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Interior Design Trends 2022: The Yelp Report

As companies combed through their data for 2021, they came up with interesting design predictions for 2022. Whether they were full-on trends or queries that were just beginning to spike, the results are clear. 2022 is going to be a mix of old and new.


We still want spaces that create a feeling of serenity, as shown in our color choices. But, some things, like the "cloffice" (closet office) are going away. According to Yelp's 2022 home trend forecast, there are some cool things on the horizon. Here are our favorite predictions.


sleek white living room with mid century modern tan leather couch. a wicker basket holds a pile of blankets next to the couch.
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Drapery

If you ask one of our window treatment designers, Peter, he'll tell you that drapes are the most fun, because they bring on the bling! In Yelp's report, searches for drapery increased by 64 percent.


"[This indicates] a desire to add thoughtful and elegant touches to existing spaces," the report concluded. "As people look to add these details to their bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms, dusty blues will be trending in 2022, according to [Jeremiah] Brent." Brent is a celebrity interior designer and star of HGTV's "The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project."


At Window-ology, we offer custom drapery and curtains in numerous colors, patterns, and styles. Whether you crave California cool or a Rococo fever dream, our designers can make it happen with custom Window-ology curtains or drapery from our trusted partners, included Hunter Douglas, Graber Blinds, and Comfortex.

Mid-Century Modern

Despite the trend in maximalism, Cottagecore, and joy decorating, Mid-Century Modern design lives on. Year-to-date, searches for Mid-Century Modern are up 50 percent.


"Adding mid-century modern furniture with cane accents is a great way to add natural, inviting materials to a style that’s characterized by sleek lines," the report says. According to Brent, "Cane is a natural and timeless material that I always find myself reaching for. It’s incredibly versatile, a great way to warm up a space, and has been around for ages. You can easily find vintage or modern cane pieces to incorporate into your space. You can also transform pieces like Mid-Century Modern chairs by replacing the fabric with cane material. In 2022, I expect to see even more focus on sustainability, and cane is a great way to breathe new life into existing pieces."


Sustainable (Reclaimed/Raw)

Across reports, sustainability endures—and for a good reason. Supply chain issues, climate crises, and myriad of other factors are making second-hand and reusable materials a great option for many.


The search for reclaimed materials on Yelp is up 38 percent. "People [are searching] for ways to keep their home in harmony with its surrounding environment," the report avers. "Whether it’s a reclaimed wood table or reclaimed stone for a fireplace, including raw materials and raw edges, are great ways to add an earthy, naturalist element to your space."


small home office with midcentury modern accents. white furry rug in the center of the room and simple, sleek furniture.
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Art & Accents

Think bold wall papers and a focus on beauty over practicality. Searches for art installation and wallpapering are up 181 and 167 percent, respectively. on the platform as people look for ways to express themselves in their homes—particularly on grandiose scales. Home design projects will be guided less so by necessity (a kitchen renovation, for example) and geared more towards fun.


Bye-Bye, Cloffice

In the early days of the pandemic, people rushed to set up a home office space. As the pandemic progressed, many dove deep into the DIY realm of the "cloffice," or the closet office. Closets and other dingy corners of the home were converted into functional (and oftentimes, beautiful, creative, etc.) work spaces. Kiss that goodbye in 2022.


Instead of work spaces, we'll be transforming rooms into areas of leisure.


"On Yelp, our data indicates a desire to reclaim the spaces within our homes as ones for rest, relaxation and fun," the report notes. "With Americans back in school and slowly returning to office, in 2022 people will be shifting their makeshift office space or closet office (a.k.a. cloffice) back to walk-in closets (up 49 percent), guest rooms (up 33 percent), game rooms (up 22 percent from January to October 2021), and media rooms (up 81 percent). Of note, terms such as “home office,” which saw an 80 percent increase in 2020 compared to 2019, did not make the list of trending searches this year."


Window-ology is a local, Diamond Certified business in downtown Pleasanton, CA. We specialize in custom blinds, shades, shutters, drapery, and motorized, retractable awnings. Contact us for a complimentary consultation.


We are the exclusive Northern California dealer for SunSetter Awnings, the number one manufacturer in the United States. We are an authorized dealer for Hunter Douglas, Norman Window Fashions, KE, and others.



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