Update your furniture for the New Year | Tucson.com

With a new year quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about resolutions and reaching your goals. Along with breaking bad habits, building healthier relationships and improving your professional life, the new year presents the perfect opportunity to revamp your home’s décor. Interior design trends in 2022 are looking to be polished, thoughtful and full of personality. Check out these easy tips from our design experts at Ashley HomeStore to help your home feel fresh and contemporary this New Year.

In recent years, working from home has become more common than ever. Because of this, at-home work spaces that are both practical and attractive are not only popular but necessary. Rather than setting up your laptop and work supplies at the kitchen table, it’s time to turn your ordinary living spaces into multifunctional areas in 2022. If this sounds easier said than done, don’t panic. Here are some tips to get started.

  • Implement zones: By separating the different areas of a room by the activities that you perform there, such as sitting, eating and working, you’ll know exactly how much space you have available for each and can buy furnishings accordingly.
  • Invest in versatile pieces: To make the most out of your multipurpose rooms, be sure to bring in plenty of functional pieces, such as seating with built-in storage.
  • Keep it cohesive: While you may be using different areas of the same room for specific activities, the space should still flow. To make sure that the room feels cohesive, strive to decorate in the same style and colors throughout, from one area to the next. 

While bringing the outdoors inside has been a popular design trend for years, 2022 will be taking this idea to the next level. Decorating with features from nature, such as plants, stone and unfinished wood, will still be in vogue this year, but so will the earthy colors of nature as well. With this in mind, don’t be afraid to use the deep greens and browns of nature on everything from your living room sofa to your dining room walls. The result is sure to be edgy and modern while promoting the relaxation and tranquility of the great outdoors. Likewise, sustainability and “biophilic design” will be more important than ever in the new year as homeowners strive not only to choose more eco-friendly options but also to connect with nature in new ways through their home decor.

One home decor trend that will be alive and well in 2022 is upcycling antique or vintage finds. Bringing in furniture, accessories and knickknacks from past eras is an easy way to create visual intrigue and personality in any room, big or small. Even better, decorating with vintage home decor is a great way to save money and reduce waste. The secret to making your garage sale finds look sophisticated lies in pairing them with clean, contemporary pieces. For instance, pairing a mid-century coffee table with a modern leather sectional is sure to make for a living room that isn’t merely stylish but reflects a unique sense of personality. 

It’s no secret that color trends come and go in fashion and home design alike. While crisp whites and stark minimalism have reigned supreme in previous years, color is going to make a big comeback in 2022. One color that you can expect to see in everyone’s home is blue. From light and airy to dark and dramatic, blues are known for promoting calmness and positivity. This makes it a fantastic color to incorporate into your bedroom decor or even your bathroom. Look for bold blue wallpaper, subtle blue upholstery and playful blue accessories this year to give the neutral spaces in your home new life without overwhelming them. It may become your new favorite color.

People will be lighting up their living spaces in a new way in 2022. Along with bringing in more ambient and accent lighting, such as eye-catching chandeliers and bright table lamps, natural light will be all the rage this new year. Letting good old-fashioned sunshine spill into your kitchen or bedroom is an effortless way to make the space feel bigger, brighter and more inviting. With this in mind, don’t be afraid to let your windows go bare this new year. Rather than dressing them in heavy window treatments that can block your access to natural light, let your windows speak for themselves and welcome the sun back into your home.

If you love the minimalist design that has infiltrated everywhere from doctors’ offices to children’s playrooms, you’ll be happy to learn that it’s here to stay. To embrace this understated look in your own home just remember, less is more. Keep the furniture and accessories in your home to a minimum by choosing pieces with clean, simple lines and doing away with unnecessary items that could cause the room to feel cluttered. For instance, a minimalist bedroom might include the expected furniture, like a bed, side table and dresser, but not much more. Artwork and wall hangings would be chosen carefully, letting fewer pieces make a bold statement. By decorating with the basics and nothing more, your rooms are sure to feel relaxing, spacious and comfortable. 

You deserve to have a home that you’re proud to welcome friends and family back into this year. If it’s been a while since you’ve updated your living room, bedroom or dining room furniture, Ashley HomeStore has everything you need to breathe new life into your living spaces just in time for the start of a new year. From natural pieces and minimalist furniture to storage solutions and blue accessories, we have a large selection of quality home furnishings that will bring your interior design into 2022. Visit us online or stop by our showroom location today to see how convenient elevating the comfort and beauty of your home can be!