Dec 05, 2022 | Flooring Canada
As the year comes to a close, it’s safe to say that it was one filled with unexpected surprises and ever-changing design trends. From the organic materials and white-washed white oak flooring to pops of blues and new ways to work from home, lifestyle trends like biophilia and art deco seemed to dominate the interior design world. Here, we’ve pulled together a list of the top ten trends, so take a deeper look into the trending styles from 2022.
We kicked off the year with the lighter and brighter trend, which brought forth a flurry of light floors and open spaces from white-washed luxury vinyl to plush white carpet. Lighter flooring added an airy, open vibe to home design and gave homeowners the illusion of space in smaller places like apartments and condos.
In February, we moved on to timeless blues with a mood board inspired by nautical colorways in stunning blue tiles, blue patterned carpets and area rugs. This trend was perfect for those looking to add a splash of color to their home but unsure about where to start, as blue is a classic color that provides the perfect accent in home design.
March focused on a trend that has taken the spotlight all year long: Organically Natural. This style trend is all about taking your love for the outdoors, indoors. By incorporating natural finish hardwood, simple stone tile, or calming carpet, you can showcase everything the natural world has to offer through your flooring choices.
In April, we gave our attention to the perfect way to showcase your personal style: Unlimited Variation. With varying colors, textures, and styles featured in your flooring, wallpaper and decor, you can add a pop of personality into any room in your home.
May brought an emphasis on waterproof flooring, which is the perfect solution for active households with kids and pets that experience messes on the daily. Fortunately, our options for water-resistant flooring have expanded far beyond traditional flooring types and into other kinds that you wouldn’t have seen before, like hardwood and carpet. This was one of 2022’s hottest trends, and for good reason, as this is a guaranteed way to keep your home looking its best for years to come.
Now more than ever, a lot of us are working from home, whether it’s partially or full-time, creating a need for multipurpose workspaces. 2022 emphasized unique solutions for work-from-home spaces included waterproof carpets built to handle the occasional early morning coffee spill and easy-to-please luxury vinyl, which elevated the gym-turned-into-home-office with its wood-look all while protecting you from the rolling desk chair.
This past summer, we focused on all things vintage from distressed oak hardwood to antique barn-look luxury vinyl. The focus of this trend was all about investing in quality and creating a lived-in look to help make any space feel like home.
Inspired by the maximalist trend, patterns on patterns introduced a beautiful array of textures, colors and designs to the interior design world through floral wallpapers, striped upholstery and sculpted carpet. The goal of this trend was to add dimension and create a distinct warmth through fun textures that are visually appealing.
As we approached fall, many of us were craving the luxurious comfort of wool carpet, plaid throws and sheepskin rugs. This trend emphasized layers through various textures and materials. Flooring trends picked up in cozy carpets, rich-hued hardwoods and rustic wood-look flooring.
To top the year off, trends turned to character and personality with objects that inspired color, warmth, and joy being infused into home design styles like Art Deco and Rustic Cabincore. In a post-pandemic world, it turns out the charisma of warm and natural flooring like traditional hardwood and shaker-style tile has found permanent roots in interior design.