Top Interior Design Trends in 2022 to Inspire Your Next Home Renovation - Story Renovations

As we settle into another year, we’re enthusiastic about the clever, spirited interior design trends we’re seeing across the renovation industry. We’ve all been spending more time at home over the last two years, prompting many of us to rethink the way we live in our spaces. And while everyone is eager to spend a little more time outside the house this year, all that time spent at home has inspired a practical yet imaginative approach to remodeling that will take us through this year and beyond.

Whether you’re excited to go all-in on the top home design trends of 2022 or you prefer a more classic look for your space, these interior trends are sure to get the wheels turning for your next renovation!

 

Flexible Spaces

If we’ve learned anything over the past few years, it’s that having adaptable spaces is essential to a functional home. For many of us, work-from-home is here to stay in some capacity, which means quiet space is at a premium. Thoughtful space planning will be essential when considering a remodel, ensuring that every square foot has a purpose. This year we’ll see creative solutions like an exercise room that doubles as a home office and a dining room with a designated homework nook. Multi-functional spaces have never been more relevant, and we suspect this trend will stick around for years to come.

 

Bold, Moody Kitchens

As far as we’re concerned, light and airy kitchens will always be a go-to classic — but for the more adventurous renovators among us, 2022 is ushering in an era of colorful, character-filled kitchens. Muted greens, moody blues, and rich browns will dominate cabinetry, complemented by deep-hued stone countertops. Cookie-cutter kitchens will be a trend of the past, as designers and homeowners embrace the heart of the home with a little more… well… heart.

 

Nature-Inspired Interiors

Research shows that feeling a connection to nature can increase our happiness and reduce anxiety. Known as biophilic design, we often see this principle brought to life through the use of organic materials, abundant sunlight, and plants as decor. You might notice this trend most often in public spaces like doctors’ offices and workplaces (read: places where you could use a little extra calm). But after months of being cooped up, we’re seeing a trend toward bringing the outdoors in at home, too. Remodelers are opting for skylights and sunrooms, and finding fresh ways to incorporate greenery, wood, and natural stone throughout the home.

Sustainable Materials

Environmentally-friendly design isn’t new, but it is becoming even more essential to the renovation and home-building process. As sustainability becomes increasingly central to interior design, we’re seeing brand new options pop up — from a wider selection of sustainably-produced fabrics to more renewable energy sources to the creative use of antiques and restored pieces. We’ll continue to see a move toward eco-friendly home solutions, including LED lighting, low- or no-VOC paint, Energy Star appliances, and renewable and recycled materials like cork, wool, and reclaimed wood.

 

A Nod to Tradition

Trends and tradition aren’t often synonymous, but among the home design trends in 2022 is a resurgence of classic styles. Think timeless furniture shapes, detailed custom millwork, and rich colors and textures. Traditional floor plans will reign supreme, as well, with homeowners opting for clearly delineated areas in lieu of wide-open space plans. With this in mind, it’s also more important than ever to consider the character of your home during a renovation and choose a remodel partner who will help you preserve those traditional features.

 

Soft Shapes

This year, modern angular lines will be swapped out for softer curvilinear forms, bringing a sense of calm and flexibility back into the home. Rolled-arm sofas, vaulted archways, and cozy, curved soaking tubs will make a comeback, as warmth and comfort define the home design trends of 2022.

 


 

Get Started on Your Remodel

Feeling inspired to renovate? Let’s chat! Our expert designers are skilled at finding the perfect balance between a truly timeless home and the most-loved interior design trends of 2022. We’re here to help you define your own unique style and create a home that tells your story. Schedule a free consultation to get the conversation started!

 


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