It may only be early February, but I’ve had the start of spring on my mind since the calendar shifted to 2022. And when it comes to the world of interior design, our homes feel it too. . Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up in front of the fire, and I love the comfort of a blanket draped over every chair. But there’s something about the cool inspiration that comes from opening the windows and welcoming warmer temperatures. Obviously, I have a case of spring fever, and the only way to satisfy it is to bring home some of the top decor trends for Spring 2022.
Improving your square footage for the coming spring should be a source of joy, not stress. While it might be tempting to go for a complete overhaul, incorporating a few fresh changes is a great place to start. And there’s no better way to dive in than to get expert advice and inspiration from some of the best in the business. I enlisted Tara Miller, owner and lead interior designer at Heartland Interior Design; Kate Lester, Creative Director and CEO of Kate Lester Interiors; Hillary Stamm of HMS Interiors; Sarah Stacey, Chief Interior Designer at Sarah Stacey Interior Design; Jessica Nicastro of Jessica Nicastro Design; and Georgie Smith and Hilary Gibbs of LIVDEN.
Buckle up and take note: this star-studded designer list has all the trend predictions you need to kick off your spring in style.
Featured image by Molly Winters
Trend #1: Greenery
No surprises here, our love of plants will never die. Particularly in the spring, when in some climates it may still be too cold to bravely venture outside, bringing in a little (or a lot!) of greenery can give you the comfort you crave. “Selecting plants with pops of color will add vitality to any room,” advises Miller. “Try to choose plants that are easy to maintain or opt for a faux plant for a maintenance-free route.”
Trend #2: Creative Cabinets
Updating your bathrooms is a relatively simple way to invigorate your entire home. A little organization goes a long way, and incorporating a few new pieces can wake up the space. Another option to have an impact? Cabinets, of course. If you’re looking for a contemporary look, Lester suggests a vertical panel door detail or a flat panel style. Add some unique, eye-catching hardware, and you’re good to go. When it comes to spring refreshment, it doesn’t hurt to be different.
Trend #3: Having Fun in the Home
In many homes, the home is a forgotten space that doesn’t get the love it deserves. But in 2022, we are changing things. “It’s a room, but more importantly, it’s the first room people see when they come to your house,” Stamm notes. The foyer is going to be a major impact space in the home this year. Don’t be afraid to make it amazing!” Try incorporating sentimental or vintage items that bring personality to your space. Referring to the project above, Stamm calls his favorites, “Here, the client’s mother’s vintage mirror, paired with a few favorite books and baskets, creates a stylish yet welcome vibe.”
Trend #4: Colour, Texture and Warmth
Sorry to say, but the days of the all-white kitchen are over. While images of it soothed our pandemic-shaken brains in mid-2020 and well into 2021, this year is all about bringing organic warmth to our spaces. Nicastro likes to introduce the trend into a space through metal hardware and plumbing fixtures. “We love the look of a matte bronze in the kitchen that gives depth while suggesting warmth.”
Along with this there is a collective desire to add a touch of personality and fun to our homes. “We’ll see a ton of colors and warm wood tones to really give your home a lived-in look,” notes Nicastro.
Trend #5: Reflecting nature through color
It’s no secret that we all need a little comfort and calm to soothe our (continuing) stress reaction to everything that has been thrown at us over the past couple of years. The spring 2022 manifestation of this fact? An abundance of natural colors. “Think yellows, greens and orange-reds,” observes Stacey. “I also think darker jewel tones and darker colors will become even more popular.” The best news of all? These shades are super versatile. “You can really play with them all over your house,” says Stacey. “When using darker colors, always use a matte finish. Even eggshell sheen will look too shiny on darker colors. Indicated!
Trend #6: Durability = Sexy
With global warming being a major concern for most, we are seeing a shift in people prioritizing sustainable living practices and products. “Consciously designed and responsibly produced products will be at the forefront of every home,” Smith and Gibbs predict. “From building materials to furniture, consumers are looking to embrace more innovative products that are designed from the ground up with sustainability in mind.”
What does this imply ? Pretty much everything, really. There’s no part of your home that can’t benefit from a lasting shine. Expect to see smart thermostats, reclaimed water systems and more. Conscious consumption? Now it’s hot.
Trend #7: Landscape Art
That’s right, it’s not just for hanging in museums anymore. Landscape art can be found in countless residences across the country. Miller explains how to achieve this for your space: “Add a small to medium-sized piece of landscape art to any shelf, nook, or kitchen counter to immediately add some spirit to your room.” If you’re not looking to shell out big bucks for an original piece, hanging up a print will have the same impact.
Trend #8: American design
We know you know this: supply chains have continued to be disrupted by the ongoing pandemic. While we are thankfully past the season of companies sending an onslaught of “shop early!” emails, getting anything shipped on time (what does that even mean?) is no longer a given. Solution: Towards a more localized economy. “We expect an increase in American design and domestic manufacturers,” predict Gibbs and Smith. “Consumers have an increased awareness of not only where their products are made, but also how they are made. They want to support businesses that have a positive impact on their community and their planet. » Two-Day Prime Shipping? I do not need it.
Trend #9: Bright colors for ceilings and walls
It’s time to paint outside the self-imposed lines. While nature-inspired organic colors will cover our walls (see trend #5), bold hues are definitely back. Spring is the perfect time to wake up your space with a little splash of energizing paint. Miller breaks down all the ways this trend will bring your home to life. “Painting the walls and ceiling the same bright color is such a dynamic trend for spring! This will give the space more of a vibe of high-design hospitality rather than your cookie-cutter mundane home aesthetic. Miller’s biggest tip? Move forward without fear. “Comb everything out and wait a few weeks for the change to really set in. Give yourself time to completely get used to it and feel comfortable with your big change.” High impact, indeed.
Trend #10: Custom Parts
We set aside mass-produced artwork for wall decor that is more meaningful and aligned with our personal tastes. Lester attributes this to the rise of what she calls “printable art” businesses. “With companies like Juniper Print Shop and ready-to-use customizable artwork from places like Artfully Walls, we’ll see people skip options at the big box stores and look into the more interesting selections and unique that are now available.” Bonus points to also support small individual creations!
What are the trends you’re most looking forward to bringing into your space this spring?