Midcentury modern continues to be a popular home design style based on the high number of searches on the online resource Houzz.
Materials and lines that reflect mid-century modern style from the “Mad Men” era—such as small, sleek rectangular kit-kat tiles (also known as finger mosaic tiles), knobbly bouclé rugs and ottomans, and curved sofas—are used also frequently searched for according to Houzz’s 2022 Emerging Home Design Trend Report.
Houzz, a home remodeling and design website, features information and photos from more than 2.7 million participating home remodeling and design professionals, including kitchen and bathroom remodelers, kitchen and bathroom designers, architects, and general contractors.
People have been busy improving their homes during the pandemic despite higher costs and supply shortages, and many will continue to make improvements, according to a recent study by Houzz & Home.
The Emerging Trend Report, released June 21, found that searches for kitchen ideas have increased by 500% while interest in natural finishes has increased Japandi bathrooms (sometimes called Scandinavian) and easy-to-organize Japandi kitchens, as well as colorful, casual, beach-style design ideas have more than doubled year-on-year.
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Another interesting look: Barndo homes with high ceilings and open floor plans inspired by barns on idyllic pastures, encouraging a simpler way of life.
Here are insights from homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home professionals who turned to Houzz for ideas, according to the site’s new trends report:
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More people searched the Houzz website for landscape professionals this year compared to the first quarter of 2021. Homeowners also expressed an interest in eco-conscious options like drought-tolerant landscaping and a hot tub on the patio for relaxation.
With more than half of home renovations in the US involving exterior improvements, according to the 2022 Houzz & Home study, it’s not surprising that people continue to look for ways to enjoy the outdoors in their home.
Improving first impressions from the street can start with upgrading a front door. Houzz taste makers take a look at vintage wrought iron front doors and handles.
The report also shows that green and red front doors are trending, while black, blue and yellow ones are losing popularity.
People welcoming adult children and grandparents back into the family home during the pandemic saw the need for intergenerational housing solutions. This led to more searches for self-contained living units (ADUs) as well as small, single-walled kitchen ideas and windowless bathrooms.
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Aging-in-place features like bidets continue to attract interest.
Chandeliers – in classic, contemporary, modern, mid-century modern, farmhouse, transitional, industrial, Scandinavian, artisan, Victorian, Mediterranean, French County, rustic, coastal, southwestern, tropical and eclectic styles – are enlightening design statements.
Searches on Houzz for lantern chandeliers, industrial pendant lights, and even basket pendants have increased. Designers point out that installing a new light fixture can upgrade the look of a room.
According to Houzz, the search for kitchen ceiling lights, recessed lights, and task lighting has doubled.
Floor space is limited and valuable, so people are making the most of every inch by using space-saving appliances like a stackable washer and dryer and additional storage like hall closets and storage benches.
Another Houzz tip: See-through elements like an acrylic counter stool and an open stair case can make a room appear larger.
People who have adopted a pandemic puppy are looking to dog feeders and fur-friendly products like seat covers, rugs and patio furniture, Houzz said.
Working at home spurred the quest to set up an office, a closet converted into a workspace, and a computer closet.
The data reflects the annual growth of US-based searches on Houzz from January to March 2022 compared to January to March 2021. Read the full report here.
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