The marketplace just released its list of the top home decor trends for 2022, and it's full of ideas for fun and stylish ways to switch up your space. Etsy used search data to create the list, highlighting the terms that have seen significant growth over the last three months, as compared to the same time last year. The result is a range of home must-haves, from statement mirrors to textured wall art, that almost anyone can find some inspiration in.
"Gone are the days of cookie-cutter, all-white, 'perfect' homes; today’s shoppers are looking to decorate in ways that truly reflect their personal taste and values, leaning into all things layered, cozy and inviting," the brand said in a post on its site. "Warm tones like camel, taupe and chocolate brown are becoming our new neutrals, while the mixing and matching of retro items with contemporary pieces — dubbed 'newstalgia' — comforts us with memories of the past while grounding us in the present."
From mood-boosting furniture to decor that's sure to satisfy anyone with wanderlust, here's how to style Etsy's picks for the top home trends of 2022 — all for less than $55.
From tufted rugs to ribbed vases, people are loving textured accents right now. Not only do they add a fun feel (literally) to your space, but they also bring an unexpected look to any area that you place them in. According to Etsy, there's been an 83 percent increase in searches for boucle chairs, sofas and ottomans. Those items can be expensive, though, which is why we think this plush throw pillow from L.L.Bean is an easy and affordable way to bring the material to your home.
In the kitchen, ribbed glassware is trending. Etsy has seen a 38 percent increase in searches for fluted or ribbed glassware. And this highball glass can be used both for a cool glass of lemonade in the afternoon and a cocktail at night.
Hang this paper lantern from the ceiling in your bedroom or living room to add a luminous glow to the room. It fits right in with the textured trend — according to Etsy, searches for paper lamps and lampshades have increased by 23 percent in the past three months, as compared to this time last year.
Add a boho feel to your home with this textured runner. Whether you're hoping to place it in your hallway, kitchen or bedroom, it's available in eight sizes, so you're bound to find an option that fits in any space. Plus, it’s machine-washable and safe to clean with a vacuum, according to the brand.
While gradients and ombre designs have been big for a while now, Etsy has been seeing an increased interest in more subtle and higher-end versions of the trend. “Applied on everything from large-scale wallpaper and art to more decorative objects, textiles and accent pieces, the dreamy watercolor-like blending of tones from light to dark can provide a calming, mesmerizing effect on the beholder,” the retailer wrote. For a simple way to try the style, look no further than these beautiful candles. Etsy has seen a 62 percent increase in ombre, gradient or dip dye candles — and these are one of the marketplace’s picks for the trend.
Aura art has also surged in popularity — searches are up 192 percent — and we love the bright and colorful design of this print.
Classic mirrors will never go out of style, but shoppers have been experimenting with bolder and more unexpected options. Because, after all, a mirror isn’t just about function — it can also be used to open up your space or even replace a piece of art. With its bold color and textured design, this funky mirror combines multiple trends.
Mirrors can take up a lot of real estate on your walls — and not everyone has room to spare. That’s why this small desk mirror is a great way for anyone who is low on space to try the trend. The “unbreakable” mirror, claims the brand, features an asymmetrical design and a wooden base.
Make a statement with this bold and beautiful mirror. According to the retailer, it’s great for your living room, entryway or bathroom and can easily suit a variety of aesthetics and color palettes.
Mood boosting accents
While minimalism reigned supreme over the last few years, more recently, there’s been a shift to a more colorful, maximalist aesthetic. According to Etsy, shoppers are looking to introduce more joyful items into their home, bringing in bolder colors and vintage, nostalgia-inducing pieces. This ottoman checks off multiple trends, with its bold color and velvet material.
While this colorful mirror was made for kids, it’s so cute, we won’t blame you if you put it in your own room. In fact, that’s exactly what one reviewer who gave it five stars did. “Don’t know what y’all talking about, for your ‘kid’s room’ … catch me hanging this above my couch in my living room,” they wrote.
Made from biodegradable corn-based plastic, this colorful shelf will make a unique addition to your room. It’s available in three color combinations: pink and yellow, brown and blue and silver and green. It also has slots on the back, so it can be hung from your wall with screws or placed on your nightstand.
Unexpected wall art
While you can never go wrong with a classic painting or a cute print, it can be fun to switch up your decor by hanging something unexpected on your walls. Etsy said that it has seen increased interest in “functional items that can offer beauty to our walls.” This propagation planter, for example, will look great when mounted on your wall and can be used to grow plant cuttings as well.
