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What Will the Homes of 2022 and Beyond Look Like?

What Will the Homes of 2022 and Beyond Look Like?

In this two-minute read, we look at how new trends could
change our homes next year and in the future.

If the past couple of years have taught us anything, it’s
that no one really knows what’s going to happen in the future.

But we’ve dusted down our crystal ball (with the help of
some Google searches) to discover the trends forecasted to shape the way our
homes look, function, and feel.

Below are five trends that style and design experts are
predicting will become a hit in our homes next year.

1) Natural
– We’ll all be going back to our roots – well, kind of. White,
ivory, taupe, and grey will be must-have colours, along with the bounce-back of
beige. Shades of green are being widely tipped as next year’s number one

2) Flexible
– As the pandemic highlighted, rooms in our homes now need to be
multi-purpose. Home offices are still on the rise, and with a bit of careful
planning, that space in the corner of your living room could be turned into a
study/work/play area. This could spell the end for the man cave as it will be
under pressure to become a family den.

3) Good
for the planet
– As climate and sustainability feature more highly in
people’s thinking, our thoughts are predicted to apply this mindset to our
homes. Long-lasting materials such as stone, glass, onyx, marble, granite, and
light wood will become more popular as furniture and features of home
decoration. Indoor plants are also forecasted to experience a boom.

4) Built
to last
– Has fast fashion hit its peak? Because fast furnishings seem
doomed to being consigned to the past. Instead, interior design experts are predicting
we will start buying better-made, longer-lasting furniture. It’s a bit like
choosing a good estate agent to sell your home, it may cost more, but you won’t
regret it in the long run.

5) Going
to extremes
– In keeping with the theme of cutting down consumption, some
experts are confident that extreme minimalism will become increasingly popular.
The focus will be on functionality – if you haven’t used an item for a while,
it’s time to lose it and create more space in your home.

Whatever happens in 2022, we’re confident that the home
moving market in Kent will continue to see a lot of activity and
price growth.

How your home looks and feels helps you enjoy its full
potential, and that’s something that’ll never go out of fashion.

If you have a property question you need an expert answer to,
contact us today.