Home Design Trends for 2022
Welcome 2022! While we enjoyed the past year and all of the trends, renovation crazes and home developments that it had to offer, we’re excited to look forward and welcome in the new and fresh energy that this year has in store.
While most of these trends may not come as a surprise (yes, home offices are still “trending” in 2022) there are some unique elements that homeowners and renovation experts are focusing on. So, whether you have a large renovation budget or are simply looking to give your home a quick and easy refresh, we have the top home design trends ready for you. Let’s jump to it.
Introducing: Multifunctional Rooms
Given the current climate of Ontario, especially the GTA right now, it should come as no surprise that homeowners are still trying the most of their space, so that they can easily work, play, and relax at home. This is where multifunctional rooms are coming in handy.
Rather than utilizing one designated space to be a particular room, design experts are recommending the option of allowing each space to have multiple functions. I.e. the living room becomes the entertainment and dining room or the dining room becomes the home office and sitting area. This trend is great if you’re looking to change up your space to be a little more open concept, or if you have larger rooms that can justify multiple functions.
Improving Your Energy Efficiency
More time at home has definitely resulted in higher energy costs over the past few years, which is why energy efficiency is top of mind nowadays. This change can be as easy as switching over your lightbulbs, or as extravagant as upgrading your windows, doors, light fixtures and appliances to help you save on energy costs. While this may not be an aesthetically pleasing trend, it definitely is one that will pay off in the long run.
Create Your Own Laundry Room
If you don’t already have your own dedicated laundry room, then here’s your sign to “get” one. Nowadays, homeowners and potential buyers are looking for separate rooms where they can have enough space to do their laundry, fold their clothes, and store all of their laundry and cleaning supplies.
While this room in the house doesn’t have to be extravagant, it is recommended that it has a light and bright feel, as well as tons of counter space and storage for all of your needs.
Texture, Texture, Texture
This trend is a big one! If your renovation budget is on the higher side, it’s ideal to add some texture to your walls through a fresh and modern paint job, as well as updating the countertops and backsplashes in your kitchen. However, if your budget tends to skew lower, then adding different textured furniture with various pillows and throws will help you easily accomplish this look.
Kitchen Upgrades are Still at the Top of the List
With more and more people staying in and cooking at home, kitchen renovations have become even more popular and valuable. If you have a larger renovation budget and are looking to get a great return on your investment, then a kitchen renovation is surely worth it.
These types of renovations can be as in depth as remodeling the entire space, or by simply switching out the backsplash, appliances and hardware in the room. The options are endless, but it’s important to know that your work and money here are well spent!
Green is the Colour of the Year
Whether you’re looking to repaint, completely renovate, or add in some new furniture that’s trendy and modern, green is a great colour to focus on. While the shade doesn’t necessarily matter, it’s important to note that this colour can be featured in every room; kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc. Try using this colour as cabinets in your kitchen, tiles in your bathroom or as an accent wall in your bedroom.
A new year always brings fun and new design and renovation ideas, all of which can be as simple or complex as you and your budget allows. If you’re ready to elevate your home, condo, or townhouse, we can definitely help. Fill out our contact us form and we’d be happy to help make your home more to your liking or increase its value if you’re preparing to sell! Happy 2022 everyone.