Don’t hide your bicycle away in the garage! You can keep it proudly on display with this wall mount. Searches on Etsy for bike wall mounts have grown by 34 percent, as compared to this time last year. And this one is chicer than your typical options, thanks to its simple wood design.
Turn your hat collection into a piece of art with this stylish storage option. You can choose between different rack sizes and customize the number of ropes to suit your needs.
These hanging shelves are just as cute as they are functional. According to the brand, they can hold up to 11 pounds each and the height can be adjusted. While you can put almost any knick-knack on the shelves, we imagine that they’d look great when decorated with a few photo frames or plants.
After taking a long break from travel, many people are ready to get back in vacation mode — and that includes bringing travel-inspired pieces into their homes. There’s been a 134 percent increase in searches for push pin maps and a 22 percent increase in searches for atlas or map art. This map poster comes with push pins, so you can mark all the places you’ve been (and start planning the destination for your next escape).
For something a little different, try this map from Uncommon Goods. Instead of putting in pins, you can scratch off the different areas that you’ve visited to reveal different colors.
If you’re the kind of person who prefers a mountain escape over a beach getaway, this small ring holder will serve as the perfect reminder of your favorite place. Inspired by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the piece includes two small mountain-inspired ring holders and a hexagon coaster that you can keep them on.
TikTok and AirBnb 2022 Home Decor Trends
Etsy isn't the only brand that's made predictions about the home trends that will dominate this year. Late last year, Airbnb and TikTok released their picks for the biggest home trends of 2022. To create the list, the brands looked at buzzwords that are popular among TikTok's community of trendsetting creatives and compared them to those being used by Airbnb's community of hosts. Here, five more trends for 2022 from TikTok and Airbnb.
The cottagecore aesthetic appears in more than 110,000 listings on Airbnb and has also become a popular hashtag on TikTok. The style focuses on simpler times, with nods to rural lifestyles. While it’s also made waves in the fashion industry, we’ve seen people incorporating things like floral upholstery and vintage-inspired wallpaper (like this one) into their homes.
Available in four colors, this throw pillow features a subtle floral pattern that can add a vintage feel to your couch or bed, without clashing with any of your existing decor.
Wood details are another key element of the cottagecore aesthetic. Made from natural mango wood, this shelf can be hung from your wall or ceiling and used to house plants or other knick-knacks.
This chic artificial wreath has a neutral design, so you can leave it up long after the holiday season is over. It makes for an elegant accent piece on the outside of your door, or as the brand suggests, in your hallway or entryway.
Earthy colors and natural products dominate this trend. This dried bouquet will make a great centerpiece for your dining room table, no matter the time of the year.
Nostalgic pieces have been popping up all over the home and fashion spaces over the last year, but according to Airbnb and TikTok, the trend's popularity will carry into the new year. According to the release, TikTok creators are employing a ‘70s and ‘80s vibe, while there are more than 50,000 Airbnb listings featuring words like disco, eclectic and psychedelic. This fun vase set is a low-commitment way to bring the trend into your own home.
This colorful pillow will add a nostalgic element to your couch space. Not to mention, the whimsical design is sure to make you smile every time you see it.
The plant craze shows no sign of slowing down in the new year, and if you’re looking for a new green friend to add to your growing collection, The Sill has you covered. The company has a range of options for all kinds of plant lovers. The Silver Satin Vine is perfect for anyone looking for a low-maintenance option, as it only needs to be watered every one to two weeks.
If you don’t have a green thumb, an artificial plant may be the way to go. Reviewers say that they love how realistic this one looks. “Be careful though, I almost watered it last week,” one reviewer wrote.
Another way to bring a little greenery into your space is with this fun print, which is complete with drawings of common houseplants and their names.
In case you haven’t heard, your grandparents can now be considered trendsetters. The #grandmillenial tag first popped up on TikTok in 2020 and has been steadily growing ever since. According to the report, creators say that the shift toward grandparent-inspired elements, like patterns and needlework, may be a rebellion against the once-popular minimalist styles. And this quilt set fits right into the trend. Available in seven colorful patterns, this cozy set comes with a patchwork quilt and two matching pillowcases. It’s lightweight, so you can use it for any season.
A rug is an easy way to dress up your space, and this top-rated option comes in a variety of colors and patterns that fit the trend.
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