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5 Home Decor Trends That You Should Watch For in 2022

As we move into 2022 there are some really amazing home decor trends that you should be on the lookout for. Some of these have been around for the last couple of years, others are new, but it’s always nice to see what’s trending. You can decide what you want to incorporate into your home.

Four photos of a bathroom, dining room, and two kitchens with text overlay pin for Pinterest.

These past couple of years was a bit crazy and we are spending a lot more time at home. There are several things that are going to be important in home decor to keep us all sane and happy this year!

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2022 Home Decor Trends

1. Paint Color Trends

Bright and airy is still very popular but we are starting to see dark colors in more and more rooms.

Dark and moody is becoming very popular in bedrooms and in dining rooms. Black is becoming a popular wall color now!

The thing to keep important when painting walls a dark color is to make sure you have adequate natural light coming in from outside. Light fixtures help but nothing compares to the real thing.

A dining room with dark walls and ceiling, a dark wood table and cream colored upholstered chairs with a fancy chandelier and a large mirror on a console table.
Source: Kelley Nan

Gray is definitely still king but beige is starting to make a comeback. Not the 90’s beige, a very light and bright just barely beige.

A great example of this color is Classic Gray. In some lights, it looks gray and in some, it looks beige. This would be a great color to use if you are interested in this look but don’t want to go straight beige just yet.

An office/den with white builtins, gray/cream walls and a stone fireplace.
The wall color here is classic gray.

If you are interested in trying out paint colors then you definitely need to put a sample on the wall and look at it in different light throughout the day. Samplize is a great way to do this without having to paint your walls.

Samplize is a 12 by 12 peel and stick color sample of your choosing. I highly recommend giving this a try.

2. Natural Materials

Neutral is still king in home decor. Using neutral colors in home decor is very popular and a great way to do that is by using natural materials.

For example, rattan and wicker furniture is very popular.

Jute and sisal rugs are perfect for all rooms in your home. They are natural and have a wonderful texture to them.

Throws and pillows using neutral colors with a natural texture.

My favorite thing that has been gaining in popularity these last few years is woven baskets. They are so pretty and natural they not only add texture but also add color. Here are some of my favorites.

3. Kitchens and Baths

Light colors are still very popular in kitchens and baths. Dark cabinetry has not yet made a comeback, not sure it ever will.

Two-toned cabinets are still very popular but most of the time you see it in the wall cabinets being a different color than an island.

Having a dark painted island is very popular and a great juxtaposition to light counters and wall cabinets. Having different countertops on the island than the wall cabinets is also a very big trend.

Light-toned wood is very popular. You can use it in the cabinet color or the flooring. Bringing this up to a hood vent is also very popular.

White appliances are coming back but in an updated way. If you have an all-white kitchen it’s very common now to see white appliances. It keeps the cohesive look all white.

Cabinet knobs, pulls, and fixtures are trending hard this year. Gold is still very popular (not brass, gold). Mixing metals is also something that is making a big comeback.

I have a complete post just on kitchen hardware trends you can check out.

4. Home Decor Styles

Is Farmhouse style still popular?

You bet it is! There are some changes though. Farmhouse style is that chippy paint look that Johanna Gaines made so popular.

What’s trending now is Modern Farmhouse style which doesn’t have the chippy look. Its farmhouse meets modern so more clean lines, subdued colors. Don’t worry, your shiplap is still very much in style!

Another trend to keep an eye out on is Mid Century Modern. It is definitely making a comeback and gaining in popularity.

One thing that is also popular is the use of plants in home decor. This has been trending for a while now but the use of fiddle leaf figs is trending down. Instead, olive trees are gaining in popularity. You can’t look through Instagram without seeing these cute trees!

Hanging plants is a great way to add freshness to your home without it taking up table space.

5. Declutter and Organize

With so many people working from home, staying home, and being together at home it’s important to have a home that is organized and clutter-free.

When you have a lot of clutter it can be stressful. We don’t need any added stress so make sure you declutter anything that you have sitting around. Having a place for everything and everything in its place is important.

This was important to me so this past summer I made built-ins in my new home office/den area. I work from home now and I needed a place to store many things for my Real Estate career.

Storage and decluttering is important in home decor for 2021, this shows the builtins I created for storage.

Hardworking kitchens and bathrooms are very important places to have good storage and organization. From pantry’s to linen closets, when they are organized it’s easier to find things and that makes us so much less frustrated.

You also might want to check out my posts on Closet Organization and Organizing Ideas for Every Room in your Home for more ideas on decluttering and organization

A view out of a window with lots of plants on the window sill and it's raining outside.

I hope you have some ideas on how to update your home for 2021 according to the latest home decor trends. I think I need to go shopping, I have pillows throws, and baskets on my mind now!

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