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You’ve decided some of your spaces need a refresh. Now what? Will you change the whole room or spruce up a few key pieces? Whatever your decision, shopping for your home is an exciting and pleasurable way to pass the time. Gain inspiration by exploring some of the latest looks.
1. Natural Materials
Dark wood stains and heavily carved details are headed out. Early 2021 furniture trends show that furnishings made with natural instead of human-made materials are gaining popularity. That means designers leave wood unfinished, let texture or raw edges show, and use lighter stains. These treatments offer many looks ranging from cozy and warm to cool and sophisticated. For a more dramatic or modern effect, natural wood can be used in the same piece with marble or quartz.
2. Soothing Tones
Color is an essential characteristic of the furniture you buy, and shades that comfort in many variations this year. Earthy tones such as brown, rust, or green can bring a calm presence and anchor a room. Next is a group of warm tints consisting of pinks, oranges, and reds that serve to welcome you home in the winter and encourage you in the summer. Finally, blue and green choices inspire a beachy, tranquil vibe. Consider furnishing your room with an item in these peaceful options.
3. Bright Hues
Gray continues to be a desired choice for 2022, but cheery pops of color are making a comeback! Pantone named Illuminating, a daffodil yellow, as one of their two colors of the year (yes, gray was the other one). Picking up on the latest ocean trends, Benjamin Moore selected a modern aqua, Aegean Teal, to bring bolder color to spaces. Finally, Behr is offering up Euphoric Magenta, a cool muted purple, to promote fresh color and creativity in the home. Accent chairs, colored throw pillows, a painted side table, or an eye-catching larger piece are all great ways to work color into your new room scheme.
4. Statement Pieces
Sometimes the key to giving soul to your space is to bring in elements of the past. There’s no shortage of time-honored options for that this year, and you don’t have to buy costly antiques. With a nod to days gone by, stores offer new pieces with the convenience of modern construction made to look like treasured family heirlooms.
Consider adding furniture with global flair to provoke thoughts of faraway adventure, or make a bold statement with a luxe vintage piece that hints at more decadent pleasures. Balance the room with more spartan furnishings that complement the grander work, and you’ll have the makings of an on-trend look.
Decorators are reflecting the fresh ideas of 2022 in a range of ways sure to please every taste. The newest options include:
Natural materials like wood and stone.
Earthy shades that invite and soothe.
- Bright tones that inspire and invigorate.
- Unique pieces to tickle the memory and imagination.
You can update any or all of your rooms for an on-trend look!