1. Shades of Brown
Cool neutrals are taking a backseat this year, being replaced with warm shades of brown! The color brown had its time in the sun back in the 70s, but instead of being paired with garish shag rugs, it’s now looked at as the perfect neutral to bring warmth and comfort into any room. Brown has sticking power, ensuring that your home will feel as modern in 30 years as it does today.
2. Dual-Purpose Rooms
As the world begins to settle into its new normal, many people are formalizing changes to their work-from-home situations—and they want their homes to reflect that permanence. It’s no longer good enough for a room to be for one purpose only: if a room isn’t multi-functional, it’s not really functional at all.
If you can’t find a room divider you’re satisfied with, consider using a unique element like a ladder or shelving to create separate spaces where once there was only a large open room. Using visual elements like area rugs or angled furniture is also a great way to separate distinct zones in your open-concept home.
3. Unique Angles and Curves
So long to the harsh edges and sharp angles of 2010’s minimalism! As people embrace flexibility and comfort, they’re choosing design elements that reflect these desires. Round coffee tables, soft and luxuriant seating, and asymmetrical area rugs are just some of the ways you can incorporate this trend into your home. Comfort never goes out of style, so you can be assured that your soft angles won’t either.
4. Smart Technology
Technology is always evolving—shouldn’t your home be, too? Smart locks, remote-controlled lighting, and doorbell cameras have been around for several years now, but they’re surging in popularity now as our world seeks to increase personal convenience and peace of mind. Never worry again if you remembered to lock your front door as you left the house—lock it from anywhere with just a tap in the app. Home automation is here to stay—step into 2022!
5. Bold Patterns, Bold Colors
With brown as the warm neutral of choice, the playing field for bold accent colors and patterns is wide open! A bright and cheery accent wall can make your home feel inviting and open. Don’t be afraid to mix and match bold patterns this year either—as we continue to move away from the minimalism that defined the previous decade, people are embracing a “more is more” aesthetic. Maximalism is very much in!
Designing a cohesive, trendy, and timeless home doesn’t have to be a chore! When you’re ready to take the plunge with a bright accent wall, trust your results to the experts at Visual Enhancements Inc. Our team of knowledgable professionals can ensure that your painting project exceeds your expectations and helps carry your home forward! Get in touch with our team today.