When it comes to interior design, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Whether something is on trend or not shouldn’t really matter as you deck out your space in the colors, fabrics, and finishes that make you happy and that work best for you and your family.
However, there’s something to be said for seeing too much of the same trend. It’s not that the style or design isn’t lovely – in most cases they definitely are. As real estate agents, we see the inside of a lot of homes, and sometimes we just long to see something different.
As we get ready to close out 2022, it’s time to take a look at some home interior design trends that are getting ready to be closed out as well.
All White Kitchens and All Gray Walls
All white kitchens have been a popular design choice in homes since the 1950s, but for the last 10 years or so the trend has become a mainstay in new construction and home renovations. Similarly, choosing muted, neutral grays for the wall colors in the remaining (ie: non-kitchen) living spaces, has been the go-to design decision for a while.
While all those neutral whites and grays are easy on the eyes, they’re also a little… well… neutral. The new trends in décor still have some white kitchens and gray paint, but there are bolder colors mixed throughout to bring out the personality of the home and the family that lives in it.
Maximalism AND Minimalism
Over the past few years – possibly both due to the pandemic – two contrasting design styles took hold. For some, they set out on a path to make their homes as cozy as possible. They piled on the blankets, layered their rugs, adorned the couches with throw pillows and turned their homes into cozy nests. And some people went the complete opposite direction. Sitting in their houses for days/weeks/months on end meant that people took a long, hard look at all of their belongings… and started cleaning it all out. They leaned into a more minimalist lifestyle, keeping only what they needed so that they could have as much clutter-free physical space as possible.
But now design trends are starting to meet back at a happy medium. With the world well on its way back to “normal,” people are rethinking their ultra-cozy nests and necessity-only spaces. Designs are returning back to being balanced, functional spaces where families can live, work, and play.
For the last few years we’ve seen rattan furniture everywhere. Rattan furniture used sparingly creates great texture and interest in a space – especially in smaller spaces where the airyness of the furniture creates the illusion of more space. But recently it’s been getting a bit out of hand. Homeowners are using all rattan furnishings in their decor choices, rather than selecting it for key accent pieces.
The good news is that rattan is still an amazing choice to add depth and interest to a room and that using it for accent pieces is absolutely still on trend. Seeing it make up the majority of furnishings in a space, however, needs to go in 2023.
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