“So many homeowners are inspired by historic and organic references lately, which pairs with Yelp’s research showing that searches for reclaimed materials are up 38%. I can see that the majority of home projects in 2022 are centered around getting back to the root of materials. For example, removing varnished cabinets to reveal the unfinished walnut underneath or replacing existing countertops with a raw-edged marble slab—there’s something perfectly imperfect about reclaimed materials that help your space begin to tell a story.”—Jeremiah Brent, interior designer
“Plantlife has worked its way into homes in more creative ways, and we see innovations happening daily. Recently, herb refrigerators have become a new feature in kitchen appliances that are not only full of function, but also stylish and urban with glass fronts that showcase the greenery, bringing an organic touch to kitchen spaces.” —Devin Shaffer, lead interior designer at Decorilla Online Interior Design
“The pandemic created the awareness of health, the environment and being less materialistic. That said, recycling furniture, pursuing materials that support the environment, promote recycling and give meaning will be popular next year. Not to mention, natural materials such as wood, rattan, clay, stone, etc. go perfectly with any style, color or material.These textures add warmth and lightness to home decor and make us feel like we are on vacation in our homes, as many of us unable to travel.” —Farris Wu, founder and CEO at DecorMatters
“Awareness of our environment and Mother Nature makes us aware of our carbon footprint and how we affect our planet. Using sustainable materials and lighting that consumes less energy gives less guilt in how we manage our planet and luckily they see looking good too!” —Jhoiey Ramirez, principal of The Sycamore Collective
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Connection with nature
“Homeowners have for years demanded more natural light in their homes through larger window and door openings, and this is a trend that will clearly continue into 2022. People are increasing the natural light in their homes and creating a more direct connection with nature by adding doors where there were once windows, or adding larger windows for a greater sense of connection to the outdoors. We’ve noticed that homeowners are embarking on remodeling projects to replace more traditional patio doors with large, scenic versions to create a connection between interior and exterior spaces for more seamless transitions and a sense of freedom.” —Christine Marvin, chief marketing and experience officer at Marvin