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Three Interior Design Trends to Carry You Out of 2022

Between Pinterest boards, the Instagram explore page, and Facebook posts from friends, it can be hard to see interior design content and decipher what’s really in. Boho designs may be too bold for you, while minimalism might not be enough. As luxury real estate experts, the Rebecca Francis Team wants sellers to know how to best decorate their homes so potential buyers can feel confident in the space's timelessness. On the flip side, our Realtors® are passionate about helping buyers find homes with designs that won’t be outdated shortly after buying. Read below for three trends you can easily incorporate into your home before it hits the market or what you should keep an eye out for when you’re searching for a new home. 

Use of Sustainable Pieces

The movement of eco-friendly materials influences many areas of our lives, such as food and transportation. The home is no different, there are many opportunities to use sustainable materials in decor and make your home a little more green. This might include sustainable textiles, like new plant-based leather alternatives made from pineapple leaf fibers (yes, you read that right, pineapple leaves). Sustainable also means vintage pieces which bring history and spirit into any space. Even if your home is brand new, you can bring a story into your rooms through vintage furniture, decor, and art.

Natural Tones

Landscape- and nature-inspired tones are set to dominate interiors in the next few years. After we’ve spent the better part of two years indoors, it is not surprising that we want to bring some inspiration from the outdoors in! As you spend extra time in your house, natural tones will help you feel uplifted and energized; these tones will never feel overwhelming or unbalanced. One way to help natural tones feel exciting is to use a two-toned paint scheme. It’s easy to accomplish without overcomplicating a room since most paint swatches are arranged in complementary color families. Picking one lighter and one darker natural color for a room can spice things up yet still be easy on the eyes.
If “natural tones” are too broad of a category and you still feel that you need more specific guidance, aim for chocolate brown tones. Chocolate brown has been returning to interior design, partially as a departure from the extremely colorful trends from the last few years. Think of this as a way to cleanse your interior design palette. This deep, rich color is a throwback to retro trends from the 1960s and 70s, yet is made modern through pairings with beautiful neutrals. This addition can stay super simple, too even adding one chocolate-toned pillow to a room can warm up the space without being harsh or bold.

Dual-Purpose Rooms

Just as it has inspired the need for natural tones, the post-covid era also influences the layout of our homes. Rooms must double for work and play as we continue working, studying, taking appointments, and more, all from home. The guest room is also a home office, the dining room is a board room, and the living room is a fitness center. For the foreseeable future, interior design needs to play double duty.
These three trends will help you build a great, timeless base in a home. When someone steps into a home with these elements, whether you or your potential buyers, they will feel a sense of comfort yet still be able to imagine adding their flare to the home. Looking for real estate services in the Lehigh Valley or Upper Bucks area? The Rebecca Francis Team is here to help. Check out these tips for buyers and sellers on preparing your next step.

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