Homeowners have been on a decorating spree this year as millions of people all around the world have been spending more time at home. Whether it’s acquiring a collection of indoor plants, creating Instagram-worthy work-from-home set-ups, or working on DIY projects around the house, it’s clear that people have been taking the time and effort to transform their spaces while they have a lot of free time on their hands. It’s expected that this renewed interest in home design will carry over next year, and here are the top renovation and home upgrade trends that are predicted to be popular in 2022.
Bringing the Indoors Outside
Since we’re currently living in a stay-at-home world, it’s predicted that more homeowners will be investing in their outdoor spaces. As going anywhere has become more of a challenge these days, people will be motivated to expand their living spaces as a way to cope with being cooped up indoors. But this means doing so much more than setting up an outdoor umbrella in the garden. Next year will be all about blending the outdoors with the indoors, so to make it look seamless, it’s important to consult with remodeling contractors and interior designers to create a unified-looking space. This means laying down tiles in your patio to match the tiles in your living room, and putting down plush rugs, furniture, and accessories. It also means adding tech and appliances, such as a smart TV and a mini fridge, in your outdoor space so that people will be motivated to spend more time outdoors.
Multi Purpose Rooms
More people are expected to utilize their homes in an efficient way, and in 2021, homeowners will be creating flexible spaces in their abode. A guest room can function as a home office by adding rolling filing cabinets and wall-mounted folder racks. Meanwhile, living rooms can double as a remote learning area or workspace by adding a large table and comfy chairs that blend in with the room’s decor, as well as cabinets and built-in shelves.
Those who don’t have a lot of space in their homes are likely to invest in multifunctional furniture next year as a way to save money and make their spaces work for their everyday routine and lifestyle. Murphy beds will be installed in guest rooms and children’s rooms so they can be neatly tucked away to create space for playing or crafting, while those who want to create a home office in a tiny kitchen or living room can make use of secretary desks that fold neatly away into a wall. Convertible chair beds are also expected to be all the rage next year, as well as drop leaf tables and chairs that house shelving systems.
We will also see additions such as acoustic wall panels to add a talking point to a room, as seen on muffleacoustics.com.
Over the recent years, most homeowners have gravitated towards neutral or cool tones to paint and decorate their homes. But as more people will want to create a cozier vibe in their houses, warm colors such as yellow, tan, brown, red, and orange are expected to dominate in 2021. To ease into a warmer color scheme, one may consider gradually incorporating these hues into their decor such as having tableware, pillows, and other home accessories in colors such as sienna, rust, or butter yellow.
Next year’s interior design and renovation trends are leaning towards functionality, comfort, and coziness. Consider these 2021 home upgrade trends for your next remodel and see what a difference they can make to make your home a more enjoyable place to be.