When picturing their dream home, most people think of their master bedroom, walk-in closet, huge pantry, or jacuzzi tub, but one thing that tends to be overlooked is their dream home exterior. The outside of your home is the first thing that visitors and guests see when they arrive, and everyone knows the importance of first impressions. This is why it’s just as important to have a beautiful and welcoming home exterior as it is to have a beautiful and welcoming home interior. Need some ideas on how to achieve this? The experts at Omega have you covered with our top exterior home design trends for 2022.
Your front door is the entryway to your home and where all guests and family members start their experience with your space. Make that first impression memorable with a gorgeous statement door. So many homeowners choose to elevate the appearance of the outside of their home with a statement door, whether that means a large and glassy door, a door painted a bright colour like blue, yellow, or red, or even an intricate or extravagantly designed door with decorative metal or stained glass.
Throughout the past few years, due to the state of the world, many homeowners have become accustomed to visiting guests outside their homes. This necessity has birthed one of the most popular exterior home design trends: indoor-outdoor living. Indoor-outdoor living means covered outdoor spaces comfortable enough to spend plenty of time in. This includes large, plush outdoor furniture, bright lighting, outdoor fireplaces, and more modern comforts for outside the home.
Those in glass houses see better! One of the most popular and compelling exterior home design trends of 2022 is the presence of large, spacious, and beautifully designed windows. Big bright windows make the exterior of a home look larger, cleaner, and more modern, plus it gives the people living in the home to enjoy natural sunlight and a beautiful look at their landscaping and their neighbourhood.
The presence of stone in home exterior design trends is a great addition that we hope continues to be popular for years to come. Stone isn’t just beautiful and classic to home design, but it’s also durable, strong, and continues to look beautiful for years and years. Choose stone as the main material covering your home or use it more delicately in accents, pathways, and landscaping. Stone is a natural and time-tested material that looks gorgeous and fits any aesthetic.
Similar to stone, natural wood is a building material that continues to hold popularity after hundreds of years of use. Naturally treated wood looks beautiful in both classic and contemporary exterior home design trends, and it lasts for decades and even centuries. Natural wood has become a large part of modern design in porches, gazebos, siding, landscaping, and door and window treatments. Basically, natural wood can be used to build any part of your home and look trendy and stunning while doing so.
Give your home a modern sense of mystique by using black accents. When it comes to popular exterior home design trends, a pop of black goes a long way. Many homeowners are choosing to paint their door and window frames, handles and railings, and even their porches and siding black as it gives the home a modern feel and is a great way to hide scuffs and dents that come from everyday life.
During the past few years, there has been a major push for sustainability in clothing, shopping, eating and more: home design trends are no exception. Sustainable and natural building materials as well as energy-efficient retrofits like solar panels and water collection systems are a great way to not only follow modern and futuristic trends but also to save money every month and every year on energy costs. Try incorporating raw Canadian woods, recycled materials, natural stone and brick, and other environmentally friendly materials in your home’s exterior design.
As modernity and contemporary designs continue to be very popular as exterior home design trends, you can expect to see a push for straight lines and perfect corners. This means that windows, doors, and accents will most likely be ditching curves and arches and instead, leaning towards perfect squares and rectangles. This trend, inspired by modern minimalism will include rooftops as well, making square modern homes all the rage in the next few years.
Large Front Porches
Sit down on your front porch and drink lemonade in the summertime, and listen to carolers on your front porch in the wintertime. One classic trend from Colonial and Victorian houses is making a fast return to the top of the exterior home design trends list. Porches are quickly becoming popular again, and they’re a great way to help your home look and feel more inviting to guests and visitors alike. Front porches are comfortable, cozy, and a great addition to outdoor-indoor living.
When it comes to home exteriors, Canadian homeowners are loving contrast. A colourful door, mailbox, railing, or even window frames are becoming increasingly more popular, especially if your home is primarily natural woods, stone, or plain coloured siding. A contrasting accent shows your home’s personality in a subtle but powerful way. Hanging vibrant plants, painting certain features, or choosing extravagant furniture on your porch are all great ways to achieve this look.
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