Houzz 2022 Emerging Interior Design Trends: Ready for a red door, cloffice, or barndo living?
Mid-Century Modern continues to be a popular home design style due to the high number of searches on the online resource Houzz.
Materials and lines reflecting the mid-century modern style of the “Mad Men” era – such as small, thin rectangular kit kat tiles (also known as finger mosaic tiles), rugs and nubby curly ottomans and curved sofas – are also common searches. terms, according to Houzz’s 2022 Emerging Home Design Trends Report.
Houzz, a home improvement and design site, features information and photos from over 2.7 million participating home improvement and design professionals, including kitchen and bathroom remodelers, kitchen and bathroom designers, architects and general contractors.
People have been busy improving their homes during the pandemic, despite higher costs and supply shortages, and many will continue to make improvements, according to a recent Houzz & Home study.
The Emerging Trends Report, released on June 21, found searches for kitchen ideas jumped 500%, while interest in natural finishes found in Japandi (sometimes called Scandinavian) bathrooms and easily organized Japandi kitchens as well as colorful and relaxed beach-style design ideas have more than doubled compared to last year.
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Another eye-catching look: Barndo homes, with high ceilings and open floor plans inspired by barns set in idyllic pastures and encouraging a simpler way of life.
Here are the ideas from homeowners, interior design enthusiasts and home professionals who turned to Houzz for ideas, according to the site’s Emerging Trends Report:
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More people searched Houzz for landscape professionals this year, compared to the first quarter of 2021. Homeowners also showed interest in eco-friendly options like drought-tolerant landscaping and , for relaxation, a hot tub on the terrace.
With more than half of home renovations incorporating exterior upgrades, according to the 2022 US Houzz & Home Study, it’s no surprise that people continue to look for ways to take advantage of their home’s outdoor space.
Improving first impressions of the street view can start with upgrading a front door. The designers at Houzz turn to classic wrought iron front doors and handles.
The report also shows that green and red front doors are trending, while black, blue and yellow ones are losing popularity.
People who have welcomed adult children and grandparents into the family home during the pandemic have understood the need for multigenerational living solutions. This has led to more searches for self-contained accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as well as small single-walled kitchen ideas and windowless bathrooms.
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Aging-in-place features such as bidets continue to generate interest.
Chandeliers – in Classic, Contemporary, Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Farmhouse, Transitional, Industrial, Scandinavian, Handcrafted, Victorian, Mediterranean, French, Rustic, Coastal, Southwestern, Tropical and Eclectic styles – are statements of enlightening design.
There has been an increase in Houzz searches for lantern chandeliers, industrial pendant lights, and even wicker pendant lights. Designers advise that installing a new light fixture can update the look of a room.
Searches for kitchen ceiling lights, recessed lighting and task lighting all doubled, Houzz said.
Floor space is limited and precious, so people make the most of every inch by using space savers like a stackable washer and dryer, and extra storage like hallway cabinets and storage benches.
Another tip from Houzz: See-through elements like an acrylic counter stool and an open staircase can make a room feel bigger.
People who have adopted a pandemic puppy are looking for dog feeding stations and fur-friendly products like seat covers, rugs and patio furniture, Houzz said.
Working from home led to searches to outfit a desk, a closet converted into a workstation, and a computer cabinet.
Data reflects year-over-year growth in US-based searches on Houzz from January-March 2022 compared to January-March 2021. full report here.
— Edited by Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072