Out with the old and in with the new. Here’s a short list of some of the interior design elements that will be going out of style this year.
Joanna Gaines may have just fainted. That’s right, this beloved trend made popular by HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines is on its way out of popularity. Consumers feel that the ‘modern farmhouse’ aesthetic has been overdone and they’re ready for a change. This means your beloved barn doors are on their way out of style too.
Terrazzo tile has been a fun trend in interior design for the last few years. However, consumers think it’s starting to look dated. Lucky for you, tile isn’t too difficult or expensive to .
Mid Century Modern
Mid Century Modern has been in style for quite a few years. It had a great run, but the interior design world is ready to move on. The end of MCM is making way for a different and exciting design trend. Art Deco is making a comeback and proving to be the desired aesthetic for next year.
2022 has no room for faux anything. Consumers are gravitating towards more organic materials such as stone, wood and natural fabrics. Fake plants and other man-made items are definitely on their way out.
Fast Design Elements
Similar to fast fashion, fast design elements such as furniture are a no-go for now. People are tired of buying cheap, man-made furniture that breaks easily. The hearts of consumers are turning to well-made pieces that will last. Solid wood, and other sturdy materials are being appreciated in new ways. Thrifting has become a popular way to find hidden gems. People want pieces that have history, meaning and substance.
You probably never thought you’d see the day when open concept living spaces would go out of style. What changed? Why are people moving away from it? Amanda Lauren, a writer for www.forbes.com explains, “While it looked like the appeal of the open floorplan was starting to fade at the beginning of 2020, during the pandemic many people learned the hard way that perhaps your kitchen, home office, great room, playroom, and living room shouldn’t all be the same space. Lack of privacy ultimately becomes lack of function.”
White kitchens are another design trend that is played out. Higher end homes are moving away from the man-made white cabinets and transitioning to more natural materials (as mentioned above). Many designers are utilizing materials that have represented luxury for centuries. As for your countertops, try branching out from the overused carrara marble. Instead, consider materials like onyx, quartzite or breccia.
While trends are important to some, the most important thing you can do for your home is to create spaces that you love. However, it’s important to stay (somewhat) up to date on trends. Doing this will prevent your home from feeling tired and dated.