2022 is here, along with a whole new iteration of home design trends!
ClosetMaid recently exhibited at the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida. Fresh from the energetic exhibition floors of the show, here are five trends our team noticed that exemplify the latest and greatest the home/building industry has to offer.
Trend 1: Maximizing Space With Creative Storage
The clever design of storage space was a common theme throughout IBS. In lounge rooms, small coolers were camouflaged as cabinetry, kitchen islands offered an arrangement of storage space, and bedroom bookshelves hid pull-down beds.
While storage has always been a part of home design, it has become more prevalent in recent years as people have spent more time in their homes.
When it comes to maximizing the use of space without sacrificing style, ClosetMaid has been a leader since 1965. Through a selection of products, ClosetMaid offers inspiring and versatile ways to incorporate functionality and design into the home. Showcased at IBS, ClosetMaid products like the MasterSuite 27th Avenue system in Washed White pictured below, wisely incorporates a laundry hamper for a polished and practical addition to a closet.
Trend 2: The Return of Maximalist Design
One of the hottest trends spotted throughout IBS was the maximalist design, composed of an explosion of bold colors, patterns and styles meant to celebrate individuality.
Often playful and unexpected, the aesthetic strongly reemerged in late 2021 with no signs of cooling off. Maximalism seemed to be a response to the general rising sense of unbearable cabin fever that surfaced during the pandemic. People wanted to express their interests and surround themselves with more of the things they love, in their homes.
Perhaps making a surprising comeback in home decor is wallpaper. Seen in many of the IBS showrooms and in one of ClosetMaid’s closet designs within The New American Home, wallpaper with intricate patterns can easily upgrade any interior into a highly curated, personal space.
Kick it up even further with decorative metal work. Customizable, these geometric metal designs can be a stunning and unique adornment for your walls and were spotted in various locations during the show, from the bedroom to outdoor patios.
Harking back to the gilded age, paint your patterned metal with gold spray paint and apply to your interior walls for a unified, luxurious, modern take on an old-Hollywood look in any room.
Trend 3: Enhancing Your Outdoor Living Space
The rise of home outdoor spaces as private sanctuaries has become a popular phenomenon, enough so that the home industry has exploded with products perfect for bringing the luxury and comfort of indoor living to the outdoors.
For example, you may see the rise in fire pits, vertical gardens, covered decks and outdoor kitchens at the heart of this trend.
High-quality materials, finishes and amenities are also an important part of nailing the high-end look and feel for outdoor spaces that evoke feelings of organically supplanted interiors.
Trend 4: Bringing the Outdoors In
It’s no secret, green is in.
Celebrated as the color of the year for 2022 by Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore, a soft sage green on the walls of your home evokes a soothing sense of nature and serenity that quietly anchor you to the space.
In addition to color, elements like bamboo, distressed wood and natural stone are on-trend and can be combined with a variety of design styles, from farmhouse to industrial.
Seen at IBS, even live plants are on the table, in some cases, literally!
New interior design formations included unique sections intended for arboreal trees and other low-maintenance plants to be an integral part of the design. From kitchens to living rooms, greenhouse style spaces are cropping up in more places, merging seamlessly into the interior landscape.
Trend 5: Sustainability at the Heart of Home Tech
Some people may think of home tech as simply adding new gadgets or smart features into the home. But building a smart home in 2022 is becoming more about sustainability and durability by addressing the fundamentals like power, light, heat and shelter with consideration for the environment and location of the home.
By focusing on more resilient building practices through the use of solar power, smart heating systems, energy-efficient appliances, cool roofing tech and more, homebuilders are redefining the future of home design.
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