Whether starting a new routine at the gym, reading more, or achieving some lofty career goal, setting your intention for the new year can provide some much-needed change. The same is true for your home.

Now is the perfect time to refresh your living space with an up-to-date look. Here are a few of our favorite interior design trends for 2022 to keep your home stylish, functional, and on-trend in the new year.

Emphasis on Wellness

Thanks to the pandemic, we’re spending more time in our homes than ever before. In keeping with our new normal, interior design can incorporate both form and function while being mindful of wellness. Some stylish pump bottles for your hand sanitizer, a sleek air purifier, and a thoughtful storage solution for your masks will demonstrate that taking health seriously doesn’t mean sacrificing the looks of your space.

Bring the Outdoors In

The adoption of houseplants remains one of the biggest themes in home décor as of late, and the trend shows no sign of slowing in 2022. Plants bring a sense of airiness and calm to your space in a time when de-stressing is an absolute must. For freshness and a pop of color from the natural world, plants can’t be beat.

What’s Old is New

The mod, midcentury look of the 1960s is in again for furniture in the new year. Rounded, bubbly corners sell the retro styles from this bygone era, which are again gaining attention thanks to their gentle, calming appeal. Just be careful where you set that Lava Lamp—those things get hot!

Beyond Stainless

While the trend in stainless steel kitchen appliances is likely to stick around, savvy homeowners are experimenting with other finishes for metal surfaces around the home. Finishes like rose gold, copper, and bronze are growing in popularity for everything from cabinet hardware to faucets. Try leaving the traditional silver chrome behind for an elegant, elevated new look.

Taking Your Work Home

For many, home offices were hastily thrown together in the first days of the work-from-home craze. If you still haven’t taken the time to elevate your workspace, the new year offers the perfect opportunity. Invest in a quality desk and chair that fit your home’s overall aesthetic. While you’re at it, an accent wall with books and decorations highlighting your personal taste will give your teammates something nice to look at during your weekly zoom meetings.

Now that you have some idea of what to do with your space in 2022, do you have the home of your dreams to execute your vision? The mortgage experts at First Ohio are here to help in the new year and beyond. Contact us today to get started.