5 Spring Home Trends to Try in Chelsea

5 Spring Home Trends to Try in Chelsea

  • Caryl Berenato
  • 04/24/22

One of the most exciting things about the calendar turning toward spring is that it brings the chance to try some new design trends in Chelsea luxury apartments. Several fresh new trends are brewing this year, allowing homeowners the chance to brighten their residences and get more enjoyment out of them.

People who own Chelsea, NY, real estate are constantly looking for ways to freshen up the looks of their trendy townhouses and luxury high-rises. And why not, since Chelsea is one of the hippest neighborhoods in New York City? Keeping pace with home design trends is also wise because having an attractive residence with the latest design elements will increase its value when it comes time to sell.

Among the hot ideas for 2022 are decorating with vintage furniture, minimalism, and using sustainable and natural materials throughout the home. If you’re planning to list Chelsea luxury apartments for sale in the coming months, implementing some of these design trends will add to your return on investment (ROI). If you plan to list your home further down the road, you’ll be able to enjoy the upgrades yourselves as well as increase future ROI.

Vintage furniture

A fun design trend that remains popular is to add pieces of vintage furniture and décor, as well as splashes of colors that were popular in the 1970s, to your house. Some furniture pieces from the 1950s and ‘60s remain timeless and are popular with adults who remember growing up with them in their homes. These pieces include sofas, consoles, end tables, lamps, and various wall hangings such as mirrors.

Decorating with retro furniture and décor can lead to fun weekends browsing through local antique shops, thrift stores, and flea markets. You never know when you might get lucky and find pieces at a bargain price. If not, shop at established furniture stores or online. There are even companies that make reproductions of vintage furniture. Other options include going to estate sales and antique auctions, where you might find pieces that will fit perfectly in your home.


Minimalism is another design element that truly never goes away and resurfaces in popularity from time to time. Minimalism certainly works in Chelsea real estate that doesn’t have a lot of square footage. This trend involves using the fewest pieces of furniture and décor possible to highlight a residence’s floor plan, clearly define the purpose of each room, and make it easy to move around. Homeowners should stick to the basics of using just one or two materials for the main pieces of furniture and major décor. Minimalism doesn’t have to be boring. For instance, furniture can be in brilliant whites that give off a modern vibe or in rich natural browns that evoke the look of bygone decades.

Home offices

There’s somewhat of a debate in interior design circles about whether home offices are still a big thing. In this case, don’t go with what the experts say but rather with what’s best for your situation. If you already have a home office, maybe assess your situation and see if you need to add anything, such as storage space or upgraded lighting to make it more efficient.

In a new twist on the home office concept, some interior designers are suggesting that people who own Chelsea luxury apartments set up a home office as part of the concept of multiple uses for rooms. That way, they can still have a comfortable place to work that doesn’t take up an entire room. This can be as simple as setting up a workstation at the kitchen counter or dining room, finding space in the corner of the living room, or even sharing space in a guest bedroom. Work from home could end at some point, or some companies will be going to a hybrid model of some work from home and some from the office, so being flexible is probably the best philosophy.

House plants

House plants continue to be a popular interior design element. For starters, they help to purify the air and make your piece of Chelsea real estate a healthy place to live. In addition, they help improve your mental health and general well-being, which is obviously a good thing. Find out what plants are available locally and which ones will work best for your home, and then find attractive places to display them. They can be set on the coffee table, end tables, a fireplace mantle, or hung from the ceiling in baskets. Ensure that there is plenty of natural light to help them grow, so the closer they are to windows, the better. Also, make sure that they are in proper containers to prevent water damage to your nice furniture or flooring.

Eco-friendly design

There’s a continuing push to decorate with sustainable, eco-friendly materials as well as appliances and lighting. Among the ways to “go green” is to buy furniture, décor, and other household goods made from natural or recycled materials. There’s a push to move away from plastics and other materials that aren’t good for the environment. Shop for appliances and light fixtures that are energy-efficient because they are good for both the environment and your pocketbook. If you are painting your place, be sure to shop for paints that are non-toxic and do not emit chemicals.

Hire an agent to sell your Chelsea, NY real estate

If you do plan to list Chelsea, NY, real estate for sale, the logical starting point is to hire a smart real estate agent who has extensive expertise in helping clients get top dollar for their residences. A smart agent knows the ins and outs of the market, including pricing trends, and will offer invaluable advice for setting a price and tell you what you need to do to prepare your home.

When you are ready to buy or sell Chelsea, NY, real estate in 2022, let Caryl Berenato put her unmatched client services to work for you.

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