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This year has been a wild ride of style and taste so far, and it's not expected to slow down any time soon! From the incredible highs of the Hellenistic revival style to the amazingly earthy and natural stain colors, you have a large selection of options to pick from so you can make your home into your own paradise.
These are some of the top interior design trends we've seen so far in 2022 that we expect will stick around and how anyone can achieve them in their home.
Cabinet molding is something many don't pay attention to, but after fifteen years of streamlined, minimalist kitchens, there's been pushback in 2022. Low-profile crown molding has become incredibly popular this year and has pushed many to add molding to cabinets that have been without it for over a decade.
This type of molding pulls the yes upwards and allows the ceiling to feel higher up and a room to feel more spacious. Although classic white is always the immediate option, many are painting or staining the molding to match their current cabinet colors.
The weather has become more and more unpredictable over the last handful of years, so a large push in 2022 is for better high-quality windows. You can get window replacement inserts in almost any style or color to go with your home's decor and then ensure they're storm-ready so that your home is safe.
Even if you don't live in an area that's prone to hurricanes or tornadoes, having sturdy windows is a decision that could protect your home in the long term.
Possibly the most noticeable style that's trending in 2022 is Hellenistic revival. Although this may call to mind images of pure white columns and gorgeous busts of Greek gods and goddesses, 2022 can't go under the radar!
Many modern pieces in 2022's Hellenistic revival are adding modern colors and design sensibilities with the classic form and shapes. This could mean jewel-toned statues and art or classic gorgeous wallpaper that's taking on new color combinations or forms. Although the base of the Hellenistic style is still there, 2022 is having fun making it into its own look.
Dark stains are on their way out and are being replaced by natural light wood colors. Although you can still stain wood surfaces to have a more gray or neutral color, there's been a large push to get rid of the dark stain colors that make a room feel tighter and closed off.
If your home is mostly darker furniture wood stain colors, consider getting a stain lifter and removing that coating. You'll usually be able to find a better color underneath, which you canteen stain to match the trends that are new to this year. A lighter stain can make a room feel more spacious and open and allow you to get better use out of a room. Making sure your stains match, or are within a few shades of each other, will allow your home to feel well-planned and purposeful.
Green has been a game-changer in 2022! Although there are plenty of hues and shades to choose from, green has been incredibly popular through the first half of the year. The most common color many are reaching for is a soft Burma jade green, but there have also been plenty of jewel tones that have made a splash this year.
When using green in your home, make sure to pick paints that can handle whatever space they’re in. Moisture-resistant paint is best for rooms like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements since it ensures that your paint will last longer and your spaces will look fresh.
A new decade swings through in popularity every few years, and in 2022 if you're not interested in Hellenistic style: you can consider trying out 1970s vintage flare. 1970s decor is best recognized by its striking and sculpturesque silhouettes and the fun details like fringe and tassels that can go on anything from curtains to pillows.
If you’re going to carry green into the 1970s retro style, the most popular hue was avocado green, which could play well with gold, copper, or a large range of other warm metals. Emerald green was also incredibly popular, which allows you to play into the jewel tones that are making a splash this year.
Luxurious thick velvet, thick carpet, tile, and wallpaper are the top textures you'd see in any home, so there are countless ways to modernize this to your current tastes.
Whether you’ve purchased your first home and you’re ready to make it your own, or your home simply needs an update to keep up with the times: there are countless styles to try out! Consider some of these trends when updating your home.
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Natalie Akins is a freelance writer that loves sharing her knowledge and expertise on interior decorating and remodeling. She lives in her hometown of Austin, Texas where she enjoys spending time with her husband and decorating with her children. Natalie’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource launching in Fall 2022.