Beacon Homes provides a choice of professionally-curated interior design collections for every home we build, but sometimes the best trends are the ones embraced first by our customers. We love keeping track of the features, finishes, and styles that resonate with our buyers, because it helps us put together looks that they and future customers will enjoy even more. Here’s Chelsea Harper, Beacon Homes’ in-house designer, on the top-requested design trends from buyers so far in 2022!
Ceiling Beams in Rich Wood Tones
Rustic yet elegant, exposed ceiling beams lend a sense of drama and strength to any room. Though decorative beams come in many styles and finishes, our homeowners are leaning more toward the elegant rather than the rustic. The sleek and modern look of maple has been a favorite finish that continues its reign into 2022.
Dark Painted Walls
Dark walls are an entire mood this season, and our customers can’t get enough. They’ve been painting accent walls and even entire rooms — like a powder bath or study — a deep, moody color like Sherwin Williams’ Iron Ore. This is also the color I painted the powder bath in our new model and it’s getting really great feedback from prospects.
Oversized Subway Tile
White subway tile as a kitchen backsplash or shower surround is a classic choice because it looks great in any home with any design style. To add an interesting twist but still maintain that timeless appeal, our homeowners have been choosing 3″x12″ or 4″x16″ tile rather than the standard 3″x6″ size. The result is an elevated look that still allows their quartz countertops and wood cabinetry to shine.
Light Wood Floors
When it comes to flooring, a majority of our customers are choosing light wood or wood-look ceramic tiles. This is a modern, fresh, natural look that pairs well with the dark accent paint that many people are using. Lighter floors make a space feel larger and more open by reflecting the light, and they also allow beautiful furniture or decor to stand out.
Many of our customers have found themselves working from home lately, so there is a definite need to incorporate a home office into their new space. Even if they were not able to dedicate an entire room to a home office, they creatively added built-in desks and storage for work zones or study spaces. Working from home is a reality for many these days, and our customers are making sure their homes make it easier.
Glam Light Fixtures
For many of our customers, the concept of “home” is now multidimensional. It’s the place where they eat and sleep, but also where they enjoy more elegant experiences, too. Dramatic light fixtures in the kitchen and dining room enhance the ambiance. We’re seeing lots of champagne bronze mixed with other finishes like matte black or brushed nickel to create a “wow” factor.