8 Unforgettable Home Trends We've Spotted in 2022

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If you're looking for up-to-date 2022 home trends, you've come to the right place. Every three months, we'll be going through the leading trends we've spotted using data pulled from Hunker's website, Instagram, Pinterest, and commerce reports. Together, this information will give you a solid idea of what is trending right now in the home space.

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January to March:

1. Shades of Green

On Instagram, out of Hunker's top ten posts, five included shades of green that range from a muted sage and rich forest green to a spring-forward mint hue. While the kitchen is a great place to showcase this color, the home's exterior, front door, and bathroom have proven to be stunning alternatives.

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2. Statement Tile

If you're remodeling a room, consider flooring that makes a statement. We're talking black and white marble checkerboard — yes, the checkerboard trend is still alive and well — and diamond shapes that vary in size, spacing, and the type of tile. Even peel-and-stick flooring can truly transform a room.

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3. Texture, texture, texture!

If our most popular Instagram Reels have taught us anything, it's that people want to ​feel​ something — literally. This involved decor pieces like a raffia mirror, macrame coasters, and even a plaster bowl. One of our top commerce products also featured this trend: Serena & Lily's Portside Dining Chair. If you'd like to take your sense of touch to the next level, you could opt for furniture like a rustic pine bench with a vintage vibe or a boucle chair that has a knit feel.

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Speaking of boucle, our article on the 12 Best Dupes for CB2's Viral Boucle Chair was our number-one commerce hit during the first quarter of 2022. Out of all the products listed, readers' favorite has been the Castlery Amber Boucle Swivel Chair.

4. Bold Kitchen Cabinets

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If you're feeling meh about your kitchen, consider upgrading your cabinets' color. Over on Pinterest, we're seeing a love of rich navy cabinetry, the trendy greige hue, and even sexy pantries that spotlight sleek glass doors lined in black trim. In our newsletter and on Flipboard, color schemes for kitchens with dark cabinets was a success along with 2022 kitchen design trends (which also attracted users on SmartNews).

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5. Curved Furniture and Decor

On Apple News, our newsletter, and Flipboard, our piece on curved IKEA furniture popped. In general, this is a trend we're seeing across the design space, but especially when it comes to seating. In particular, it appears that many are using curved sofas and chairs to section off their living spaces, creating areas that almost feel like conversation pits.

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6. Bigger, More Luxurious Spaces

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Following a lot of time spent indoors during the pandemic, many want to invest more into their homes while maximizing the space they have. On Flipboard and Apple News, and in our newsletter, design enthusiasts are searching for ways to make their kitchens look more expensive and hallways appear bigger. On Pinterest, people were likewise exploring ways to make their small bedrooms look larger. In terms of decor, many are seeking out affordable dupes for high-design pieces.

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This trend also complements the uptick in regencycore à la ​Bridgerton​. Inspired by the early 1800s, regencycore is known for its gold gilded mirrors, lush patterned fabrics, floral porcelain pieces, and an overall sense of decadence. The velvet version of Anthropologie's Katina Chaise (a high-ranking product amongst our readers) fits perfectly within this aesthetic.

7. Multipurpose, Customizable Furniture

Our second most popular commerce article was The 10 Best Small Sectional Sleeper Sofas, while number four on the list ended up being The 9 Best Storage Beds Under $300. This tells us that people want to get the most out of what they're putting in their spaces. On a related note, our readers are also interested in seating that can be configured to fit their personal needs — we're talking Anthropologie's Katina Chaise and Maiden Home's Muir Sectional.

8. Healthy Home Tech

This year, it's all about creating a healthier home with helpful products that do the work for you. For instance, we sold nearly 800 Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifiers, which moisten the air to help with breathing and sleep. The iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum was another item our readers loved — it takes care of cleaning all your floors, so really, what's not to love?

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