There’s something so fabulous about starting the new year, 365 days in front of you completely unwritten. We love digging into what we feel will be big design trends for the year ahead. Sometimes we’re spot on and others, well…you can’t win them all.
Spaces that feel warm and lived-in seem to be reigning supreme right now. We’re yearning for style from the years past with vintage touches, natural materials, shades of green, and curved lines. We want our homes filled with things that have meaning to us and positively impact our emotions.
1. Hues in green
Yep, it’s made the list again this year. Perhaps green is the new black. Greens in sage, hunter, or army green. Green brings the outdoors in and makes us feel more one with nature. Many of the top paint brands have greens on their most list of popular colors for the year. Bring green into your home through cabinets, wall colors, furnishings, or décor.
2. Curved lines are all the rage
This trend is also not new but continues to flourish. Archways, furnishings, cabinetry, and even backsplashes are all showing curvature.
3. Adding in some vintage
Another trend on repeat from 2021 and seemingly picking up steam. Vintage items add a unique character to your home. We love seeing an old door, beams, tile, etc used in fixed design. Furniture and décor is a brilliant way to incorporate vintage and lets you constantly breathe new life into old pieces.
4. Dark earthy tones…yes, please!
It’s a total 180 from the white kitchen trend that we’ve had in the last decade. Suddenly dark cabinets, tile, countertops are finding themselves on our social media feeds and we aren’t mad about it. We love mixing darker elements with whites and creams or mixing them with other moody colors.
5. A return to natural
Stoneware, backsplashes, beams, and everything in between. We see stone, wood, plaster, bronze, and leather continuing to be forefront materials in a designers’ repertoire. The combination of these natural warm materials is inviting and long-lasting. Forget trends, these materials will always be beautiful.
6. Light wood tones
Light wood tones are a wonderful change-up. They keep a room bright with the forgiveness of stain rather than paint. We fully expect to see even more light-stained cabinets, floors, and furniture this year.
7. Walls with wood design
This trend lends itself to that customized, curated, and yet lived-in look. It’s a different spin than heavy wood trim or shiplap, it’s wood or moulding patterns and details giving walls a personality all their own.
8. Home bars
When we couldn’t go to bars in 2020, we decided to create our own at home. Fast forward 2 years later and home bars are still booming! Whether they’re near the kitchen or in the basement we’re here for the bar trend.
9. Hardwood floor patterns
Are you seeing a common theme? Here again, is a trend that is completely customized to give your home a tailored sense of style. Hardwood patterns aren’t cheap so we love seeing this applied to one room in your home or an entryway.
We can’t wait to see these trends come to life in projects this year! If you’re thinking about incorporating one of these design trends in your home or would just like to make some updates, give us a call to speak to a Schloegel expert.