Dreaming of a home refresh this year? Don’t let a dated design plan get you down. The latest home improvement industry trends are all about bringing fresh style, comfort and functionality to your living space. From green everything to details that add personality (and practicality) to your space, we’ve rounded up 10 of the home reno trends you’ll see everywhere in 2022.
Get Into the Groove
From hand-carved furniture (like this classic wood cabinet) to show-stopping kitchen cabinets, fluted details deliver major texture and sophisticated style to any space. Want to try this trend with a cost-effective DIY? Here’s how to bring a fluted feel to your bathroom cabinet for under $100.
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We’re always looking for ways to go green at home – including when it comes to our colour choices. Shades of green remind us of nature and lend an elegant feel to the home, so it makes sense that we’re seeing sage green everywhere from our walls to, as Erin and Ben Napier showed with this Home Town reno, our kitchen cabinets.
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Whether you’re renting or you want to try something bold – but don’t want to commit to it long-term – removable and stick-on products are the perfect solution. Case in point? The dreamy blush-hued “tile” backsplash in this Toronto rental kitchen is just as removable as it is gorgeous. Need more ideas? Here are 12 inspiring ways to use removable wallpaper in your home right now.
Related: Backsplash, Tile, Cabinetry: The 15 Top Kitchen Trends for 2022
Want to create a sense of differentiation in an open space – but don’t want to block out light and flow? This home trend could be perfect for you. Vertical rows of wood slats add subtle contrast to a larger room, as the light-toned wood design in this minimal Montreal home demonstrates.
Related: 10 Smart and Stylish Ways to Divide Your Open-Concept Living Space
Is it time to replace windows in your home? Black-framed windows are a chic home reno trend that add drama and definition to any living space – as you can see in this cozy, light-filled addition.
If your home has an outdoor space, why not enjoy it to the max? With this in mind, sprucing up outdoor areas will be a big focus for many home renos this year. Take this Calgary home’s patio: a custom slat-based pergola brings stand-out style, a touch of privacy and shade for sunny days.
Dedicated Desk Space
A comfortable, dedicated workspace can make all the difference when you’re working or studying from home – but not every living space has room for a separate home office. With this in mind, we’re seeing a surge in creative and stylish renos that transform awkward nooks into useful desk space. Think custom built-ins under the stairs like this Save My Reno design, or even clever offices tucked into closets.
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Curved furniture is one of the biggest decor trends for 2022, and we’re seeing those soft bends echoed in architectural elements, too. From adding arches to walls (this Montreal triplex offers plenty of curve appeal with a mix of old and new arches) to creating no-reno arched built-ins (these IKEA-hack bookshelves make it simple), curves are making their way into more and more stylish homes this year.
With more and more people looking for ways to take an eco-conscious approach to home improvement, salvaged and reclaimed materials are increasingly in demand for home renos. More than just more eco friendly, however, reclaimed materials can add rich character to living spaces – as the Rock Solid Builds team showed by using 140-year-old wood to create a stunning custom fireplace mantel here.
Related: 10 Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood in Your Kitchen Design
As much as we love a good paint colour or wallpaper to jazz up a wall, there are other ways to turn up the style factor in your home. Panelled accent walls bring plenty of personality to a room, especially when done in creative designs. In this Farmhouse Facelift nursery, for example, wainscotting creates a dynamic feel that highlights the wall art in the space.
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