NJ Designers Share Top Home Trends for 2022

Expert advice for beautiful, livable spaces—indoors and out.

Courtesy of Naki Studio/Sarah Gee

“An inviting home is about curating, not decorating. Textural rugs, earthy hues and layered fabrics help make rooms feel comforting and cozy, providing a sense of security we all can use.”
Sarah Gee (@sarahgeeinteriors) · Interior stylist, Sarah Gee Interiors in Maplewood

“This year’s flooring trend combines the timeless art of carpet weaving with modern patterns and designs. Organic and minimalist design evolves by adding pops of color like soft yellow and emerald green.”
Sima Hakakian (@jsbystark) · Manager, J&S by Stark in Morristown

Courtesy of Laura Moss/Maplewood Mercantile

“Create a personal sanctuary with texture, pattern, color and soulful, bespoke pieces. Mix perennial animal prints and original art, shimmering brass accents, rattan elements and potted plants.”
Amy Hughes (@salvagestylenj) · Owner/stylist, Maplewood Mercantile in Maplewood

“Create a statement space by enveloping your wall, ceiling, molding and trim in a single fabulous color.”
Karina Larsson (@livingetcinteriors) · Living Etc LLC in Madison

2022 is all about bright colors as well as dramatic black and charcoal. Courtesy of Anna Herbst/Sarah Gee

“Dare to paint your front door in a statement color and high-gloss finish using Fine Paints of Europe. Be just as bold inside with dramatic wall covering.”
Karla Trincanello (@karla_trincanell_int.decisions) · Interior Decisions, Inc. in Florham Park

“We’re seeing a shift away from formal living to more multifunctional spaces that are layered and textural, with comfortable furnishings for everyday living.”
Diane Durocher (@diane_durocher_interiors) · Designer, Diane Durocher Interiors in Ramsey

Colorful textiles, organic accessories, and sculptural, modern furnishings lend interest to an otherwise neutral space. Courtesy of Anna Herbst/Sarah Gee

“Consumers are recognizing the value and fun in shopping flea markets, thrift and consignment shops, and antique centers. A honed eye can yield wonderful finds.”
Jennifer Dengel (@jendengelinteriors) · Decorator in Cranford

“Bold foliage plants look lush and full all season long. For flowers, contrast black and dark jewel-tone colors with soft hues.”
M.ERBS Fine Gardens (@merbsfinegardens) in Denville

For a fresh look, update all-white spaces with punchy colors and playful patterns. Courtesy of Anna Herbst/Sarah Gee

“There’s a resurgence in the use of wallpaper in all types of patterns, and antique pieces used to anchor a room are making a big comeback, especially those made of bamboo or unusual wood.”
Nancy Furey (@nancy.furey) · Nancy Furey Designs in Far Hills

“As the vintage trend continues, visit secondhand shops to source unique pitchers, bowls and baskets for unusual floral arrangements.”
Nancy Conner (@nancyconnerdesign) · Floral designer, Nancy Conner Design in North Plainfield

Interior spaces come alive when decorated with bold hues and unexpected artifacts that reflect homeowners’ personalities. Courtesy of Anna Herbst/Sarah Gee

“Young homeowners are no longer playing it safe by decorating exclusively with Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn and IKEA styles. Thankfully, one-of-a-kind antiques contribute to this trend as they are being mixed with new furniture and contemporary art.”
Claudia Barr (@ormolu_design) · Owner, Ormolu Interior Design in Point Pleasant Beach

“Kitchens are leaning toward black or charcoal stained/painted cabinets integrated with natural rift-cut oak cabinets. This color contrast lends a contemporary, industrial feel when combined with graphite or black stainless appliances and brushed-gold hardware.”
Richard R. Barr (@plumberry_designs) · Designer, Plumberry Designs, Inc. in Florham Park

“My clients are introducing color in rich textures such as velvets, chenilles and even faux fur. Stylized animal prints are popular in the design scheme for rugs, pillows or accent furniture.”
Cynthia Johnson (@elephantintheroomdesign) · Designer, Elephant in the Room Design in Princeton

“White is out. Color is in. Already invested in a white kitchen? Infuse fun and color with accessories, small appliances and artwork.”
Alison A. Griffin (@alisonagriffin) · Designer, Griffin Designs in Summit

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