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LLStyle Report: Out with the Old, In with the New

With the start of every new year brings an array of refreshed decor and design trends—many of the expected trends for 2022 are directly inspired by our shifting cultural norms and the way we think about our homes, which suggests that these style trends may have more staying power for years to come. Here we’ve explored a few timeless design elements that are expected to be especially big in the coming year.

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Published on January 14, 2022

Interior design trends can seem to expire just as quickly as they’ve arrived, and before you know it the room you thought was perfectly styled can start to feel tired and dated. With the start of every new year brings an array of refreshed decor and design trends—many of the expected trends for 2022 are directly inspired by our shifting cultural norms and the way we think about our homes, which suggests that these style trends may have more staying power for years to come. Here we’ve explored a few timeless design elements that are expected to be especially big in the coming year.

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This light, attractive living room features white couch, pink color accents, houseplants, and Topeka Plains Oak rigid vinyl plank flooring.

Seeing green
If there’s one thing that seems certain, 2022 will have us all seeing green. With major paint brands like Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Glidden, and Behr all setting their sights on muted shades of sage and evergreen with their Color of the Year selections, it seems that everyone is in the mood for calm, soothing colors in the coming months. And the best part? It’s a color that can complement virtually any other shade on the color wheel, making it an easy way to add some color without taking too big of a leap with your decor.

In addition to our walls, house plants will remain a major trend in home design, bringing life and color (not to mention better air quality) to our interiors all year round.

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Spacious bedroom features 4-post bed and accent wall of sage green, with Slate Oak solid hardwood flooring.

Less open floor plan, more cozy spaces
For the past decade, it has seemed that the popularity of the open floor plan has been ubiquitous, pushing its way into every aspect of interior design from homes to offices. But with the arrival of the pandemic, which saw everyone getting all too familiar with the insides of our homes, there’s a growing desire to do away with the open floor plan in favor of smaller, cozier spaces throughout the home.

As people have learned to work alongside family members and loved ones at home, the need to break up our spaces has never been more prevalent. And by creating distinct rooms (i.e. kitchen, dining room, living room), you can do away with the stress of figuring out how to tie together one big, cavernous space, which gives you more flexibility to play with decor and design in each room while figuring out how to best optimize their function.

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This large room has clearly defined smaller spaces using furniture placement and colors, with Bellawood Artisan Berkshire Distressed Solid Hardwood Flooring

The 70s are back (in a good way!)
Forget the olive green shag carpeting or walls covered in wood paneling—the best part of 1970s interiors have made a comeback, and they’re about to get their dues in the coming year, with a modern twist. Think curved, geometric decor (lighting fixtures, mirrors, accent pieces) and warm, earthy color palettes mixed with natural, tactile materials like leather, wood, and clay. You don’t have to fire up an 8-track to appreciate the cool, effortless style of the era.

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This dining room makes use of curves, patterns, and decor as made popular in the disco 1970's, with new flooring with 12mm+pad Aliso Beach Herringbone 24Hr Water-Resistant Laminate Flooring

What new trends are you looking forward to embracing in the New Year? Tell us—and tag us—follow @LLFlooringOfficial on Facebook or Instagram and use #LLStyle.