Here Are Houzz’s Emerging Design Trends For Summer

published Jun 21, 2022
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New season, new trends. Summer’s here and so are the warm weather styles taking the interior design world by storm. Houzz has identified the top emerging home design trends for summer 2022, taking a look at the latest search insights from the company’s community of homeowners, interior design enthusiasts, and home professionals. Results have shown plenty of classic summer-ready upgrades, as well as emerging design aesthetics brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unsurprisingly, there’s going to be a bigger focus on sprucing up exterior spaces, no doubt due to the better weather and a craving to get back outside after two years spent mostly indoors. According to the research, there’s been a significant growth in searches for “landscapers,” compared with the first quarter of 2021—an increase of 42 percent. Eco-friendly design is also at the forefront for summer 2022, with searches for “drought tolerant landscaping ideas,” and “drought-tolerant front yard landscaping ideas,” doubling.

Vibrant front doors are also on the up, allowing guests to make a bold entrance all summer long. Houzz found that green (up 51 percent) and red front doors (up 22 percent) are the most popular shades, while searches for black, blue, and yellow front doors have decreased. Additionally, searches for “architectural mailboxes,” have risen by a staggering 439 percent.

Inside, people are looking for statement lighting to brighten their interior spaces. Extra large chandeliers are sure to grab a bunch of attention, and searches are up by 223 percent. The term “lantern chandeliers,” has surged by 56 percent, while hybrid working has influenced searches for “task lighting,” which is up by 94 percent.

When it comes to popular design aesthetics for the season, Mid-Century Modern takes the crown: searches for “Midcentury modern kitchen ideas,” have increased by 576 percent. Other trending aesthetics include “Japandi bathrooms,” (up by 229 percent) “beach style design ideas,” (up by 229 percent) and “Japandi kitchens” (up by 104 percent.)