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These popular home trends are going out of style in 2022

Plus, here’s what will replace them

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With a new year comes new possibilities … and new home design trends. From Pinterest predictions to the Sherwin Williams color trends, there are many projections for what’s out and what’s to come in 2022, but don’t worry; we’re here to break it down.

The following immensely popular interior and home trends are slated to be old news come the new year; plus, what will replace them.

Out: Open kitchen shelving

A kitchen with open cabinets full of plates and cups.
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Open shelving in the kitchen is out of style for 2022.

We saw them all over Pinterest and fell in love with their simple, aesthetically-pleasing look, but now designers say it’s time to say goodbye.

Sure, open shelving instead of cabinets in the kitchen looks great as a concept, but who wants to maintain it? Keeping up this organized appearance is harder than it looks, especially when it comes to things you use daily like dishes, bowls, and glasses. Plus, battling with dust and other open-air impurities can make for double the cleaning.

For 2022, expect to see a resurgence of the classic cabinet in warm neutral shades, and maybe a glass door or two for a more practical way to show off special serving ware.

Out: Painted arches

Two rooms with painted arch stickers.
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The TikTok trend of painting (or sticking) colorful arches on your walls may be over.

Originally a clever hack for jazzing up an otherwise blank wall space, the painted arch got so popular among millennials and Gen Z that you could even purchase them in decal form. Looking towards 2022, however, their reign will come to an end.

Designers agree that arches can make a room feel less sophisticated. Instead, consumers will likely opt for softer elements in the coming year when trying to highlight space, including built-ins, floating shelves, and, even, wallpaper.

Out: Velvet couches

A red velvet couch in a blue living room.
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Look for comfort with your couch instead of aesthetics.

Yes, the velvet sofas that had us all by the lapels in 2021 won’t be around for very much longer according to experts.

In 2022, comfort is going to be the main priority of consumers, especially with people really spending more time at home. From our research, designers suggest that the days of decorating just for looks are gone. Also, the stiff vintage aesthetic that’s been around for a while is losing steam.

So, what can we expect as a replacement? Curvy furniture seems to be the projected trend for the new year, capitalizing on the desire for interesting shapes and coziness among consumers.

Out: Press-on mosaic tiles

Close up of a mosaic tile backsplash.
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Press-on mosaic tiles aren't as stylish as they once were.

Whether on the floor or as a backsplash in the kitchen or laundry room, mosaic-patterned press-on tiles became a big hit for those looking to add a splash of color to their space, but the European-inspired trend is likely to dissipate for 2022.

Designers agree that the past few years have seen a resurgence of color in places like the kitchen, it seems that consumers are learning back towards neutrals, especially ones inspired by nature and natural materials.

While consumers have loved both the style and ease of press-on tiles, over time, they can start to look cheap and peel back.

Instead, natural stone elements will become popular for achieving textural interest while breaking up empty space.

Over the last few years, the notion of bringing the outside in has been picking up speed, and it is going to be seen more and more for 2022 and beyond. This is one trend that has staying power.

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