Etsy is a one-stop shop for all kinds of unique, handmade goods, including home decor. And when it comes to the latest trends, you can often get them from Etsy sellers first before they hit the big stores. This year, many of the biggest decorating trends you’ll see revolve around personal touches and statement-making patterns.
According to Etsy’s 2022 Home Décor Trend Guide, shoppers are increasingly looking for well-designed and customized items for their homes, noting that searches for handmade furniture have increased more than 2,000% in the past three months compared to the same time last year. Etsy search data also shows that bold color, texture, and unexpected elements are taking the spotlight. Below, discover the best home decor trends Etsy expects to see everywhere in 2022.
1. Mix and match textures
Texture is key to achieving that relaxed, layered look so many of us are craving right now, and Etsy is seeing major increases in accessories that provide a tangible element. Shoppers are looking for a soft, comfortable feel through items like bouquet furniture, which saw an 83% increase in search volume. Carved, intricate, and fluted motifs also appear across tableware, wall art, lighting fixtures, and more. Incorporate a mix of contrasting motifs for a dynamic and visually interesting room.
2. Color gradients
You may remember ombre as the top trend in 2010, but hues are back for 2022. This gradual fade from one shade to the next offers a softer alternative to solids or patterns and helps create a calm mood. Etsy notes a 62% increase in searches for ombre, gradient, and pigmented candles, while searches for gradient or gradient art are up 40%. Try this trend with wallpaper or paint treatments to give your walls a watercolor-like effect, or start small with a few subtly color-changing pieces.
3. Statement-making mirrors
Mirrors are more than just a surface to check your reflection on. It has become a favorite way to make a statement on blank walls, over fireplaces, over furniture, and more. Etsy notes that unexpected varieties—with ornate frames, irregular shapes, or vintage-inspired designs—are seeing the biggest increase in popularity. The report notes that searches for asymmetrical mirrors have surged 200% in recent months, while interest in searches for asymmetrical, necked or needle-punched mirrors has more than doubled compared to last year. Define a fun style that appeals to you, with an elegant accent that simultaneously helps your space appear larger and brighter.
4. Happy Accents
Our homes can be a source of joy, and more and more people are inclined to feel that way with bright color schemes, nostalgic décor, and playful designs. On Etsy, searches for vintage or ’90s items have increased over 700% in the past three months, while pastel accessories and shiny abstract art are also growing in popularity. Make your home a happy place by surrounding yourself with colors, accessories, and other things that put a smile on your face.
5. Unique wall art
Art can be all you make of it, and more and more shoppers are starting to think outside the box when it comes to their walls. Etsy predicts that we’ll see more funky wall art ideas over the next year, as searches for custom shadow boxes become increasingly popular. Even practical items can act as art when displayed properly. Etsy also reports a surge in interest in hanging breeding farms, hat hangers, and bike wall mounts as shoppers look for art that combines beauty and function.
6. Travel-inspired decor
After two years of epidemic living, the love of wanderlust is real. This longing for travel is even creeping into our home décor options, with more and more Etsy searches for pin maps and map art. Shoppers also decorate their homes with vintage globes, repurposed logs, and handcrafted finds from around the world to experience the taste of travel without leaving home.