The Top Home Trends for 2022 (and How to Apply Them to Cabin Design!)
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These 2022 Trends Are Perfect for Cabins

These trends are proof positive that good design (and the good life) has always been inherent to cabins.

The last two years undeniably changed how we think about home—whether it’s a primary residence, vacation cabin or forever home. Home offices are now a must for many, and people are spending plenty on home renovations to transform their spaces into all-in-one retreats. So it’s no wonder that lifestyle-minded renovations top the list for what’s trending in 2022. From nature-inspired color palettes to outdoor living upgrades, here’s what you can expect to see more of in 2022 home trends (and how to incorporate them into your cabin!). 

The Color Green

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Take a quick glance at the list of colors of the year and you'll see a common theme: everybody's going green. Benjamin Moore selected October Mist 1495, a serene pale green. Sherwin-Williams crowned Evergreen Fog SW 9130, a dusty gray-green, as their color of the year. PPG went with Olive Sprig PPG1125-4, a soothingly soft green, while Glidden went with the zesty Guacamole PPG121-5 as their color of the year. Finally, Behr is ringing in 2022 with Breezeway MQ3-21, a breezy blue-green. So no matter your style, there’s probably a hue for you!
At the cabin: If you’re the lucky inhabitant of a log cabin, skip the paint and bring in shades of green with cozy textiles or earthy-hued tiles in the kitchen and bath. Got a cozy cottage? Paint away! A green design scheme will be right at home in natural settings like that of many cabins and cottages.

Going Green

Going green is in vogue not just aesthetically, but figuratively too! But that’s nothing new to many log and timber cabin enthusiasts. Log and timber homes have long been known for their sustainability. Not only are the finished homes long-lasting and energy efficient, they’re also resource-efficient in their construction. Learn more here!
At the cabin: Remote cabins are prime candidates for sustainable solutions like solar power and composting toilets, which can lessen your water use by 20 to 50 percent. Or, simply start small with sustainable furnishings like these!

Bringing the Indoors Out
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According to Houzz search data, homeowners are making their outdoor living spaces true extensions of indoor livings space. Outdoor furnishings have come a long way, with selections that are both stylish and sturdy. When paired with an outdoor kitchen, fireplace or even TV, it’s impossible to know where the great room ends and the great outdoors begin!
At the cabin: Consider the sleeping porch. A long-beloved staple of rustic home design, it’s finally getting recognition as an indoor-outdoor space that’s not just good looking, but truly good for you.


...And the Outdoors In

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Who doesn’t dream of a kitchen filled with natural light? Houzz reports that, “Thanks to the rise of hardworking pantry walls, storage optimized island bases and lower cabinets that allow homeowners to skip upper cabinets, we anticipate homeowners to go with expansive runs of windows in 2022.”
At the cabin: Luckily for many cabins, their location is so remote large walls of windows don’t present a privacy issue. There are a few other elements to keep in mind as you maximize your outdoor views. Here’s what to consider when it comes to cabin windows.

Spa-Like Comfort

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Heated bathroom floors, showers with multiple shower heads and this isn’t an ad for a luxury resort! According to the 2021 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, more and more homeowners are opting for luxe features like these to elevate everyday life.
At the cabin: For cozy cabins in snowy locales, radiant floor heating can make a big difference, whether it’s throughout the entire home or just in key places like kitchens, baths and rooms located over garages. Here’s how to decide if it’s right for your cabin. Our top tip? Integrate it into your cabin plan as early as possible!

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