Whether you’re moving into a new home, renting for the first time, or want to revamp your current living situation, your home is a reflection of you. Interior design doesn’t take a professional to execute—you’re able to take advantage of the vision in your head and make it a reality.
Let’s take a look at the current interior design trends for 2022 and ways you can incorporate them into your home.
What’s Currently Trending?
Trends come and go and each year brings a new dimension of design experimentation. We evolved through the early years of shag carpets and circular couches to modern and sleek lines, but just as fads come and go, interior design is changing once again. In 2022, we are reverting back to what we used to know and love, bringing nature and bright colors into our daily lives.
The days of pastels and neutrals are behind us—bright colors are making a comeback. Whether you’re looking for a memorable accent wall or want to accentuate the natural light that shines through the windows, experimenting with colors can add some personality to a room. This is the year of taking risks in your designs and letting your home reflect your personality.
From bold wallpapers to statement ceilings, adding decorative walls can change the feel of your residential space. Choose from geometric patterns, landscape scenery, abstract shapes, and many others to make your home your own.
Nature Inspired Decor
After a couple years of isolation and more time spent indoors, the need to strengthen our connection with nature is more dominant than ever. This has inspired a resurgence in natural inspired decor. From terracotta and marble countertops to raw and organic elements like greenery and sustainable materials, these design elements add depth and calming energy to each room.
The days of boring and linear furniture are quickly becoming a thing of the past. What was once considered modern, is now outdated. Currently in the market, curved and sculptural furniture have made a comeback.
Sunken living rooms known as conversation pits are in high demand and 80’s coffee tables in abstract shapes can be found in homes across the country. These sculptural designs not only add a bit of nostalgia, but a softer and more inviting energy to your home.
Design continues to evolve with new advances in technology. From smart vacuum cleaners that operate while you’re away to cameras that allow you to communicate with your pets, home technology has taken over the way we live.
You’re now able to create an immersive space and add a bit of futuristic design elements to your home when you choose to implement this technology. Start with the basics such as camera operated door bells or stick to sustainability with air purifiers—whichever you decide, your home will become a blend of contemporary and modern all at once.
Rental Friendly Decorative Plans
Renting is a great way to explore new places without committing to a mortgage payment or one area for a long period of time. With renting comes the compromise of living in someone else’s design aesthetic, which can often be a hard adjustment. Thankfully, there are rental friendly options available to design your space the way you want.
Frequently, rental tiles can appear dated and unclean, leaving you with the feeling of living in an environment not suitable for you. A stick-on backsplash can be the perfect solution for an aesthetically unpleasing tile situation. Choose from subway tiles or decorative designs—your space will soon become the home you’ve been dreaming of.
Some rentals allow you to paint the walls but require you to repaint prior to moving out. Though it may not seem like a large task, in hindsight this will create more work for you in the long run, especially if you don’t plan on living in one place for a long period of time.
Instead, consider applying rental friendly wallpaper. There are hundreds of designs to choose from with an easy application process, bringing your style to life.
Add Decorative Knobs
Though changing out your cabinets or completely renovating is out of the question when you rent, there are small changes you can implement to completely change the aesthetic of your home. Take for example the knobs on your kitchen and bathroom doors—these are interchangeable and can completely transform a space. Simply unscrew the existing pulls and store them in a safe place marked ‘reinstall me at move-out’.
You may not be able to hammer nails into the wall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hang your artwork throughout the home. Thankfully, there’s a quick and easy solution to this problem. Clips and adhesive products such as Command Strips, allow you to hang your photos and artwork with ease. These cost-effective framing applications make showcasing your aesthetic easy without damaging the walls or paint.
Create Your Own Space at Vastland Communities
At Vastland Communities, we want you to feel at home. Whether you’re looking to downsize or this is your first home buying experience, you should be comfortable designing your space the way you see fit. Our two and three-bedroom townhome options provide you with various opportunities for upgrades and interior design experimentation. Visit our website to learn more about currently available units. Our team of experts are ready to answer any questions and assist you in finding the perfect move-in ready home.