Even though it's only the beginning of March, we've been anticipating the arrival of spring since the calendar turned to 2022. Our houses, too, are experiencing it when it comes to the realm of interior design. There's something about opening the windows and welcoming milder temperatures that inspires new ideas.

Sprucing up your space for the next spring season should bring you delight, not stress. While it may be tempting to go all out, incorporating a few minor tweaks is a fantastic place to start.

Here are our favorite budget-friendly spring decor themes for 2022, along with tips on how to make them a reality.

1. Bring in the greenery

There are no shocks here: we will never lose our affection for plants. Bringing a bit (or a lot!) of greenery can provide you with the warm weather comfort you seek, especially in the spring when it can still be too cold to dare step outdoors. Plants with bright colors will bring vibrancy to any space. Choose plants that are easy to care for, or opt for an artificial plant for a low-maintenance option.

Plants in pots on the table

2. New trend alert: Self-spaces

According to research, “self-spaces”, or places dedicated to self-care, will be the most popular home renovation trend in spring/summer 2022. 

This year, people are putting their health and wellbeing first, and it's evident that our houses will continue to play a vital role in our lives as we strive to spend more time doing the things we enjoy.

With the revolution of the “spathroom”, or spa-inspired bathroom, the self-care movement is also transforming our bathrooms. The spa-inspired bathroom trend is growing rapidly as people spend more time at home than ever before. Minimalist design, low lighting, bathtubs, and high-performance showers are vital to creating an opulent spa-inspired bathroom. Neutral colors, clean lines, and natural materials are also key in the home spa style, which focuses largely on mood.

3. Considered organization

Considered organizing is more about intentionally showcasing your belongings than it is about decluttering your home. Spaces that are uncluttered and well-organized, almost Zen-like, with calming clean lines, and  “less is more” ideology. With a 700 percent spike in Google searches for decluttering at the end of last year, 2022 appears to be the year for the ultimate spring clean.

As our personal and professional lives become more intertwined, we believe that people will continue to take advantage of their space in novel ways. Workstations, ottomans, storage units, and more will be built into the coffee tables. Beds will eventually follow suit. What's even better? There's no mess... because donations are also up.

With most people concerned about global warming, we're seeing a shift in people's priorities toward sustainable living practices and products. Products that are thoughtfully designed and responsibly created will be at the forefront of every household. Consumers are searching for more innovative items that are created from the outset with sustainability in mind, from building materials to furnishings.

What exactly does this entail? Almost everything, to be honest. There's no room in your house that can't benefit from a sustainable makeover. Smart thermostats, recycled water systems, and much more will be on display. Consumption with awareness? Now that’s hot.

Antique dark wood wardrobe

4. Reflecting nature through shades of green

Green is the most popular color for spring/summer 2022, and it has a refreshing, harmonizing, and invigorating effect on our homes. 

Tones of organically inspired green will be a significant trend this year, from olive to sage, eucalyptus to mint. While we've spent more time in our homes in recent years, driving a tendency toward calm and comfort, we also desire the wholesome simplicity of being in nature, particularly green places. Green will effectively become the neutral that anchors the design and styling of a room, with natural greens serving as the cornerstone of many interior color palettes.

5. Expect a lot of nature-inspired surfaces and objects

We're all looking to enhance our connection with nature as we spend more time indoors than ever before. This has sparked a rebirth in natural materials, such as stoneware, terracotta, marble, and travertine, which are being utilized in everything from backsplashes to bathtubs, furniture, and ornamental objects. These organic materials' raw, porous, imperfect form adds depth, soul, and visual fascination while also emulating the peaceful, restorative ambiance of nature. This desire to reconnect with nature has generated interest in large trees at the home, ranging from the elegant black olive to Southern magnolias.

It's encouraging to see a resurgence to material-driven applications, and it doesn't appear to be slowing off any time soon. Rich marbles, soft and organic materials, warmer tones, earthy elements like wood, stone, and clay — all of this is so traditional and refreshing because it breathes life into a place.

Wooden wardrobe by the cement wall

6. Color, texture, and warmth

Sorry to say, but the all-white kitchen is no longer a thing. While visions of it calmed our pandemic-weary brains in the middle of 2020 and early 2021, this year is all about bringing an organic warmth to our spaces. A lot of color and warm wood tones will be used to give your home a lived-in vibe. Yellows, greens, and orange-reds come to mind. The most exciting news of all? These colors are really adaptable. You may have a lot of fun with them all throughout your house. Always use a matte finish when working with deeper colors. On darker colors, even eggshell's shine will appear overly glossy.

While we'll be seeing more organic, nature-inspired colors on our walls, bold colors are also making a comeback. Spring is the ideal time to energize your area by adding a fresh coat of paint. Painting an accent wall and ceilings the same bright color is such a fun spring trend! It will give your place a more high-design hospitality vibe than your average house aesthetic.

For example, Pantone has picked "Very Peri" as the Color of the Year for 2022. The color is a bright blue with a violet-red undertone that will appear in everything from furniture to decor. It has a vivacious, joyous attitude and a powerful presence that inspires brave creativity and innovative expression.

Proceed without fear. Paint it all and wait a few weeks to let the change really set in. Allow yourself enough time to adjust and become comfortable with your major change. Or… Choose a sustainable alternative — removable wallpaper! Strong patterns and more tactile materials are being used to create environments that wrap and cocoon you, with wallpaper continuing to be a dominating element in interiors. 

7. Peel and stick wallpaper continues to dominate

Thousands of DIYers began redecorating their spaces using peel and stick wallpaper, floor tiles, and other materials during lockdown. However, there is a huge wallpaper revival going on right now! With our https://www.deccoprint.com/ collection of self-adhesive wallpapers, you can make a great effect in your home decor without committing! If you've already wallpapered your perfect zoom backdrop, consider using paper in unexpected places like bookcases, closets, and more!

 Bed next to a wallpaper with a bird pattern

Get your home on trend for spring 2022

At the end of the day, trends are more than just the latest color or pattern — they're a fantastic representation of where we are as a culture, what we value, and how we are influenced. If the previous year has taught us anything, it's that our homes should represent the people who live there, a place where you can construct your own brand of happiness.

We hope that the 2022 spring interior design trends have already inspired you to create the home of your dreams!

March 16, 2022