Ready to get your spring cleaning on? To make it less tedious and even fun, why not get rid of your tired old furnishings that just aren’t working and donate them to Good Will? Once you’ve cleared out the old, you’ll free up space to incorporate some fresh new pieces that could liven things up and give your room an entirely new personality. Interior design trends change every year, which can get expensive, so choose just a few new pieces you love that can be switched out when you need a change. Exploring a modern or retro style like a geometric textured rug or bold wallpaper can make your tired space look brand new again. To provide you with some inspiration, we’ve listed 10 of the hottest furnishing trends for spring that will elevate your home’s style and make it look new again. If the interior design trends below seem familiar to you, that’s because what’s old often comes back, but in a fresh and exciting way.
- Mixing Modern With Vintage
The blending of old and new creates a visually exciting look for your space. If you want to elevate a room and add more personality to it, you might pair a vintage velvet sofa with modern art, place an antique island in a modern kitchen, or add a shabby chic lamp to a modern bedroom. Pairing modern and vintage furnishings in a subtle way creates a stylish look that will not overwhelm the space.
- Curves and Arches
A move away from modern furnishings with straight lines to curvy and arched styles is on-trend for 2022. Reminiscent of the 19th-century Art Nouveau period, curvy furniture is considered fun, playful and adds charm to any space. Look for sculptural designs in chairs, tables, lighting, and doorways and shelving with arches.
3. Quiet Reading/Meditation Corners
We all need a quiet space to relax and regroup—a special place where we can escape to read, meditate, or take a nap. Creating a space that feels like a retreat isn’t hard to achieve in a quiet corner of a bedroom, office or even the bathroom. Incorporate scented candles, ambient lighting and plush seating to enhance the serene mood.
- Bold Floral Wallcoverings
Reminiscent of the ‘60s and ‘70s wallpaper styles, bold floral patterns are making a comeback. When exploring this design trend, choosing one focal wall to cover completes the look in a less overwhelming way and also lends a playful modern touch to your space.
- Artwork That Pops
3D artwork that breathes new life into boring white walls is on-trend for spring 2022. The pandemic lockdown gave new meaning to “staring at the same four walls.” Jazzing up your wall space with 3D artwork is a great conversation starter and adds artistic fun and visual interest to your flat walls.
- Learning Rooms
Inspired by the pandemic, more and more parents are creating quiet mini “office” spaces for their children to accommodate all modes of learning. To create a learning and homework room, dedicate a quiet area free of distraction with lots of light. Fill it with shelving for holding books and projects, a sturdy desk with a range of supplies that your child helps pick out and a computer with high-speed Wi-Fi.
- Back to Nature
Incorporating greenery into your indoor environment can help you feel calm and connected to nature. Green is a calming color, and painting your walls in soothing shades of green lends a serene vibe. This trend of creating calming retreats with natural lighting and a variety of plants in all sizes is here to stay.
- Sustainable Materials
Today, many interior designers stress the importance of designing with eco-friendly materials to help preserve our planet. You can find a wide array of rugs and cushion materials, cabinets, and flooring made with “green” materials that are free of toxic elements and won’t harm the environment.
- Multifunctional Spaces
During the pandemic, the need for multifunctional spaces became essential. Creating a dedicated space to work in, whether it’s the living room/office or dining room/office combination, has become the norm. To design a room that functions as both a living space and an office, set up a desk behind a sofa, make the most of a corner of a room, erect a partition or convert a part of your rarely used formal dining room into your office.
- Flashback to the ‘70s
If you were happy to leave the ‘70s Disco Era behind, but the era’s furniture style and design still has a place in your heart, you’ll be happy to learn that the ’70s bold colors and patterns are making a comeback, but in a fresh modern way. Look for teak wood tones, textured fabrics and bold-colored wallpaper to enhance all living spaces. A staple in most ’70s homes, the shag rug also returns with calm neutral colors and plusher textures.
Make Your Home Your Own
Most would agree that your home isn’t your own until you’ve put your personal stamp on it. That’s why at NP, Inc., we care about helping you finance the home you love so that you can decorate it in your own unique style. Whether you’re interested in exploring options for a loan for your dream home, a refinance, or a home equity loan to finance a home improvement project, we’re confident we’ll have the right loan product at competitive rates to fit your financial needs. We also offer a line of Non-QM loans, a type of non-traditional mortgage that is perfect for the self-employed borrower or second home buyer. Visit us at www.usmtg.com or call us at 866.435.2562 to get your loan application started today!
By Susan Sherman for NP, Inc.