I’m a Shopping Editor, And I’m Seeing These Home Trends Everywhere this Spring
There’s a lot to love this year, both big and small, from cool textures and silhouettes to bright colors and prints. You’ll even find reimagined takes on some more enduring styles, rattan included. Consider this your ultimate spring 2022 playbook, featuring seven noteworthy looks and where to shop for them.
Rounded shapes are the name of the game right now, whether it’s squiggly headboards or curved statement sofas. Designer Sarah Sherman Samuel’s first furniture collection, in collaboration with Lulu and Georgia, is a master class in this particular trend. Other high-end modern hot spots like CB2, Anthropologie, and Crate & Barrel have also caught on, but you can snag the look for less via Wayfair, AllModern, and Amazon, to name a few.
The recent surge of DIY faux wall moldings and panels has given rise to new dimensional details, which you’ll also find trickling into the spring 2022 furniture options. It’s even easier (for renters especially) to tap into this architectural look, no wall updates necessary, as pieces with some form of standout relief or geometric overlay abound. Consider this look a slightly more elegant take on Brutalism, evidenced by a mix of structural nightstands, dressers, and consoles that won’t ever fall flat.
Prints, Prints, and More Prints
Dainty Regency-era patterns go hand-in-hand with spring, but prepare to encounter more risk-taking in terms of styles and motifs. Veering beyond sweet pastels (although there’s still plenty where that came from), moody, dramatic, and unexpected textiles make the case for maximalism in every room. And on every accent, too — anything from upholstered room dividers to sofas can get the vibrant design treatment with prints that exude opulence and optimism.
Rattan’s had a long moment in the spotlight, and the latest iterations of the rattan trend prove that this natural look is as popular as ever. Graduating from headboards, consoles, side tables, and trays, the texture’s now popping up in more unexpected silhouettes and scales. Think asymmetrical rattan lamps and vases, plus darker tones and bigger, more blown-up woven proportions.
Speaking of textures, add plaster to your spring 2022 trend list. Venetian-influenced plaster walls specifically have been making a comeback, so it was only a matter of time before the material found its way into furniture and decor. Light or dark, plaster manages to feel equal parts warm, earthy, and minimalist — a true spring styling trifecta. It’s also currently huge on the DIY home front, hence why you’re likely to come across a surplus of handmade plaster art on Etsy.
Brands have found fresh ways to put Mother Nature at the design forefront, largely via botanical motifs. Urban Outfitters’ new “Inside Out” line models this particularly well, featuring biophilic focal points, including the below petal chair. I’ve also noticed an influx of stylish patio furniture collections in general, now with more versatile indoor-outdoor hybrid rugs, seating, and side tables for double the functionality.
Pops of Blue
Green may be taking the 2022 color world by storm, but another natural, soothing hue has hit the home scene this spring: blue, specifically ocean- or sky-inspired shades. You don’t need to go all-out monochrome for the cool, coastal effect, though — small accents like blue throws or even decor-worthy candles can make the most noticeable impact. There’s plenty of room to experiment with pattern and texture here, too, whether it’s a gingham lumbar pillow or an upholstered pouf.