After everything that we’ve been through in the pandemic, it’s no surprise that our homes are beginning to reflect our new lifestyle changes. Whether you’ve created your own unique office space, invested more in outdoor living, or are looking for more ways to bring nature-inspired elements into your room, we’re thinking that the top decorating trends for 2022 will continue to reflect Canadians’ new preferences and priorities. With this in mind, find out the 10 decorating trends that we’ll be leaving behind in 2021 as we create cozier, more multifunctional homes.
Published July 23, 2021, Updated December 31, 2021
For the past few years, all-white kitchens were the no-fail way to make the heart of the home look bright, modern and fresh. In 2022, however, more homeowners will be leaning towards adding warmth and personality into all areas of their homes. Kitchens with bold and moody accents are everywhere, along with more nature-inspired accents in kitchen spaces. For renter-friendly ideas on how to decorate an outdated apartment kitchen, take a peek at this tiny Toronto rental.
Open Floor Layouts
As more companies announce permanent work-from-home arrangements, open floor plans aren’t as appealing as before. Floor plans with more privacy and separation have become a much welcome addition. Instead of large open flex spaces, we’re going to see more dedicated rooms for offices, playrooms and home gyms in 2022 and beyond.
Our bedrooms are our ultimate sanctuary. If you want to create a cozy oasis, it’s time to say goodbye to old and frayed bedsheets. Now more than ever before, people see the benefits of investing in better sleep with bedsheets made out of high-quality materials like linen. After all, linen sheets are breathable, durable and luxurious – and they get comfier over time. What’s not to love?
As we all become even more conscious of our ecological footprints, big-box fast furniture items, which often don’t last very long, won’t be as popular as before. Instead of making a purchase that will likely end up in a landfill in a few years, more homeowners will seek out timeless, high-quality furniture or classic antiques. Check out these Canadian vintage and antique shops to find the perfect piece for you.
Mid-century modern style has been in the spotlight since we’ve all binge-watched Mad Men, but it’s finally time to leave this style in the past. We’re excited to see more Japandi and boho decor styles emerge in 2022.
Matching Patio Sets
Just like matching bed sets and living room sets can be a design faux-paux, purchasing matching outdoor furniture sets is also a thing of the past. When designing your outdoor space, decorate it the same way you do for your interiors: aim for a collected and coordinated look instead of just purchasing the entire matching patio set.
While we’ll never say no to a well-placed glass barn door, many elements of modern farmhouse decor trends won’t make it into the new year. From white shiplap walls to overdone mason jar accents, we’re trading in modern farmhouse for the charm and warmth of the cottagecore and grandmillennial aesthetics. As we head into 2022, expect to see even more kitschy floral prints, earthy muted paint colours and vintage china.
Industrial-inspired lighting has been one of the most popular styles for in recent years, with black matte light fixtures or black and chrome lighting ideas being some of the trendiest choices. As rattan and wicker trends continue to rise, however, we can expect to see more people swap their industrial light fixtures for these nature-inspired pendants that have a more relaxed and airy feel.
As more people learn about the incredible benefits of becoming plant parents (as HGTV Canada’s resident Plant Mama, Amanda Roberts, can attest to), in 2022, we’ll see faux plants become a thing of the past. Not sure how to get your green thumb started? These are 21 of the easiest plants to take care of that go beyond succulents.
Pink and Blue Nurseries
These days, more and more expecting parents are opting for classic whites, soothing greens, earthy terracotta oranges or cool greys as the starting point for their nursery’s colour palette. Plan to see even fewer pink and blue nurseries in 2022, as gender-neutral nurseries will continue to take the spotlight. If you’re looking to paint your little one’s space, these paint colours are guaranteed to give your kid the coolest room around.