7 Home Renovation Trends You’ll be Seeing a Lot of in 2022

By: John Garcia | Date Posted: April 27, 2022

Our attitude towards home decor has changed a lot in the last few years. As the time we spend indoors has increased, people have started to rethink what they value in their homes, and who they’re decorating their spaces for. No longer do people want to decorate to impress – people want to make their spaces calming and pleasant for themselves.

Home Renovation Trends

Natural decor, open spaces, and calming colors are in. You’ll also see a lot of importance placed on adding depth to your space with fabrics, as well as some interesting home organizations as people who work from home make space for their home offices. For most people, the space they’re working with is limited, and this makes for some interesting innovations.

Keep reading to find out about some home renovation trends you’re going to see more and more of in 2022 and how they might be a good idea for you.

Open Shelves

Open Shelves

Open shelves are being incorporated more and more in homes. Not for storage purposes, but to give people an area they can decorate and arrange according to their taste.

This has become an attractive option for people because of how little space open shelves will take. In an apartment where you’re already dealing with a shortage of space, you might want to avoid putting decor on tabletops and shelves. Taking up too much space like this will only make your apartment look smaller than it is, and it might even make the area look messy.

Wall art and decor on open shelves is an easy option in this case – even if most of your interesting decor is concentrated in a single area, it can really add personality to a place.

Loft Renovations

Loft Renovations

People who want extra space in their homes are thinking about loft renovations in their homes more and more these days. Not only do they add value to the property, but they also give you extra space to use as you wish.

Your new loft can be an office space, an extra bedroom, or even a gaming area, depending on what you need.

In most lofts and even loft apartments, the open space is a big issue when it comes to privacy in the bedroom. This is where temporary partitions like open shelves and vertical gardens come into play.

Not only do they provide some form of privacy, but they’re also a great way for people to keep their floor plans open. Needless to say, they’re a big hit with people who live in loft apartments.

Backyard Improvements

With more and more people spending time outdoors, there are countless back and front yards that have seen some major changes. From installing ponds and fire pits to upgrading their patios, people have been making sure their outdoor areas are pleasant to spend time around.

This shift has also been motivated by the fact that even when things get bad – pandemic-wise – it’s still somewhat safer to spend time with your friends and family outdoors than it is to invite them into your home.

The most recent trend has been outdoor spaces that look like indoor spaces – minus the walls and patios with luxurious couches and a grilling area. For nighttime, creative lighting is preferred, like that from fairy lights.

Kitchen Alterations

Kitchens are one of the most popular areas in the house for people to renovate or upgrade, not just because of how important they are but also because most open kitchens are right there next to the living room. Improving your kitchen’s look can mean an upgrade for your whole main living area in this case.

Some of the most popular kitchen upgrades include the addition of a kitchen island, new kitchen cabinets or fixing and repainting the old ones, installing new brass or copper fixtures, and changing up the kitchen backsplash to something fresh and bright.

Adding a Home Office

Adding a Home Office

More and more people are working from home recently, and even those who go to the office prefer a hybrid work model to an in-house one. This has created a need for people to have their own workspace at home and has driven a lot of people to create one.

In this workspace, people want the peace and quiet needed to focus on work as well as a calm and professional-looking environment for attending video calls and work conferences.

Not everyone has an extra room lying around, though, and most people end up opting for a creative solution like partitioning off some portion of their living room for work or finding some other nook in the house to repurpose.

Then comes the painting, the shelves, the drawers, desks, and chairs that you might see in any home office.

Sustainable Alterations

Better lighting repurposed furniture, and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.

Energy-efficient and sustainable homes have increased in demand as people are starting to feel the effects of global climate change. It doesn’t hurt that most energy-efficient systems aren’t just good for the environment.

They also perform better and use less power – eventually meaning less expenditure on power bills.

From energy-efficient lighting around the house to better heating and cooling systems, people have been getting the full work for their homes recently. The upfront cost for these projects can range anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to a couple thousand, depending on the changes you make.

White is Back

Most people opt for white walls and neutral tones in their interior. This is then paired with natural textures and fabrics as well as a lot of colorful decors to fit whatever theme people want.

If not white, people will still opt for a lot of neutral colors like beige, light gray, or pastels in their homes. This gives them the freedom to easily change the theme for their decor and is a smart way of keeping the space versatile, especially if it’s a rented apartment.

Thank you for reading!


John is the founder and chief editor of Homienjoy. With over 15 years of experience in the home improvement industry, John is passionate about helping homeowners confidently tackle their projects. Holding a civil engineering degree and working as a contractor, project manager, and consultant, John brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Homienjoy community.

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