February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month, which began back in 1926. What began as a week later became officially recognized as a month-long celebration in 1976. Though it’s a time for celebration, reflection, and action, supporting Black businesses and creators should be a constant effort year-round.
One way of doing that from a consumer point of view? Buying your decor and home goods from Black-owned businesses—and there is no shortage of fantastic options. All those exciting trends you’ve been looking to implement in 2022 are possible with the following brands.
Unsure where to start? Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson shared several tips for incorporating this year’s trends into your home, many of which can be brought to life with products from these brilliant businesses (think: intricate woven installations to inclusive illustrations and wall art to modern clay arches). Johnson also went in-depth about how Etsy is supporting Black businesses and creators during this month and beyond.
How Etsy Supports Black Businesses
Aside from shoppers doing their part, businesses have a responsibility, too. There are several ways that Etsy works towards supporting BIPOC creators and shops on its site, and Johnson notes that “Etsy has always believed in showcasing, celebrating, and uplifting the talents of diverse creatives.”
She adds: “This Black History Month, we are proud to continue to spotlight Black-owned Etsy shops across our marketing channels, from social media to our blog, The Etsy Journal.” Shoppers can also browse the company’s Black-owned shops Editors’ Picks page and the Black-owned shops Etsy Team.
The Uplift Makers program is another way in which Etsy aims to support. Through this initiative, Johnson says Etsy provides “financial opportunities to historic artisan communities that often face economic hardship—like the Gullah basket weavers and renowned Gee’s Bend quilters.”
Home Trends to Try in 2022
This year will still see a large spike in residents channeling energy into perfecting their spaces. And it’s never been more important to do so since the line has blurred between a workspace and a home for many people in the last few years.
“As shoppers continue to spend more time at home, many are decorating their spaces with pieces that are filled with character, bring them joy, and express their personal style—like crystal-adorned planters, heirloom recipe cutting boards, baskets with history, and illustrations that celebrate women,” says Johnson.
When it comes to particular colors emerging in the home space, jewel-toned hues will be joining the ever-popular neutrals and Pantone’s purply Very Peri tone. “Many are also embracing emerald green, Etsy’s 2022 color of the year, and incorporating the hue into everything from kitchen aprons to luxury clocks.” The searches for this shade have amped up since last year, which makes sense as Johnson deems this a “rich and grounding shade,” an atmosphere many owners and renters are looking to evoke in their spaces.
Finding and Incorporating Decor Trends
“When it comes to trying out new home decor trends, I recommend pairing trendier accents with neutrals and perennial furniture,” explains Johnson. And this year’s design trends and concepts have never been more fitting implementing a timeless foundation along with fun, poppy details throughout. “2022 is all about embracing lagom—a Swedish philosophy that loosely translates to ‘not too much, not too little’—and this approach perfectly embodies that sentiment, allowing shoppers to achieve the perfect balance of on-trend and timeless decor,” says Johnson.
Now, time to finally implement those trends. Below are a just a small handful of the many Black-owned brands on Etsy to put on your radar from now on out to help you create and design the perfect spaces around your home.
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