2022 is here! If you love keeping up with home design trends and want to keep your home on the cutting edge of interior design, there are many things you can do to make your house more stylish this year. Making your home more attractive can make spending time at home more enjoyable and also improve your property’s value. Here’s what to know about the best design trends of the coming year.
If you’ve been keeping up with styles at all in the last decade, you probably noticed that neutrals like gray and white have been popular paint colors inside the house for years. Times have begun to change recently! Lately, homeowners want more color in their lives. Colors that evoke feelings of peace and calm are especially popular – colors like blues and greens.
You can see this reflected in the paint colors chosen by paint companies for the coming year. Not sure which colors are best for your home? Get samples of paint colors you like and apply the samples to your walls before making your final selection. Or, you can get some wallboard scraps and paint them so you can move them from wall to wall to see how the light strikes them, or room to room to see what looks best where. To get the most of these samples (as opposed to the little paint chips you get from the home improvement center), we suggest that you make the pieces of wallboard big enough to give you a good idea of what the color will look like on your walls, but small enough that you can move them around easily. You can paint different colors in different rooms of the house, but try not to paint colors that clash from one room to the next.
Open layout home designs are very common now. Gone are the days of carefully segmented homes with a walled off kitchen, dining room and living room. Homeowners love open layout home designs because they allow families to spend time together in the same space while they work on completely different tasks! If your home has a more traditional layout, you can still open up spaces by taking out walls (provided they aren’t load-bearing).
Not sure whether a wall is load bearing? Have it inspected by an engineer or experienced contractor. Even load bearing walls can sometimes be removed by adding an appropriate-sized beam, but be sure an engineer specifies not only the beam size, but the posts that are going to hold it up and transfer weight from above to the ground. If you lack the ability to take the wall out yourself, have the contractor remove it for you.
Natural materials always have a place in homes, but now they’re more popular than ever. Wood and stone in particular help turn your home into a peaceful, elegant space. Natural wood floors tend to help raise the value of your home, as can stone countertops.
There are many places where you can incorporate natural materials into the construction of your home. For example, if you’re considering replacing your windows this year, wood or wood composite (Fibrex) frames can match your wood floors and add a natural style to your home.
Natural lighting is good for you in many ways. It helps regulate your circadian rhythms, it can boost your immunity, and it can make your home more beautiful on the inside. There are many things you can do to bring more natural lighting into your home. Start by cutting back any shrubs outside that block light coming into your home. Replace light-blocking curtains with sheers. You can also replace any old, foggy dual pane windows with high-performing Renewal by Andersen of Long Island windows.
To learn more about installing new windows in your home, contact Renewal by Andersen of Long Island for a consultation. Use the toll-free number (866) 609-5033 or fill in the short form on this page.