Home décor trends for 2022

1. Preppy pastels 

Pastel colours have made a comeback due to the popular ‘Cottagecore’ aesthetic that references simple country living, hands-on labour, and handicrafts in its playbook. For on-trend palettes, dress up your house in pastel shades of yellow, pink, blue or even brown. Displaying these in organic patterns and free-form shapes will add a playful but relaxed feel to the home. 

2. Navy blue accents 

Consider adding rich touches of dark, sober colours such as charcoal, black or navy blue, which Houzz experts say had a 735 percent rise in search terms on their website last year. They predict living rooms and bedrooms embracing pretty-pastels, while powerhouse rooms retain their darker, classic palettes. 

3. Entangled design and cross-over spaces 

An obvious example of entangled design is reworking living spaces to accommodate working from home. Cross-over living like this and more are expected to grow exponentially in coming years. Other ideas are garage conversions that see the space changed for temporary entertainment areas or studio-sized bedrooms and bathrooms for guests. 

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