Houzz Emerging Summer Trends Report 2022

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Furniture World News Bureau on 06/22/2022




Houzz recently identified the top emerging home design trends based on the latest research insights* from our community of homeowners, home design enthusiasts, and home professionals. Trends reflect an emphasis on drought-tolerant landscaping, personal preferences for front entrances, statement lighting, defined styles, and newly popular “barndo” homes. The report also looked at emerging design aesthetics brought about by the pandemic.

Continued focus on the outdoors

With more than half of home renovations incorporating exterior upgrades, according to the 2022 US Houzz & Home Study, it’s no surprise that people continue to look for ways to take advantage of their home’s outdoor space. And they’re looking for professionals on Houzz to help them, with searches for “landscapers” growing from the first quarter of 2021. People are also exploring eco-friendly options like “climate-tolerant landscaping ideas.” drought,” which doubled in searches from the previous one. year, and “drought tolerant front yard landscaping ideas”. Searches were also up almost 2.5 times for “hot tubs on patios” compared to the same time last year.

make an entry

Front doors take center stage with related search terms gaining popularity this year. People are paying attention to first impressions of their homes, with increased interest in “iron front doors” and “front door handles” compared to last year. We also saw an increase in searches for green and red front doors, while searches for black, blue and yellow front doors have decreased.

Statement Lighting

People are looking for statement pieces to brighten up their interior spaces, with focal lighting such as “extra large chandeliers”, “lantern chandeliers”, “industrial pendant lights” and “wicker pendant lights” gaining popularity. Lighting in general is a priority. Searches for “kitchen ceiling lights”, “recessed lighting” and “task lighting” all doubled.

Defined styles

Homeowners are becoming specific when it comes to the design style of their home. Searches for “mid-century modern kitchen ideas” increased 6x, while “Japanese bathrooms” and “Japanese kitchens” increased 3x and 2x respectively. beach style” also jumped almost 2.5 times. Whatever the style, homeowners are looking for custom décor and hiring designers on Houzz to help them create a cohesive and intentional look.

Mid-century modern in spirit

Speaking of mid-century modern, this timeless style tops searches on Houzz. In addition to related kitchen ideas, Houzz’s searches increasingly include “mid-century modern bedroom ideas”, “mid-century modern outdoor house ideas” and even materials and the lines often linked to the style, such as “kit kat tile”, “curly” and “curved sofa”.

Barndo Homes

Barn houses evoke green pastures, wide open spaces and a simpler way of life. This all sounds like a lofty goal according to emerging research on Houzz. The term “barndo” has increased 2.5 times compared to the same period last year. For those who may not be looking for whole-home conversions, searches for “barndominium kitchens” also more than doubled. Common features include clean lines, high ceilings, and open floor plans. Learn more about barn houses here.

Maximize space

People are getting the most out of their homes by looking for space-saving tips and ways to make their rooms look bigger. Searches doubled from the same time last year for “stackable washer-dryers” and “hallway cabinets.” Design aesthetics that can go a long way in expanding your space are also seeing an increase, such as “acrylic counter stool” and “open step staircase”, which people searched for more frequently in Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2022. first quarter of 2021.

Trends inspired by the pandemic

If you’ve been inspired to adopt a pandemic pup, it’s no surprise that searches for “dog feeding stations” have increased by 55%. And people may be searching for “chair seat covers” more frequently for a fur-friendly design. We’re also seeing an increase in searches for “computer cabinet” and the new term “cloffice,” which turns a closet into a workstation for small abodes. As many homes have gone multi-generational during the pandemic, we’re seeing an increase in searches for features that can be useful for accessory living units (ADUs) like “small single-wall kitchen ideas” and “bathrooms.” windowless baths. Bidets seem to be going nowhere since the “great toilet paper shortage” of 2020, with searches continuing to increase from the previous year.

Homeowners looking to start renovating or decorating their home can get inspired and find the best home professionals for their projects on Houzz and browse a curated collection of products inspired by these trends on the Houzz Store here.

*Source: Data reflects year-over-year growth in US searches on Houzz from January-March 2022 compared to January-March 2021. Read the full report here.


About Houzz

Houzz is the leading home improvement and home design platform, giving people everything they need to improve their home from start to finish. On Houzz, people can find design inspiration, find and hire home professionals, and shop for products to complete their projects. For home professionals, Houzz Pro (houzz.com/pro) provides an all-in-one software solution that enables industry professionals to stand out, win clients, and manage their projects efficiently and effectively. profitable. The Houzz community is made up of millions of homeowners, interior design enthusiasts, and home improvement professionals around the world. Houzz is available on the web and as a premium mobile app. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

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