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Out With the Old and In With the New: 10 Interior Design Trends To Ditch In 2022

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Out With the Old and In With the New: 10 Interior Design Trends To Ditch In 2022

Emerging design trends for the new year prove that less isn’t always more

January 3, 2022
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Americans nave been spending more time in their homes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, homeowners are constantly revamping interior design trends to stay happy and comfortable in their living spaces. Styles that were popular in 2021 may be overshadowed by new design details in 2022, especially as functionality goes to the forefront to accommodate post-pandemic life at home. 

The once beloved modern farmhouse look is expected to fade away into the home styles of the past as white, shiplapped walls are transformed by color, pattern, and texture in the new year, says Forbes. Other minimalist, monochromatic trends will also be upstaged by a more vibrant design canvas reflecting homeowner personality rather than status-quo style.

The pandemic solidified the need for separate rooms, especially when so many spaces need to double as home offices. For this reason, big kitchens that open up to the rest of the home are becoming less desirable. “I am definitely seeing a lot of enclosed kitchen spaces as opposed to large family room/kitchen areas that are open to the rest of the home,” says Christopher Peacock, Founder and CEO of Christopher Peacock

However, it doesn’t mean these spaces should feel enclosed. “Within that space, the designs tend to be more open planned with wall shelving and less built-in looking cabinetry. An eclectic organic feel of mixed textures and materials is very welcoming and bistro-like, and this is certainly popular.” 

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