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Here Are the New and Improved Design Styles of 2022

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Here Are the New and Improved Design Styles of 2022

These up-and-coming design trends prove that cozy is key for homeowners spending more time indoors

January 31, 2022
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The U.S. is rounding the bend into its second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as millions of Americans stay indoors for quarantines and remote work, homeowners are rethinking their interior design preferences and looking for fresh styles that maximize comfort and functionality. 

Consumer interest in boho design has more than quadrupled since 2017, according to Realtor.com, thanks to practical, homey decor that embraces all things simple and cozy. Similarly, a nostalgic and quaint “cottagecore” design trend is also on the rise as the once-beloved modern farmhouse trend phases out. Though antique and eclectic styles are growing in popularity, modern, industrial interiors are also taking over the world of interior design with stripped back details like exposed beams, metallic accents, and earthy elements.

“The world is becoming more aware of what’s truly important,” says [Doreen] Amico-Sorell. “Things such as family, sustainability, and wanting to give back and pay it forward fly in the face of selfish opulence. In short, the current generation is no longer quite as interested in the superficial.”

While over-the-top luxe might be out, so is any sense of deprivation—aka minimalism. Spare designs with just the absolute bare necessities are starting to become extinct. What’s taking its place is maximalism, which embraces the concept of “more is more.”

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