to the challenges we’ve faced these past two years. If you’re looking for some exquisite décor inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for the décor trends of 2022.

Curved Furniture

Curves add comfort and calm to an environment, which we’re looking for in 2022. After spending so much indoors the past couple of years, we’ve realized we want a cozy living space that makes us feel safe and comfortable. The natural and sculptural structure of curved furniture adds a soft, feminine tone to the room without it feeling overdone. Plus, curves also lend well to big and bold designs. So, if you want to add pops of color, your curved furniture makes for the perfect opportunity.

Soft Earth Tones

People are looking for healing spaces that exude restorative and calming vibes. We expect to see earthy greens paired with other nature-inspired colors, like sky blues, warm browns, sandy beiges, and cloudy whites. We are embracing the therapeutic nature of the outdoors. Brown, in particular, seems to be making a comeback.

Brown has a powerful connection to all things nature. For this reason, many people are incorporating rich chocolate hues and lighter camel colors into their décor, like pillows and linens. The warm tones feel welcoming and are the complete opposite of the sterile gray. Gray has quickly become the color of cookie-cutter homes. On the other hand, brown feels unique and personal. Plus, it’s a popular color in mid-century modern design. People are calling on their retro roots and welcoming décor inspirations from the ‘70s and ‘80s.  

Fun Wallpaper

Funky, fun, and unique wallpapers add layers of interest to a room. This is especially important in rooms where you entertain. Yes! We said it. In 2022, we expect to see people entertaining more than in the last two years. So, why not give your guests something to talk about. Your goal is to make your surroundings feel more playful and lighthearted. Trust us; people enjoy a pop of color and some motifs that tell a story. There are so many different possibilities will wallpaper that everyone can find something perfect for them.

Create A Quiet Place

People are trading their open floor plans for pocket doors and even building walls to help segment their homes. In light of the pandemic, more people realize the need for quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the home. While open-concept homes are still popular, people are finding ways to incorporate quiet sanctuaries as places to work, meditate, or simply relax in after a long day. Plus, the more closed rooms you have, the more creative you can get in decorating. Open floor plans typically lend themselves to safe, neutral colors. But if you’re looking to get bold in 2022, think about closing off some spaces around your home so you can incorporate eye-catching statement walls and eclectic finishes.

Traditional Touches

Picture this, a dark-wood canopy bed accompanied by an ornate mirror, velvet chairs, and maybe a couch trimmed with fringe. In 2022, we are looking to past for traditional touches and antique accents to make our homes feel stately, historical, and ironically modern. Many people are combining their contemporary furniture pieces with family heirlooms or antiques that stand the test of time. Many people are also opting to put their money and time into vintage pieces that they can restore and make entirely their own rather than waiting months upon months for a couch that looks like all the others made these days.

Dark Kitchens

The moodier, the better. Dark greens, blues, browns, and, of course, black will be the ‘it’ colors for your 2022 kitchen. The whole point of creating a dark kitchen is to create a sophisticated, elegant, and glamorous space that’s perfect for inspiring five-star meals. Don’t be afraid to experiment with countertops, either. Dark granites, marbles, and quartzites are sexy, mysterious, and will add a cohesive feel between them and cabinets and the walls. However, although dark is in, don’t be afraid to add pops of light in painting or two or some gold, brass, and copper fixtures. It’s all about balance.

Kitchen Banquettes

Kitchen banquettes are making a comeback in 2022, and we’re so happy to see it. Not only do kitchen banquettes add a sense of coziness to the room, but it helps make the kitchen feel like the heart of the home. It also gives people a place to sit and keep the cook company while they work. These chic space-savers are a must if you’re looking to remodel your kitchen anytime soon.

Personalized Tableware

It’s time to start thinking of how we want to express our style and flair as we welcome guests back into our homes. That includes how we set our dining table! The art of tablescaping is quickly becoming revered by designers everywhere as not only an art form but an instrument of self-expression. In 2022, we expect to see a mix-match of color and other details. Collect different artisanal serve ware and patterned linens. Mix up plates, tablecloths and placemats, glassware, and silverware to make the dining experience feel fun and eclectic. To create some uniformity, either follow the same color scheme throughout your pieces or ensure that each piece represents a different part of the same style. Most importantly, do forget to have fun with it!

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Home Buying Outlook For 2022

The home buying process has been crazy the past couple of years. Between a pandemic, increased housing prices, global supply chain issues, and skilled labor shortages, the ability to get your foot in the door has been difficult. This is especially true for first-time homeowners, who must combat bidding wars, speculators, and older homeowners with more income to pay for the rising prices. If you’ve been stressed out, thinking about when the best time to purchase a home will finally come, well, we have some good news. Keep reading for 2022 home buying predictions that might have you ready to make a move.

Expect More Inventory

In recent years, supply chain issues and labor shortages have meant that housing shortage is an issue even in the most competitive market seen since a decade ago. This shortage has jacked housing prices up and has pushed homebuyers into unbelievable bidding wars. In 2022, expect a shift back towards normalcy. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), housing supply and demand will move towards stability. This will cool off the competition. While we still expect 2022 to be a seller’s market, buyers expect more inventory come spring. Housing prices will still increase, but at a much slower rate than previously seen.

Mortgage Rates Will Rise (But Remain Low)

The Fed predicts up to three interest rate hikes in 2022, which will increase mortgage rates. Daryl Fairweather, the chief economist for Redfin, claims that mortgage rates are likely to rise from 3% to 3.6% by the end of 2022. While mortgage rates will remain historically low, the increase may pose new affordability challenges. If you foresee this being problematic for you, early 2022 is the best time to buy.

Demand Will Be Strong

Millennials and even some of Generation Z are at the perfect point in their lives to purchase their first home. However, Boomers are living longer than ever, which means they are staying in their homes longer than ever before. However, with rent prices expected to rise another 7.1% this year, people are looking to move into a more permanent location so they can save money. On the bright side, the average price growth of homes for sale is expected to rise only about 3%. This low-price growth will most likely discourage speculators from entering the market, giving first-time homeowners more chances of securing a home. Overall, expect healthy competition, but be optimistic. Increased employment rates and higher wages will help you make these important purchases.

Climate-Conscious Home Buyers

With the weather becoming more unpredictable, home buyers will be thinking about climate change and how their new home can reduce their carbon footprint. We expect home sellers to make significant investments in climate-change resilient home features in the coming years. You may also see more new construction that is more energy-efficient and durable when it comes to extreme weather.

People Want Real Estate Agents

With the pandemic came homebuying online. Virtual home tours overtook traditional walk-throughs. However, what hasn’t changed is the need for a real estate agent to help make the buying process easier. Real estate agents offer emotional investment and industry understanding. Wanting an all-in-one buying experience became the norm in 2021 and is only gaining momentum in 2022.

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