Home and Garden

Real estate trends to follow in 2022

Will markets continue to be on fire? Will the pandemic continue to fuel low interest rates? Perhaps most importantly, what can you expect next year’s dominating real estate trends to be — and why?

Minimalism

Goodbye, harsh lines and empty spaces. Hello, organic shapes that soften design and big, bold statement pieces. Look for tables without hard corners, opulent mirrors, curved furniture and powerful jewel-toned hues.

Farmhouse decor

It’s time to move on from the rustic art and whitewashed woods of farmhouse decor.

Open-concept spaces

After a year of living in sweatpants and business shirts, people are ready to feel put together again. Look for this trend to extend in the home.

Black and white

Many people continue to look for a color palette that is timeless yet elegant, and black and white remains a popular choice.

Colored cabinetry

From red to black, blue and even purple, the trend remains to incorporate color and individuality into social areas such as the kitchen.

Home offices

As society continues to pivot more and more, workers will continue to work from home. The home-office trend is predicted to continue to grow.

Cozy elements

Hygge is still hot as it relates to infusing cozy elements into a home, such as fireplaces and pillows on beds.

Tone on tone

Yes, it is still OK to infuse bursts of color, but monochromatic or tone-on-tone interiors remains modern and fresh.

Two-tone cabinetry

The trend started roughly a decade ago of mixing different cabinets in the same space. This mix of colors and materials remains on trend.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper remains hotter than ever. Whether you choose to use it on an accent wall or to cover surfaces in an entire room, wallpaper provides an opportunity to infuse both color and texture into a space.