Making your home look good on the inside is as important as making it look good from the outside. Every year and season has its own design trends, and this season in 2022 is no different! Whether you’re new to home decoration or you’re a veteran enthusiast, there are plenty of ways to decorate the exterior of your home.
The outside of the home represents its inhabitants, and in 2022, the goal is to look sleek, stylish, and sustainable! If you’re looking to switch things up and give the exterior of your home a facelift this season, then look no further! Here are some of the hottest exterior design ideas to inspire you. Follow these design trends and take the outside of your home from drab to fab in no time!
Attractive doors and windows
One of the most important and easiest ways to update your home exterior is to highlight it with attractive doors and windows. 2022 is all about interesting and architectural design for doors and windows. Keep your walls and facade simple to allow yourself to get creative with your doors and windows. From geometric glass cutouts to stylized and exaggerated shapes and designs. There are plenty of ways to make your doors and windows stand out and grab attention! To keep the rest of your home’s exterior balanced, simplify everything else to balance out your extra windows.
Clean, straight lines
Wavy, curvy, and confusing lines are no longer considered stylish when it comes to home design. 2022 is seeing a rise in popularity for simple and straight lines for both interior and exterior home design. If you’re looking to revamp the exterior of your home, swap out curves and arches for beams and straight lines. Keeping things simple with straight lines gives the eye something easy to follow. This makes your home exterior look pleasing and stylish. Simple, straight lines in windows, doors, and panels are also an easy way to modernize your home.
Stylish and functional roof
Another common theme in home design this year, both indoors and outdoors, is functionality. To stay up to date with the latest design trends this year, get creative and look for ways to make the best use of your space.
An area of your home that could always use a touch of style and purpose is the roof. A warm roof conservatory is the best combination of interior and exterior style and comfort. It makes great use of the space while insulating your home and keeping you both cool in summer and toasty in winter. This sustainable addition to your home will also add dimension and shape to your roof, making it more appealing from the outside.
Cool, creamy colors
The color you paint the exterior of your home is important both for design and function. Keeping in theme with the design trends of last year, the color palette for 2022 is more on the muted and natural side. Understated creams and whites never go out of style, and it’s no different this year, with many homes taking on the chic, yet homey, eggshell shade.
These neutral cream shades are easy to work with, contrast against. Subtle wall colors give you ample opportunity to make your home look more interesting on the outside. Other popular wall colors include similar shades within the same color family like blues, greens, and grays. A popular trend this season is to match roofs, walls, and windows in varying shades of the same color family.
Dark, natural accents
Whatever wall color you decide to go with, a common theme to stick with is using dark, natural accents. From window panes to doors, to roofs, to fixtures, it’s important to add accents and dimension to your home’s exterior. You can offset lighter wall colors with darker and more defined dark edges, to give the eye something interesting to look at.
If venturing into darker shades and tones seems like too much, an easy alternative is to use natural textures like wood or stone. For both inside and outside the home, natural wood is a great, sustainable material that adds a dark accent color for contrast. Wood is flexible in material and texture and can mesh well with many different styles and colors.
Light, sustainable materials
You’ll notice a pattern in many home exterior design trends this year, and they’re all about sustainability. You can keep things light and airy with long open windows, and lots of them. Larger windows make your home look more expensive and are a great way to add natural light to the interior. Sustainably made materials are not only stylish, but they are also durable and high quality, and reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Keeping with the theme of sustainability, natural materials are in. Bare wood and stone are perfect accents to the outside of your home.
Decks, porches, and pergolas
Last but not least, if you’re looking to make your home’s exterior more eye-catching and functional, consider adding a deck, porch, or pergola. The popular outdoor fixture design trend of 2021 is spilling into 2022 and for good reason. A homey deck or porch is a great way to add some dimension to your home and also give you an excuse to spend more time outdoors.
A pergola adds a covering for shade and can be done up and styled to make your home look more inviting. Adding these outdoor-get-together areas is a great way to make better use of your space and up your curb appeal a few notches.
So there you have it! With this list of 2022 must-have outdoor design trends, you’re ready to revamp your home’s look! Give the neighbors something to gawk at, starting with the windows and doors! Go all out with your windows and doors and create interesting shapes and silhouettes. If minimalism is more your style, then stick to simple shapes and straight lines. Make your roof stylish and comfortable with a tasteful roof conservatory.
The color palettes for this year are cool or cream colors with dark and natural elements and accents. Eggshells, creams, and whites, along with teals, sea greens, and blues, make for great wall colors. Stick with natural, sustainable materials to stay eco-friendly and stylish this season. Last but not least, add function, comfort, and beauty to your home with decks, porches, and pergolas!