SCARSDALE, NY, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – It’s no surprise that home design is changing. The past 18 months have allowed homeowners to truly assess what they want their home to reflect. As a result, the overall trend in home design is creative expression, individuality and design freedom.
“It makes sense that people have gone from having to be home to wishes to be at home in an environment that expresses their personalities and individual tastes, “he says Laurel Vernazzahome design expert at The plan collection, the pioneer in online home design plans. “Since no one could travel, homeowners had to bring these experiences into their homes.”
For 2022, The Plan Collections team of housing and building experts identify the following top designs and building trends and predictions. Pictures are available here.
IT’S ABOUT CURVES – Curves, when made well, add character and an element of surprise and joy to any home. This trend counteracts the ‘straight-line syndrome’ of recent years.
- Inside you can expect to see more arched openings, barrel vaulted ceilings and curved furniture
- Exterior, arched windows and doors, arched openings and ceilings for porches or decks and arched walkways
PATTERNS ADD PIZZAZZ TO HARDWOOD FLOORS – New trends include:
- Incorporation of lighter wood into design, whether it is in a room or part of a room
- Greater interest in old-fashioned craftsmanship with two-tone inlays, patterns or even different tones
- With supply chain disruptions and timber prices soaring, homeowners are upcycling flea market finds from recycled wood
BRINGS NATURE INDOOR – By incorporating natural elements indoors, homeowners will continue to embrace this “biophile design” philosophy instead of simply mimicking colors found outside.
- Increased use of local, organic materials while maximizing sunlight, fresh air, plants and other natural elements in the home
- More place-based relationships between homes and the distinctive geographical and ecological features around the home
- Integrate natural shapes and forms into the architecture
KITCHENS – EVERYTHING EXCEPT WHITE (ALMOST) IN CABINET AND TABLE TOPS – Homeowners are tired of the completely white kitchens and counters – they want to add a little spice.
- Expect painted or wood cabinets in appealing, warm and neutral shades, countertops will have alternative material choices while granite remains popular
- Mixing two tabletop materials will gain in popularity – ie. granite countertops and hardwood for the kitchen island
MAXIMUMISM BEGINS TO RETURN TO MINIMALISM – Maximalism will be embraced as seen in a bohemian cottage or an ornate English mansion as it gives individual expression and conveys freedom to show personality.
- While the stock of new furniture decreases, the demand for high quality and kitschy antiques will be in great demand
- While people travel less, they have a greater consumer income, so creative expressions of personality add to interior design. Furniture, rugs, art and paint that reflect past travel destinations or future dream destinations bring this idea home
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK – While natural, subtle colors and warm tones will continue to trend in 2022, black accents will be the exception. Examples include interior and exterior black window frames, black lacquered front doors and black appliances – either shiny or matte.
REPRESENTATION OF CONCRETE HILLS, As timber prices continue to rise – Concrete block and insulated concrete construction provide benefits such as higher energy efficiency, leading to lower energy bills, strength to better withstand extreme weather conditions (eg hurricanes, fires) and a variety of residential styles.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, LONG-TERM AND QUIET – METAL ROOF – Either on the roof as a whole or as an accent on a porch roof or awning roof over windows; metal roofs are durable and last for 40-70 years.
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