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Ten Home Design Trends We Might Regret from 2022

Home design fads come and go every year, and they ought to "scare" you to death. Last year, there were Tuscan-style kitchens, plastic furniture, and accent walls coated in moss. This year, it's the "cloffice," a closet-turned-office from the epidemic era, among many others. The top 10 home trends for 2022 are here, from Styled Staged & Sold.

10 The traditional farmhouse style
For residences that are not located near a farm, many designers have urged that the modern farmhouse trend be put to pasture. Overly distressed and white-washed furniture and accessories, kitschy signs like "live, laugh, love," or "gather," shiplap walls, barn doors, an excess of burlap or buffalo check, and mason jars are all part of this style. Keep a few vintage accents from the look, but going overboard with the farmhouse look could make your property look older.

9 Sinks in vessel bowls
These sinks are located on top of the bathroom vanity. They could be made of copper, stone, or even a contemporary square or bowl. They were originally favored because they added a distinctive touch to the usual undermount sink, upgrading an antiquated bathroom. However, they are no longer attractive and can be difficult to clean. Between the vessel sink's base and the countertop, water and debris can become trapped. Additionally, the exposed sink edges are vulnerable to corrosion and breaks.

8 Matching Furniture Sets
Don't match your fixtures and furniture too closely. Inconsistency is in style. The furniture equivalent of a "bed in a bag" is a beige sofa combined with perfectly matched beige chairs and a similar coffee table, all marketed as a set. Instead, purchase the beige sofa and replace it with fashionable velvet chairs in colors like blue or green. Eliminate the need to match everything with the same hue. According to designers, the contrast can give a room dimension.

7 Cowhide Prints
A cowhide rug was thought to be the pinnacle of contemporary decor for the previous ten years. However, animal prints are becoming out of style. As beautiful jagged edge carpets in black and white or brown and white, the cow print aesthetic has surfaced. Kitchen stools and statement chairs both use the cowhide design. Cows have also inspired works of art, such as the widely dispersed long-haired Highland Cow print. Cowhide prints were rated as one of the worst interior design trends ever in a UK study by the magazine Ideal Home. Consider various approaches to incorporating the popular white and black color scheme that don't involve drawing inspiration from cows.

6 Rainfall Showerheads
These showerheads are a popular addition to a luxury spa in an owner's suite. However, the novelty of these showerheads is wearing off due to their practicality. Depending on your water pressure, the flow of water could seem more like a bucket of water being dumped over your head continuously more than an inviting flow. Rain showerheads often have lower water pressure because the water is spread across a larger head.

5 Venetian Plaster Walls
Plaster wall treatments are still popular today. However, it may be difficult to remove one day if you become bored of this appearance. Some home remodelers claim they've had to remove or fully redo a wall to remove this thick paint finish. Venetian plaster is applied on walls in earth-tone hues with stroke-like finishes. It's thick and gives flat walls a matted, chalky effect, which designers love right now. Plaster walls, which have been used to decorate homes for generations, last made a resurgence in the 1990s with the Tuscan décor style.

4 Wallpaper Murals
These complex murals may be placed behind a stand-alone bathtub in the owner's suite or utilized as accent walls to draw attention to a particular area of a bedroom. The murals may include scenes such as landscapes, enormous flowers, miniatures of the ocean, waterfalls, or other locations. Wallpaper is making a comeback and showing up in unexpected places in a house. The good news is that installing wallpaper is no longer the stuff of nightmares, and peel-and-stick varieties are frequently simple to take down.

3 Tile Countertops
In the 1970s and 1980s, square tile counters were quite popular in kitchens and bathrooms. According to a study conducted by the home furnishings firm Empire Today, they are currently regarded as one of the worst home décor trends of the previous 50 years. Tile can be prone to chipping and grout cleaning can be laborious. Today, granite and quartz are favored materials. We do, however, encourage homeowners to make an attempt to restore their worn-out tiled tops so that they at least complement more unconventional house designs, such as by painting the grout lines in striking hues like moss green, yellow, brilliant blue, or peach.

2 Jungle of Greenery
2022 was the year of Green. Almost every paint company decided on a green hue for their color choice of the year. Homeowners were urged to put greenery everywhere, even in the form of hanging plants from light fittings and enormous pots set atop dining room tables or on each shelf in the kitchen, home office, or bathroom. Even worse, the worst trend from last year is still prevalent: moss walls. All of these enormous colors of foliage may make house images on Instagram look amazing. However, you could have surrounded yourself with too much green in real life. Cut it down or scale back. Green is good, but it shouldn’t be forced into every corner you look into.

1 The “Cloffice”
A sudden work-from-home culture made the pandemic-inspired trend of closet conversion into home offices appear like a realistic alternative. These little decked-out workplaces were all the rage on social media, with homeowners showcasing them. Everything in the closet was taken out, and the walls were lined with vivacious, vibrant wallpaper. The fact that you were still working in a closet was attempted to be concealed by open shelving, an abundance of decorations, and plants. Homeowners are emerging from hiding after too many months of hiding. They would rather have a dedicated workstation with more space and light. Additionally, they truly want to reclaim their closets and additional storage space for all of those purchases they made in response to the epidemic but no longer need.

Source from NAR.Realtor Oct 10,2022.

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